On saturday we went to a Hockey match. It was actually the first time I saw a sports match in person because I’m not a sports person. The match was between Ilves and Kalpa (Kalpa ended up winning 3-0 and I think that the Tampere people were not very happy about it). It was interesting but a little bit too long for my liking. Also I found very funny the girls dancing every time music was on, they even danced to commercials.
Anyways, we did another list, this time about sports:
This time we vent to see an ice hockey match as ice hockey is usually thought of as something that Finnish people just love. Also in my opinion it is such an important part of Finnish culture that I just simply had to take Fruzsi and Boti to see some.
We decided to go to see a match between Tappara and Ilves as they both are local teams from Tampere. In the beginning of the match I explained Fruzsi and Boti the basic rules of the game.
The match ended:
So, we were able to see lots of goals!
However, now when I think about it, I’m not quite sure, what did I actually learn this time. It was my turn to be a teacher, so perhaps I could have written down the rules to make them easier to follow? Maybe I should have given the written rules to Fruzsi and Boti before the match to make the game more understandable? Also, I wonder, if it would have been more exciting, if we had a team to cheer for?
Of Hungarian culture I learnt that there is snow also in Hungary in winter time and that kids use to play ice hockey with each other outdoors. However, even so, hand ball is seen as the most popular sport in Hungary.