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Living in a large city

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Mihaela Jakovac

on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of Living in a large city

Design
Keep it simple but interesting, and consistent (themes)
FONT: simple, min. size 18, color that contrasts the background
BACKGROUND: simple, light, not distracting
ANIMATION: keep it simple and effective
GRAPHS: make information easier to visualize and comprehend

In the end
What you say in the end is what your audience will remember
Finish up with a thank you or questions from the audience
Proofread the whole presentation
Do not read from the slides or a piece of paper, it is boring

SKILLS – MAKING POWERPOINT SLIDES

Outline
On the 1st or 2nd slide
Stick to it
Only write main points (slide titles)

Timing
Talk for at least 30 seconds per slide
Write in short points
4-5 points per slide
Information on the slide is scaned in 15 seconds

SKILLS – MAKING POWERPOINT SLIDES

rush-hour
come to a standstill
system of commuting
derailment
traffic fumes
flow of traffic

KEY TERMS

Only a Madman Would Choose to Live in a Large Modern City

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Fill in the word chart.

STAGGERING
adjective
The queues for buses reach staggering proportions.
amazing, shocking
- (unimpressive)
zapanjujuće
ENVIRONMENT
noun
City-dwellers are obliged by their environment to adopt a wholly unnatural way of life.
surroundings, habitat
-
okoliš, okolina

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Fill in the word chart.

CROWDED
adjective
The streets are so crowded, there is hardly room to move on the pavements.
cramped, packed
empty, deserted
prenapučen, pretrpan
QUEUE
noun
The queues for buses reach staggering proportions.
line, file
- (disorder)
red

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Match the words in the two columns to get the expressions from the text.

blot
bring
city
crime
loose
power
put
rush
take


rate
out
up with
hour
dweller
notice of
touch with
cut
about

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Unjumble the letters to get the words from the text, first and last letters of all words are correct.

aoivd
ipsobsmile
pbdrtaicele
dneamd
avrire
coitnniods







TEXT EXERCISES

The chart shows the arguments against city life on the left. Write some of the advantages in the column on the right.

Arguments against the city life used in the text:
During rush-hours road traffic and public transport are horrible
Citizens are detached from nature, and air and noise pollution are terrible
Rents and real-estate prices are too high, as well as the cost of living
There is a constant threat of crime


TEXT EXERCISES

Choose the correct answer.

What is one of the greatest problems of large cities mentioned in the text?

a) Health
b) Traffic
c) Alienation

What can bring about conditions of utter chaos?

a)Anything unexpected, even if it is a small event
b)Anything serious, whether expected or unexpected
c)Only something very serious and unexpected

What are the biggest advantages of the city life?

a)There are greater career opportunities
b)There is a wide range of available and accessible facilities and services
c)The text mentions none

Rush-hours represent a great problem of urban traffic. Congestion occurs twice a day with predictable regularity. The streets are crowded, the trains and buses are packed, and the queues are enormous. The traffic on the roads virtually comes to a standstill. This whole crazy system of commuting stretches man’s resources to the utmost. An unforeseen event, such as a heavy snowfall, a power-cut or a minor derailment, can cause utter chaos, but people still put up with this.
Large modern cities are too big to control and impose unnatural living conditions on their inhabitants. Citizens have no connection with the nature, traffic fumes pollute the atmosphere, the cost of living in a city is very high, and the flow of traffic is endless. In addition to all this, the crime rates are very high and people live under constant threat. The question is why people choose to live like that when it is clear that the country is what man was born for and where he truly belongs.

TEXT SUMMARY

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Fill in the word chart.

ACCOMMODATION
noun
The demand for accommodation is so great that it is often impossible for ordinary people to buy a house of their own.
housing
-
smještaj
DISDAIN
verb
Exorbitant rents must be paid for tiny flats which even country hens would disdain to live in.
despise, scorn, abhor
admire, cherish, praise
prezirati

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Unjumble the letters to get the words from the text, first and last letters of all words are correct.

ipsmoe
apodt
irlaerevnt
plotule
pleiirvge
iabhnit








TEXT EXERCISES

Choose the correct answer.

The text provides an analysis of the city life. What is the general tone of the text?
a)Personal and biased
b)Personal but unbiased
c)Scientific and objective
The text mentions some problems related to public transport. What are they?
a)High prices and irregular service
b)Over-crowdedness and long queues
c)Inadequate comfort and security

SKILLS EXERCISES

Take a look at the pictures and you say why Mr. Gates’ presentation makes for a really bad example?
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