Design Great Buildings
Can you match them?
Palace of the Doges
Post Office Savings Bank
Eilean Donan Castle
? ? ? ? Period: ancient, modern, early twentieth century Materials: stone, marble, glass, metal, concrete Features: balcony, tower, roof, statue Kinds of buildings: palace, bank, castle, skyscraper
Which do your like best? Why?
Listen and complete the table
kinds of buildings style / period materials features
1 palace 2
early 20th century
ancient (13th century)
not mentioned stone
concrete and glass
fantastic decorations on the roof tower and thick walls metal roof
4 skyscraper 1930s
Listen and decide her choice
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Her favourite building’s in ________. It’s an amazing _________. It’s on a _________. It looks like sth from a _____________. It’s located on a small __________. It has a big ________. It’s made of a type of stone ___________.
Listen and decide her choice
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Her favourite building’s inScotland ________. It’s an amazing _________. castle It’s on a _________. lock It looks like sth from a _____________. fairytale It’s located on a small __________. island tower It has a big ________. granite It’s made of a type of stone ___________.
Listen and complete the Function File
? We often use the words or phrases in the description of places: sort of, as if, looks, type of, like, located, kind of
? You use when you want to say that your description of something is not very accurate. (INFORMAL) ? You could even order windows from a catalogue*a sort of mail order stained glass service...
? If you refer to a particular thing or person as a something more general, you are considering that thing or person as an example of that more general group. ? Have you done this type of work before?
? You use when you want to say that something or someone can be roughly described in a particular way. (SPOKEN) ? It was kind of sad, really...
1. It’s on a loch, you know, a ________ lake. 2. It looks __________ it’s in the water. 3. It really looks __________ something from a fairytale. 4. It’s ________ on a small island. 5. It _________ really strong. 6. It’s made of a ________ stone. 7. Inside, it’s _________ strange.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. It’s on a loch, you know, a ________ lake. kind of It looks __________ it’s in the water. as if It really looks ______ something from a fairytale. like It’s ________ on a small island. located It _________ really strong. looks type of It’s made of a ________ stone. sort of Inside, it’s _________ strange.
? Write down as many words as you can that give new information and are stressed.
Check your answers
? ? ? ? ? ? Hyde Park huge trees / broad paths gardens / beautiful / neat bands / parades sit on the grass go walking
Writing and speaking
? Choose a building you like (or hate) in your area. Make notes about it: ? Location: centre of town, near park, big garden in front, suburban, outskirt ? Style / materials: modern skyscraper, concrete, glass and metal, brick, earth ? Features: green glass walls, flag on top, statues ? Inside: very modern offices, lift, café on top floor