PET Reading Part 3

Look at the sentences on the right about Dublin.
Read the text on the left to decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect.
  • With attractive public gardens, elegantly designed squares and the sprawling expanse of Phoenix Park, Dublin provides a wealth of green space, with plenty of opportunities for a stroll or an alfresco picnic. Outside the city, the shores of Dublin Bay offer bracing walks, while hardier souls might fancy a dip in the sea.
  • There's plenty in Dublin for kids to enjoy. As well as the attractions shown here, there's fun to be had exploring the delights of the National Wax Museum and Tara's Palace or venturing into the great outdoors, with trips to Phoenix Park or the seaside. Most attractions and activities offer significant discounts to children.
  • Dublin boasts some excellent book and CD shops, the most notable of them specializing in Irish literature and music. Fashionistas are well catered for too, with plenty of boutiques, jewellery shops and department stores stocking the best of Irish and global design. On a fine day, consider heading for a food market or an artisan deli and picnicking in one of the city's attractive squares.
  • Sport is an integral part of Irish life and no more so than in the capital. Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and rugby matches feature on pub TV screens and as a prominent part of daily conversation, and newspaper coverage seems boundless. Then there's also that well-known Irish fondness for a flutter, be it on the horses or the dogs.
  • Dublin stages numerous festivals during the year. The arts are particularly well catered for, with major events devoted to theatre, film, music and literature an established part of the calendar. There's plenty for children to enjoy as well, such as the St Patrick's festival and numerous events in Temple Bar.
  • Though Dublin is an expensive city, there are plenty of free attractions that won't burden your pocket or purse. Some major sites, such as the National Gallery and National Museum, charge no entrance fee except for special events. There's also plenty of street and outdoor entertainment, especially in summer.
  • Dublin's culinary reputation is fast improving, though prices can sometimes be off-putting. The pleasures of modern Irish cuisine (as well as the finer points of Guinness) are dealt with elsewhere, but there are plenty of traditional tastes that won't break the budget and will leave you with an evocative memory of the city.
  • 1) There are few truly open green spaces in Dublin.
  • 2) There are so many wonderful things to do with children in Dublin.
  • 3) Most attractions have reduced prices for kids.
  • 4) Dublin is home to some of the best book and CD shops in the world.
  • 5) There are many local and specialist food markets in Dublin.
  • 6) In Ireland sport plays a big role in the local communities and society.
  • 7) There are a lot of festivals in Dublin throughout the year.
  • 8) If you plan to be in Dublin with kids on St Patrick's Day then avoid the Temple Bar area.
  • 9) Entry to the National Gallery is always free.
  • 10) Dublin's culinary reputation is growing both at home and abroad.