„Wie viele Jahre gehen Amerikaner zur Schule?“ „Wo wohnt Präsident Obama eigentlich?“ Wie ist das Wetter in Michigan?“ „Was fällt dir an Deutschland im Vergleich zu Amerika auf?“ Diese und viele, viele andere Fragen konnten SchülerInnen des 8. Jahrgangs am Montag, 09. September dem Studenten Jacob aus Michigan stellen. An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns herzlich bei Frau Kleinsorg, die den Kontakt hergestellt hat! Die Herausforderung für unsere SchülerInnen: Jake spricht neben seiner Muttersprache Englisch auch Spanisch und Französisch, aber kein Deutsch. Stellvertretend berichten Furkan, Khadija, Leon K. und Taleja, wie sie diese Herausforderung gemeistert haben.
We were very excited but when we met Jake, it was cool. Jake is 20 years old. He is a student and he comes from Michigan.
Michigan is next to Canada. It rains a lot in Michigan and the winters are very cold.
The Americans’ favourite food are hamburgers, steaks, ice cream and milkshakes. Brownies are from America, too, but Jake says that they taste much better in Germany 🙂 Hamburgers are Jake’s favourite food.
The biggest difference between America and Germany is the language and the traffic. In Germany, many people walk or go by bike. In America, people go by car or by bus.
School kids go to school by bus. In America, children go to school for 15 years.
American football is the most popular sport in America, there are more than 60 games in a year. Baseball, ice hockey, basketball and swimming are popular, too.
America is a very big country. 6 million people live in New York, 60 million people live in America. There are many immigrants, too. At the westcoast, for example, there are immigrants from Mexico, Japan and China.
Jake says, that he met President Obama once. The Obamas come from Chicago, a big city in Michigan.
We had many more questions, but then the time was up and the next group came in. It was really great to talk to Jake!