New York apartment elderly

Retired Couple in New York

Norbert and Elizabeth invite viewers into their apartment.


item obviously as you can see
tusk treasure buy/bought/bought
ivory example wonderful
carve actually all over the world
deep grandson tournament
various relief (2) take a picture
attend despite see you again
except nowhere see/saw/seen
hope in spite of spend/spent/spent





Hello. Welcome to our home in New York. We live in Manhattan, on 57th Street. This is my wife Elizabeth. We have been together for 53 years.

As you can see from the various items in the apartment, we enjoy traveling all over the world.

Most of it, obviously was on business. We lived for ten years in the Philippines when I found the most important treasure in our apartment, my wife Elizabeth.

This tanker we bought in Germany. actually in Baden Baden. It’s a wonderful example of an ivory carving. It’s seldom that one can find such a large tusk carved in such a deep relief.

This is my grandson, a picture which was taken during in a chess tournament in 2005.

He started to learn to play chess on this table, and has done very well and attended many different tournaments.

When I come out of my living room, I have a wonderful view of Manhattan.

And in spite the wonderful different parts we saw in the world, there is nowhere I’d like to live except in New York.

It was nice that you were able to visit us, and spend a little time in our home in New York with my wife Elizabeth. And I hope you enjoyed it and we’ll see you again.

Any time.

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1. Norbert and Elizabeth are both native New Yorkers. Is this true or false?

2. They both love, respect, and trust each other very much. What do you think?

3. Have they traveled all over the world?

4. They bought their furnishings and decorations from Macy’s Department Store in New York. Yes or no?

5. Has Norbert traveled mainly as a tourist?

6. Do you think Norbert and Elizabeth met online?

7. Describe his tanker.

8. Is their grandson talented?

9. Norbert is homesick and wants to return to Germany. Do you agree?

A. Have you or has your friend travel around the world?

B. My friend has a large collection of souvenirs and decorations. Yes or no?

C. Are you from New York? Do you live in New York? Have you been to New York or other parts of the United States?

D. Have you met anyone from New York or other parts of the US? Who were they? What were they doing?

E. Describe the geography and climate of New York State.

F. Describe the economy of New York City. What does it import and export, buy and sell?

G. Does New York have any problems or challenges?

H. What is the food of New York like? Describe the cuisine of New York.

I. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

J. What comes to mind when you think of New York? What do you associate with New York?

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