lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

Living in Whittier, Alaska, Pros and Cons


Whittier, Alaska, is a peculiar town where most people (180 out of 200) live and work in one14-story apartment building. Most residents don´t venture out unless they have to during the winter - and winter starts in early October and stays for 7 months of near-total darkness.

The only way in and out of Whittier is a single lane, one-way tunnel that changes direction every half hour. The tunnel closes at 10pm every night, 5pm in the winter. No exceptions.

Erika Thompson teaches grade school in this town; in this video she talks about her daily life there.





Would you like to know about life in Whittier?: click here ( listening included with its - nearly word by word - transcript)


Optional homework assignment: Pros and cons of living in Whittier (read about for and against essays first, click here)



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