VISITING NEW YORK CITY
A few facts about New-York City …
1- Population of the USA :
2- Population of New York City :
3- Name of New York City’s 5 boroughs :
4- New York’s nickname and possible origins of this nickname :
5- List some of the famous New Yorkers you know :
Discovering the city …
6- I’m sure you know the famous New- York marathon. What famous bridge do the runners cross near the start?
7- Which boroughs does it link ?
8- Why is it called the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge ?
9-The marathon finishes in Central Park. Have a look at the sports you can practice and list 4 that you would like to try.
10- When you are in Brooklyn, you can see the symbol of the USA. What is it ?
11- Find the following information about this monument :
– title :
– location :
– sculptor :
– engineer :
– date when the construction started and place :
– date when it arrived in the USA :
– height from the base to the torch :
12- What’s the name of the island situated not far from the Statue of Liberty ? What was it ? (give details)
A few famous buildings in Manhattan …
13- What is this building?
14- Give the name of this building. How many elevators are there ? ( see p.3)
15- Some famous films were shot there. What is it ? List the films you’ve seen or heard of :
And now a bit of sightseeing in Manhattan …
16- Are the streets and avenues in Manhattan parallel or perpendicular ?
17- Where can you go shopping ?
18- When & where is the famous parade ?
19- What is the Crossroad of the World ?
20- What happens there every New Year’s Eve ?
21- Give the name of this famous area.
Find the names of the famous places and monuments hidden under the blue numbered spots!