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  1. Lesson 1| A million questions
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    7 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | Tell me all about them!
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Writing an Article
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    1 Cuestionario
  4. Lesson 4 | I wasn’t ready when it happened
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    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Storyteller
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    1 Cuestionario
  6. Lesson 6 | Future Tenses
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    5 Cuestionarios
  7. Lesson 7 | This season is going to be very interesting
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    3 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | I haven’t seen that in years!
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    4 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Cinema session
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Anything you like
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    3 Cuestionarios
  11. Lesson 11 | Nothing compares...
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    3 Cuestionarios
  12. Lesson 12 | World city survey
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    3 Cuestionarios
  13. Lesson 13 | SKILLS
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  14. Lesson 14 | BBC News
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    4 Cuestionarios
Lección 12, Tema 1
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Lesson 12 – Step 1 – Reading

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Goal

Let’s start the lesson with some reading. You can read it on your own or play the audio and follow along.

Once you have finished, you can go to the next step.


What is the best city in the world?

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel website, has recently announced the results of its second annual Cities Survey, which reveals travellers’ opinions of the world’s top tourist cities. The results are based on more than 54,000 responses from recent TripAdvisor reviewers about top cities around the world.

Of the 37 cities included in the survey, Sydney ranks among the best in the world for family-friendliness and attractions/things to do, ranking 7th and 12th respectively. With iconic attractions such as Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, Sydney was also recognized for having the cleanest and most convenient streets when travelling alone.

The city with the best overall experience was Tokyo. The city also obtained the highest score ranking in the list for having the most helpful locals, the friendliest taxi drivers, and the cleanest streets. Tokyo received high scores across the board, ranking in the top 10 in 13 of the survey’s 16 categories. Tokyo may well be the most impressive city you have ever visited.

Other standout cities include Singapore, which occupies the first place in comfort for travelling alone and second in taxi service, street cleanliness, ease of getting around and family-friendliness; New York, which ranked first in the best restaurants and nightlife; Rome, which topped the list for attractions/things to do and culture; Dubai, which takes first place in terms of comfort for travelling alone; and Budapest, which was voted best value for money.

Here’s a summary of some top results by category:

Overall Top Performers:  

CategoryFirst placeSecond placeThird place
Helpful localsTokyoCape TownLisbon 
Friendliest taxi driversDubrovnikTokyoSingapore
Best taxi servicesTokyoSingaporeDublin
Cleanest streetsTokyoSingaporeBerlin
Ease of getting aroundViennaSingaporeBerlin
Best public transportTokyoViennaBerlin
Best value for moneyBudapestLisbonHanoi
Comfort travelling aloneSingaporeTokyoVienna
Best for shoppingDubaiNew York CityLondon
Best for hotelsDubaiCancunBangkok
Best for restaurantsNew York CityCape TownTokyo
Best for attractionsRomeNew York CityParis
Family-friendlinessStockholmSingaporeCopenhagen
Best for cultureRomeViennaParis
Best for nightlifeNew York CityLondonTokyo
Best overall experienceTokyoNew York CityBarcelona

Overall Low Rankers:  

CategoryLast placeSecond lastThird last
Helpful localsMoscowBeijingMarrakech
Friendliest taxi driversMoscowBeijingBrussels
Best taxi servicesMoscowBeijingKuala Lumpur
Cleanest streetsMumbaiMarrakechBangkok
Ease of getting around to get aroundMumbaiPunta CanaMarrakech
Best public transportMarrakechHanoiSharm el Sheikh
Best value for moneyMoscowRio de JaneiroCopenhagen
Comfort travelling alonePunta CanaSharm el SheikhMarrakech
Best for shoppingPunta CanaMoscowRio de Janeiro
Best for hotelsMoscowRio de JaneiroBrussels
Best for restaurantsPunta CanaMoscowMarrakech
Best for attractionsPunta CanaSharm el SheikhMumbai
Family-friendlinessMarrakechMoscowMumbai
Best for cultureSharm el SheikhPunta CanaDubai
Best for nightlifeMarrakechPunta CanaHanoi
Best overall experienceMumbaiPunta CanaMoscow

Reflection


  • What do the words in blue have in common?

The answers are in step 3.

Conclusión

Have you finished? Then you can move on to step 2.