The Reading / Listening - Venice - Level 0

Venice is a top tourist destination with around 20 million visitors a year. This causes problems like pollution and overcrowding. The city wants tourists to pay to visit Venice. An Italian newspaper said the fee could be $10. Venice might also limit the number of visitors who can enter the city. Tourists may need to book their visit.

People are worried about Venice. Some people worry about its marine life. Others worry about its buildings. Italy said UNESCO could add Venice to its list of World Heritage in Danger sites. A hotel worker says Venice needs tourists because they "spend big". A city worker worries Venice could become a "theme park".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Venice - Level 1 Venice - Level 2   or  Venice - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-21/venice-to-charge-tourists-for-entry-from-summer-2022-la-stampa
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/venice-is-open-for-tourists-but-not-cruise-ships-11629550801
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9916547/Venice-plans-charge-tourists-10-euros-require-book.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Venice is a top
  2. around 20 million visitors
  3. This causes problems
  4. The city wants tourists
  5. the fee could
  6. Venice might also limit the
  7. visitors who can
  8. Tourists may need to book
  1. like pollution
  2. their visit
  3. to pay
  4. number
  5. tourist destination
  6. be $10
  7. a year
  8. enter the city

Paragraph 2

  1. People are worried
  2. people worry about its marine
  3. Others worry about
  4. UNESCO could add Venice
  5. A hotel worker says Venice
  6. they spend
  7. a city worker
  8. Venice could become
  1. needs tourists
  2. worries
  3. to its list
  4. a theme park
  5. big
  6. life
  7. about Venice
  8. its buildings

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Venice is (1) ___________________ destination with around 20 million (2) ___________________. This causes problems like pollution and overcrowding. The city wants (3) ___________________ to visit Venice. An Italian newspaper said the (4) ___________________ $10. Venice might also limit the (5) ___________________ who can enter the city. Tourists may (6) ___________________ their visit.

People (7) ___________________ Venice. Some people worry (8) ___________________ life. Others worry about its buildings. Italy said UNESCO could add Venice to (9) ___________________ World Heritage in Danger sites. A (10) ___________________ Venice (11) ___________________ they "spend big". A city worker worries Venice (12) ___________________ "theme park".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Veniceisatoptouristdestinationwitharound20millionvisitorsayear.Th
iscausesproblemslikepollutionandovercrowding.Thecitywantstouris
tstopaytovisitVenice.AnItaliannewspapersaidthefeecouldbe$10.Ve
nicemightalsolimitthenumberofvisitorswhocanenterthecity.Tourists
mayneedtobooktheirvisit.PeopleareworriedaboutVenice.Somepeop
leworryaboutitsmarinelife.Othersworryaboutitsbuildings.ItalysaidU
NESCOcouldaddVenicetoitslistofWorldHeritageinDangersites.Ahote
lworkersaysVeniceneedstouristsbecausethey"spendbig".Acitywork
erworriesVenicecouldbecomea"themepark".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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