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LET'S GO TO NEW YORK CITY !

Population : .............................. in 2009

 

On your map of the United States of America :
- find "New York State",
colour it in yellow and write its name next to it.
- find "New York City" and write it in red.

New York City has got a nickname . What is it ? The .............................. ..............................
We don't know the exact origin of this nickname.
Perhaps it comes from : (Tick the right answer)

a film a book apples sold in the streets
rap musicians a jazz club a club in Harlem
a club in the Bronx a dog race a horse race

Do you know any famous new-yorkers ? Write their names and jobs :
................................................................................................................................................

How can we visit it ?

- Find 6 possibilities on this page :
1) .............................. 2) .............................. 3) ..............................
4) .............................. 5) .............................. 6) ..............................
- Do you like this one ? What is it ? It's a ..............................
- or that one ? a ..............................
- A Circle Line .............................. is interesting too.

Do you know the famous marathon ? It takes place in the 5 boroughs of New York.

Look at the map. Where does the marathon start ? In .............................. ...............................................................................................
Find the other boroughs :
1) B.............................. 2) Q.............................. 3) B.............................. 4) M..............................
Write the 5 names on your map of New York.
The V.............................. Bridge is between .............................. .............................. and ..............................


Colour the tunnels in dark blue and the bridges in red. (Check them here. Here is a second map.)
Locate Hudson River, Upper Bay and East River. Write their names in the right place and colour them in light blue.
Now find the islands :
Colour E .............................. Island, L .............................. Island and G ..............................'s Island in green.
Now situate 3 airports on your map : L.............................. , J.............................. and N..............................

When you are in Brooklyn, you can see the symbol of the USA on your left.
What is it ? ..................................................................................

Visit the following sites to complete the table below : Site 1 - Site 2 - Site 3

Title .........................................................................................
Location of statue .........................................................................................
Sculptor .........................................................................................
Engineer .........................................................................................
Presented to .............................. by the people of .............................. in (year) .................................
Why ? in honour of ......................................................................
Height from base to torch .........................................................................................
7 spikes in the crown represent .........................................................................................

Look at some photos !

Not very far, there is .............................. Island. What is it possible to visit ?..........................................
Who came to the Island between 1892 and 1954 ? .....................................................

Where does the marathon finish ? It .............................. in .............................. ..............................
Why was this park created ?................................................................................................................
What can you do near the Reservoir ? ...............................................................................................
and here ? ...........................................................................................................................................
How many playgrounds are there ? ......................................................................................................
Who can you meet ? ........................................................ OR .................................................................
What can you visit ? ............................................................................................................................
What is the name of the Society ? ........................................................................................................

Now let's admire some buildings in Manhattan!

1) The .............................. Center
How many elevators are there ?............................................
What is there in December ?.....................................................................
2) What sort of building is the .............................. Building ? ..................................
Who was Chrysler ? ........................................................................(see "Details")
3) The .............................. Nations = " ............................................................"(in French)
How many members are there?.............................
What's outside the building ? ...................................................................................
4) The .............................. .............................. Building
Where is King Kong ? ........................................................................................................
5) Who works in the .............................. .............................. ? ...........................................
6) The ............................................ Center collapsed on September 11th 2001.

There are also some famous places in Manhattan!

7) By the way, are the streets and avenues in Manhattan parallel or perpendicular ? ...........................
Is there an exception ? ......................................................................................................................
What can you see there ? .....................................................................................................................
8) Where can you go shopping ? .......................................................................................................
When is the famous parade ?..................................................................................................
9) What does the photo represent ? ..................................................................................................
Is it a science museum ?..................................................................................
10) What is The Crossroads of the World ?
(Click, hold mouse button down and drag in any direction-Zoom in SHIFT-out CTRL)

......................................................................................
What happens every New Year's Eve ? ..................................................................
How many people are present ? ..............................
How many television viewers ?..............................
11) You can find a lot of shops in .............................. Avenue. Give an example : ..............................
12) This part is famous. What is its name ? ...................................................
Look at the photos !

If you want to see more of New York, go there!

Good-bye New York !
(Whose photo is it ? ................................................................................... )

 

(Updated on 10/12/2010)