Towns and Places

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Typ práce: Maturita
Dátum: 13.09.2013
Jazyk: Angličtina
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Towns and Places

Pictures
- Look at the pictures and describe each place. Which countries or parts of the world do you think these places are in? Which of these places is most like the place where you live? Have you ever lived in or visited places like the others?

- Which countries or parts of the world do you think these places are in? Look at the pictures and describe each place. Would you recommend to your friend to visit some of these places during holiday? Why? Why not?

- If you had to move, which of these places would you most like to live in, and which would you least like to live in ? Give your reasons.

- Look at the pictures and choose the place you like most, explain your choice. Would you like to live there? Why? Why not?

- Compare and contrast the photographs of different places. Say how you think people like living there. What are the similarities/differences between these places?

Discussion
- Which places are important to you in your life? Why? Give reasons.
- Describe the place of your last holiday. Would you like to go there once more?
- Is there something interesting in your birthplace you would like to show to foreigners?
- Is `home` there, where you were born? What does home mean to you?
- Describe how you would design an ideal city.
- Tell us about the cultural and educational opportunities where you live.
- How would you describe your hometown? What information would you give a foreigner who wants to visit your hometown? Think about accommodation, catering, souvenirs etc.
- Which is the nicest place you have ever gone to? What did you like about the place?
- Describe some of places of interest in Slovakia. Where would you take your foreign friends and why?
- Which is your dream holiday destination? Why?
- What does your birthplace mean to you? In your opinion what does „home“mean?
- A lot of Slovaks prefer holidays at the seaside to holidays in the mountains. Do you agree?
- Which places in Slovakia are ideal for having rest, doing sports, going sightseeing, shopping and entertaining? Give your reasons.
- Describe how you would design an ideal city.
- Do you like going on holiday to the mountains? Why? Why not? Have you ever been to the High Tatras? Did you like the place?
- A lot of Slovaks prefer holidays at the seaside to holidays in the mountains. Could you explain why?
- If you could visit any castle or palace in the world, which one would it be and why?

Role-plays and simulations
- What advice would you give your business partner who wants to visit some interesting places in Slovakia? /Simulation/

- Imagine you are a part of a committee which has several thousand euros to spend on the development of your town/village. Which of the following would you choose to set up? Give reasons for your choice: A sports centre, a youth club, a library, a language school, an amusement arcade, a disco. /Simulation/

- Some people’s ideas of a perfect holiday are to stay at home and work in the garden. Others dream of lying in the sun on a sandy Caribbean beach getting a sun-tan. Still others would like an adventure holiday, like Robinson Crusoe, with surprises around every corner. If you had enough money and time, what would be your ideal holiday? /Simulation/

- Imagine you could choose where you want to live. You must decide about location, the type of accommodation and how you would like your house/ flat to look. /Simulation/
- Make a short presentation about a place you have visited and liked very much. Include the following: the location, vivid description, reasons it is a good place to visit. /Simulation/
 
Mestá a miesta
- dôležité miesta v mojom živote /rodisko, miesto štúdií, miesto trávenia víkendov a prázdnin/
- sprevádzanie turistov /privítanie, základné informácie o pobyte/
- turisticky zaujímavé miesta /hrady, zámky, kúpele, jaskyne/ a mestá
- miesto vhodné na oddych a miesto na spoločenské vyžitie
- miesto mojich snov

A.
Places have always been important in people’s lives. Throughout our lives we get know various places that become connected to us. One of the most important places in our life I our birthplace. We know the place fairly well as it is always connected with the happiest memories from our childhood, with our parents and siblings, with friends, first boyfriend/girlfriend and even after we grow up and live somewhere else we tend to come back to recollect those happy days. People are strongly tied to their birthplace and it seems that nothing can break that bond.
Later as adults we have to find a place to live on our own and very often it is far from our birthplace but does not mean it is less important. This place becomes our hometown, the place where we work, meet new friends, live with our families, the place that is our home. The reasons why we choose a place to be our home are various. Some people choose a place that is quiet, far from busy cities, living in privacy is important for them. On the other side, there are lots of people who choose a town to be their home. They cannot imagine living far from ´civilisation´. For them towns are ideal places as they offer more opportunities for finding a job, there are educational, cultural and sports facilities. Socializing is easier in towns, in fact, you are never alone in towns, and you are always surrounded by lots of people.
The word ´home´ has different meanings for different people. To a child ´home´ means parents, toys and bedtime stories, to a teenager ´home´ means strict rules, arguments about school results, clothes and pocket money, to a working woman it means hard work, tiring household chores and to a man it can mean tasty meals and relaxation.
Most of people try hard to create ´real home´ for their loved ones, the place where all the members of their family can feel safe and happy and they find help whenever they need it.
Some other places can become important in one’s life. For thousands of students who start studying at universities their campus becomes ´home´ where they spend several years.
At present many students eager to learn a language apply for a scholarship and spend several months in a foreign country. Some of them stay in a host family, live with their host parents and they have a ´second home´.

C.

Different places in the world are famous for different reasons. New York City is famous for its parades. One of the most famous is the annual Macy´s Thanksgiving Day parade, which is shown on television. In the UK, people often think of Trafalgar Square as a place where you can go to feed pigeons. There is also a stereotype about people from the North of England who keep pigeons and race them, to see which pigeon returns home first. The south of Franc is known as a place for the rich and famous to go n holiday.
Spas became very fashionable places in the UK and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. People still visit spas, even though in Britain it is ore to look at the old buildings than to go in the water. The most famous English spa is in Bath. In Slovakia, people believe in the curative effects of spas and people spend 3-week stays getting different treatments, massages and just relaxing. Piešťany is famous for helping people who suffer from rheumatism, Bardejov for diabetes and stomach aches, and Trenčianske Teplice for problems with locomoter apparatus.
There are lots of interesting places all over the world which people like to visit, especially during summer holidays when most people take time off, such as historic landmarks, beautiful natural wonders, unique buildings and museums. 
Every summer millions of people set off for their holiday destinations and spend several days or weeks far from home, relaxing, having fun and learning about different cultures. Such holidays are important, since they help people find out how important home is. If their holiday is a long one, they get homesick and long for the place they know. After coming home they feel relaxed and full of energy. They had a wonderful tome but they are home and you may hear the well know phrases, “East or west, home is best.” “There is no place like home.” or “Home, sweet home.”
 
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