THE FIRST WEEK UNIT 7 THE IMPACTS OF TOURISM
UNIT 7 – THE IMPACTS OF TOURISM (p.60,61) Speaking: • Different impacts of tourism Categorization of impacts of tourism: positive/negative/social/economic/environmental • Debate on various impacts of tourism
Economic impact Positive: creation of jobs, the income, improvements in the transport infastucture Negative: low salaries associated with non-managerial jobs, price of land and homes rises Environmental impact Positive: many national parks have a brighter future because of the tourist demand
Negative: destruction of nature, building hotels and resorts, pollution, disappearance of animal and plant species Socio-cultural impact Positive: interchange of cultures and cultural values Negative: demand for local arts and crafts, local dances performed in front of tourists
ReadingGlobal warming and tourism Discuss: • Global warming • Tourism ‘hot spot’ • Arctic and problems that tourism creates there The article: Arctic becomes tourism hot spot, but is that cool?
Vocabulary access conservation endanger developing environment fragile ecology sustainability trivialization archipelago bid pitch Word formation – suffixes Example: environment, environmentalist, environmental