1363 Things to do in New York

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Antoinette talks about things you can do in her city. This ESL worksheet accompanies the lesson page online with video + script + audio MP3 and interactive quizzes. Print the lesson and have student listen to the material on their smartphones. http://www.elllo.org/english/1351/T1363-Warren-NewYork.htm

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  • Antoinete Warren

    Quiz

    1) She played at _____ .

    a) Yankee Stadiumb) Madison Square Gardenc) Carnegie Hall

    2) Warren went to New York with his _____ .

    a) schoolb) motherc) friends

    3) He was surprised how _____ the park was.

    a) bigb) cleanc) crowded

    4) He went to the top of the _____ .

    a) Statue of Libertyb) Empire State Buildingc) Rockefeller Plaza

    5) He has not been in New York in _____ .

    a) Summerb) Fallc) Winter

    Vocabulary

    I can't imagine

    I couldnt imagine growing upanywhere else.

    Here, we use the phrase 'I can'timagine' to show amazement aboutsomething. Notice the following:

    1. I can't imagine living without the Internet.2. I love my job. I couldn't imagine working for

    another company.

    get lost in

    You can get lost in the park.

    Here, the phrase 'get lost' means youforget where you are because youare enjoying yourself. Notice thefollowing:

    1. I love to get lost in a book.2. It is easy to get lost in the park and forget you

    are in the city.

    neat

    I thought is was neat.

    Here, 'neat' means interesting. Noticethe following:

    1. That is a neat shirt you arewearing.

    2. I like your house. It is neat.

    www.elllo.org

    1363 New York TipsAntoinette gives some tips about things he can do whilevisiting her hometown of New York.

    Warren: Hey, Antoinette, why dont you tellme about growing up in New York?

    Antoinette: New York. Warren, why doyou want to know about that? Well,growing up in New York was lots of fun. Iloved growing up in New York. I couldntimagine growing up anywhere else.

    Warren: Really?

    Antoinette: Yeah, really. The fun things I did well, lots ofmovies to go see but I guess you can see movies anywhere inthe US. Anywhere in the world for that matter. I enjoyed beingable to go to Lincoln Center for concerts or Carnegie Hall andeven play in Carnegie Hall. So I did play in Carnegie Hall.

    Warren: Wow. Well, thats exciting.

    Antoinette: Have you ever been to New York?

    Warren: I have.

    Antoinette: You have.

    Warren: Yeah. Ive been there twice.

    Antoinette: Okay. What did you do when you were there?

    Warren: The first time, I was with my mother. I was 12 yearsold. And we went to Central Park and we saw some museumsaround Central Park.

    Antoinette: You didnt go into the museums?

    Warren: Yes, we did go into the museums.

    Antoinette: Oh, okay. Yeah. Thats my park, Central Park. Howdid you find my park? Did you like my park?

    Warren: It was great. I was surprised how big it was.

    Antoinette: It is a big park. Thats what I like about it. You canget lost in the park and almost forget that youre in a city.

    Warren: Yeah. Thats what I found really neat about it issometimes I felt like I was in the countryside. But then I wouldsee large buildings.

    Antoinette: Yes. Yeah, I enjoy that, too. Did you know that youcould ride horses in the park?

    Warren: No, I didnt.

    Antoinette: Did you know about the skating rink in the park?

  • memorable experience

    It was a memorable experience.

    A memorable experience issomething we remember easily.Notice the following:

    1. Living overseas was amemorable experience.

    2. It was a terrible trip. Let's just say it was amemorable experience.

    look over

    Were you able to look over the edge?

    Here, 'look over' means to look downto the ground. Notice the following:

    1. Don't look over the side. Youwill get scared.

    2. Can you look over the wall and see what isthere?

    binoculars

    There were these binoculars.

    Binoculars are special glasses to seethings very far away. Notice thefollowing:

    1. Bird watchers love to usebinoculars.

    2. Ship captains need binoculars.

    Vocabulary Quiz

    imagine get lost in neatmemorable look over binoculars

    1. Last night was a experience.2. I also go to this little cafe.3. I can't see that far. I need .4. Don't the edge. You will get scared.5. I can't how that must have felt.6. I love to old record shops.

    Warren: Yes. Ive seen the skating rink on TV.

    Antoinette: Okay. What time of year did you go? What seasonwas it?

    Warren: Ive been there in the summer and in fall but not winter.

    Antoinette: Its beautiful in any season, I think. I love CentralPark.

    Warren: Yeah, me too. It was very it was a memorableexperience.

    Antoinette: Im glad to hear that. What other places did you goto?

    Warren: Well, when I was older, I went with my friend and wewent on top of the Empire State Building.

    Antoinette: Okay. Im not sure if they allow you to go up therenow.

    Warren: That was around 2004 that we went.

    Antoinette: Okay. Were you able to look over the edge?

    Warren: I dont know if I was looking over the edge. I think itsinside but youre at the top.

    Antoinette: Okay. So yeah, things have changed a bit since Iwas a little girl.

    Warren: Did it use to be outside that you could go?

    Antoinette: You could go outside. There were thesebinoculars or I dont know what theyre called but you put alittle change in and you could see the city.

