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Additional Vocabulary

go for a stroll amble get a breath of fresh air

Place 9: A garden / park

Describe a garden or park that you know.

You should say:

Where it is located

How often you go there

What you do there

Whether there are other places like this where you live.

(Exactly the same as Place 4: A place of natural beauty.)

Place 10: A river, take or sea you have visited

Describe a river, take or sea that you have visited.

You should say:

Where this place is

Why you went there

What you liked about this place

Whether you would like to go there again.

Focus on a river or take but describe the park area beside the river or take. By doing this you can use the content from Place 4: A place of natural beauty.

Place 11: A shop

Describe a shop that you like.

You should say:

Where the shop is

What type of shop it is

How often you visit this shop

What you like about this shop.

Use some of the content from Place l: An important building. Combine this with vocabulary from Part One Topic 24: Shopping.

Place 12: A library

Describe a library that you have visited.

You should say:

Where the library is located

What you use it for

How often you visit this place

What special features it has.

Suggestion

Talk about the central library in your city. (Invent this if you don't know about it.) Say that the library is a well-equipped multimedia library.

Uncommon Vocabulary

old publication specialist journal historical record

facility interactive software Internet access

audio-visual borrow lend

overdue (pay a) fine

Grammar Point

Use past tenses:

It was first established in 1995.

I used to borrow textbooks and course books when I was studying.

Use an "if" clause:

They never fine you, even if the returned books are overdue.

Place 13: A museum you have visited

Describe a museum that you have visited.

You should say:

What type of museum it is

Why you visited this place

What you liked about it

Whether you would like to go there again.

Suggestion

You can talk about a provincial or metropolitan museum, e.g. Hubei Provincial Museum / Beijing Metropolitan Museum.

Uncommon Vocabulary

Use vocabulary from Part One Topic 44: Museums.


Place 14: Your childhood home

Describe your childhood home.

You should say:

Where this place is located

What type of house it is

How long you lived there

What you liked about this place.

Suggestion

It is quite difficult to describe city accommodation. It is probably easier to talk about a home in the countryside. (Even if you have never lived in the countryside, you should be able to describe a typical countryside house.)

Uncommon Vocabulary

single-storey an isolated rural community central courtyard

meadow a typical rustic style bungalow veranda

thatched roof dried grass close-knit

Grammar Point

Use a mix of past tenses:

I used to live...

I lived there for 7 years.



While I was living there...

We moved out when I was 11 years old.

Use present tenses:

My relatives are still living there.

I've been back there a few times.


Place 15: Your idea of an ideal house

Describe idea of an ideal house.

You should say:

What type of house if would be

Why you would like to live there

What special features it would have

Whether you think you will ever live in a house like this.

Suggestion

Use the same content as Place 14: Your childhood home.

Grammar Point

You must use conditional tenses (if + would / could / might):

If I could choose my dream house, I would probably opt for...

It would have...

If I could pick and choose, I would like it to be / have...

If it was... then I might be able to...

If it had... then I would be able to...

Place 16: A restaurant

Describe a restaurant that you have visited.

You should say:

Where the restaurant is located

What type of restaurant it is

What you liked about this place

Whether you would recommend this place to others.

Suggestion

Say that the restaurant is located within the important building as described in Place 1: An important building. Expand this by adding details about the food, service and interior décor.


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