Around the City
Look at the picture.
Read the questions.
Think about the topic.
Do you live in a small town or a large city?
Would you like to live in a different place?
How are things different in a larger or smaller location?
What are some things you see every day in your home area?
Describe places you go every day in your neighborhood.
Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Look at the pictures:
Say the words out loud to your tutor. He or She will listen and correct your pronunciation.
Describe the town or city where you are now living.
How big is it? How many people live there?
Tell where things are located in your town or city.
Use “there is/are…” and prepositions.
There is a bank in my hometown. It is on Center Street.
There are many trees in my city, but they are mostly in the park.
For More Practice
Here are some phrases to use when talking about location:
Draw a simple map of your neighborhood.
Tell where important places and buildings are located.
Talk with your tutor about this topic.
Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.
Use the related resources below to learn more.
1. Describe your hometown to your partner. Tell about important places that you go every day. For example, “There is a grocery store near my house. I go shopping there every day.”
2. Pretend you are in a new city. Ask your partner if there is a post office, bank, etc. nearby. Have your partner “point” to the location and tell you where it is.
3. Pretend you are a tourist in your partner’s hometown. Ask your him / her about interesting places to visit.