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A description of the calmness and simplicity of life in a convent, explaining why people choose to come to stay in a monastery. People can reserve a room in the convent to relax in the form of sleeping, walking and visiting the region. They enjoy the calmness. They explain that the people at the monastery understand the stress and strains of life and that the monastery allows people to step back, re-energise and re-evaluate the importance of looking after oneself.
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9 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as a higher listening task on the topic of travel and tourism, ideally with a gap-fill or multiple-choice questions. Contains a wide range of language for describing the relaxing benefits of a holiday, which could be adapted to other contexts, eg a piece of speaking or writing about holidays.