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1. Từ vựng chủ đề Town and City
- boarded up shops: Cửa hàng cũ không còn kinh doanh
- chain stores: Chuỗi cửa hàng nổi tiếng
- to close down: Ngừng kinh doanh
- fashionable boutiques: Cửa hàng thời trang
- to get around: Đi xung quanh thành phố
- high-rise flats: Căn hộ cao tầng
- inner-city: Khu phố cổ trong nội thành
- in the suburbs: Ở vùng ngoại ô
- lively bars/restaurants: Quán bar hoặc nhà hàng sôi động
- local facilities: Cơ sở hạ tầng địa phương
- multi-story car parks: Bãi đỗ xe nhiều tầng
- office block: Tòa nhà văn phòng
- out of town shopping centre/retail park: Trung tâm mua sắm/ khu buôn bán lẻ ngoài thành phố
- pavement cafe: Cà phê vỉa hè
- places of interest: Địa điểm thu hút người tham quan
- poor housing: Ngôi nhà cũ nát
- public spaces: Khu vực công cộng
- public transport system: Hệ thống phương tiện giao thông công cộng
- residential area: Khu dân cư
- run down: Xuống cấp
- shopping centre: Trung tâm mua sắm
- shopping malls: Trung tâm mua sắm trong nhà
- sprawling city: Thành phố đang phát triển
- tourist attraction: Những nơi thu hút du lịch
- traffic congestion: Ùn tắc giao thông
- upmarket shops: Cửa hàng hạng sang
2. Bài mẫu chủ đề Town and City
Examiner: What is it like where you live?
Christiane: I live in a residential area of a busy town in the south of Spain … we have all the facilities you need … good public transport … a good shopping centre … it’s nice …
Examiner: Do you like living in the city?
Andrea: Yes I do … I like going out with my friends and there are lots of lively bars and restaurants within walking distance of my apartment … I’m a bit of a culture vulture as well so it’s great to have access to art exhibitions and that kind of thing …
Examiner: Do you get many tourists visiting your area?
Mandy: Not really no … I live in the inner-city and the area is a little run down … it’s basically a lot of high-rise flats and many of the shops are boarded up … so nothing to interest tourists really …
Describe an interesting town or city in your country that visitors might enjoy. You should say
- what the place is called
- where the place is
- what the facilities are like
and say why visitors might enjoy going there.
Monique: Anyone who comes to my country really should spend some time in Barcelona … it’s a beautiful place … it’s not what you would call a sprawling city … it’s quite compact really and you could walk across the city in a couple of hours … but there’s no need to do that as we have a fantastic public transport system so it’s easy to get around … there are various districts all with their own character … you have the upmarket shops in the centre … you’ll find lots of chain stores you’ll recognise from your own country but also local brands as well … we have the narrow streets in the Gothic district with lots of fashionable boutiques and tourist attractions … there’s the Olympic area and the beaches along the coast … and dotted around the city are some lovely public spaces … parks and squares in the city centre and on the outskirts of Barcelona where people relax with their friends and family … and of course pavement cafes everywhere … all that and some great historical places of interest … so a great destination for tourists …
Examiner: What are the advantages of living in a city or big town?
Carrie: I think it’s having access to local facilities really … local shops as well as access to largershopping malls in the city centre … and if you’re well-off you can afford to live in the suburbsaway from the busy traffic …
Examiner: In your experience are city centres usually attractive places?
Mary: Some can be yes … especially those with a historical interest … but sometimes they’re full of ugly office blocks … multi-story car parks … and residents living in poor housing … it depends on the city doesn’t it?
Examiner: What are some of the challenges facing towns and cities?
Penny: I suppose traffic congestion is a major problem … and the growth in out-of-town supermarkets and retail parks mean lots of town centre shops are closing down … plus a shortage of good quality housing … I think these are the major challenges …
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