Along with reading the assigned chapters, please complete this assignment to prepare for class next week. For this assignment, you will be analyzing a video documentary comparing the public transportation systems in San Diego and Tijuana. First, view the video one time through. Then, read the questions and use them to better understand and analyze the video. Draft your responses in preparation for watching the video and discussing together in class.
Using vocabulary from the video along with words you've learned, what modes of transportation do you see throughout the video? Make a list in Spanish.
The interviewer asks residents of Tijuana what they think of the public transportation system. What are some of the adjectives you hear in the video from minute 1:10 until minute 2:30? Answer in Spanish or English.
At minute 4:10, the video transitions to the city of San Diego. What does the phrase, "...el servicio de transport público en una ciudad de primer mundo," mean in English?
From minute 4:35 until 5:25, the narrator describes the way people pay for public transportation using an electronic system. Using the context from the video, define each of the following words or phrases: tarjeta, abordar, manera electrónica, "no se utiliza el dinero en efectivo," depositar.
From 5:25 until 6:25, the narrator talks about people with special needs. What words and phrases do you hear in Spanish that he uses to describe this service? How does he say this compares to Tijuana?
Finally, how does David describe the public transportation system in San Diego starting at minute 6:25?