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A description of your town


Medieval Town/Village*Modern/ Old/ Quaint Buildings*Cobbled Streets*Noisy/
Peaceful*Polluted*Picturesque views* Busy streets* Posh districts* Street markets

Read the following guide to Sliema and match the headings to the correct
paragraphs.

A Why buying a property in Sliema is a


good investment.
B History of Sliema.
C Problems associated with Sliema.
D Things to do in Sliema.
E Sweet and savoury things.

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Sliema which means peace in Maltese, is situated in the north-east of the


island. It is known for its beautiful rocky beaches and a promenade as well
as for its numerous restaurants and shops. In the past when it was still a
small village, Sliema was a place where many wealthy families had their
summer residences. Now this village has grown significantly and after
Valletta, Sliema is probably the most well-known city in Malta.

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Most people visit Sliema to go shopping. Tower road and Bizazza street are
considered the best places to go shopping. This is a shopaholics paradise
from small boutiques for affluent men and women to big Department stores
such as NEXT and Mark’s and Spencer’s and shopping malls. From food to
electronics, Sliema has it all in one area.

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Many tourists and locals alike love to come here and sit in one of the
multitude of cafes and ‘people watch’. Most of the coffee shops serve a
great cappuccino and traditional Maltese snacks such as Pastizzi. Pastizzi are
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savoury pastries filled with either peas or ricotta and not to be confused with
a sweet dessert!

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Sliema is probably one of the most prestigious areas to own property and
this is reflected in the prices. It is easy to see why Sliema is so well-loved.
Where else can you walk out of your house and take a dip in the sea or take
a romantic stroll or a run in the balmy summer evening or hang out at a bar
with your friends?

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Sliema is not without its problems thought. Because many people come to
shop or dine, parking especially at the weekends, is a nightmare. Residents
are always complaining that they cannot get home or that someone has
blocked their garage making it impossible to leave. The best time to go to
Sliema is during the week between 9am-3pm when it is not quite as busy.
Notwithstanding this, I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

Match the words in bold with phrases or words which have similar
meanings below.

1. Go for a swim.
2. Many/A lot (x 2).
3. Warm.
4. Both.
5. Regardless of.
6. A person who is addicted to shopping.
7. A place where people go walking for pleasure often by the sea.
8. Rich (x 2).
9. People who live here.
10.The opposite of sweet
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Answers
A Why buying a property in Sliema is a good investment. 4
B History of Sliema. 1
C Problems associated with Sliema .5
D Things to do in Sliema. 2
E Sweet and savoury things. 3

1. Go for a swim. Take a dip


2. Many/A lot (x 2).Numerous/multitude
3. Warm. Balmy
4. Both. Alike
5. Regardless of. Notwithstanding
6. A person who is addicted to shopping. Shopaholic
7. A place where people go walking for pleasure often by the sea.
Promenade
8. Rich (x2). Wealthy/Affluent
9. People who live here. Residents
10.The opposite of sweet. Savoury