American cities – maturitní otázka z angličtiny

 

Otázka: American cities

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Niki

 

 

 

 

1) travelling

2) cities and position

-the Easten coast

-the South

-the West

-the centre

3) places

4) Boston

5) Philadelphia

6) Chicago

7) San Francisco

8) Las Vegas

American cities

travelling

–   by plane

–   to hire a car (the cheapest)

 

the Easten coast

–   Boston, Philadelphia, New York

the South

–   New Orleans (jazz)

–   Miami – located on Florida (beaches)

–   Houston (centre of NASA)

the West

–   San Francisco, Los Angeles

–   Hollywood

–   film studios, awards of Oscar

–   Beverly Hills

–   residence for rich people

–   Sand Diego, Seattle

the centre

–   Las Vegas, Chicago

–   Detroit (car industry)

–   Salt Lake City

American slang

–   backseat driver : talks into driving, gives unwanted advice to driver

–   drive me nuts : make someone angry, crazy

–   step on it : drive faster (šlápni na to)

–   Sunday driver : drives only occasionally, drives slowly

–   make a reggie : turn right

–   hang a yoo-ee : make an U-turn (otočit se úplně)

places

–   Congress : Washington DC

–   Disney World : Los Angeles

–   Broadway : NY

–   The Statue of Liberty : NY

–   Cape Canaveral : Florida

–   the Golden Gate Bridge : San Francisco

–   the Empire State Building : NY

–   the White House : Washington


Boston

–   the Birthplace of America (in 1773 – the Boston Tea Party)

–   in the easten coast (on northeasten coast)

–   in  Massachusetts

–   the Boston Common (the oldest public park in the USA)

–   Bunker Hill Monument (the side of historical battle)

–   the Freedom Trail

–   16 historical sights marked by a red brick line on the sidewalk

–   begins at the Boston Common

–   the State House

 

Philadelphia

–   in the east of the USA

–   in Pennsylvania

–   the City of Liberty (the Declaration of Independence was written here)

–   18th century

–   the first capital of the USA (residence of the Government)

–   the Independence Hall (the seat of Congress)

–   the Liberty Bell (zvon svobody)

 

Chicago

–   in the centre of the USA

–   3 states : Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

–   founded 1837

–   on the Chicago river

–   shanty town (chudinská čtvrť) in the north

–   there is every railway in the country

–   industrial centre

–   universities : Chicago U., The Northwesten U.

–   city of skyscrapers : The Sears Tower (highest in the USA), Trumph Economical Centre

–   The Cloud Gate (The Bean)

–   Walt Disney, Al Capone, E. Hemingway, Obamas, John Malkowich, H. Ford, Oprah

sport

–   Chicago Bulls (Michael Jordan)

–   ice hockey : Chicago Blackhawks

 

San Francisco

–   in northern California

–   800 000 inhibitants

history

–   founded in 1776

–   the California gold rush

–   earthquake (70% destroyed)

famous

–   hills

–   the Golden Gate Bridge

–   the Bay Bridge

–   Transamerica Pyramide

–   Alcatraz (prison)

–   cable cars (in hills)

–   homecity of homosexuals

 

Las Vegas

–   Disneyland for adults

–   The entertainment capital of the world

–   City, that never sleeps

–   in the east of the USA, in Nevada

–   all around there is a desert

–   19th century : Las Vegas is Spanish name (Meadow)

–   Las Vegas Boulevard (main road)

–   all hotels, casinos

–   the Freemon street (covered)

–   the Strip street

replicas

–   Manhattan, Eiffel tower, Venezia (hotel)

–   dancing and singing fontain

–   Luxor hotel (Sphinx, pyramides)

–   Caesar’s Palace

–   Hoover Dam

–   traffic : monorail

–   weddings : you need money, you will just pay, and you can marry someone