Weekly Class – Why is Berlin A Sponge City?
Source: Bloomberg News
Hi everyone! Here is our weekly class (16/10 – 20/10) (video, questions and opinion).
“Weekly Class – Why is Berlin A Sponge City”. English Level = B1 & B2.
Video – Questions (watch the video from 0:00m to 2:30m))
- What three things are cities made of?
- Cities act unnaturally because they do which two things?
- What is a sponge city?
- What do buildings have on their roofs?
- How deep is the soil layer between the buildings and their underground garages in Rummelsburg?
- What acts like a sponge in the buildings in Rummelsburg?
What’s your opinion about the video?
Audio record your opinion (1-2 min) and get feedback from me, Christopher Wright, your Business English Trainer.
Email it to me at “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject “Weekly Class – Why is Berlin A Sponge City””.
Have a good week!
¡Espero que la clase semanal sea útil para tu inglés de negocios, Christopher!
Answers: 1) concrete, glass and steel 2) absorbing heat and repelling water 3) A Sponge city keeps the rainwater in the city and when the rainwater evaporates it cools the city 4) green roofs 5) almost 80 cm 6) the soil layer between the buildings and their underground garages