1. 4 ORIGINS: FRANCESCO'S VENICE

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Venice has lots of rivers.
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False: It has lots of salt water canals.

Over two million tourists visit Venice every year
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True

No other city in the world has more canals than Venice.
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False: Birmingham, England's 2nd largest city, has more miles of canals.

Most Venetian residents use gondolas every day to go to work.
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False: Normally these are mostly only used by tourists and for ceremonial occasions.

Venice has no internal roads for cars.
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True.

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Venice
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False. He was born in Florence.

Why do you think Francesco is a good person to host the programme?
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Francesco is a good person to host the programme because he is a historian and writer and his family lived in Venice for centuries.

The house is damp and in terrible condition, and the wood is (?)
damp: slightly wet
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The house is damp and in terrible condition, and the wood is rotting.
to rot: apodrecer

Chiara da Mosto (?) the house to another family after falling out with her relatives.
fall out: to have a quarrel
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Chiara da Mosto bequeathed the house to another family after falling out with her relatives.
bequeath: left to someone after your death

This room was a (?). They used it to store goods before selling them.
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This room was a warehouse. They used it to store goods before selling them.

It served as a (?). They used it to show goods to clients.
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It served as a showroom. They used it to show goods to clients.

Number the scenes
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in the order they appear.

He sails a small boat and looks at the house.

He walks through the house.

He imagines his ancestors and other people inside the house.

Francesco stands on the balcony and looks across the canal.

Why does the story of his ancestors' home break Francesco's heart?
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Because the house is now rotting and in terrible condition.

When did his ancestors build the house?
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In the 13th century.

What happened to the house in 1603?
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It was bequeathed to another family.

Apart from living there, what did his ancestors use the house for?
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They did business there. They used their house as a warehouse, a showroom, a place to make money and a landing stage.
boat storage; ancoradouro

What is the object?
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The object is a very old carpet.

What does she say about the points below: background.
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Her great-grandfather took it from Calcutta toSouth Africa. The speaker inherited it from grandmother.

Physical description
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brightly coloured, red, white, green and gold with patterns like leaves, frayed.
if cloth frays, or if something frays it, its threads become loose at the edge

it's important because of the story of the great-grandfather taking it from Calcutta to South Africa. Also because she inherited it and will pass it on to her children.

Childhood memory of it hanging on her grandmother's eill.

Now think about a treasured possession of your own or a place that is special to your family.
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My family has a cemetery, a family or a private cemetery in front of the "Capela de São Sebastião" in Currelos, Carregal do Sal.


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