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English Conversation – Wonders of the World

Sunday, December 27, 2015 @ 07:12 PM
posted by Jo

wondersVarious lists of “Wonders of the World” have been compiled, which include sites from the past to the present day. They catalogue the world’s most spectacular man-made and natural wonders. In this topic, we are looking at the new 7 Wonders of the World, a set of man-made structures that were chosen from a selection of 200 existing monuments around the world. More than 100 million people voted in order to decide on the final 7.

Video showing the 7 Wonders of the World

List of the 7 wonders:

  • The Great Wall of China
  • Chichen Itza, pyramid, Mexico
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Machu Pichu, Peru
  • The Colosseum, Rome
  • Christ the Redeemer, Brazil 

Vocabulary 

Noun Adjective
Pyramid

Temple

Statue

Monument

Mausoleum

Architecture

Wonder

Centuries

Colossal

Impressive

Stunning

Spectacular

Awe-inspiring

 

Conversation Questions 

  • Do you think the 7 “wonders of the world” are a good choice?
  • Have you been to any of them?
  • Which wonder would you most like to visit?
  • Do you think there are any monuments that should be on the list but are not?
  • Are there any monuments that you think should not be on the list?
  • Why do you think people voted for these wonders?
  • What other site do you think should be made a ‘wonder’?
  • What are some man-made wonders in your country?
  • Do you think there should be more than 7 “wonders of the world”?
  • Is it important to have an official list of the “wonders of the world”?
  • What benefits do you think it brings to the country to have a monument listed as a wonder?
  • If you could design a “wonder of the world”, what would you design?
  • What makes a wonder a wonder?
  • What do you think future “wonders of the world” will look like?
  • Which would you prefer to see, human wonders or natural wonders?
  • What are the qualities of an object that is considered a “wonder of the world”?
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