New York City, One




east side (2) all around
coast join (2) build/built/built
west island make/made/made
queen borough made up of
south famous bridge (2)
arrive tunnel come/came/come
world still (2) south
busy hectare ferry/ferries
north area (3) immigrant
great exciting crowded
bench sit/sat/sat






New York City is on the east coast of the United States. The city is built on lots of islands and made up of five areas called boroughs. These are Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan, the most famous borough of New York City.

The borough’s are joined by bridges and tunnels. The most famous bridge is the Brooklyn Bridge. It took 13 years to build. The bridge joins the island of Manhattan with Brooklyn.

For hundreds of years, people coming from all over the world to live in America arrived in New York by boat.

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Today many people still travel to work in Manhattan on ferries. Manhattan Island is very crowded and busy.

People from all around the world live in New York. This is Chinatown. Chinatown is a small area on the east side of Manhattan where around 100,000 Chinese immigrants live. It’s a busy and exciting part of the city with many great restaurants and shops.

Central Park is in the center of the city. The park is nearly 150 years old and very large. It’s 341 hectares and there are 9,000 benches you can sit on.

There is so much to see and do in New York City.

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Road, Street, Boulevard. New York City is in the center (middle) of the United States. True or false? Is New York situated on a landmass?

Highway, Freeway. Does New York City consist of one whole entity or five different parts? What are the names of the boroughs?

Bridge, Tunnel. People can commute or travel to different boroughs only by airplane. Is this right or wrong?

Port, Harbor. What are the most well-known borough? What is best-known bridge?

Skyscraper, Building. Do only White Americans reside in New York City?

Apartment. Is New York City very spacious and open, or crowded with lots of traffic?

Museum, Exhibition, Art Gallery. Are most businesses in Chinatown computer, internet and tech enterprises?

Park, Botanical Garden. Can you find trees and nature in the middle of New York City? Is Central Park small, medium-sized, large or very big?

Zoo. Is New York City a dull and boring, or exciting and interesting place?

Department Store.
I have visited New York City. Yes or no? Have your friends, classmates or colleagues visited New York?

City Hall, Bureau, Department. What is the largest city in your country? What is the most interesting or cultural city in your country? What can you see or do there?

Theater, Opera House. Would you like to live in New York City? Would you like to visit New York?

Market, Bazaar, Flea Market. What are the pros (positives, advantages, benefits) of living in a big city? What are the cons (negatives, disadvantages, drawbacks) of living in a big city?

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar. What might happen in the future?

Club, Disco, Night Club. What could or should people, businesses and governments do?

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