List 5 things that you associate with a cityвЂ¦ They have to be things that canвЂ™t be found anywhere elseвЂ¦ вЂў How do you define a city? вЂў How do we distinguish it from a town or a village? вЂў E.g.Shanghai, China, uses a vast area of 6,000 square kilometres to define itself. 19 million people live within those boundaries, but the area covers large patches of farmland as well as some villages. вЂў The city of London, Great Britain, on the other hand, has more than 7 million inhabitants. But the city boundaries used to define London do not include an extended "metropolitan region". If considered as a metropolitan region, London would have a population of 14 million. Urbanisation DefinitionвЂ¦ вЂў Why do people move to cities? вЂў What does urbanisation mean to you? вЂў Why do you think it is considered to be such a significant development? Where are the worldвЂ™s largest cities? There are 17 megacities in the world вЂ“ these are cities with a population of over 10 million. Where are the worldвЂ™s largest cities? The United Nations estimate that by 2015 the number of megacities will have increased to 21! . Largest cities in the worldвЂ¦ Table 1 Largest cities in 1950 and 2015 (estimate) Population in millions Column A: Column B: 1950 1. 2. 3. 4. 2015 City Population (millions) City Population (millions) Calcutta Buenos Aires Tokyo Paris Moscow New York Essen London Chicago Shanghai 4.4 5.0 6.9 5.4 5.4 12.3 5.3 8.7 4.9 5.3 Jakarta Bombay Mexico City Shanghai Tokyo Dhaka Karachi Beijing Lagos Sao Paulo 21.2 27.4 18.8 23.4 28.7 19.0 20.6 19.4 24.4 20.8 What was the mean size of the largest cities in 1950? What will it be in 2015? Make 2 tables, one for each column, with these headings: City, Country, Continent, Count the number of times each continent appears in the 1950 table and the 2015 table. Population. First, list the cities in order of size. Find out which country and continent What do you notice? they are in and fill in the table. What could account for the difference? What are the positive and negative aspects of living in a city? And Mexico City? What are some of the positive and negative aspects of living here? Homework вЂў Essay question: вЂ�Do you think that increasing urbanisation has had a positive or negative impact on Mexico City?вЂ™ 1. Remember to use your English guide on how to write a good introduction (hook, body, thesis statement) 2. Show your opinion but mention ideas for both sides of the argument 3. Your answer should be at least 250 words and typed. 4. Finish your essay with a conclusion вЂў Make a list of the city services that you use during the week: Transport Culture Utilities Environment How does a city work? вЂў Make a list of 5 things a city and its citizens need to function healthilyвЂ¦ Spending Proposal for Mexico City вЂў You need to imagine that you are in charge of the governmentвЂ™s spending in Mexico City. вЂў You have $10 million pesos to spend. вЂў As a group you need to come up with a spending proposal where you decide what you are going to allocate your money to. вЂў You need to include: вЂ“ a detailed list of what you will spend the money on, including: the services that you have seen and any others you think are important вЂ“ why you have chosen each item вЂў Write it up on a large piece of paper so you can present it to the class. Water Water and Garbage! Sewage Waste вЂў Read the articleвЂ¦ вЂў What are the costs of providing water and waste disposal in cities? Costs вЂў What are the costs ofin cities providing other services Roads and like public transport, electricity, parks and Highways museums? Write your opinion about the following: вЂњWhat kind of pressure do you think the increasing size of cities puts on the governments that need to provide these services?вЂќ вЂў http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_de pth/world/2002/disposable_planet/cities/tale /default.stm вЂў Go to the link above which compares the two cities: of Johannasberg in South Africa and Curitiba in Brazil. вЂў Complete the table comparing the two citiesвЂ¦ Good comparison vocabulary Similarities is similar to both also too as well Differences on the other hand however but in contrast differs from while unlike Actvity вЂў Go away and take some photos of different places / scenes in Mexico City that show the different sides of city life. вЂў Make sure that there is a point to the photos вЂ“ вЂњthey tell a storyвЂќ. вЂў Bring them to next ThursdayвЂ™s class mounted on a large piece of paper, ready to show to the rest of the group. Be prepared to answer any questions that your classmates may have.