by Sunshine Flint
The capital city of Scotland is the second-most visited location in the UK (after London), thanks to a beautiful medieval castle, Georgian streets, green parkland and summer festivals (…). These same attributes make the city (…) a unique place to live.
What is it known for?
Arriving by train is the best way to enter Edinburgh, not for the station itself, but for the view when you come out of it, with the city’s beautiful and dramatic skyline high above you. (…) Edinburgh’s grey sandstone architecture can seem austere, but the city is organized on a very human scale. It is a small metropolis, easily navigated and explored(…) .
The city’s population swells every summer when the Edinburgh Festival season takes place (…). The days are long in the summer, and the sun does not set until after 10 pm. A number of residents rent out their houses or flats during festival season to make extra cash.
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. What city or town is in your opinion a “unique place to live”? Why?
2. How do you understand the phrase “very human scale”? Do you think that the town where you live is also “organized on a very human scale”?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.