jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014

New York City Guide

Watch this short Lonely Planet travel video on New York City and fill in the blanks in the transcript with the missing words.

The activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

New Yorkers like to think their home is the (1) ... of the world. And who can (2) ... them? Home to over eight million people, the city is (3) ... and fast and pulsates with energy. America's biggest city can be overwhelming for visitors, but you'll find street names make (4) ... easy. And those yellow cabs are a great way to get around.
Manhattan is the (5) ... and soul of ‘the big apple’, and within its neighbourhoods there's a distinct style and (6) ... . Lower Manhattan, the city's financial district, bustles from Monday to Friday. The neon of Times Square and Broadway (7) ... bright in midtown while dominating the Upper-East and West sides, are Central Park, (8) ...  boutiques and those famous brownstone homes.
Make your way down to New York (9) ... , and jump on a ferry to Liberty Island. Take in the views of the statue of Liberty, a (10) ... from France commemorating the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It's been the beacon of freedom to immigrants arriving in New York since (11)  ...  .
New York is one of the cultural hubs of the world. Don't miss the city's famous art museums: the Museum of Modern Art, or "MOMA", the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, and the Metropolitan museum of Art. And look to the South Bronx and Queens, where a new (12) ... of artists are making their mark on the street.
New York has always been a thriving home for music. Check out the beach in the Bronx, the (13) ... of hip-hop, or (14) ... to Greenwich Village, for New York's jazz (15) ... . From jazz clubs to Broadway extravaganzas, and the (16) ... Chelsea bars, in the city that never sleeps there are plenty of reasons to stay out late well into the night.

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