Part № 1 New words and names to describe New York To talk about New York we`ll need new words and expressions: some names of places and main attractions of this great city, the name of the river in New York.
a borough [b ʌ r ǝ ] - район Manhattan [mæn`hætn] – Манхэттен Brooklyn [`br ʊ klin] – Бруклин Queens [kwi:nz] – Куинз Staten Island [`stætn`ail ǝ nd] – Статен-Айленд the Bronx [br ɒɧ ks] – Бронкс the Hudson [`h ʌ ds ǝ n] - Гудзон New York is on the Hudson River. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx.
Manhattan [mæn`hætn] - Манхэттен Manhattan is the heart of the city, so let`s start with it. Let`s do Manhattan. – Давайте осмотрим Манхэттен. Manhattan is the main island of New York City.
Let`s see New York`s most famous sights: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Pan American Building, the Statue of Liberty …
a skyscraper - небоскреб Remember the most famous skyscrapers of New York. 1.The Empire State Building [empa ɪǝ (r) ste ɪ t b ɪ ld ɪɧ ] – Эмпайр-стейт-билдинг
to do some sightseeing – осматривать достопримечательности an impression [ ɪ m`pre ʃ n] – впечатление a ferry [`feri] – парóм a masterpiece – шедевр a flier – рекламный проспект to book – заказывать (билет) New York City attracts more than 45 million tourists every year.
The Big Apple`s mega star is the Empire State Building It took less than two years to build it (one year and 45 days). The building has 103 floors. Total height is 443.2 meters to top of the lightning rod. It is the world`s greatest TV tower (1,454 feet)
The work was completed on November 13, 1930. Over 2,5 million visitors from every state in the US and nearly every foreign country visit “top of the Empire State” each year. The Empire State Building became the tallest skyscraper in New York on September 11, 2001. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center used to be higher.
They used to be the tallest buildings in New York. They were destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.
The Statue of Liberty The millions of immigrants who had to come to America by sea were welcomed by a very tall woman, America`s symbol of freedom. The woman is still there looking out to sea. She is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most famous symbols of America. This monument was built in New York Harbor in 1886. It was a gift from the people of France.
You can take the subway to Whitehall Street or to South Ferry. From there you can catch a ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. A short ferry ride from Battery Park.
Sightseeing tours with helicopters You can book a helicopter tour. It includes Liberty Island and Midtown, which gives you a perfect opportunity to get a bird`s eye view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
The Rockefeller Center Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center or Rockefeller Plaza is a complex of 19 commercial buildings. NBC studios, Radio City Music Hall are among them.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas trees are the largest and the most beautiful in New York
The buildings and gardens make up this “city within a city”.
The Chrysler Building The Chrysler Building was the world`s tallest building until the Empire State Building came along. The Building was finished in 1927. The Chrysler Building was done in art deco style. The 77-floor building is located in Midtown Manhattan.
The Guggenheim Museum [`g ʊ g ǝ nha ɪ m mju:`zi ǝ m] - Музей Гуггенхайма.
It contains one of the world`s finest collections of contemporary art.
Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the museum is in fact better known for its amazing building. The museum was opened in 1959 and immediately became the focus of critics. It was designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, who broke all the old standard rules and came up with a totally new concept of style. Look at its shape!
Even if you are not interested in modern art, you shouldn`t miss a chance to visit one of the world`s most extravagant museum. Come and see this architectural masterpiece, which has not lost its ability to excite and surprise. art [ ɑ :t] – искусство, художественный fine – изящный contemporary [k ɔ n`temp ǝ r ǝ ri] – современный amazing [ ǝ me ɪ z ɪɧ ] – удивительный
Broadway is the most famous street in New York. It is one of the longest avenues in Manhattan (25 km.), but it is famous not only for this fact.
It is also famous for the small area near Times Square where Broadway crosses 7th Avenue. This is the home of many Broadway theaters and is known as the “Theater District”. The lights from all the theaters and advertisements are very bright.
The hit which was born on Broadway is “Chicago”! This fantastic musical is still the biggest hit in town. Thousands of people come to Broadway to see this great show in the Ambassador theater.
Central Park is so huge that you can get lost there. It can be called the lungs of New York. Central Park is used by thousands of New Yorkers and visitors every day. Here you will see families walking their dogs and young people riding their bikes and roller-skating.
You can also see baseball and soccer here. Some people come here just to rest. They walk, sit in the sun, listen to music.