Adult|Welcome|North Korean resort|Pre-Intermediate
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?
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?
Ready, set, practise! Fill in the gaps and get some holiday vibes
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
Didn’t get all the details? Don’t worry! Let’s watch again and choose if this information is true or fake
«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?
«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?
b) every time
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.
Use the following expressions:
🔹in full swing
🔹to be meant to do something
🔹to be synonymous with something
Now you can:
🔹understand news reports about holiday resorts;
🔹use -ever words correctly;
🔹choose an under-the-radar travel destination for your next holiday!
|1. condo||3. sprawling||5. spot||7. real estate|
|2. in full swing||4. synonymous||6. attract||8. meant to|
Choose the best option to complete the sentences
Match the sentence halves
Complete the sentences with the words from the box
Complete the sentences with the words from the box
- Under-the-radar destination
- Real facts
- Vocab on the go
- North Korean resorts
- Whenever, whatever
- What I can do
- Whatever, whenever
- More grammar
- Words, words
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