Saturday, 15 February 2014

New York


“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge
 is always the city seen for the first time, 
in its first wild promise of all the mystery
 and the beauty in the world.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


Top ten New York travel attractions:




New York skyline

Now surf the following sites
 to learn something about the history of the city
History of New York
http://kids.nypl.org/websites-for-kids/new_york_city_history

New York timeline history:
http://iloveny.com/what-to-do/reasons-to-love-ny/timeline-new-york-history 

Some information about New York
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108570.html


Times Square

Brooklyn Bridge

And now watch the videos below 
A day out in New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHoquYB0TZo

NY history
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lIdA8OUr8

A melting pot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIZdRvTwKbA


You read some information and watched some videos about New York. Can you answer these easy questions?
  1. Can you name some of the most famous NY attractions?
  2. Where can you find Central Park?
  3. Where is The Times Square located?
  4. What are the Broadway Shows?
  5. Who were the first inhabitants of NY?
  6. Which were the first names of the city?
  7. What is a "melting pot"?
  8. How many Italians are there in NY? 

 Let's sing "New York New York" with Frank Sinatra
..."New York state of mind" with Billy Joel
... "New York" with the U2
...and "Sunday Morning New York Blue" with Rob Thomas!
 


YOUR TASK
Which song did you like the most?
 Read carefully the  lyrics, 
what do you feel while listening these songs? 
Do  the songs have something in common?



 "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years".  
Tom Wolfe

13 comments:

  1. There's something for everyone here.

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  2. Thank you, Nancy. This way every student (everyone) can choose the aspect he/she likes the most!

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  3. 1) The names of the most famous New York attractions are: Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich village, Wall Street, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefller Centre, Central Park, Empire State Building, Tames Square and Lady Liberty.
    2)The "Melting Pot" is an expression attribuited to New York because in this big town there are a lot of different cultures and nationalites.
    3)In New York there are 700.000 Italian people.
    Adriana Caricato 2B

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  4. 2) Central Park Is locatd in the middle of Manhattan band it covers more than 3 squadre kilometres. This park si sourrounded with statues,Hills,lakes and tre es band just outside of it you con find the highest skyscrapers in the world.

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  5. I like the song New York New York becouse it says that you can find your fortune and be happy in that city. You have a chance..

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  6. 3) The Time Square si located in the heart of Manhattan and compared to the Central Park ,it si very noisy band crowoled

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  7. 4)Right next to the Times Square you con find world's famous Brodway Theatres and if you're lucky you con falso meet popular actors

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  8. 1)The top 10 attractions of New York:
    •Staten Island Ferry
    •Brooklyn Bridge
    •Greenwich Village
    •Wall Street
    •Grand Central Terminal
    •Rockefeller Center
    •Central Park
    •Empire State Building
    •Times Squadre
    •Statue of Liberty

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  9. 1)The top 10 attractions of New York:
    •Staten Island Ferry
    •Brooklyn Bridge
    •Greenwich Village
    •Wall Street
    •Grand Central Terminal
    •Rockefeller Center
    •Central Park
    •Empire State Building
    •Times Squadre
    •Statue of Liberty

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