Istanbul (if you’ve never been to Istanbul, talk about your city)
-tell us about your favourite places in Istanbul.
-tell us about your favourite cafes, bars and shopping centres in İstanbul
-what do you like and dislike about Istanbul?
-what’s your favourite district of the city? why?
-which places in Istanbul don’t you like and why?
-when did you last have a great time when you went out in Istanbul? what did you do?
-tell us an unforgettable memory which you had in Istanbul?
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Believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be in Barcelona. The city rejected Gustave Eiffel’s plans, thinking the tower would look like an eyesore. Luckily, Eiffel found a home for his idea in Paris. Amazingly, Parisians didn’t favour the Tower, either. Some people even said it looked like metal asparagus. Truth be told, the Eiffel Tower wasn’t supposed to stay up for very long. In fact, it was spared only because it looked useful to the French army. They thought its 300m height could work as a communications tower. Thankfully, Gustave Eiffel’s terrible structure has managed to survive; the structure received its 200 millionth visitor in 2002 and has become one of the most famous man-made landmarks in the world.
What’s your favourite attraction or historical place in your city? Why do you like it?
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Have you ever done something important for your city or neighbourhood? Like planting a tree, cleaning a park, cleaning your schoolyard, helping homeless people, etc.