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 Lesson 1 - The Finnish Lifestyle

Let’s begin our inquiry into the Finnish Lifestyle by watching videos about Finland. Go to youtube and watch three videos about Finland there. Here are two examples:

Now do Exercise 1 (towards the bottom of the page).


Let’s continue with some reading. Go to this website

and read what kind of information is given to tourists about Finland.

Here is something else for you to read to build your vocabulary:
Read through a couple of sections listed under About Finland. Make a list of useful words and expressions for later use.


Next, choose two articles to read from this web page

Pick ten important words to learn from each article and list them with their translations below in Exercise 2.

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Exercise 1.1

Finland as Seen by Others

In your opinion, how accurate are the depictions of Finland on the three videos? Write down your thoughts on the videos and submit your text here:
Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

Exercise 1.2

Vocabulary - Finland

Pick ten words from each article. List them with their translations below.
Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

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Exercise 1.3

My Finland

Music from Apocalyptica to the Savonlinna Opera Festival or from jazz to tango to rap, from Sibelius to Signmark. Literature in the form of the national epic Kalevala - by Lönnrot or Mauri Kunnas – Mika Waltari or Sofi Oksanen. Design from Alvar Aalto to Paola Suhonen…
Here are a few other things and names often mentioned – just to get you going:
the sauna, Santa Claus, snow
Kalevala, Nokia, Alvar Aalto, Marimekko
coffee, lakes, cottages, Lapland, the Midnight Sun
winter sports, motor sports, crazy contests
What do Finnish people need to tell others about Finland?
Make a short audio or video file where you explain what YOU want visitors / foreigners to know about the Finnish lifestyle. Your video/audio should be about 3-4 minutes long.

Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.
Submit your file here:

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