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Your space What can you see in the photos? Check the picture dictionary on p. 179. Read the article about Lisa and Lawrence. Where do they live and go to school /work? Which place(s) mentioned in the article can you see in pictures A–C? Read the article in 14 again. Answer the questions about Lisa and Lawrence. 1 How long are their journeys? 2 How often do they travel? 3 How do they travel? 4 What do they like about the places where they live / study? 5 Who do they live with? 6 Why do they live and work / study in different places? Find the opposites of the adjectives in the article. 1 2 3 boring / ugly / expensive / 4 5 6 noisy / dangerous / / clean Think of places you really like or do not like. Why do you like or dislike them? ■■ Give your opinions about places you know and discuss in small groups. Use the words in 16. Example: I really like Oxford Street in London … because … 13 Vocabulary Places 1 Picture dictionary, Places, p. 179 A C B 14 Reading a Place to place Lisa, aged 16, lives in Vienna, the capital of Austria, but goes to a boarding school in Berkshire, UK, more than 1,000 kilometres away. “I grew up in Vienna and I love it here, but my parents want me to go to boarding school in England,” she says. “At the beginning of term, three times a year, I have to travel for almost a day to get there, by plane and then by train, but it’s OK. My school is in Crowthorne, Berkshire, in southwest England near the town of Reading. I don’t want to live in the English countryside forever. It’s nice and green and a great place to study, but it’s very quiet. Vienna is an exciting place with lots of places to go out, shops and museums, but it’s quite polluted compared to Crowthorne.” There are more and more people like Lisa all over the world. Many people now live and work or study in very different places as people become more mobile. Lawrence Wood, an English businessman, works in London but lives in another country because the city is too expensive. He flies to London on Monday mornings and flies back to Malta on Thursday evenings, where his wife Samantha and his two young children live in a family apartment in Paceville. “Our new place in Malta is next to the sea. It’s safe, and our apartment is big and cheap,” says Lawrence. “We have a beautiful view of the Mediterranean. It’s five minutes from the kids’ school and seven kilometres from the airport. The flying’s OK. It’s three or four hours, but I only do it twice a week.” b 15 16 Vocabulary Describing places exciting 17 Speaking 38 Language skills Extras Explore 3 Your time, your space! Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv