Dear ACE Students,
Hooray, that you all completed the tasks and tests that you all had in May.
You are doing an amazing job!
I gave a fun quiz in my last letter of how many countries are there in Asia and what other country in Asia that starts with the letter J besides Japan?
According to the worlddata.info that Asia has 51 countries, including Japan, which belongs to East Asia and the other country which starts in letter J is Jordan. Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia with a population of over 9 million people.
It is known as an extremely friendly country, where you'll hear Ahlan wa sahlan! or “Welcome!” quite often.
In Jordan, it's considered polite to refuse a meal three times before accepting it.
It's considered rude and unclean to eat or drink with your left hand.
When you're having coffee as a guest in Jordan, you need to shake your cup from side to side to let the host know when you've had enough.
Otherwise, they'll just keep refilling it. Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken in the middle and upper classes.
The longest river in Jordan is the Jordan River that runs 251 kilometers.
Jordan is home of the ancient city of Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of The World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Petra is the home of over 800 carved tombs.
Japan was also included in 2019 UNESCO World Heritages for Mozu Tombs in Sakai Osaka.
Fun quiz, can you name 1 of the 7 Wonders of the World?
You have a token when you tell your answer in our class.