1.en.5 Are cities sustainable? How much energy do they spend? Orbital tour of cities at night: glowing spider webs in the darkness

In his first post this year, Vicent, your History teacher, posted about mega cities and gave you a link so you could find out the huge number of people that live nowadays in conurbations, megacities and metropolitan areas.

Let’s consider the amount of energy they consume at night. We’ll be orbiting the earth at night. We shall reflect on the different patterns they reflect. Can you draw any conclusions from this variation in patterns?

 

Have a look at a you tube video that zooms in different cities at night. The images are beautiful and they give you a different perspective of cities too, you will see variations in light patterns. You have already analysed in History lessons different city structures.  This time you will see what cities look like at night, depending on light. You will have an unusual vantage point: thanks to technological advances you will be orbiting the earth on a sattelite. Enjoy!

The narrator tells us the name of the city, the country and makes some comments on the pattern of lights and the colours.

I do not want you to do any difficult homework, it is a long video, just concentrate on the beauty of the images and get used to how cities are pronounced in English.

I have included a list of the cities and places that appear in the video and  grouped them by continents. You have also a map, to give you the opportunity to situate the cities in the map.

 

  1. Zurich, Switzerland
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Athens, Greece
  4. Antwerp, Belgium
  5. Madrid, Spain
  6. London, England
  7. Cairo Egypt
  8. the pyramids
  9. the Nile
  10. Tel Aviv Israel
  11. Jerusalem
  12. Riyahd, Saudi Arabia
  13. Jedda, Saudi Arabia
  14. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  15. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  16. oil field  fires near Kuwait city
  17. North west coast of India
  18. Karachi, Pakistan
  19. Manila, Philippines
  20. Yangon, Myanmar
  21. Hong Kong, China
  22. Busan, South Korea
  23. Fukuoka, Japan
  24. a fleet of fishing boats in the Korea Strait
  25. Tokio, Japan
  26. Nagoya, Japan
  27. Brisbane, Australia
  28. Sao Paolo, Brazil
  29. Mexico City, Mexico
  30. El Paso, Texas
  31. Phoenix, Arizona
  32. San Francisco Bay area, USA
  33. Miami, Florida
  34. Huston, Texas
  35. Los Angeles and San Diego, USA
  36. Wahshington DC, USA
  37. Las Vegas, USA

Here follows some of the sentences you will hear in the video:

the cities of the Middle East are multicoloured and strikingly beautiful

Cities in Europe display a network of roads that radiate outwards like glowing spider webs

Some north American cities display a clear North,South, East,West grid pattern

We now have a database of 400.000 images of cities at night

Homework: Tuesday 26th September

  1. Choose a couple of cities you had not heard of and try to locate them in the map.
  2. Practice the pronunciation .
  3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
  4. Which cities, if any, did you miss in the list?
  5. Any other comments?
  6. Did you like the images?
  7. Did you learn any geography?
  8. Are all the cities that appear on the video reflected in the map that opens this post?
  9. Which continent/continents are less represented?
  10. Which place would you like to visit and why?

Remember not to repeat the same answers. Copy your answer in your notebook too. 

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26 Respostes to “1.en.5 Are cities sustainable? How much energy do they spend? Orbital tour of cities at night: glowing spider webs in the darkness”

  1. marinaescarpa11 Says:

    3-Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situate on the map London, England and Miami, Florida

  2. psocies Says:

    3-Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situate San Francisco and London.

  3. psocies Says:

    Ok so, I can situate San Francisco and Washington.

  4. merysantos1998 Says:

    3- I learnt where are Manila, Philippines and Yangon, Myanmar

  5. noesanzu Says:

    3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    – I van situate on the map Nagoya, Japan, and Phoenix, Arizona.

  6. noesanzu Says:

    Corrections:
    3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    – I can situate on the map Nagoya, Japan, and Phoenix, Arizona.

  7. miquelbv9 Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    – I can situate on the map Hong Kong, China and Nagoya, Japan.

  8. vidalsiquierj Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the two cities you have learnt to situte on map.
    -I can situate Greece and El Cairo.

  9. isidelatorre Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the two cities you have learnt to situte on map.
    i can situate Milan and Las Vegas

  10. sergiomr226 Says:

    2. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    1. – Zurich, Switzerland, Milan, Italy, Athens, Greece.

  11. jhazminmarmol Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    – I can situate on the map El paso, Texas and Brisbane, Australia.

  12. jospomar Says:

    2. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    -I can situate in the map Mexico City and kuwait city.

  13. silviamartinm Says:

    3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    Mexico city(Mexico) and Brisbane (Australia)

  14. tomasgolombduran Says:

    Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situate in the map “risbane, Australia” and “Riyahd, Saudi Arabia”

  15. margaabauza Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    Los Angeles and San Diego, USA and Sytney, AUSTRALIA

  16. andreafr98 Says:

    3.-Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situated on the map : Accra and Cape twon , Africa.

  17. ariadnabalufo Says:

    3.Send a post to the blog with the two cities you have learnt to situte on map.
    -I can situate on the map Huston, Texas and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  18. izabelaigorova02 Says:

    Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    -I can situate on the map Tokio and Sao Paolo.

  19. janpacha100 Says:

    Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situate sao paolo and mexico city in the map

  20. martitaserra28 Says:

    3-Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    I can situate on the map Mexico City, Mexico and Hong Kong, China.

  21. vladis890 Says:

    3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    -I can situate on the map Fukuoka, Japan and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

  22. paulinguigs Says:

    I learnt to situate on the map Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Antwerp, Belgium.

  23. ariadnaoliver Says:

    3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map:
    -I can situate on the map: Houston, Texas and Washington DC, USA.

  24. eleojitos Says:

    I LEARND WHERE ARE ZURICH AND ANTWERP.


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