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NEW YORK  WEB TASK

New York city is a world icon. Superb architecture, the world´s greatest theatre district, some of the most renowned galleries and museums anywhere, eclectic neighborhoods, cultural events. New York city has it all and it would take a lifetime to experience everything New York offers.

1. Why is New York city called “the great apple”
 ?

2. What is the origin of its name ?      

3. Who was the president when New York was declared the first capital of the nation?

4. What was the population of New York in 2014?

5. How many people speak a language other than English?

6. New York is divided in five different boroughs. What are their names?

7. Why France gave the Statue of Liberty to the U.S.?


8. What´s the name of the island where it was located?

9. Do you need a visa to go to New York as a tourist?

10. How many runners were there in the New York marathon in 2014?


THE BIG TASK: Plan your visit to New York. Imagine you have only three days to make a tour. Decide which place you´d like to visit and write some lines about each of them.

LINKS

http://salwenpr.com/apple.html

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/new-york/state-name-origin-state-quarter/origin-new-york

http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question16023.html

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popcur.shtml

http://www.wnyc.org/story/255668-blog-census-languages-new-yorkers-speak/

http://www.nycgo.com/neighborhoods

http://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/the-french-connection.htm