Urban pulse

1. Learning Objectives

  • talk about city life

  • understand pros and cons

  • make and respond to complaints

  • recommend the best city to live in


2. Culture Notes

  • Globe Theater: a theaterin London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in 1599 by Shakespeare'splaying company, and was destroyed by fire in 1613. A second Globe Theater wasbuilt on the same site by 1614 and closed in 1642. A modern reconstruction ofthe Globe, named Shakespeare'sGlobe”, opened in 1997.

  • The Zimmers:aBritish band with the oldest members of any band in the world. A zimmer (frame)refers to a frame that helps people to walk. The band was created as a featurein a BBC Television documentary, which was first broadcast on 28 May 2007. The bandwas formed for the purpose of giving a voice to the feelings of isolation andimprisonment suffered by the elderly.

  • The Who: a British rock group known forenergetic live performances which often included instrument destruction.


3. Listening Skills