Tipo di esercizi
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer B2 (Seconda edizione)
Capitolo
Unit 3 - Urban spaces
INFO

Lingua inglese

Vocabulary about urban places
Big cities
As town planners in a big city, we need to consider the needs of our ________ community. Walking around, you will come ________ many ________ flats which have ________ views. Obviously only the very wealthy can afford to live here, and they are not ________ for everyone. Then, you may turn the corner and find ________ old buildings which are often unattractive. However, it is in these areas that you may find interesting ________ shops and markets.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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Adjective suffixes
1 Green areas can certainly make a city more ________ (live).
2 Urban forests can be a ________ (wonder) bonus for the city.
3 It's ________ (point) trying to convince him. He won't change his mind.
4 There are new ________ (nation) laws regarding building design.
5 We were very ________ (fortune) to find a hotel at the last minute.
6 The interactive museum was very ________ (excite).
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Future continuous and future perfect
1 Do you think your sister ________ (live) in Seattle for the near future?
2 The number of factory workers ________ (fall) over the next few decades as robots take over.
3 Nick left the house late and his train ________ (leave) by the time he gets to the station.
4 More cars ________ (run) on alternative fuel as we try to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
5 Next month my brother ________ (finish) university and he ________ (look) for a job.
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Quantifiers
The Southbank skatepark in London's Southbank Centre opened over 40 years ago and is home to ________ skateboarders but also to ________ graffiti artists. When plans to redevelop the area came out ________ years ago, people were angry. ________ of the skaters wanted to lose their precious site and ________ local enthusiasts campaigned against it.
There is also ________ of graffiti around the park which attracts ________ tourists from all over the world. There are even some railings to stop them getting too close.
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Reading: Public statues of women
Putting women on pedestals
Padua has the largest public square in Italy and its canal is lined with many statues of important figures of the city's past. All 78 of them are of men. This lack of public recognition of women's achievements is evident all over the country, with only 200 statues of women in public spaces in Italy according to a recent report. There are two empty bases and there is a proposal to erect a statue of Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to graduate with a university degree. She obtained this in the University of Padua in 1678 and there is already a statue of the philosopher in the university grounds. The University will be celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2022 with its first ever female rector. There are few female rectors in Italian universities, only 8 currently. The new proposal is causing some controversy and a local politician pointed out that this may be a moment to learn from the past, without trying to change it, as the all-male statues are an expression of the past.
(Adapted from The New York Times)
A: 78 of Padua's statues can be found in the city's huge square.
B: There aren't enough public statues of women, according to the writer.
C: It's absolutely certain that a statue of the first female graduate will be erected.
D: The university of Padua will have been open for over 8 centuries by 2023.
E: Few women are in charge of universities in Italy.
F: A local politician is trying to change some of the city's statues.
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Use of English
Tiny houses
The tiny-house or small house movement promotes smaller living spaces and the concept of living with less and lowering your carbon ________. The typical size of these houses is about 10 to 30 square metres of liveable space. ________ small for some people.
Not only do they represent the idea of simpler living, but also housing that is eco- ________. Thoreau's book Walden provided early inspiration for this lifestyle, but the modern movement probably started in the 1970s. They will often be powered by ________ panels, and their owners are more connected to the environment and nature. You will also be ________ very little as it is affordable housing, so you will have more financial freedom. They can even be used as temporary accommodation for ________ people. Another advantage is that as you spend ________ little time on maintenance and cleaning, you will have more time to enjoy life.
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Use of English
An urban pilgrimage
This is a mixture of a nature walk and a podcast. As you follow one of our itineraries, you will ________ learning about the history and background of the area, while admiring the gardens and small parks. All walks start in the accessible community hub where you can park your car and have an ________ delicious breakfast. You can then choose your walk from the several on offer. You may choose the 'Inner ________ community gardens' with tasting sessions. Then there is the 'Shabby buildings, busy streets' tour with ________ of interesting stories. The urban ________ walk takes you to the ________-and-coming part of town. There's ________ much to see and hear that by the end of the day you will have really got to know the place.
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Listening: Ways to improve cities
Which speaker talks about:
A: The size of the city
B: Coastal areas
C: Maintaining traditions
D: Making better use of facilities
E: Reducing expenses
F: Making better use of green areas
G: Encouraging people to take up an activity
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Future perfect, future continuous, urban spaces
1 Patrick ________ in Chicago next year. He's very excited.
2 The tourists found themselves in a ________ street and had to go back.
3 When is the new film coming ________?
4 Hopefully, they ________ the cycle lane by the end of the year.
5 We need to reduce our ________.
6 Our new shopping centre is ________ at the weekends.
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Urban spaces, quantifiers, adjective suffixes
1 We agreed that the painting was ________ as everyone liked it.
2 The production manager was ________ annoyed when his machinery broke down.
3 The graffiti was made with colourful ________ paint.
4 Luckily, there were very ________ people in the queue.
5 The sculpture produces thought ________ art about urban decay.
6 The train will be ________ late arriving, but you'll catch your connection.
7 ________ artists deserved to win the prize.
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