Describe a city you have been to and would like to visit again.
You should say:
Where it is
When you visited it
What you did there
And explain why you would like to visit it again
I’d really like to go to Paris again. I went to Paris once a number of years ago and loved it. We stayed near St.Michel, and saw all the usual sites, including Notre Dame Cathedral, which sadly burnt down only last year. We ate in nice French restaurants, sat in café’s by the side of the road and watched the daily life of Paris go by. The buildings are astounding, the architecture, the history, everything is so wonderful and romantic in Paris. One thing that I particularly enjoyed was we visited to the Louvre, the most famous museum in Paris. It’s a massive place – you can’t see everything in one day – and to be honest, you shouldn’t try to. We went for 3 days in a row and spent a half day there each time. If you do it this way you don’t get too tired, and you get to absorb and take in the art work that you see, rather than being totally overloaded with too much in one day. The one thing about the Louvre which is fantastic is the food courts! Really! The restaurants in the museum are absolutely fantastic – they serve an array of international foods of really high quality. It’s really an amazing way to relax after you’ve spent several hours walking around exhibits when you’re hungry and tired. You really work up an appetite when you’re on holiday, because of so much walking around and taking in new sites and new experiences. Not to mention trying to navigate in a different language. Id’ love to go back again, because there are also a lot of art galleries and small museums that we simply didn’t get enough time to see.
1. What’s the difference between the city and the countryside?
Well, there’s loads of differences. A key difference is the peace and quiet of the countryside compared to the noise, the hustle and bustle of the city. Secondly, and more obviously, cities are more developed and have way better facilities and are usually more international, whereas country places are more limited in these regards. You can’t explore international restaurants and enjoy good hospitals and sports facilities in the countryside like you can in the big cities!
2. Some people say that large cities are suitable for old people. What do you think of it?
In some ways, maybe. Some older people prefer to be in larger cities, just because that is what they are familiar with – also because they want better hospital facilities and transport facilities, which you don’t really get in the country towns. There are also a lot of older people who favour living in smaller towns because it’s more relaxing, more peaceful and much less noisy and bothersome. To some extent it depends on their personality and preferences.
3. Do you think it is possible that all the people should move to cities?
No not really. I think there are still a lot of people who enjoy country life, and especially farmers and people who work with the land and grow crops and raise cattle, their livelihood depends on living in the countryside. And many are happy with that if their businesses are going well enough.
4. Do you think people in the countryside are friendlier than people in the city?
To a great extent I think so. In country places everyone knows everyone so there tends to be more trust between people. They are often warmer and have more time for strangers or visitors, partly because they run on their own schedules and are not constricted by the working hours and office-lives of the city. Also life is less stressful in some ways, so people tend to be less competitive and therefore more open and friendly.