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Around the City

Around the City

Look at the picture

Warm up

Do you live in a small town or a large city?

Would you like to live in a different place?

How are things different in a larger or smaller location?

What are some things you see every day in your home area?

Describe places you go every day in your neighborhood.

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Look at the pictures:

City Sights

Say the words out loud to your tutor.  He or She will listen and correct your pronunciation.

Speaking Practice

Point to each item in the list above and say it out loud.

Talk about personal care items that you use.

What questions do you have about these personal care items?

Are there personal care items that you need to purchase next time you go to the store?

Speaking Instructions

Describe the town or city where you are now living.

How big is it? How many people live there?

Tell where things are located in your town or city.

Use “there is/are…” and prepositions.

For example:

There is a bank in my hometown. It is on Center Street. There are many trees in my city, but they are mostly in the park.

More Conversation practice

Here are some phrases to use when talking about location:

Talking about Location  Describing a Picture

Draw a simple map of your neighborhood.

Tell where important places and buildings are located.

Talk with your tutor about this topic.

Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.

Use the related resources below to learn more.

Role Play

1. Describe your hometown to your partner.  Tell about important places that you go every day. For example, “There is a grocery store near my house.  I go shopping there every day.”

2. Pretend you are in a new city.  Ask your partner if there is a post office, bank, etc. nearby.  Have your partner “point” to the location and tell you where it is. 3. Pretend you are a tourist in your partner’s hometown. Ask your him / her about interesting places to visit.

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