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Places in town

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Places in Zagreb

Do you live in Zagreb? Or have you ever visited it? Here are some interesting places to see in the capital of Croatia. 

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Homeland Bridge

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Dolac

The newest Zagreb bridge is the Homeland Bridge over the River Sava. It is 840 meters long and has been in function since 2007. Its architects are two women, Rajka Veverka and Martina Balić. The lights can change colours and there are train tracks in the middle of it.

The biggest and most famous market in Zagreb is Dolac. It is almost 90 years old! It is well-known for its variety of local fruits and vegetables, great prices and colourful flowers. The market’s trade-mark are red umbrellas from Šestine, a Zagreb district. You can easily walk to it from the main city square, the Ban Jelačić Square.

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Maksimir

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Zagreb Cathedral

Maksimir is the name of both a large park and a stadium in Zagreb. In the park, there is the city zoo and five lakes. It is a popular weekend destination. People love to go for a walk, jog, or just sit in cafes and enjoy the 200-year-old trees. The stadium is the home pitch for the football team Dinamo – that is why it is blue.

The Zagreb Cathedral in the tallest building in Croatia. You can see it from almost every part of the city centre. It is also very old – at least 800 years. Many people come to pray there every day and celebrate important holidays.

  • What are the oldest and newest parts of your town?
  • What are your favourite places in your town?
  • Where do you go to most often? Who with? What do you do there?
  • Are there any places you don’t like? Why?

Common health problems and what to do

Illness is a part of our lives. Some milder diseases can be helped at home. However, you should always see your doctor if you get worse or have very high temperature.

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Children in kindergarten and school have 5-10 colds every year! Sore throat, runny nose, cough, sneezing, and being tired can last for a few days to two weeks. The most important thing is to rest and drink plenty of water or tea.

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When your eye is red and irritated, this is called the pink eye, or conjunctivitis. You can feel itching, burning, tears, and pain when there is too much light. Sometimes the eye closes with yellow crust. If it isn’t too bad, you can just wash it with water and put some ice to help with the pain.

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Mild stomach pain and cramps are usually due to bad foodor rotavirus. They get better if you take probiotics, eat soups, and rest.

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You can get headaches from many things –some food (chocolate, cheese, and sugar), poor sleep, bright lights, loud noises, stress, and changes in weather. Things that can help are cold compresses, some fruits (like watermelon and cherries), and relaxation.

Questions

  • How often do you get ill? (Once/ twice/ three times a month/ year?)
  • In which season are you ill more, and in which less?
  • What is your most usual illness?
  • What do you do to help yourself?
  • For which illnesses can you stay and home and when do you have to see a doctor?
  • How do you prevent getting a disease? (Talk or write about food, hygiene, exercise etc.)