Do you live in a village, town, or city? Do you like it there, or would you prefer to be somewhere bigger or smaller?
A lot of people love the urban lifestyle. They really thrive in a city, surrounded by skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of commuters. There's always something going on in a city. You can watch a play or musical at the theatre, go bowling, watch the latest films at the cinema, learn about the city's past in a museum, watch a football match at the local stadium, admire art in a gallery, sample all kinds of food in a restaurant, enjoy the nightlife, go shopping... Shopping streets are often pedestrianised, so you don't have to squash on the pavement. The public transport is also usually very good in a city, which means it's possible to get around easily without driving.
What about the downsides? There's the stress of rush hour, the lack of green spaces, the pollution and the fact that things are usually more expensive. If you try driving in a city, you're likely to find lots of traffic jams, and may have difficulty parking. The city centre is usually crowded, and some people prefer to have more space.
Personally, I like living in a medium-sized town. I appreciate having local amenities on my doorstep, but also love fresh air and open spaces! What about you? Write a comment below!
urban (adjective) - related to towns and cities. The opposite is rural
to thrive - to grow, develop or be successful
a skyscraper - a very tall building
hustle and bustle - a lot of noisy activity
a commuter - someone who travels to and from work. The verb is to
commute, and the noun is the commute
pedestrianised - only for pedestrians, which are people on foot
the pavement - the place next to the road where you walk
a downside - a disadvantage
rush hour - the time in the morning and evening when everyone is travelling to/from work
a traffic jam - when there are too many cars on the road and they aren't moving
crowded (adjective) - very busy
an amenity - something that makes it comfortable or
enjoyable to live or work somewhere
on your doorstep - very close to where you live