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¿Cuánto sabes de…? ECUADOR ¿Dónde está Ecuador? A C B D ¿Dónde está Ecuador? A C B D How large is Ecuador compared to Illinois? ? Ecuador is almost twice as large as Illinois. How large is Ecuador’s population compared to that of Illinois? ? 13.112.000 12.482.000

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what languages are spoken in ecuador
Spanish - ~ 73%

(I knew that!!)

Other languages:

Quichua (~13%) -- “Pagui!”

Quechua – “Pachi!”

What languages are spoken in Ecuador?
what is the capital city
What is the capital city?

Quito (population 1.9 million)

Hey, I knew that, too!

reading tasks
Reading tasks
  • Now scan the cultural reading on pp. 90-91 for the answers to the following questions:
    • What is the unit of currency?
    • Why are the Islas Galápagos of particular interest?
    • Who was Oswaldo Guayasamín?
    • What is trekking?
    • What are tejidos and who makes them?
the u s dollar
The U.S. Dollar!

The national currency since 2000: “Ecuador will gradually replace its currency with the U.S. dollar to stabilize the Andean nation's economy and prevent hyperinflation” -- /~delacova/ecuador/dollar.htm

The sucre – the former

official currency

las islas gal pagos
Las Islas Galápagos

Charles Darwin arrived in the Galapagos Islands in 1835 aboard the ship, “The Beagle.” He studied and noted the similarities and differences of the flora and fauna. He concluded that the species, to survive, would gradually alter based on environmental conditions. After 20 years of his life gathering supporting evidence, Darwin published "The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection“ in 1859.


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Las Islas Galápagos

The Galapagos tortoise is the largest living tortoise. It can weigh over 500 pounds and measure 6 feet from head to tail. It is a very slow-moving animal, moving only 0.16 miles per hour (less than 15 ft per minute).

oswaldo guayasam n
Oswaldo Guayasamín

Famous South American artist

Painter, sculptor, muralist

Many works featured cubist style

trekking adventure tours to
Trekking: Adventure tours to…


Crater lakes