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SLOVENIAN WOMAN ADVENTURERS

Take a look at photos of these two Slovenian women. Discuss in pairs:



Who was Alma M. Karlin?
Who is Benka Pulko?
Have you ever heard about them?
Can you predict what the two have in common?

First, learn about Alma M. Karlin's life experience in the paragraphs below, then, drag the headings to the right paragraphs.


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Austrian or Slovene?
Searching for answers
Away in the unknown
Life back home

Which words in the article mean the same as the bolded expressions?

Celje at the time of her birth was part of ( belonged_to ) the Austro-Hungarian Empire. German was quite usual ( was_not_unusual ) for middle-class families of that time. She regarded ( considered ) German as her mother tongue. She established ( opened ) a language school. She worked hard to become better in ( improve_her ) painting and writing skills.  She started ( set_off ) on a journey around the world In 1919. Her journey extended over ( streched_to ) eight years.  She had to go home when asked by ( on_request_of ) her dying mother.  She described ( depicted ) her findings in literary works. She earned her living from translating orally ( interpreting ) to teaching and writing. Alma didn't ever go ( never_went ) on such a long journey again. She gave up ( abandoned ) German as a sign of protest at the rise of the Nazi regime.

Choose the right word to complete the following text.

Alma came to Japan in June 1922 and stayed there for a year. She found the land of the {rising;falling} sun culturally and spiritually completely different from crude Peru.
She didn’t speak Japanese, so she had to closely observe the people, customs, and landscape to be able to understand their philosophy and way of living. The Japanese are {humble;dominating} and courteous, very {hardworking;slothful} and extremely {persistent;uncertain} when studying or working and, of course, great craftsmen. Everything they do must be beautiful and done {unhurriedly;quickly} . They are masters of self-discipline, firmly controlling their emotions.
Unlike in Peru, nobody ever verbally or physically harmed her in Japan.
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