Places discussion questions and vocabulary brainstorming

CAE Result Unit 9

Student A

Ask your partner(s) the questions below, only using the extra questions in brackets if their initial answer is short and they haven’t already answered that thing.

Do you live near here? (What kind of place do you live in?)

Where do you do most of your shopping? (Why do you choose that place?)

What kind of accommodation do you like to stay in on holiday? (What are the advantages of that kind of place?)

Where do you go to have fun? (What kinds of people usually like those places?)

What kinds of places do you like to visit while you are on holiday? (What do you do there?)

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Places discussion questions and vocabulary brainstorming

CAE Result Unit 9

Student B

Ask your partner(s) the questions below, only using the extra questions in brackets if their initial answer is short and they haven’t already answered that thing.

Where do you work? (What kind of building is it?)

Where do you like to go in your free time? (How would you describe it to someone who had never been there?)

Is there anywhere you go to relax? (Would you recommend that place to other people too?)

Do you like going to historic places? (What kinds of places do you like most?)

Do you have any favourite green spaces? (What are the good points?)

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Work together to brainstorm places which people could mention in answer to all the questions above.

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Suggested answers

Where do you do most of your shopping? (Why do you choose that place?) – department store, shopping centre/ shopping mall, (street/ flea/ farmers’/ antiques) market, supermarket, boutique, local shop, convenience store/ corner shop, outlet mall/ retail park, superstore/ megastore, High Street/ Main Street, wholesale shop, shopping arcade

Do you live near here? (What kind of place do you live in?) – flat (= apartment), (detached/ semi-detached/ terraced/ traditional) house, housing estate, cottage, bungalow, high rise building, serviced apartments

Where do you work? (What kind of building is it?) – office building, factory/ plant, warehouse, skyscraper, high rise building

Where do you like to go in your free time? (How would you describe it to someone who had never been there?) – night school/ adult education college, language school, community centre, café

What kind of accommodation do you like to stay in on holiday? (What are the advantages of that kind of place?) – tent, caravan, self-catering flat, host family, B&B (= bed and breakfast), (ski) chalet, (log) cabin, villa, (youth) hostel

Is there anywhere you go to relax? (Would you recommend that place to other people too?) – cinema (= movie theater), massage parlour, seaside, countryside, swimming pool, spa/ hot springs/ public baths, gym, library

Where do you go to have fun? (What kinds of people usually like those places?) – amusement park/ theme park, amusement arcade, bar/ pub, club/ disco, casino, the races, music venue

Do you like going to historic places? (What kinds of places do you like most?) – castle, stately home/ manor house/ historic house, palace, temple, mosque, shrine, church/ chapel/ cathedral, parliament building

What kinds of places do you like to visit while you are on holiday? (What do you do there?) – museum/ art gallery, zoo, square, sightseeing spot

Do you have any favourite green spaces? (What are the good points?) – park, riverside, canal side, lake/ reservoir, hill/ foothills, mountain, hiking course

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