714 Montreal Hot Spots


Lisa talks about some cool things to do in Montreal and the hot spots to visit.

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Lisa: Montreal in the summer is beautiful temperature. It's about 25 to 32 degrees. Not very humid. The days are warm. The nights are cooler and it is a wonderful place. You can go to Old Montreal which is very European. You can go to downtown Montreal, tons of shopping. You can go to the canals where you can go whitewater rafting if you want, all in the city of Montreal. With the distance, because Montreal is quite a small city, you can walk, or it's a fifteen, twenty minute car ride wherever you want to go.

Adrienne: Oh, that sounds cool. What about nighttime? What is there to do at night in Montreal?

Lisa: The nightlife in Montreal is sometimes even better than the day life. Montreal, because of the French and English influences, there are different areas where you can go and get different aspects of Montreal culture, so during the evening in old Montreal it is filled with Jazz clubs or very Quebec, French folk songs and folk performances. Cafe life in Montreal is very, very important, so you can sit outside in cafe's as well as there are many bars. Huge party scene. Great DJ's. Then you can also go to Cresent Street, which is a popular street with beautiful bars. The famous auto racer, Jacques Villeneuve has a bar there, and that's really where a lot of the, a lot of the tourists as well as well as people visiting from Hollywood, a lot of the stars hang out around Cresent Street. Also, the restaurants in Montreal are fabulous because Montreal is so diverse culturally, you have great greek food, great Jewish food, great Italian food, great Chinese food, great french food of course.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

even better

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The nightlife in Montreal is sometimes even better than the day life.

When something is 'even better,' it means that it is better than something else or better than you expected it to be.

Notice the following:

  1. His new book is even better than the last one.
  2. The soup tasted even better the day after it was cooked.

different aspects

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There are different areas where you can go and get different aspects of Montreal culture.

'Different aspects' means the different features or different parts of something.

Notice the following:

  1. Everyone has different aspects to their life, and everyone enjoys different things.
  2. There are different aspects to teaching. You have to educate as well as discipline the children.

folk performances

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Montreal is filled with Jazz clubs or very Quebec, French folk songs and folk performances.

'Folk performances' are traditional plays or songs that are put on by the inhabitants of that country or region.

Notice the following:

  1. When I go on holiday, I like to to go to some traditional folk performances from that region.
  2. I take part in folk performances at the weekend.

huge party scene

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You can sit outside in cafes as well and there are many bars, so there's a huge party scene.

'Huge party scene' refers to the lively nightlife of an area.

Notice the following:

  1. When I was at university there was a huge party scene. 
  2. I hope there is not a huge party scene, as he needs to study.

diverse, culturally

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The restaurants in Montreal are fabulous because Montreal is so diverse, culturally.

When something is 'diverse, culturally,' it means that it has lots of different aspects from different countries.

Notice the following:

  1. The area was very diverse, culturally.
  2. It is an international school, so it is very diverse, culturally.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
better • aspects • performances
scene • diverse
  1. I think his new movie is even than the ones he has done before.
  2. This is the part of town where most of the folk happen.
  3. Because this is a capital city I thought it would be more , culturally.
  4. Would you prefer to go on vacation to a relaxing place or one with a huge party .
  5. There are many different that you have to think about when you are looking for a job.