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_______, how beautiful you are!

  • “The streets and buildings of the old part of ___ have been declared Historical and Artistic Monument by the ___ Government. The city preserves important remains from the past, some of them really magnificent.”
  • “It was the first noble building to be erected out of the city walls, in its southern side. It was the beginning of a great urban development in ___.

… two-floor building. The ground floor -under arcades- and the additional rooms placed on top were hired in the past for commercial activities.

A clocktower was added on top of the building in the 19th century. Nowadays the palace is entirely devoted to politic and administrative labours.” 2

  • “This is the street that preserves most of the traces and vestiges from medieval ___; in fact, it was the most important of all the streets placed inside the walls of the medieval city.” 3
  • “It is a very well preserved monument of small dimensions, delicate and harmonious.

This church was built in order to respond to the religious needs of the only quarter in ___ that was placed outside the medieval city walls. Its neighbours were dedicated exclusively to sea-related works. Its construction started in the beginning of the 13th century and took a long time to finish.” 8

  • “…, this is a splendid mansion built in 1903 in an area that was then beginning to be the city’s modern part.” 11
  • “It is probably the most singular architectonic space in ___. Its perfect symmetry and the fact that this square is completely sorrounded by galleries makes it stunningly original.” 12
  • “This building is the most outstanding palace in ___ since it was finished in the 17th century. Some experts think that its southern façade is the best example of ___ Baroque.” 16
  • “___ is along with ___ one of the most singular and popular streets in the city. The side under the arcades forms a charming, never-ending maze when viewed from ___ Square.” 24

April 14, 2016 Posted by | 1st INT, Reading | , , , | Leave a comment

The “unsinkable” ship: the Titanic

This is an incredibly complete unit on the uses of the past simple and past continuous forms on BBC Learning English, a great website with loads of resources. In this unit, number 7, of their Lower-intermediate course you can also listen, watch and read about an event in the past century that will keep on people’s minds forever: the sinking of the Titanic (14th April 1912)


November 17, 2014 Posted by | 1st INT, GRAMMAR, Listening, PRONUNCIATION, Reading, RESOURCES, VOCABULARY | , , , , | Leave a comment