Ask Task: I Discovered Istanbul

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We asked Crisitna(Italian accent) to tell us about her recent family vacation to Istanbul. She listed her top sites. She remarked about the location of her hotel & she shared her kids’ reaction to this fabulous city.

Play the interview and try to listen for the following expressions:

  • Synthesis : mixture
  • Muezzin: sounds of prayer in mosque
  • Mosque: place of worship for the muslim religion
  • Prayer time: time for religious invocation
  • Veil: fabric covering for the face
  • Public Transportation: system of transportation for a community i.e. bus, metro, tram, etc…
  • To be impressed by: to be captivated by


The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istambul at dusk

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istambul at dusk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Listening Quiz:

  1. Has Cristina visited Istanbul before this vacation?
  2. What were the advantages of staying at the Recital Hotel?
  3. How old are Cristina’s kids?

View the transcript:Ask Task- I Discovered Istanbul

Fluency Practice: summarize what you’ve heard to your teacher or classmates

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