THE 10 GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

The 10 Greatest Cities in the World - Estúdio447 English Club - Workshop de inglês

THE 10 GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

* London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney are just five of the incredible cities that we will discuss this workshop. Let’s debate what makes cities great and discover the best these cities have to offer from the people who live there.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB: 24/05 - 19:30h – 21:00h
LOCATION: Chez Vous (Av. Lavandisca, 395 - Moema)
DURATION: (1.5 hours per workshop)
GROUP SIZE: 6 people
PRICE: R$80 per workshop (includes a drink per workshop: wine or beer)
           
RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW: Your place for a workshop is only guaranteed once you have paid.

 

INTRODUCTION
Over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and according to the United Nation’s Human Settlement Program that number is predicted to grow by approximately 3 billion people by 2050. Cities are the centre of innovation and creativity. Cities are the financial centres of the world - where fortunes are lost and made. But what makes a city great? Much depends on what you are looking for. A great city to visit is not always a great city to live in and vice-versa. Trying to choose the 10 greatest cities for this workshop was not easy. It is always going to be a very subjective endeavour. What I consider to be a great city might not be the same as you, but as I am the person writing this workshop it means I decided! I have only selected cities that I have personally experienced. I apologise if I have missed off a great city that you believe should be on the list, but either I have never been there or I have been there and I just didn’t think it was that great. Sorry. OK, let’s dive in!

 

PARIS BY WAELE

WHAT YOU MUST SEE: The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
BEST PLACE TO EAT OR DRINK: The Latin Quarter has great French restaurants and just about every other type European food.
WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE SKINT: Buy a bottle of French wine and some cheese and sit on the grass in front of the Eiffel Tower and watch it light up. It blinks every 10 minutes. 
BEST TIME TO VISIT: August – All the Parisians are out of town!
THE BEST FILM TO WATCH SET IN THIS CITY: Midnight in Paris
THE WORST THING IN PARIS: The tourists! And the French!
THE GREATEST THING THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER: The city is one big open air museum, so just rent a bike and explore the city. It only costs 1 Euro per hour to hire a bike.

 

NEW YORK BY JAMES

WHAT YOU MUST SEE: Walk around Manhattan and Brooklyn and take in the street life. Have a picnic in Central Park. The Natural History Museum is the second best in the world, after London of course! Go watch a baseball game at the Yankees Stadium.
BEST PLACE TO EAT OR DRINK: Murray’s Bagels for breakfast and then Carnegie Deli for the biggest sandwich of your life.
WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE SKINT: Get a hotdog from a traditional New York vendor. They are cheap at $2.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Any time!
THE BEST FILM TO WATCH SET IN THIS CITY: For a classic film watch ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ or ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ for something more fast paced.
THE WORST THING IN NEW YORK: Hustlers in Time Square try to get money from you. Watch Out!
THE GREATEST THING THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER: An electric atmosphere like no other!

 

TOKYO BY KEIKO

In 2015 Tokyo was ranked number one as the ‘World’s most liveable cities’ by the lifestyle magazine Monocle, with London and New York not even making the top 25. When it comes to cities where people have a truly high quality of life, this survey has found Tokyo, Japan, to be the top choice. Currently the city is home to 13.3 million people. The city is currently making a huge effort to be more eco-friendly with 20% of the population now cycling to work.

WHAT YOU MUST SEE: Check out Tsukiji Fish Market it is the largest and busiest fish market in the world. It is best to get there early around.....

 

*** THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF 'THE 10 GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD' WORKSHOP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CONVERSATION WORKSHOP IN FULL, WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND A FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE. 
 

The rest of this workshop will discuss...

  • BERLIN BY BJÖRN
  • LONDON BY LUKE AND BEN
  • SYDNEY BY STEVE
  • AMSTERDAM BY TIM
  • SAN FRANCISCO BY ADRIAN
  • PLUS TWO OTHER OF THE GREATEST CITIES

QUESTION

WHICH THREE CITIES DO YOU THINK HAVE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF THE GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD?
Please leave a response in the comment section below.
 

 

VOCABULARY

  • skint: (adjective) (slang) [Portuguese: sem dinheiro] - a person who has little or no money available. "I'm a bit skint just now"
  • greenery: (noun) [Portuguese: verdura] - green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation.
  • rambled on: (synonym) - to talk or write about something for a long time in a way that is boring, annoying, or confusing
  • synonym: (noun) [Portuguese: sinónimo] - word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close.
  • blossom: (noun) [Portuguese: floração] - a flower or a mass of flowers on a tree or bush.
  • endeavour: (noun) [Portuguese: esforço] - an attempt to achieve a goal.
  • to ramble on: (verb) [Portuguese: divagar] - talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.
  • edgy: (adjective) [Portuguese: esforço] - tense, nervous, or irritable.
  • to blink: (noun) [Portuguese: piscar] - shut and open the eyes quickly.
  • open-air: (noun) [Portuguese: ar livre] - a free or unenclosed space outdoors.
  • vast: (noun) [Portuguese: vesta] - of very great extent or quantity; immense.
  • petite: (noun) [Portuguese: petite] - (of a woman) having a small and attractively dainty build.
  • immaculate: (adjective) [Portuguese: imaculado] - perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.
  • hustler: (noun) [Portuguese: vigarista] - an aggressively enterprising person; a go-getter or conman.
  • yard: (noun) [Portuguese: jarda] - a unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet.
  • drunk: (noun) [Portuguese: bêbado] - affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behaviour.

SOURCES

  • The majority of the content for this workshop comes from primary sources. i.e. from friends who have offer tips about their city.

 

* Please note that this workshop has been written using British English. Therefore a few words may have been spelt slightly differently than if they were spelt with American English.

 

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BERLIN BY BJÖRN

 

PARIS BY WAELE

 

AMSTERDAM BY TIM

 

SYDNEY BY STEVE

 

LONDON BY BEN

 

LONDON BY LUKE

 

SAN FRANCISCO BY ADRIAN