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Unit five: Lifestyle


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  • What do you think cities will be like in the future?

  • What are the advantage and disadvantages of working or studying at home?

What does the future hold for us?

Fifty years from now, population in all countries will have grown to such an extent that cities will themselves have to undergo a radical change to cater for these growing population numbers

A more suitable solution has to be found

Those who do decide to live on the outskirts of the city will have an alternative work or study arrangement

… by that time, it will be done by a large majority of individuals

Needless to say, you will have to be very responsible and pace yourself

… to the university you are attending

Vocabulary & Grammar


Set a date for your wedding

Set a price for his car

Set a goal for yourself

Set a good example for your little sister

Set a clock

Set a trap for a mouse

Set a tough task

Set a high standard




Harmful to the environment

Cost of gas


Cost of insurance

Traffic jam



Weather conditions

Cutting-edge technology

Monthly pass

The train run frequently

I´m very used to using the underground


outskirts |ˈaʊtskəːts|


the outer parts of a town or city. he built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham.

suburb |ˈsʌbəːb|


an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one. a highly respectable suburb of Chicago. a working-class suburb. life is much better in the suburbs.

(pace oneself) do something at a slow and steady rate in order to avoid overexertion: Frank was pacing himself for the long night ahead.

commute |kəˈmjuːt|


1 [ no obj. ] travel some distance between one's home and place of work on a regular basis: he commuted from Corby to Kentish Town.

attend |əˈtɛnd|

verb [ with obj. ]

1 be present at (an event, meeting, or function): the whole sales force attended the conference | [ no obj. ] : her family were not invited to attend.

go regularly to (a school, church, or clinic): all children are required to attend school.

extent |ɪkˈstɛnt, ɛk-|

noun [ in sing. ]

1 the area covered by something: an enclosure ten acres in extent.

the size or scale of something: the extent of global warming.

2 the particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case: everyone will have to compromise to some extent | decision-making was to a large extent outside his control.

undergo |ʌndəˈgəʊ|

verb (undergoes, undergoing |-ˈgəʊz| ; pastunderwent |-ˈwɛnt| ; past participleundergone |-ˈgɒn| ) [ with obj. ]

experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous): he underwent a life-saving brain operation.

dwelling |ˈdwɛlɪŋ| (also dwelling place)

noun formal

a house, flat, or other place of residence. the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby.

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