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Describing places

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Vocabulary: describing places,types of houses, areas in town, buildings, shops and adjectives.

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Describing places

  1. 1. DESCRIBING PLACES Venice Pyramids Houses of Parliament Images creative
  2. 2. QUESTIONS WHICH CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE IS IT? WHERE IS IT? WHAT IS THERE TO SEE AND DO? WHAT IS THE CITY LIKE? IT’S FAMOUS FOR… WHY IS IT MEANINGFUL TO YOU? HOW ARE THE PEOPLE? WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE? HOW IS THE FOOD?
  3. 3. USEFUL EXPRESSIONS It offers… It’s well known for… • The views are … It’s possible to… • You shouldn’t miss … It’s got... • The atmosphere is … You can see… • It’s located in … It’s close to… • It’s far away from … • What I don’t like about it is … • The good thing about this place is … • A popular tourist attraction is … • It’s popular with tourists because…
  4. 4. LOCATION BY THE SEA ON THE COAST IN THE COUNTRY IN THE NORTH/SOUTH/WEST /EAST OF ON THE RIVER (NAME) IN A VALLEY ON A PLAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR A FOREST/DESERT
  5. 5. ATMOSPHERE/ADJECTIVES • PEACEFUL/QUIET: not busy, calm, free from activities • ANCIENT: with a long history • BEAUTIFUL: very pleasing on the eye • CHARMING/PICTURESQUE: nice, very pleasant in a unique way • COSMOPOLITAN: with a varied mix of cultures and languages • BORING: dull, uninteresting • BUSTLING: a crowded, busy place • COMPACT: not very big, within a small area • NOISY: full of noise, busy • UNSPOILT: having an unaltered character, pure, immaculate • STUNNING: very attractive, impressive, astonishing
  6. 6. ATMOSPHERE/ADJECTIVE S • LIVELY: with lots of things going on • FASCINATING: very interesting • HUGE: very big, enormous • POLLUTED: dirty, contaminated • TOURISTIC/TOURISTY: visited by lots of tourists • EXCITING: thrilling, with lots of enjoyable things to do • POPULAR: liked by a lot of people • CROWDED: very full of people • CONTEMPORARY: modern, very up to date • EXPENSIVE: costing a lot of money • HOSPITABLE: welcoming to guests or strangers • HISTORIC: with a lot of ancient buildings
  7. 7. ACTIVITIES • LOTS OF NIGHTLIFE • SPECTACULAR VIEWS • GOOD SHOPS/TRANSPORT • GO SIGHTSEEING/SHOPPING/HIKING • VISIT MUSEUMS/ART GALLERIES • TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS • GO TO CONCERTS/THE THEATRE/EXHIBITIONS • DO BUSINESS • PRACTISE A SPORT: horse-riding, windsurfing, paragliding, cycling, mountain biking, snowboarding • MEET PEOPLE • RELAX ON THE WONDERFUL BEACHES • WANDER ROUND THE TOWN/SHOPS • GO FOR A BOAT RIDE ON THE LAKE/RIVER • GET ON THE TOURIST BUS
  8. 8. AREAS IN TOWN Downtown: the central or lower part of a city, esp the main commercial area Outskirts: bordering areas or districts of a city Suburbs: a residential district situated on the outskirts of a city or town Industrial zone: an area for the purpose of industrial development Residential area: suitable for residence
  9. 9. BUILDINGS  CATHEDRAL CHURCH  SHOPPING CENTRE DEPARTMENT STORE  LIBRARY CHAPEL  SWIMMING POOL SUPERMARKET  THEATRE/CINEMAS CASTLE  SPORTS CENTRE HOTEL/MOTEL/INN/HOSTEL  MUSEUM ART GALLERY  HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY  BANK SKYSCRAPER  POLICE STATION
  10. 10. PLACES IN TOWN  BUS/TRAIN/ STATION  AMUSEMENT PARK  ZOO  PARK  COUNTRYSIDE  PIER: EMBARCADERO, MUELLE  HARBOUR: PUERTO  PORT: PUERTO PARA BARCOS  AIRPORT  PETROL STATION
  11. 11. SHOPS BOOKSHOP OPTICIAN’S BUTCHER’S SHOE SHOP BAKER’S BOUTIQUE CHEMIST’S IRONMONGER’S FISHMONGER’S GREENGROCER’S STATIONER’S OFF LICENCE KIOSK/TUCK SHOP JEWELLER’S SWEETS SHOP FURNITURE SHOP FLORIST’S GROCER’S LAUNDERETTE DRY-CLEANER’S TOBACCONIST’S NEWSAGENT’S
  12. 12. Types of houses DETACHED HOUSE SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES TERRACED HOUSES
  13. 13. Types of houses LIGHTHOUSE VILLA BEAMED HOUSE
  14. 14. Types of houses BUNGALOW COTTAGE WINDMILL
  15. 15. A COASTAL CITY
  16. 16. A MOUNTAINOUS PLACE
  17. 17. VENICE
  18. 18. A BIG CITY
  19. 19. A POLLUTED CITY
  20. 20. A CROWDED STREET
  21. 21. A CONTEMPORARY CITY
  22. 22. SOME LINKS ON THE WEB http://www.saberingles.com.ar/lists/places.html Places and buildings http://www.lingolex.com/shopsen.htm Shops and public places http://cerquella.com/bilingual/deploy/Unit6/vocabul ary_1.html Places to visit: easy vocabulary http://www.english-online.at/geography/cities/cities- and-metropolitan-areas.htm Cities: parts of a city, life in cities, history of cities, etc

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