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Discussing Indonesian Tourism:

2012/06/05 Tourism in Bali Name: _______________________

Mass tourism has been having a significant impact  on   the   society,   culture   and   environment   of   Bali, 

Warm up: 1.

Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination. 

Do you know where Indonesia is located? The local economy has benefitted greatly from the 

2.

What do you think Indonesian people are like?

tourism industry,   which   has   developed   rapidly  since   the   1970s.   However,   while   rising   tourist  numbers   have   increased   revenues   and   generated 

3.

What do   you   think   is   a   famous   food   from 

employment, development   has   also   had   adverse 

Indonesia?

effects, including   environmental   pollution.   An  inflow of overseas funds has caused property prices 

4.

Do you know what Indonesia’s main religions 

to soar, resulting in some locals losing their land. 

are?

Traditional cultures   have   also   been   affected   and  are   gradually   transforming   to   meet   tourist  expectations. 

5.

What is   Indonesia   famous  for?

To address   this,   the   local   government   and   NGOs  are   looking   at   the   potential   of   new   forms   of 

6.

What is the connection between America and 

tourism. This includes ecotourism and villages that 

Indonesia?

allow visitors to experience an authentic Balinese  lifestyle.

TOEIC Style Questions: Discussion about Bali’s tourism:

1. When did Bali’s tourism boom begin?

1.

Do you   think   Indonesia   is   a   good   tourism 

a. 1950s

destination? Why?

b. 1960s c. 1970s

2.

What do most tourists going to Indonesia want 

2. Land costs started to ________ due to an inflow 

to find?

of foreign funds.   a. sore b. saw

3.

What is   the   best   part   of   Indonesia’s   tourism 

c. soar

industry? 3. Tourism has been a double­edged sword for Bali,  bringing problems along with prosperity, and local  4.

Would you like to go to Indonesia? Why?

groups are now looking to scale back the industry. a. TRUE b. FALSE

5.

Do you think Indonesia can be considered the  best travel destination in Southeast Asia?

c. N/A (Not Applicable)


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