Christopher columbus was born in genoa, italy in 1451. while spending most of his
early years at sea, columbus began to believe that he could find a shortcut to the indies
by sailing west across the atlantic ocean. unfortunately, the king of portugal refused to
finance such a trip, and columbus was forced to present his idea to the king and queen
of spain. in 1492, king ferdinand and queen isabella agreed to pay for his trip. they
gave him a crew and three ships, the nina, pinta and santa maria. columbus sailed
aboard the santa maria.
the trip was long and hard. many sailors grew restless and wanted to turn around. after
two months at sea, land was finally sighted. the ships docked on the island of
hispaniola. columbus named the native people he saw "indians", because he believed
he had found the shortcut he was looking for. in actuality, columbus found north
america, a brand new continent at that time. columbus, however, couldn't be convinced.
he died with the belief he had found the shortcut to the indies. soon, however, other
explorers and nations understood the importance of his discoveries. columbus'
discoveries set the stage for the age of exploration: one of the most fascinating and
exciting times in world history.
1) dê a nacionalidade e língua falada dos 5 países mencionadas no texto.
Italy: Italian, Italian.
Portugal: Portuguese, Portuguese.
Spain: Spanish, Spanish.
India: Indian, Hindi.
Brazil: Brazilian, Portuguese.
resposta: ela tem cento e cinquenta dólares para comprar os pares de sapatos?