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Living in Venice

00.00–00.22 It is early morning in Venice.

Before the light of the sun fills the famous Piazza San Marco, the traders of Venice
are preparing for the crowds of tourists. In a few hours, thousands of people will
come to this square. But for now, the people of Venice have the city to themselves.

00.22–00.31 Market traders welcome the first visitors. ‘Signori, buon giorno.’ Early
morning is the best time for shopping in the outdoor markets.

00.31–00.38 Gino Penzo We have many, many kinds of fish.

00.38–00.49 This is the part of Venice that most people never see. This is the
Venice that some people call home.

00.49–01.02 Resident Fabrizio Copano says that he lives in the most beautiful city
in the world. It’s a city that’s clean and easy to live in, with a high quality of life.

01.02–01.08 But for some people, Venice has disadvantages, too.

01.08–01.18 Gino Penzo My son, he doesn’t love, uh, live in Venice. I am very
sorry.

01.18–01.46 The population of Venice is getting older. Why? Fabrizio says living in
Venice is not cheap. Property is particularly expensive, and housing prices have
increased a lot in recent years. It’s especially difficult for young people who want
their own place to live. Many of them must move away, which leaves Venice to the
tourists.

01.46–02.02 It seems like the whole world has come to the Piazza San Marco. The
tourists come to experience a city that feels like it’s still in the fifteenth century.
And some local people say that’s the problem.

02.02–02.08 Giovanni dal Missier Venice did change a lot since I was born.

Adapted from Hughes, J. et al (2013), Life Pre-Intermediate coursebook, Heinle Cengage Learning

the huge crowds of visitors can make just coming home from work very difficult. it’s a gift to live in a city as Venice. 02. During the day. et al (2013). Do you want to be a gondolier or work with tourists? If you don’t. 02. 02.44–end Every day they can experience the joy of falling in love with Venice all over again. Vienna.43–02. Rome is very expensive.20 Giovanni dal Missier is one of the younger people who is trying to stay in his home town.08 People say that anyone who comes to Venice will fall in love … even if it’s only with Venice itself. it can be difficult to earn a living here.52–03. But some say that the young people who are leaving Venice will soon find that other cities are not so different.22 Giovanni dal Missier I know that it’s a very special gift that. These days even fewer people are ready to face the challenges of living here.08–03. He says that despite all the challenges here. too many. Giovanni dal Missier knows the feeling. Because there are too much. 03.44 Only a few people get to enjoy living in Venice. 03. 02.27–02. But.08–02. J. Life Pre-Intermediate coursebook. with the tourists.43 Jobs are another problem. for me. Paris. it’s difficult to think of living anywhere else. 03.20–02.22–03. for those who stay. 02.52 Gino Penzo Florence is very expensive. Heinle Cengage Learning . it can be a wonderful experience.27 Giovanni dal Missier I get bored with the people. Adapted from Hughes. London.

01.18–01. Living in Venice 00. HAVE 00. 01. Venice has _______________. The tourists come to experience a city that feels like it’s still in the fifteenth century. et al (2013).’ CROWDS Early morning is the best time for shopping in the _________ markets. It’s ___________difficult for young people who want their own place to live. MOVE AWAY ESPECIALLY 00.22 It is early morning in Venice. which leaves Venice to the tourists. But for now. I am very sorry. Life Pre-Intermediate coursebook. 01. thousands of people TRADERS will come to this square.00–00.38–00.31–00.02–01. live in Venice.22–00. 01.49–01. Property is ___________ expensive. too.31 Market __________ welcome the first visitors. Why? Fabrizio says living in Venice is not cheap. And some local people say that’s the problem.08 But for some people. Many of them must __________. with a high quality of life. he doesn’t love. uh.49 This is the part of Venice that most people never see. Before the light of the sun fills the famous Piazza San Marco. and housing prices have increased a lot in recent years. Adapted from Hughes. the people of Venice _______ the city to OUTDOOR themselves.02 Resident Fabrizio Copano says that he lives in the most beautiful city in the world. the traders of Venice are preparing for the __________ of tourists.46–02.38 Gino Penzo We have many. many kinds of fish. buon giorno. PARTICULARLY 00. Heinle Cengage Learning .08–01.02 It seems like the whole world has come to the Piazza San Marco. ‘Signori. J.18 Gino Penzo My son. DISADVANTAGES 00. It’s a city that’s clean and easy to live in. This is the Venice that some people call home. In a few hours.46 The population of Venice is getting older.

27 Giovanni dal Missier I get bored with the people. with the tourists. it can be a wonderful experience. During the day. too many.52–03. Adapted from Hughes.44–end Every day they can experience the joy of falling in love with Venice all over again. 02. it can be difficult to _____________ here.43 Jobs are another problem.08–02. 03. the huge crowds of visitors can make just coming home from work very difficult. for those who stay. 03. it’s a gift to live in a city as Venice.08 Giovanni dal Missier Venice did change a lot since I was born.27–02. 03.08–03.02–02. Life Pre-Intermediate coursebook.43–02. Because there are too much. 02. But.20–02.20 Giovanni dal Missier is one of the younger people who is trying to DESPITE stay in his home town. FACE THE FEELING 02.08 People say that anyone who comes to Venice will fall in love … even if it’s only with Venice itself. Vienna. 02.22–03. Heinle Cengage Learning . These days even fewer people are ready to ___________the challenges of living here. London. Do you want to be a gondolier or work with tourists? If you don’t. et al (2013). But some say that the young people who are leaving Venice will soon find that other cities are not so different. Giovanni dal Missier knows___________. Rome is very expensive. Paris.22 Giovanni dal Missier I know that it’s a very special gift that. for me.44 Only a few people get to enjoy living in Venice. J. He says that __________all the challenges here. 02. it’s difficult to think of living anywhere else.52 Gino Penzo Florence is very expensive. EARN A LIVING 02.

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