Unit 13 City life. Warm-up. 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of city life?. Advantages First,people enjoy various entertainments ， such as movies or chat ting on the Inter net with friends . There are more cultural and sports activities in a city .
First,people enjoy various entertainments，such as movies or chattingon the Internet with friends.
There are more cultural and sports activities in a city.
Third,city dwellers gain access to better information service and educational facilities.
Living in a city is often very expensive.You must find a well-paid job,otherwise, you will not be able to afford the things you need.
The overcrowded population, traffic jam, housing problem, industrial pollution and other issues may result in depression, nervousness and diseases.
Top 10 most livable cities:
Compare your charts. Then discuss these questions.
“You can find a subway in the city but not in a small town.”
“A disadvantage of living in a city is that it’s often overcrowded.”
Peter, Angie, and Jeff are talking about cities they used to live in. Check (√) the name of each city.
Peter Angie Jeff
□ Taipei □ San Juan □ Casablanca
√Hong Kong√ Mexico City □ Cairo
□ Singapore □ Rio de Janeiro√ Istanbul
What do they say about the cities? Complete the chart.
A: What information about the cities surprised you?
B:I was surprised that it’s warm all year-round in Hong Kong.
A：I didn’t know that, either.
A: Which city in the world would you most like to visit? Why?
B:I’d like to visit Tokyo. I’m very interested in Japan-the country and its history.
A：Well, I’d like to visit Sydney, Australia. Actually, I’d love to travel around the country and visit lots of places in Australia.
= try to be sure, to avoid any mistakes.
= sometimes you have to compromise.
= it’s better to come late than not to come at all.
= it’s better to deal with something you know.
“I go out alone at night. I guess I feel safe”
“ I go out at night, too, but always with someone else.”
Always tell someone where you ‘re going. Then call after you arrive.
Keep your bags near you at all things.
If you need directions, ask a police officer
Take taxis instead of buses late at night.
Keep your user ID and passwords secret.
Never let strangers into your home.
Keep your wallet in an inside pocket.
“I think the best advice is to take taxis instead of buses at night”
“I’m not so sure I agree. I think buses are safer.”
You will hear about the crimes in part A. Complete the summaries.
“I think the Minneapolis Mugger was the unluckiest because…”