GE|Adults|Upper-Int|15. Practical English 2
Discuss the questions
- What big cities have you visited as a tourist?
- Did you go on any kind of guided tour? Did you enjoy it? Why (not)?
Look at the pictures and discuss the glossary
Watch the video and answer the questions
1. What are the advantages of Duck tours compared with other tours?
2. What happens if a Duck boat breaks down?
3. Who do they sometimes have to rescue?
4. What was the problem with the lady in a mink coat? What happened in the end?
Watch the video and answer the questions
What does he say about…?
1. Nelson Mandela’s statue
2. Trafalgar Square
4. the Houses of Parliament
6. 200 different cultures
7. standards of service
8. travel and congestion
Listen and complete the phrases
Watch the video and choose the right answer
Choose the name of the person
- Which speaker…?
Listen and complete the phrases with one word
Write down as many countries as you can in one or two minutes
Read the article and find out what a «Segway» is
The Segway Tour of Budapest
With its fascinating history, incredible architecture and rich cultural heritage, Budapest is one of today’s top weekend destinations in Europe. Known as the «Paris of Central Europe» there is plenty to do and see in the two parts of the city which are separated by the majestic river Danube. What better way to see the sights than to take a City Segway Tour and glide around on your own personal transport?
A Segway is a self-balancing personal transportation device designed for use in a pedestrian environment. It travels on two wheels and is guided by gyroscopes that respond to the body’s movements. The rider stands on a small platform between the two wheels holding on to handlebars at waist height. It takes a while to get used to a Segway’s movement, but once you do, it’s a safe and comfortable way of getting around.
On a Segway tour of Budapest, visitors are taken to visit many of the key sights including St Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House, and the famous Chain Bridge over the Danube. During the tour the guide gives historical and current information about the city, and tells fascinating stories which contribute to an unforgettable experience. Although visitors do not enter any of the city’s numerous museums, the tour is an ideal way to find out where the most important places are.
Tours operate in all weathers and in case of rain ponchos are available for anyone that needs them. Tours run every day of the year at 10.00 a.m. and from April to October at 6.30 p.m. too. One tour lasts between two and a half and three hours, including a 30-minute orientation session in the park for riders to get used to their Segway. Anyone over the age of 12 can join except for pregnant women, and a helmet must be worn at all times. The price is €55 and reservations can be made online.
glide around — to move smoothly without making an effort
gyroscopes — a wheel inside a frame, that doesn’t change position when the wheel moves
handlebars — the metal bar you hold when you are riding a bicycle (or a Segway)
poncho — a type of coat with no sleeves and one hole for your head
Read the article again and mark the sentences as True or False
Watch or listen to a short film on The Museum of the History of Science. Complete the sentences with a number, or one to three words.
Read the instructions
Describe an interesting town or city in your country that visitors might enjoy.
You should write:
1. what the place is called
2. where the place is
3. what the facilities are like
4. and say why visitors might enjoy going there
Write a description of an interesting city in your country. Use the instruction as a plan.
- Read the topic and the questions carefully.
- Plan what you are going to write about.
- Write the text according to your plan.
- Check your writing before sending it for evaluation.
- Learn the rules and see the sample here.
- Please use Grammarly to avoid spelling and some grammar mistakes.
- An interview with John Bigos
- Popular sights
- Common phrases
- In the street
- Practise the phrases
- The Segway Tour of Budapest
- Short film
- A city to visit
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