Rome, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Hong Kong, Delhi...This week's topic was about CITIES around the world, and what we love and hate about living in the urban jungle! We discussed lots of things -- from city services, what could improve city life, and which cities around the world have captured our hearts. To get your mind working, have a look at this infographic or cities around the world which will help to review a little grammar.
There are tons of interesting things to listen to in order to extend our work in class. For learners, Try American Cities, In Praise of City Living (you can select to hear it slow or fast), or London Tourist Attractions. For those who want to take it a little further, I recommend several interesting original version options: Radiolab's Cities episode or NPR stories about Tech Savvy Cities and Cities with Cameras (available with transcript).
You could try reading some city-related news adapted for learners like City Living Makes it Hard to Concentrate. There are several really fascinating articles out there in original version, like Cities of the Future, How to Design a City for Women, or any of the articles of at the Atlantic Cities.
This week for writing, you have a few different options. 1) Describe your city (Logroño, or another city you know well) in the future or many decades in the past. Try to describe with descriptive vocabulary its sights, smells, and sounds. You can read a model city description here. Or you could respond to this question: What would you do if you got lost in an unfamiliar city?
“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feellike home.” - Simon Van Booy