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The streets of Palma through the eyes of a tourist (1): Listening exercise


Last May,   a British tourist walked along the streets of Palma filming parts of the city and making a few comments. It is not a professional video, but it gives you a good idea of what our city is like seen through the eyes of a tourist.

We are going to stroll  along the same streets, so let’s get some listening practice beforehand.

Watch this video and answer the questions in your notebook. As usual , the first one to find the answers must post them to the blog. Remember to write the number of the question you are answering to make it easier for your class mates.

1. She walks along a street called San Feliu, can you find it in the map?

2. What is her opinion on the courtyards? What are the adjectives she uses to describe them?

3. She passes a hairdresser. What is the name of the hairdresser?

4. Is it a modern one or an old one?

5. Are there lots of business in the streets?

6. What are the streets like? What is the adjective she uses to describe the streets?

7. She passes a place where French is taught. What is the name of the place?

8. She talks about the domination of the island by different people. Tick the ones she mentions:

Fenitians         Vandals          Romans           Arabs  Any other

9. She passes a pastry and bread shop. What is the name of the shop?

10. What can you buy in the bread shop packaged in gift boxes?

11. Which church does she find at the end of the street? Do you recognise it?

12. What does she say about prizes in Majorca?

13. What does she say about prices in restaurants?

14. How much does she say some restaurants charge you for a simple salad?

15. What does she say about prices in supermarkets?

16.Why does she recommend renting an apartment?

17. What does she say about prices of guided tours organised by the municipality of Palma?

18. Does she plan to go on one of those city tours?

19. How big are the apartments that are being advertised?

20. What is real state? What do they sell?

21. Does she talk about  the history of Mallorca?

22. Did you find the video very difficult?

23. Did you learn any new words?

23. Do you think she likes the city?


8 Novembre 2009 - Posted by | lenguas, sortides, video activity, vocabulari | , ,

18 comentaris »

  1. […] The streets of Palma through the eyes of a tourist (1): Listening exercise […]

    Retroping per 1.en 17 The streets of Palma through the eyes of a tourist (1): Listening exercise « Oh my God!! | 14 Octubre 2011 | Respon

  2. 1- Yes.
    2- The adjectives are beautiful, lovely. She says the doors are very nice and love the courtyards.
    3- The name of the hairdresser is La Paz.
    4- It’s old.
    5- Yes, there are many busines.
    22- It’s a little difficult to understand English to an American, but it has been more or less well.
    23- I’ve learned enough new words.
    23- I think she likes the city very much.

    Comentari per juditell | 10 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  3. 1- Yes, I looked for on a street directory. It’s perpendicular to “ Es Born “.

    2- Beautiful, lovely.

    3- La Paz.

    4- It,s an old one.

    5- There are a lot of business,most of them are restaurants and bistros.


    7- Alliance Francaise.

    8- Fenitians, Vandals, Romans, Arabs.

    9- Forn d’es Recó.

    10- differents types of ensaimadas.

    11- Santa Cruz church.

    12– Majorca is expensive, in general.

    13- Prices are very expensives- Probably Majorca is the island with the more expensive prices of all the Balearic Islands.

    14- 12€

    15- They are sheap: beer,seafood,etc.

    16- Because you can cook by yourself, with cheap prices.

    17- She says they are very interesting, and their cost are about 10 €.

    18- Yes. She expects to catch one of them this week. The meeting point is at 10:30 on any main square.

    19- From 220 square meters.

    20- An enterprise where you can rent or buy a house, flat, or any other state.

    21- Yes, she does.

    22- Yes, because the quality of the sound is awful.

    23- Yes. Examples: pretty …, prices, real state, tour,etc

    24- It’s fascinating for her. I think she loves the city.

    Comentari per mealemany | 10 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  4. 4-It is a old hairdresser.

    Comentari per jlny7288 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  5. 21. Yes,she speaking of the history of Mallorca

    Comentari per jhoannacorrea | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  6. 11-The name of church is church of palma de mallorca, idont recognise.

    Comentari per 1esoiesramonlull | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  7. 14. For one simple salad: 12 €

    Comentari per Rodrigo Deus | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  8. 22-The video is very difficult.But if you listen carefully it’s very easy.

    Comentari per pepe1997 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  9. 22- No,I think that is not dificult.

    Comentari per angelblanch | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  10. 2 Her opinion for the courtyards is it are very beatiful.
    She uses the adjectives: beatiful.

    Comentari per aina | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  11. peptoni
    13-yes, the prices are very high, very expensive

    Comentari per peptoni97 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  12. 5. Yes the´re are a lot of bussines.
    10. You can buy Buns.
    23. Yes, I learn.
    23. yes. I think she like the city very much, becuse she expain a lot of thinks.

    Comentari per india16 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  13. 23. This person, like very much Mallorca. And me too!

    Comentari per andrea199762 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    • This person like’s very much Palma and me too!

      Comentari per andrea199762 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  14. 5.No there aren’t.

    Comentari per sarabouza12 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  15. 1. yes.

    Comentari per peptoni97 | 9 Novembre 2009 | Respon

  16. 3.She passes through a man hairdresser called La Paz.

    7.The name of the French school is called alliance française.

    9.The pastry and bakery called Es Forn d’es reco.

    Comentari per claudiapg | 8 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    • well done! but…
      Remember to use capital letters for …
      correct the errors, capitalize the words that need to be capitalized.

      Comentari per mloredo | 8 Novembre 2009 | Respon

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