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B1 – City Life: Stories & Experiences

ESL lesson which explores the ups and downs of living in a city and features discussion on some common urban areas. Students will read about three different cities, practice using descriptive phrases and adjectives, and even create AI-generated images of a fictional city. This lesson is designed for B1-level English learners of all ages.

TypeLevelVocabularyLesson Time
Regular lessonB1 / Intermediate8 phrases60 min
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Teaching guide

Make sure to check the lesson keys if you never generated AI images before.

Vocabulary

  • Industrial zone
  • City skyline
  • Paved street
  • Skyscraper
  • Pricey restaurant 
  • Residential area
  • No-go area
  • Run-down building

Adjectives

  • Diverse
  • Modern
  • Crowded
  • Historic
  • Lively
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Noisy
  • Polluted
  • Expensive
  • Safe
  • Walkable
  • Affordable
  • Clean
  • Spacious

Contents

  • Lead-in
  • Vocabulary match
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Agree / Disagree
  • What do you call a city…?
  • AI cities