jueves, 22 de abril de 2010

TEMA 10: EL SECTOR TERCIARIO o SERVICIOS


INTRODUCTION
In these two lessons, we are going to learn about the tertiary sector, which is related to a wide range of transportation, communications, mind commerce routes, types of tourism and the financial-social services.







- TRANSPORTATION


Related with transportation in Europe is the Channel Tunnel, a 50.5-kilometre undersea rail tunnel linking United Kingdom with France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point it is 75 m. At 37.9 km, the Channel Tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world.
The tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, Eurotunnel Shuttle roll-on/roll-off vehicle transport—the largest in the world—and international rail.
The Channel Tunnel began construction in 1988 and opened in 1994.

Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Tunnel.

In order to get more information watch the next video in English.
 

Another important way of trasnportation in Europe is the construction of the biggest aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380, was built to compete against the american Boeing 747. The headquarters is located in Toulouse (France), with 15 sites in Europe, 4 in USA, Middle East, Japan and China.
Airbus’ vision for 2020 is to be a top-performing enterprise building the world’s best aircraft to its customers.

Vídeo about Airbus A340 assembly
Comparative video Airbus A320 and Boeing 747

For further information, watch the complete site: http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=29

- COMMUNICATIONS
In Europe Galileo is a global navigation satellite system being built by the European Union European Space Agency (ESA) and other countries.It is a €3.4 billion project and an alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). On 30 November 2007 the 27 EU transportation ministers involved reached an agreement that it should be operational by 2013, but later press releases suggest it was delayed to 2014. Watch more about the Galileo satellite (video) and answer the following questions:
  1. Explain what the Galileo project is about.
  2. Write down 5 Spanish companies involved on the project.
  3. Name non European countries participating on it.
COMMERCE
In regards on commerce, the Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to producers as well as social and environmental standards. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate and flowers.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade and http://www.fairtrade.net/

You can watch the video in Spanish to check your understanding.

In regards to the commerce and as we watched in class, there are too many overexploitaiton in the delevoping coutries all around the world. This is just an example in INDIA, anhttp://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=963799648875496626&postID=4106790382077594041d it is a part of the globalization as well.
Let the pictures talk to you.

Looking at India from a different point of view, we can discover how amazing could be travelling over there...how colourful and tasting...