Tourism is definitely one of the main reasons that we study English in Milan. The ability to travel and see some of the most beautiful sites in the world is a pleasure that we simply can’t pass up. As we all know too well, however, the need for English when travelling to a foreign country is a must, especially if you want to take in the culture and genuinely experience what the locals live, breath and feel for their countries.
In order to help you with your travel plans in the future, we’ve prepared an English language exercise that deals with describing countries, and today’s focus is the beautiful country of Mexico. As the United States’ neighbor, many of our Native English teachers have spent quite a lot of time in Mexico on vacation for travel, so here is a little recap of some of the details we’ve gathered from the various times spent there. Have a look at the quiz below and try to use the words from the word bank to fill in the text in a proper way:
Describing Countries: Fill-in-the-Blank Exercise
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scorching – quintessential – mountainous – southern – wide variety – flavorful – frigid – heritage – mild – hidden treasures – renowned
- Mexico is a country located on the (southern) border of the United States of America, and its climate is (scorching) in the summer and (mild) in the winter. While most of the country is quite hot, there is a (mountainous) region where temperatures drop and the climate becomes quite (frigid). Mexico has a very interesting cultural (heritage) which includes a (wide variety) of ancient Mayan ruins. While some are very popular and touristic, others are (hidden treasures); more difficult to find but just as spectacular. It has many (renowned) chefs who contribute to its (flavorful) cuisine, and it is the (quintessential) country for burritos, tacos and enchiladas, as well as spicy food like jalapenos and chili.
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How did you do? We hope well! And now you are an expert on Mexican culture! Have you ever been there? Would you write the summary any different? Let us know in the comments below!