Course title:English 1: Academic Listening and Speaking | Teacher’s name:l |
Module:2 | Activity:Modular Learning Outcome 2 |
Date: 10/31/11 | Team: N/A |Bibliography:Visual Aidshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridgehttp://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/rialto_bridge.htm |
* Ask for recommendations before go in a trip.
*Understand the details of a guided tour.
* Learn how to ask the correct information.
1. First, I ask to my friends if they know information about Venecia and it’s Bridge.
2. Then,I investigate in the web for more information and relative points.
3. At this point I put all the information in the same place and I started to make the work.
4. At the end I search for someimportant things about Venecia for put it on the work.
The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldestbridge across the canal.
The first dry crossing of the Grand Canal was a pontoon bridge built in 1181 by Nicolò Barattieri. It was called the Ponte della Moneta, presumably because of the mint thatstood near its eastern entrance.
The development and importance of the Rialto market on the eastern bank increased traffic on the floating bridge, so it was replaced in 1255 by a wooden bridge.Thisstructure had two inclined ramps meeting at a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of tall ships. The connection with the market eventually led to a change of name forthe bridge. During the first half of the 15th century two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge. The rents brought an income to the State Treasury, which helped maintain the bridge.Maintenance was vital for the timber bridge. It was partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310. In 1444 it collapsed under the weight of a crowd watching a boat parade and it...