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Europe Video Cloze Week 5


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European Geography: Regional Overview of Western Europe (2:31)


Most of Western Europe is a _________________ surrounded by the ______________
and ________________ oceans, the ___________ __________ and the
_______________________ ______.

The Western European ___________________ is comprised of the countries of:


_________________, ________________, _______________, _______________,
_________________, ________________, ________________, _______________,
_________________, _________________, _______________,________________,
_________________,_________________,________________, the ________________,
_________________ and ______________ are also _____________ ______________
countries, even though they are _______________ from the ___________________
land mass. __________________ is also part of Western Europe, even though it lies at
the ________ of the _____________ ______________.

__________________ has more than _______________ islands! And it’s bordered by the
_______________ ________, the ________________ and the _____________ ______.
Its capital is _________________. Athens is considered the birthplace of _____________
________________. Standing watch over Athens is the ________________.
________________ a statesmen in ancient Athens was ______________ by an
__________ to transform the ____________ into a city of __________________.
Oracles were _______________ believed to _________________ the wishes of the
_____________ __________.

The ______________ became the showcase of _____________, ____________ buildings


and huge ____________ and ____________ statues. Now in _____________, the
grandeur of these _____________ is still awe-inspiring. At the top of the Acropolis is the
_________________. Completed in ______________ it is the largest ____________
___________ in Greece. Except for its ___________ ____________ it was built entirely
of _____________. Dedicated to the ___________ _____________, the Parthenon
housed a giant ____________ of her. Though the contributions of ancient Greeks are well
known, Athens ______________ the world’s stage. As the _____________ of Greece
and the ____________ of _____________ ______________ culture, Athens hosted the
2004 _________________ ______________.

European Geography: Spain and Portugal (2:31)


Spain and Portugal make up the ___________ _____________, an _____________ in
the ______________ south ____________ of Europe. Slightly larger than __________
the size of _____________, Spain is bordered by the ______________ __________ to
the __________ ________ and the ________ of ___________ to the ____________,
_______________ to the ___________ ___________, ______________ to the
_____________ , the __________________ _______ to the south and ___________
____________ and _______________ on the _____________. The _____________
_____________, the _____________ ____________, Ceyta and ___________ are also
part of _____________. Spain’s capital is _____________, located in the center of the
country, which is home to _____ ___________ people.
_____________ is just smaller than the state of ________________. The country is
home to ______ _____________ people, most of whom speak ____________.
____________ Portugal’s’ capital is located on the __________ most point of the
continent of _____________. _____________ is a ______________ natural _________.
The city has a _____________ extending back __________ years! During the _________
and ___________ centuries, Portugal experienced an era of ________ _____________,
building Europe’s __________ ______________ empire by establishing ____________
around the world. ______________ was transformed into the _____________ capital of a
vast _____________. In ___________ a massive _____________reduced the city to
rubble, but some of its ___________ and former ________________ are visible today.

Every ____________ the streets of _____________ burst alive with ___________ in


honor of _____________ ___________. The feast of _______ ______________ the
patron saint of ____________ is a _____________but fun filled _________________.
The night before the feast, the celebrants enjoy a ____________ _____________. Multi-
colored paper ___________, ____________ and _____________ line the parade route,
______________glow and ______________ is abundant. Grilled _____________ are
part of a popular meal. On the day of the ___________ many couples ____________.
Traditionally ____________ ___________ sponsors the _______________ of
___________ couples and provides a _____________ for them. _______________ is a
city that easily mixes the __________ and _____________, so today the ___________ of
Portugal is one of ____________ most ________________ cities.

European Geography: Belgium and the Netherlands (2:27)


The ________________, also known as _________________ is located in
_____________ ______________ Europe. It is bordered by the __________ ______ to
the North and West, ________________ to the ___________ and _____________ to the
South. The _____ _____________ people who love in the _______________ speak
____________ and _____________. Belgium is bordered by ____________ to the
___________ __________ and _____________ to the West and southwest. Belgium is
one of the ______________ countries in ____________, just about the size of the state of
_______________. Once part of the ______________, ______________ won its
____________________ in _____________. Now it is one of Europe’s most
____________ and _____________ populated nations. _______________ is home to
over ______ __________ people, who speak primarily __________ and ____________.
___________ the area of _________________, the Netherlands has _________ miles of
coastline. This coastal _______________ and major _________ and the _____________
encouraged international _____________ throughout ____________ history. The city of
_________________ is the capital of the Netherlands. In addition to being a _________
________ and center of the _____________ ____________ ________________,
Amsterdam is an _______________ and _________________ center in Europe.

