3.3 WELCOME TO PERFECT CITY: CITY LIFE

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Which city was Samuel Johnson describing when he said that when a man is tired of it, he is tired of life?
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London

Which city was founded over 2,000 years ago on seven hills?
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Rome

Which city has a famous statue of Christ overlooking a bay?
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Rio de Janeiro

Which city is famous for its opera house and large harbour?
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Sydney

Which city has a large square with St. Basil's Cathedral and the GUM department store?
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Moscow

In which city would you find gondolas?
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Venice

In which city would you find a huge square and a section called "The Forbidden City"?
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Beijing

What is the capital city of Australia?
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Canberra

standing around somewhere for no clear reason

catch on
If something catches on, it becomes popular... people start using or following it. It could be related to technology, fashion, slang phrases, etc.
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become popular, of an idea

pickpockets
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people who steal from your pockets

a lot of things, not stored in a tidy way

to regularly travel a long distance to work commute to/from/between; commute noun [countable]: My morning commute takes 45 minutes. commuter noun [countable]: The train was packed with commuters.

The best thing to do with loitering teenagers is to give them (1) such as sports facilities.
Complete sentences 1-4.
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The best thing to do with loitering teenagers is to give them amenities such as sports facilities.
amenities, infrastructure, congestion, abandonment, tolls, regeneration

The city can't host a major international event because it doesn't have the (2). The transport is poor.
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The city can't host a major international event because it doesn't have the infrastructure. The transport is poor.

The (3) of run-down old buildings used to be a real problem where I live, but the area has shops and houses.
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The abandonment/regeneration of run-down old buildings used to be a real problem where I live, but the area has shops and houses

There's always traffic (4). We should have (4), so people pay to drive in the city.
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There's always traffic congestion. We should have tolls, so people pay to drive in the city.

Which three words in the box contain suffixes that turn them into nouns? What are the nouns root words?
amenities, infrastructure, congestion, abandonment, tolls, regeneration
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congestion comes from congest, abandonment comes from abandon, regeneration comes from generate.


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