Jackie McAvoy asks students to think about the impact of tourism.

Photo of a natural, tourist attraction where effects of tourism are visible.

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Skills: Reading skills including a dictogloss and filling in a chart to compare the past with the present. Follow on activities include working out the meaning of words through context, and speaking.

Upper intermediate:

Skills: Reading skills including recognizing a writer's tone and style. Follow on activities include discussing the pros and cons of tourism, and writing a letter to a newspaper.