- Do you enjoy cycling?
- Do you have bike lanes on your roads?
- impossible /im-POS-uh-buhl /
- outdoor /OUT-dawr/
- district /DIS-trikt/
- amount /uh-MOUNT/
- atmosphere /AT-muhs-feer/
[adjective] – if an action or event is impossible, it cannot happen or be achieved
I can’t come today; it’s impossible.
[adjective] – existing, happening, or done outside, rather than inside a building
It’s an outdoor party, so dress informally.
[noun] – an area of a country or town that has fixed borders that are used for official purposes, or that has a particular feature that makes it different from surrounding areas
Every city has its own central business district.
[noun] – a collection or mass, especially of something that cannot be counted
People should decrease the amount of fat they eat.
[noun] – the character, feeling, or mood of a place or situation
The hotel had a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
When the original COVID wave made indoor meetings impossible in the majority of countries, several cities rapidly copied outdoor living. Some transformed formerly car-heavy districts into hotspots for walking and cycling by constructing pedestrian-only streets, converting parking spaces into pop-up restaurants, and adding more bike lanes. Paris had already begun to become more pedestrian-friendly before the pandemic. The lower quays along the Seine river became completely pedestrianized in late 2016. In 2018, the change was made permanent. This was done as a part of a citywide effort to reduce the number of cars. To reduce the amount of traffic caused by cars, more bike lanes have been built. By 2026, the city hopes to build 180 kilometers of new bike lanes and 180,000 more bike parking spaces.
The majority of the locals have accepted the numerous changes and expect more. Locals prefer it because there are fewer cars and a more laid-back atmosphere.
True or False:
- Paris is introducing pedestrian-friendly programs and supporting the creation of car-free zones.
- Some cities have transformed formerly car-heavy districts into hotspots for walking and cycling.
- All cities in France had already begun to become more pedestrian-friendly before the pandemic.
- More bike lanes have been built to reduce the amount of traffic caused by cars.
- The majority of the locals like the change.
Fill in the blanks:
- The restaurant has a very intimate ______.
- Nothing is ______ for a man who will try.
- They both love ______ activities.
- She doesn’t live in this ______.
- They didn’t deliver the right ______ of sand.