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Cities around the world (ESOL practice): Glasgow, Scotland

Practice English grammar and vocabulary by learning about cities from around the world. Here's a description of Glasgow, Scotland. Read it and choose the right word for each blank space :) Good luck!


Glasgow is the capital and largest city of Scotland, with the city and its surrounding region being home to about 40% of Scotland's (folks/population). Although it was once (ruled/rolled) by heavy industry, especially shipbuilding/marine engineering, these days it's the financial sector that (thrives/thriving) here, making Glasgow one of the top financial centres in all of Europe. Before the Second World War, Glasgow was the fourth (large/largest) city in all of Europe. Due to the decline of heavy industry, geographic restructuring, the movement of its inhabitants to the (suburban/suburbs), as well as other factors, the city saw a long period of (up/high) unemployment, urban (decay/decade), and population decline. During the past several decades, Glasgow has (undergone/underwent) a lot of urban renewal, and has become more and more of a (desirable/despicable) place to live. These days, both residents and tourists (injure/enjoy) what this vibrant metropolis has to offer.





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