_______________ _______________, Amsterdam is home to more than _______ canals


which are flanked by ___________ and crossed by nearly ______ ____________!
Residents, _____________ and ____________ alike travel its _____________ ion
___________ __________. Many old and _____________ houses line the __________.
This one on the __________________ is now a ________________, but it was once the
home of _________ _________ and her family. As ________, the ____________ hid
inside during the ____________ occupation of the ______________ during WWII. The
family stayed in a _____________ __________from ______ until ________________.

When the ________________ discovered them. __________ ____________diary of her


families __________ __________ of _____________ is a classic of ________________.

Most of the city’s ___________ residents _______________ into __________


_____________ ____________. Amsterdam is well known for _______________
and________________ activism. So the city that is more than ________ years old is a
________________ and ______________ metropolis.

European Geography: Overview of Eastern Europe (2:33)


Eastern Europe consists of the following countries: ________________, _____________,
_________________, _______________, ________________, ____________________,
_________________,________________,________________,_____________________,
_________________,_______________, ________________, _____________ -
_____________________, _________________, _______________, ______________,
__________________, ________________ and _________________. (Whew!)

________________ area of ___________________ sq. miles makes it the ___________


largest ________________, although each country is ____________ and share some
__________________ similarities; each spent a period of ____________ _____________
under the ______________ of another ________________, either the former
___________________ of ________________.

The country of Poland lies at the ________________ ____________ if the European


__________________. Throughout history it was an important ______________
____________ between __________ and _____________. But because of its
________________, Poland was often on the ______________ in ________________.
Its ______________ have changed many times. From ___________ until ___________,
Poland was controlled by the ___________________. When ______________ authority
__________________, ______________ became ________________ and established a
_________________ _____________.

_________________, like the rest if the countries in ________________ began to


_________________ its economies with _____________ and _____________ reforms.

The capital of ____________, _____________ was nearly destroyed during __________.


Poles have ________________ their city and today the _________ is dotted with
modern _____________. ______________, the _____________ largest city in
______________ didn’t experience the ___________________ of ____________ and its
Grand, historic ______________is well known.

Today the ______________ about the ______________ of ____________ Europe is


__________________ in the _______________ people of the region.
European Geography: Baltic States and Belarus (2:43)
_______________, _______________, _______________ and _______________ are
countries in _______________ ____________. All __________ countries share a
_______________ ______________- each was once part of the former
_________________. At the ________________ of _______________, the country of
Belarus was divided between ____________ and ___________. When the U.S.S.R. or
__________ ____________ was formed in 1922, ____________ became a
______________ Republic. Then in ________, Lithuania, ______________ and
____________were _______________ _____________ and formally _______________
in to the ___________________ as ________________. With _____________ leading
the way , all _____________ countries emerged as _____________ states in _________
After the collapse of _________ ______________!

_____________ is its capital city, ______________ is the capital of ______________,


________________ capital is ________________ and _____________is ____________.
In each of these countries, people speak ________________, but each country has its
own _____________ too, maintained even through ______ years of __________ rule.

During the ____________ _________, _____________ was a large and powerful


______________, its many _____________ made it an important ____________ on the
___________ ___________ between _________ ____________ and ____________.
Wealthy _______________ built ___________ on the banks of the ________ ________.

The country’s oldest city, _________________, on the _____________ ______ is one of


Eastern Europe’s _____________ ports. Most _______________ live in ____________,
but they enjoy ____________ _______________ during every season. The primary
religion is ________________. The tradition of planting ___________ on this hilltop
may have begun in the ________________. Under Soviet rule, the _____________
_______________ the ________________ at least _____ times to demonstrate their
control over the ___________, but every time they replanted the crosses to demonstrating
their __________ but ___________ rejection of the ___________ ________________.

As in other _________ ____________, they are proud to live in _________________


states .As they work to modernize their _______________, they continue to experience
their heritage and _______________ _____________.