Sightseeing Tour

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Sightseeing Tour

This summer, I’m visiting my uncle. He lives in a small town in the Scottish Highlands. It's famous for its castle and ancient ruins. In the summer, there are a lot of tourists. They often arrive exhausted from hiking through the Highlands with their backpacks. Luckily, there are plenty of hotels and bed and breakfasts to stay in. There's also a campsite, although in Scotland people are also allowed to camp in the wild.

Most travelers stop in the town for a few days to relax and see the sights. The town is beautiful and there is so much to see and do. Usually, you can see the tourists wandering around with maps and cameras, eager to discover something exciting – or maybe they're just lost. It's funny because there are so many signposts in the town, it’s impossible to get lost.

My uncle is a tour guide, he takes groups on sightseeing tours of the town. They meet every morning at 9 am in front of the statue in the town square. There's a wonderful view of the hills and mountains nearby. With binoculars you can even see the people hiking and the wind blowing in the grass.

Reading Comprehension Questions

Read the text then answer the following questions.

  1. Why is the town well known?[In the text: It's famous for its castle and ancient ruins.]
  2. How long do people stay in town?[In the text: Most travelers stop in the town for a few days to relax and see the sights.]
  3. What is funny about the tourists?[In the text: … or maybe they're just lost. It's funny because there are so many signposts in the town, it’s impossible to get lost.]
  4. What can you see from the town square? [In the text: They meet every morning at 9 am in front of the statue in the town square. There's a wonderful view of the hills and mountains nearby.]

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