New York City – maturitní otázka z angličtiny (4)

 

Otázka: New York City

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Maruška

 

 

 

 

NYC

  • largest city in USA (18 mil. with agglomeration)
  • on the east coast at the mouth of the Hudson and the East Rivers
  • 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island
  • one of the most important financial, commercial and cultural centers in the world

INHABITANTS

  • it is said to be an ethnic melting pot where people of different cultures meet
  • “Little Italy”, Chinatown, Orchard Street

LANGUAGES

  • today: more than 80 languages
  • the second frequent language after English is Spanish

TRANSPORT

  • first line of subway was opened in 1904 (the largest in the world: 1143 km, 469 stations)
  • three main airports
  • train
  • bus
  • 12 000 yellow taxis (painted in 1970)

THE BOROUGHS OF NYC

  • Manhattan
  • o Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera House, Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, New York University
  • o The Broadway Theatre
  • Brooklyn
  • o residential, industrial
  • o many educational institutions
  • Queens
  • o the largest of boroughs
  • o most residential
  • o J.F.Kennedy’s airport
  • the Bronx
  • o primarily residential
  • o Bronx Park
  • o New York Zoological Gardens, Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees baseball team)
  • o very dangerous shanty town
  • o African-American and Hispanic communities

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Statue of Liberty
  • o on Liberty Island
  • o symbol of freedom and United States itself
  • o the Lady holds a book with the inscription “4th July 1776” – the date of the beginning of the independent United States
  • World Trade Center
  • o “Twin Towers”
  • o at least 50 000 people worked here
  • o it was New York’s tallest building
  • o it crashed  down as a result of a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
  • The Empire State Building
  • o it is 381 meters high
  • o 3 restaurants, 3 coffee shops, specialty boutiques, post office, 2 banks
  • o 73 elevators

SPORTS

  • the most popular kinds of sport are baseball, ice hockey, tennis and football
  • 2 famous baseball teams – Mets and Yankees
  • New York Marathon
  • o run through all five boroughs of New York
  • o 41, 84 km
  • o finish in Central Park

SCHOOLS

  • Columbia University
  • o the oldest and the largest in USA
  • o 18 000 students
  • New York University
  • o the largest private in USA
  • o the main building is located in Washington Square

PARKS

  • Central Park
  • o the largest and most important public park in Manhattan
  • o officially opened at the end of 19th century
  • o the park affords interesting walks, a ZOO, an ice-skating rink, three small lakes, an open-air theatre, a bandstand, many athletic playing fields, children’s playgrounds, several fountains, a hundreds of small monuments

NEW YORK AND NEW YORKERS

  • some visitors find that New Yorkers are not very friendly; some are, some aren’t
  • but you have to remember:
  • o don’t carry a lot of money with you
  • o don’t travel on the subway alone at night
  • o go into the nearest hotel or shop if you suddenly feel afraid
  • o New York can be very hot in the middle of summer and very cold in the middle of winter – go at the right time and take the right clothes with you






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