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Sure, places like London and New York are great to visit, but sometimes the best trips are the ones no one knows about. Can you guess what they are?

1. Québec /kwɪˈbɛk/ City, Canada

2. Willemstad /ˈwɪləmˌstɑːt/, Curaçao /ˈkjʊərəsoʊ/

3. Skopje /ˈskɒpji, -jeɪ/, Macedonia

4. Ushuaia /uːˈʃwaɪə/, Argentina


Which city is in the pictures?

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See if you’re right in the next step!

And the cities are… hope we’ve inspired you to add some of them to your bucket list!

🔹a flair — an attractive, skilful, or interesting way of doing something

🔹a bucket list — a list of the things you want to do before you reach a certain age, or before you die


1. Willemstad, Curaçao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With both Caribbean flair and Dutch influence from its colonial days, Willemstad is a city of vibrancy, culture, and relaxation. And, as with many other places on this list, it has a historic center located on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.


2. Québec City, Canada

Often overlooked in favour of Montréal, Québec City has a charming Old Town and historic walls surrounding the city’s core that set it apart from its French-Canadian neighbour.


3. Ushuaia, Argentina

Considered by many to be the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is a unique destination for people looking to explore our Earth’s extremes. Many people use the city as a launching point for cruises to Antarctica, though there is plenty to do in the city itself.


4. Skopje, Macedonia

Although the city of Skopje has undergone a lot of reconstruction in recent years, it still retains numerous historical sites that connect the city with its Ottoman and Byzantine heritage. And, given how overlooked Macedonia is among tourists, it’s also a great city for those looking for a cheaper destination.

Let’s shake up your vocabulary and get ready to watch the video. Can you match these words and phrases to what they mean?

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1. in full swing
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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2. a condo /ˈkɒndəʊ/
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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3. to be synonymous with something
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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4. to spot
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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5. to attract
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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6. to be meant to
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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7. real estate
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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8. sprawling /ˈsprɔːlɪŋ/
to have a particular purpose

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the business of buying and selling land and property

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to make someone interested in something

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at the most effective or highest level of operation or activity

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to have an extremely close connection between two things, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other

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to notice someone or something

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built over a wide area

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(American English) a building that contains several flats, each of which is owned by the people who live there

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Ready, set, practise! Fill in the gaps and get some holiday vibes

1. My holiday at the beachfront was help me relax, but it didn't go according to the plan.

2. Portugal about 10 million tourists each year.

3. There are luxury here now and a hotel with a grand lobby.

4. The restaurants and bars throughout this city were packed with football fans.

5. In the minds of many, Greece is sunshine and crisis.

6. Only expert travellers have a new sight on the island.

7. Experts say it's time to invest in in the new tourist destinations.

8. It's midnight, and the party is .


 

It seems that there will be a new travel destination soon — North Korea. Find out more and put the things in the order they are mentioned

a missile UK /ˈmɪsaɪl/ US /ˈmɪs(ə)l/ — a weapon that travels under its own power for long distances and explodes when it hits its target

a drill — a way of training people so that they know what to do when there is an emergency

a purge /pɜː(r)dʒ/ — a sudden or violent action to remove people, especially political opponents

a cabana — a small recreational structure with at least one wall open at a beachside or poolside club


This massive show of North Korean force is meant to inspire postcards, not paranoia. Troops and construction workers gathered in June to celebrate a new, sprawling tourist destination on the coast of Wonsan, about two and a half hours from Pyongyang.

But Wonsan is known for more than sand beaches and sunshine. The North Korean regime runs an air base in Wonsan and it’s from here that it planned to launch missiles capable of striking U.S. military targets in Japan and Guam. Live fire drills were conducted here as recently as 2017.

That didn’t stop President Trump, a former real estate developer, from spotting the potential. «Whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right  I said, «Boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?» And I explained, I said, «You know, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there.»

Kim Jong-un was already on the case. In his 2018 New Year’s address, he made those beach condos a priority.

Construction of a tourism destination is in full swing. The project has at least 150 buildings, some as high as 12 stories. Pyongyang said that the tourist zone should attract at least one million visitors per year. But in a country synonymous with prison camps, purges, and extreme poverty, it is unclear where these tourists will come from. Yet the hope seems to be that condos and cabanas will get the cash flowing.



Didn’t get all the details? Don’t worry! Let’s watch again and choose if this information is true or fake

This massive show of North Korean force is meant to inspire postcards, not paranoia. Troops and construction workers gathered in June to celebrate a new, sprawling tourist destination on the coast of Wonsan, about two and a half hours from Pyongyang.

But Wonsan is known for more than sand beaches and sunshine. The North Korean regime runs an air base in Wonsan and it’s from here that it planned to launch missiles capable of striking U.S. military targets in Japan and Guam. Live fire drills were conducted here as recently as 2017.

That didn’t stop President Trump, a former real estate developer, from spotting the potential. «Whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right  I said, «Boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?» And I explained, I said, «You know, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there.»

Kim Jong-un was already on the case. In his 2018 New Year’s address, he made those beach condos a priority.

Construction of a tourism destination is in full swing. The project has at least 150 buildings, some as high as 12 stories. Pyongyang said that the tourist zone should attract at least one million visitors per year. But in a country synonymous with prison camps, purges, and extreme poverty, it is unclear where these tourists will come from. Yet the hope seems to be that condos and cabanas will get the cash flowing.


«Whenever, wherever!» Do you remember this Shakira’s hit? Even if you don’t, here’s Mr. Trump using whenever. But what does it mean?

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«Whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right — I said, «Boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?»


What does whenever mean in this sentence?

a) after

b) every time

c) once

Answer: b

Here are some more meanings of -ever words.

Whatever = anything or everything; regardless of what

Whatever you do, don’t forget to buy the drinks for dinner tonight.

Ignore David, whatever he says. He’s just a joker.

Whenever = every time; at any time; the time is not important

Whenever I plan a barbeque, it rains.

Peter interrupts me whenever I speak.

Wherever = everywhere; it doesn’t matter where; the place is not important

Wherever you go in the world, you’ll always find someone who speaks English.

We can go wherever you like tonight; it’s your birthday.

Whichever = any person or thing; it doesn’t matter which

Choose whichever dress you like.

Wear whichever dress is most comfortable.

Whoever = the person who; it doesn’t matter who:

You can invite whoever you like to the concert.

Whoever prepared dinner made a mess in the kitchen.


Whenever you are ready, take this test to check if you’ve got it right


Make a commercial for a North Korean sea resort.

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Use the following expressions:

🔹a condo
🔹in full swing
🔹sprawling
🔹to be meant to do something
🔹to be synonymous with something
🔹to spot
🔹to attract
🔹real estate

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Now you can:


🔹understand news reports about holiday resorts;
🔹use -ever words correctly;
🔹choose an under-the-radar travel destination for your next holiday!


Wordlist

1. condo 3. sprawling 5. spot 7. real estate
2. in full swing 4. synonymous 6. attract 8. meant to

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Choose the best option to complete the sentences

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Match the sentence halves

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Complete the sentences with the words from the box

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Complete the sentences with the words from the box

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