the upcoming week we are going to talk about the consequences of obnoxious (nasty) tourists’ visits, the influence of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, we are going to investigate the current project in Peru – an airport near Machu Picchu that will attract more tourists to this site. Finally, there will be a discussion on vandalism and graffiti or street art.
THIS WEEK’S CATEGORY IN ASAP ENGLISH WORKSHOPS:
CULTURES AND TRAVELLING
Topics connected with: world heritage sites, tourism, vandalism
Tourism is not only pleasure, sightseeing and loads of money. It impacts the most visited places tremendously when uncontrolled. Tourism vandalism and carelessness of the authorities can turn a world heritage site into a ruin. Check out the latest news and think about your opinion on these matters.
1. Improving tourism: An airport in the heart of Machu Picchu
Easier version for the A2 level: https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1906/190614-machu-picchu.html
2. Japanese city asks tourists to stop ‘sand graffiti’.
Easier version for the A2 level:: https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1905/190525-tottori-sand-dunes.html
GRAFFITI AND STREET ART
When talking about the value of graffiti it is important to acquaint yourself with the persona of Banksy – the most renowned, acclaimed and influential street work artist. Secondly, if you are not familiar with the history of graffiti movement, I strongly recommend watching the following videos, or at leats some of them, to learn the main ideals that stood behind it at the beginnings.
1. Who is Banksy?
2. A look into the past – Graffiti in America
3. The reneisannce of Bronx street – a new look on modern graffiti
4. Graffiti Style Wars 1983 – a glimpse of the 80’s in the US
This documentary is not only a story of old school graffiti movements in the States but also a great way to look back into the times without smartphones and social media. Real people with real stories.
JOT IT DOWN
If you really want to learn English you must join us in the English writing practice. Write two paragraphs (about 200 words) about one chosen topic. Follow a three-part structure – an introduction, the main body and a summary. Post your answer here or bring your text to the workshops. It will be a great form of a revision of words for other students and for you a booster in learning. Trust me. 🙂
A lot of places in the world rely on tourism as a main source of income. Unfortunately, tourism can also be a source of problems if it is not managed correctly.
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of tourism in the modern world. Do you think that benefits of tourism outweight its drawbacks?
Compare the idea of graffiti and street art. Discuss the vaule of it. Show both sides of the coin. Finally, conclude it with your personal opinion.