Life in the U.S.

Effects of Gentrification – Level 3

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Now that we have learned about gentrification, let’s look into the effects it has on neighborhoods. Use these words to talk to your co-workers, classmates, or new friends about this topic! Having conversations in English may be scary at first, but it is a great way to practice your English and get to know people better.

1. Watch the video:

2. Read the text

The latest wave is wealthier, mostly white artists and professionals.
There are art galleries, shops, and gourmet cafes.
She has run this tailor shop the Casa de Mariachi for more than 30 years.
It’s changing here, a lot. We don’t see the same people here that we use to.
Rent has gone up because the landlords noticed that people with money are moving in.
It’s inevitable. One of these days you won’t be here anymore.

3. Take the quiz

Don’t be shy and practice saying these words and phrases to yourself, first. If you are meeting someone for the first time, introduce yourself.

This topic is only a suggestion. If talking to someone about social issues is hard to do, talk about something that is important to you or about something that interests you! It’s always easier to talk about something you are passionate about! Once the conversation is flowing, you’ll be surprised how much you have in common with people from different walks of life!

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