In pairs: What's the problem in the picture? Do you use public transportation? Why (not)? a. Find the words from the passage that match the definitions below. Listen and repeat. b. In pairs: Talk about the public transportation where you live, or in a place you know. a. Listen to city planners talking about a new form of public transportation. Do they all think it will have more advantages or disadvantages?b. Now, listen and match.
In pairs: What is happening in the picture? Do you think your city or town will ever have a restaurant like this? Why not? a. Match the underlined words to the definitions. Listen and repeat. b. In pairs: What chores at home do you do by hand? What things do machines and computers help people do? a. Read the magazine interview. What effect will automation have on cities? b. Now, read and answer the questions.
In pairs: Look at the picture. How is this future city different from cities of the present? What current problems might this city solve? a. Listen to students in a class. What does the class think is the most important problem to fix? b. Now, listen and complete the table. c. In pairs: Does your town or city have these problems? Which ones? What are some possible solutions?