Voici la présentation faite par une de mes élèves de l'année dernière (bilingue!).
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-Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast in the North East of the United States, New York City (aka The Big apple) consists of five boroughs: The Bronx (4), Brooklyn(2), Manhattan (1 – it is a peninsula and this is where all the sky-scrapers are located), Queens(3), and Staten Island (5). With a population of 8.4 million over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is the most populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
-NYC is mainly known for its nightlife, entertainment and sightseeing.
-New York City served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country's largest city since 1790.
-Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to foreigners. The main attractions are:
- The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island, greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Times Square, also known as “The Crossroads of the world”, located in the borough of Manhattan, is one of the symbols of New York City.It is known for all the LED adds and is beautiful at night.
- Brooklyn Bridge is the one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA. It connects Manhattan to Brooklyn going over the East river.
- The World Trade Center (WTC) was a a complex of 7 buildings, the North Tower having been the tallest of New York, located in Lower Manhattan, and it was destroyed during September 11th , 2001 (also called 9/11) terrorists attack. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new sky scrapers and a memorial to the 2,752 lives lost in the attack. The place where the towers used to be standing is currently called Ground Zero.
- Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. Many artits live near it, and it is the most famous park in the entire world.
- The Empire State Building has 102 floors, it measures 1,250 ft (381 meters) and it was the tallest building from 1931 to 1973. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City. You probably recognize this building since it was climbed by King Kong in the movie!
- Museums: New York has loads of interesting museums like the Guggenheim Museum and the MET (both are art museums).
New York is also a very sporty city:
- Baseball is the most popular sport in this city. New York has two teams: the Yankees and the Mets . The Yankees have won a record 27 championships, while the Mets have won the World Series twice.
- The city is represented in the National Football League by the New York Jets and the New York Giants. The two teams both practice at the same stadium, located next to New York, in New Jersey. This stadium will host the Super Bowl in 2014.
- The New York Rangers represent the city in the National Hockey League (ice hockey).
- The city’s NBA team is the New York Knicks and the city’s WNBA is the New York Liberty.
- “The Big Apple” also has a team involved in Major League Soccer, the New York Red Bulls.
- Queens is host of the U.S. Tennis Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
- The biggest marathon of the world takes place in New York, with once almost 38,000 finishers!!