Views #715 | Low-Intermediate 4

Ideal Day in Montreal

Lisa recommends a perfect day of activities in Montreal from morning to night.
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Adrienne: So, what's your favorite day. Sorry. What is a perfect day in Montreal? What would you do?

Lisa: That's a great question. The perfect day would start on Sunday. Wake up in the morning. Go to St. Viateur's Bagels for fresh bagels with cream cheese, then walk over, probably a twenty minute walk over to the Mount Royal which is a big mountain in the middle of the city where tons of people come.

They have a tam-tam, it's called tam-tams in the park where people from all over Montreal have drums and do a big drum circle, turned into a bit of a flea market, you can bring the family, you know, lay your blanket down on the mountain and just relax and listen to the drums. You go for lunch at Arahova, which is actually right across the street from St. Viateur's Bagels and have delicous s Souvlaki Pita in Souvlaki Pita , fantastic, and then you just finish off your day strolling around Prince Arthor Street where they have clowns and outdoor comedians and outdoor musicians and then you go have a cup of coffee somewhere on, around Prince Author street area, outside of course because the weather is beautiful and you finish it off with a nice drink somewhere like Angel or Tokyo bar.

Adrienne: Sounds great.

Lisa: It is.
Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson

That's a great question


What would you do? That's a great question.

'That's a great question' means that someone has asked something that is interesting.

Notice the following:

  1. Thank you for asking that, that's a great question.
  2. That's a great question; I think I will find out.

tons of people


Mount Royal is a big mountain in the middle of the city where tons of people come.

'Tons of people' means the same thing as 'a lot of people' or 'many people.'

Notice the following:

  1. I have invited tons of people to my party.
  2. There are going to be tons of people at the festival at the weekend.

a big drum circle


People from all over Montreal have drums and do a big drum circle.

A 'big drum circle' is when groups pf people stand in a ring and beat drums in time with each other. This is a very common activity with hippies.

Notice the following:

  1. When I went on holiday, I took part in a big drum circle with my friends.
  2. There was a big drum circle, it was great fun.

flea market


It's turned into a bit of a flea market; you can bring the family.

A 'flea market' is a market that sells second hand, vintage items and unusual things.

Notice the following:

  1. I love to wander around flea markets and try to hunt down bargains. 
  2. I am going to try and organize a flea market and raise money for charity.

strolling around


You just finish off your day strolling around Prince Arthur Street where they have clowns and outdoor comedians.

When you 'stroll around' somewhere, it means that you wander slowly without being in a rush.

Notice the following:

  1. I like to stroll around the fields with the dogs.
  2. I bumped into them in the city; they were just strolling around.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
question • tons of • drum circle
market • strolling
  1. I bought this antique desk at a flea .
  2. We spent the whole day just the mall. I'm exhausted.
  3. There was a huge around a campfire last night.
  4. My teacher gives us homework every night.
  5. That's a good . Where are we going to put this bookshelf?