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Gymnázium, Obchodní akademie a Jazyková škola s právem státní jazykové zkoušky Hodonín AMERICAN CITIES.

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1 Gymnázium, Obchodní akademie a Jazyková škola s právem státní jazykové zkoušky Hodonín AMERICAN CITIES

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3 American cities

4 Read the text about well-known American cities. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: The …..1……. city in the USA is New York. It has five major parts: ……2……., Queens, the Bronx, Staten Islands and Brooklyn. The original inhabitants were …..3……., the original name was …….4……... In 1644 the ……5…… captured the city and renamed it New York. In the southern part of Manhattan Island there used to be a wall against Indians, now there is …………6……… - the centre of ……….7………. life with the most important stock-exchange in the world. Brodway is the centre of …….8……. life. New York is famous for its Manhattan skyline – a large number of ……..9………. on a small area. One of the most interesting is …..10……. State Building. The symbol of New York is the ……….11…………. It was a present from the people of France to the USA to mark the ……….12……….. between the two nations. In her right hand she carries a ……13…… and in her left a tablet on which the date …………..14…….. is written, the Day of ……….15…………. In the capital city of the USA Washington, there are the most important buildings in the USA – the ……….16……….. – the residence of the American President, the ………17……… - the seat of Congress, the ………..18……….. – the centre of military forces. We can see many ………19………. here to commemorate

5 the outstanding US presidents, e.g. the ……….20……….. One of the cleanest and most picturesque cities is ………21………., which is situated on western coast. It is victim of frequent …………22…………. and is famous for its hilly relief and a ………….23……..car going through its streets. If you want to have a great view of the city, you should go to the …..24………. Bridge, the most photographed bridge in the world. Another famous sight is the ………..25…….., Alcatraz. ………..26……….., another city on western coast, is famous for its ………27…… Hollywood and luxurious ………28……….. / Beverly Hills/.

6 Can you identify these places and structures in New York? 1/ This is New York´s tallest building, it offers great views from the top. 2/ This skyscraper was built in the Art Deco style and decorated with ornaments based on parts of Chrysler cars.

7 3/ This building is famous for its triangular shape. Since 1989, it has been a National Hitoric Landmark. 4/ This suspension bridge /opened 1883/ connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, it is used by both cars and pedestrians.

8 5/ This was a present from France to mark 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. 6/ This square is the heart of the city´s entertainment district. New Year´s Eve celebrations take place there.

9 Read the text and look at the pictures. Can you identify the city? Give more information. This town is unusual. Although it is in a state, it is considered a separate district which has its own laws and regulations. In the middle of it there is a big house, where the country´s leader lives. It has a west wing and an east wing, and parts of it are open to the public.

10 There is also a building where senators and representatives work. There are many monuments commemorating the outstanding US presidents.

11 Identify the city from the pictures and give some basic information. A/ B/ C/

12 D/ E/

13 Look at the pictures of San Francisco and say what they show. A/ B/ C/ D/

14 Translate: capture a town rename stock exchange military forces commemorate picturesque frequent earthquakes triangular shape suspension bridge anniversary

15 Řešení Read the text about well-known American cities. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: The …..biggest…. city in the USA is New York. It has five major parts: ……Manhattan., Queens, the Bronx, Staten Islands and Brooklyn. The original inhabitants were …..Indians., the original name was ….New Amsterodam…. In 1644 the..British… captured the city and renamed it New York. In the southern part of Manhattan Island there used to be a wall against Indians, now there is …Wall Street… - the centre of ……….financial…. life with the most important stock- exchange in the world. Brodway is the centre of …….cultural……. life. New York is famous for its Manhattan skyline – a large number of..skyscrapers…. on a small area. One of the most interesting is …..Empire…. State Building. The symbol of New York is the ……….Statue of Liberty…. It was a present from the people of France to the USA to mark the ……….friendship….. between the two nations. In her right hand she carries a ……torch…… and in her left a tablet on which the date …..4th July is written, the Day of.Independence. In the capital city of the USA Washington, there are the most important buildings in the USA – the ……….White House….. – the residence of the American President, the ………Capitol… - the seat of Congress, the ………..Pentagon….. – the centre of military forces. We can see many ………monuments…. in Washington to commemorate the outstanding US presidents, e.g. the ……….Washington Monument…... One of the cleanest and most picturesque cities is ………San Francisco…., which is situated on western coast. It is victim of frequent …………earthquakes…. and is famous for its hilly relief and a ………….cable……..car going through its streets. If you want to have a great view of the city, you should go to the ………..Golden Gate………. Bridge, the most photographed bridge in the world. Another famous sight is the ………..prison.., Alcatraz. ………..Los Angeles….., another city on western coast, is famous for its …film centre…… Hollywood and luxurious ………quarters……….. / Beverly Hills/. Can you identify these places and structures in New York? 1/ The Empire State Building /the construction was completed in 1931, 448 m high, 102 floors/. 2/ The Chrysler Building /when it was completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world m high/. 3/ The Flatiron Building /87-metre-high building, built in 1902, it was one of the first skyscrapers in NY/. 4/ Brooklyn Bridge 5/ The Statue of Liberty 6/ Times Square Read the text and look at the pictures. Can you identify the city? Give more information. Washington – picture 1: White House picture 2: Capitol picture 3: Washington Monument /Washington has many monuments to honour important events and people in the nation´s history – Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial…- these monuments are located around a space called the National Mall, this area in the centre of the city connects the White House to the Capitol buildings.

16 Identify the city from the pictures and give some basic information. Los Angeles A/ LA is the film capital of the USA with the film centre Hollywood. B/ Walk of Fame /more than 2,000 stars are printed on the sidewalk with the names of celebrities/. C/ Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by an innovative architect Frank Gehry. D/ Sunset Boulevard – a street in the western part of LA. It runs from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean. E/ Hollywood and Highland Centre – a shopping mall and entertainment complex in the Hollywood district. Look at the pictures of San Francisco and say what they show. A/ Golden Gate Bridge, one of symbols of the city, built in B/ Cable car, a sort of tram used for public transport. These cars are able to go both up and down the hill. C/ Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world. Part of it changes direction ten times. D/ Alcatraz, probably the most famous prison in the world. It is an island in the San Francisco Bay. In 1969 it was closed and since 1973 it has been opened to public. One of the well-known prisoners was Al Capone. Translate: capture a town ………dobýt město……………… rename …………přejmenovat…………….. stock exchange …………burza cenných papírů…. military forces …………ozbrojené síly………….. commemorate ………….připomínat si …………… picturesque …………malebný………………… frequent earthquakes …………častá zemětřesení…….. triangular shape …………trojúhelníkový tvar……. suspension bridge …………visutý most……………. anniversary …………výročí……………………

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