lunes, 9 de junio de 2014




1.- Where do people live?
Fill the gaps.

2.- How are towns and cities built?

  1. In locations which are good for economic activity and communication.
  2. On the coast, on large rivers, in fertile valleys, or where roads meet.
  3. It´s the way its streets and buildings are distributed.
  4. When urban growht has not been planned.
  5. When urban growth has been planned.
  6. The irregular part shows that the city initially grew without any planning.
  7. The regular part shows that it was later extended following an urban develpment plan.
  8. Modern skyscrapers may be found in the newer districts.
  9. Older buildings may be found in the historic centre.
  10. Label the pictures and match the sentences:
    1. Irregular layout: 1, 6, 9, 10
    2. Grid plan: 4, 7, 11
    3. Radiocentric layout: 1, 3, 5, 8
3.- How are cities structured?
  1. They serve as places of residence, provide services, and have industries.
  2. Residencial areas.
  3. In the most elegant parts of the city, in renovated buildings in the city centre, or in expensive housing developments on the outskirts.
  4. Poorer people live in less attractive districts, in old buildings in the city centre, or in cheap housing developments in the suburbs.
  5. Servicies are found in the city centre.
  6. Politics.
  7. Because it has the largest stock exchange in Europe, and its an important financial centre.
  8. Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe and its main function is trade.
  9. Because they have a cultural function related to their universities.
  10. Because their primary function is religious.
  11. In the cities.
  12. On the outskirts.
4.- How have cities and towns grown?
  1. Urban population refers to the people who live in cities.
  2. Towns and medium-sized cities have less than 500,000 inhabitants.
  3. A megacity has more than 10 million inhabitants.
  4. A metropolitan area refers to a large city or metropolis and its surrounding urban areas.
  5. A conurbation is formed when the metropolitan areas of two or more cities meet each other.
  6. A megalopolis is created when several conurbation meet.
  7. Give examples:
    1. Paris and London.
    2. Madrid and Barcelona.
    3. Amsterdam, Rotterdam dn the Hague in Holland.
    4. The area around Bilbao and the area around Alicante.
    5. Tokyo, New York and Beijing.
    6. Tokyo.
5.- What is the world´s urban network?
  1.  Cities.
  2. Urban network.
  3. urban network.
  4. hierarchy.
  5. World metropolises.
  6. Tokyo and London.
  7. World metropolises.
  8. National metropolises.
  9. National metropolises.
  10. National metropolises.
  11. Regional metropolises.
  12. Smaller cities.
  13. Give examples:
    1. New York, Tokyo and London.
    2. Madrid and Barcelona.
    3. Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid.
    4. Salamanca, Toledo, Cáceres, Albacete.
6.- What are cities in developing countries like?
  1. Complete the gasps.
  2. In the Plaza Mayor.
  3. In the most modern and elegant neighbourhoods.
  4. The head offices of the largest banks and companies in the country.
  5. A total of 8.7 million people.
  6. In shanty towns on the outskirts of the city and in slums in the centre.
7.- What are cities in developed countries like?
  1. The first exercice will be in disorder in the exam, of course.
  2. In houses.
  3. On wide avenues near main boulevards.
  4. Many luxury apartment buildings. Wealthy people.
  5. The business centre is the heart of the city. It is the centre of finance and business.
  6. Factories.
  7. Skyscrapers, hotels and stores.
  8. Traffic is very intense.
  9. More than one hundred ethnic groups.
  10. Little Italy, Chinatown, and Little Korea.
  11. Ghettoes are the poorer areas near the centre.
  12. People of the same race with limited economic resources.
  13. A lot of crimes.

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