Describing your city Similarities and differences

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 3

Describe places in your city that tourists could go to by comparing them to places they are more likely to know like the Louvre, Oxford Street or Kyoto. Agree with your partner how similar each thing is to the thing you are comparing it to, and what the differences are.

Shopping areas

City centre

Skyscrapers

Museums and art galleries

Amusement parks

Amusement arcades

Shopping centres (= shopping malls)

Religious buildings (churches, mosques, cathedrals, temples, synagogues, abbeys, monasteries, convents and shrines)

Water features (rivers, lakes, streams, fountains, etc)

Green spaces (parks, gardens, botanical gardens etc)

Squares

Views

Zoos and safari parks

Markets (e.g. street markets)

Historical areas

Statues

Hills and mountains

Palaces, forts and castles

City walls

Ceremonial gates

Ceremonies (e.g. changing of the guards)

Stately home/ Mansion/ Manor house

Clock towers

Stations

Department stores

Casinos

Cable cars

Harbours

Piers

Parliament/ Senate

PM’s or President’s residence

Ferris wheel (= big wheel)

Town hall/ City hall

Theatres, opera houses or concert halls

Islands

Bridges (including pedestrian bridges)

Waterfront

Useful language

Similarities and differences

(exactly/ totally/ more or less/ almost/ about) the same as

(very/ slightly) similar to

(completely/ very) different from

Comparisons

slightly/ a bit/ a little/ a tiny bit/ a little bit/ a lot/ far … er/ more … than….

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