Over-tourism in Europe

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Over-tourism in Europe listening exercise is a true or false statement, gap-fill and multiple choice type question to practise for the Cambridge English C1 Advanced and IELTS tests as well as the English Language B IB Diploma


Over-tourism in Europe Listening Exercise

You hear a radio programme about why locals are tired with over-tourism in Europe and looking at ways to reduce visitors. 

A. Identify true or false statements: According to Lisa, which of the following statements are true or false?


1. Lisa was visiting Dubrovnik as she is a big fan of Game of Thrones.

2. Despite not knowing the local language, Lisa knew why the old woman was angry.

3. Many of the locals in Dubrovnik prefer to stay away during the busy tourist season.

4. Europe is experiencing a decline in tourism.

5. In some areas in Barcelona, rental cost for apartments has increased due to tourists staying there.

6. There are groups in Spain trying to discourage tourists from visiting their areas by displaying notices in a variety of languages.

7. Locals held a street protest in tourist spots in Venice.

B. Gap-fill. Complete the text.

Eric Zelo wrote a book called the History of (8) . According to Eric, tourism was promoted in Europe due to (9) reasons. Eric explains that Tourism was a way to build the economy as well as stopping (10) spreading across Europe. In addition, he believes that it was a way to encourage (11) . He stresses that tourism should not be treated like a (12) .

C. Multiple Choice Choose the correct statement. 

13. What did the Spanish Prime Minister do?


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