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How could the town where you live be improved?


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

For most people there are always a few improvements or changes that they would like to happen in the town where they live. Whether it be a specific shop, new restaurants, more bars, a better park or improved transport links, most people can think of something they would like to change.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.

Improvement (Noun) = when something gets better or when you make it better.
Example: “We have done a few improvements to the house since we moved in”.

Sort out (Phrasal Verb) = to organise or arrange things which are untidy OR to successfully deal with something, such as a problem or difficult situation.
Example: “We need to sort out the plan for the weekend”.

Take care of (someone/something) (Phrase) = to look after someone or something.
Example: “Pets are a great way for children to learn how to take care of someone”.

Look after (Phrasal Verb) = to take care of someone or something by keeping them healthy or in good condition.
Example: “I looked after my neighbour's cat when he went on holiday”.

Beneficial (Adjective) = Used to describe something that is good or helpful.
Example: “It's very beneficial to exercise every day”.

Benefit (someone/something) (Verb) = to be helped by something or to help someone.
Example: “The yoga classes are really benefitting me”.

Definitely (Adverb) = without any doubt.
Example: “This is definitely the best burger I've ever eaten!”.

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.

How could the town where you live be improved?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to How could the town where you live be improved?
  • How has your town improved over the last ten years?
  • How do you think your town will improve in the next ten years?
  • What do you think is the best way for residents to get the changes they want?

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