    Warren: Yeah. They had those as well. Yeah.

    Antoinette: Okay.

    Warren: Yeah. We could see Central Park and you could evensee the Statue of Liberty from there.

    Antoinette: Oh well, Ive been there.

    Warren: Yeah. Actually, I never got to go. Both times I went toNew York, we wanted to go to the Statue of Liberty but we didnthave enough time.

    Antoinette: Oh well, you should plan another trip.

    Warren: Id like to, yeah. Sounds great.

    Speaking Challenge

    Q1 Have you ever visited any famous cities?

    A1

    Q2 Does this city have any nice parks?

    A2

    Q3 What are some fun things to do there?

    A3

    Q4 What is the tallest building in the city?

  • A4

    Q5 When is the best time to go there?

    A5

  • Antoinete Warren

    Quiz

    1) She played at _____ .

    a) Yankee Stadiumb) Madison Square Gardenc) Carnegie Hall

    2) Warren went to New York with his _____ .

    a) schoolb) motherc) friends

    3) He was surprised how _____ the park was.

    a) bigb) cleanc) crowded

    4) He went to the top of the _____ .

    a) Statue of Libertyb) Empire State Buildingc) Rockefeller Plaza

    5) He has not been in New York in _____ .

    a) Summerb) Fallc) Winter

    Vocabulary

    I can't imagine

    I couldnt imagine growing upanywhere else.

    Here, we use the phrase 'I can'timagine' to show amazement aboutsomething. Notice the following:

    1. I can't imagine living without the Internet.2. I love my job. I couldn't imagine working for

    another company.

    get lost in

    You can get lost in the park.

    Here, the phrase 'get lost' means youforget where you are because youare enjoying yourself. Notice thefollowing:

    1. I love to get lost in a book.2. It is easy to get lost in the park and forget you

    are in the city.

    neat

    I thought is was neat.

    Here, 'neat' means interesting. Noticethe following:

    1. That is a neat shirt you arewearing.

    2. I like your house. It is neat.

    www.elllo.org

    1363 New York TipsAntoinette gives some tips about things he can do whilevisiting her hometown of New York.

    Warren: Hey, Antoinette, why dont you tellme about growing up in New York?

    Antoinette: New York. Warren, why doyou want to know about that? Well,growing up in New York was lots of fun. Iloved growing up in New York. I couldntimagine growing up anywhere else.

    Warren: Really?

    Antoinette: Yeah, really. The fun things I did well, lots ofmovies to go see but I guess you can see movies anywhere inthe US. Anywhere in the world for that matter. I enjoyed beingable to go to Lincoln Center for concerts or Carnegie Hall andeven play in Carnegie Hall. So I did play in Carnegie Hall.

    Warren: Wow. Well, thats exciting.

    Antoinette: Have you ever been to New York?

    Warren: I have.

    Antoinette: You have.

    Warren: Yeah. Ive been there twice.

    Antoinette: Okay. What did you do when you were there?

    Warren: The first time, I was with my mother. I was 12 yearsold. And we went to Central Park and we saw some museumsaround Central Park.

    Antoinette: You didnt go into the museums?

    Warren: Yes, we did go into the museums.

    Antoinette: Oh, okay. Yeah. Thats my park, Central Park. Howdid you find my park? Did you like my park?

    Warren: It was great. I was surprised how big it was.

    Antoinette: It is a big park. Thats what I like about it. You canget lost in the park and almost forget that youre in a city.

    Warren: Yeah. Thats what I found really neat about it issometimes I felt like I was in the countryside. But then I wouldsee large buildings.

    Antoinette: Yes. Yeah, I enjoy that, too. Did you know that youcould ride horses in the park?

    Warren: No, I didnt.

    Antoinette: Did you know about the skating rink in the park?

  • memorable experience

    It was a memorable experience.

    A memorable experience issomething we remember easily.Notice the following:

    1. Living overseas was amemorable experience.

    2. It was a terrible trip. Let's just say it was amemorable experience.

    look over

    Were you able to look over the edge?

    Here, 'look over' means to look downto the ground. Notice the following:

    1. Don't look over the side. Youwill get scared.

    2. Can you look over the wall and see what isthere?

    binoculars

    There were these binoculars.

    Binoculars are special glasses to seethings very far away. Notice thefollowing:

    1. Bird watchers love to usebinoculars.

    2. Ship captains need binoculars.

    Vocabulary Quiz

    imagine get lost in neatmemorable look over binoculars

    1. Last night was a memorable experience.2. I also go to this neat little cafe.3. I can't see that far. I need binoculars .4. Don't look over the edge. You will get scared.5. I can't imagine how that must have felt.6. I love to get lost in old record shops.

    Warren: Yes. Ive seen the skating rink on TV.

    Antoinette: Okay. What time of year did you go? What seasonwas it?

    Warren: Ive been there in the summer and in fall but not winter.

    Antoinette: Its beautiful in any season, I think. I love CentralPark.

    Warren: Yeah, me too. It was very it was a memorableexperience.

    Antoinette: Im glad to hear that. What other places did you goto?

    Warren: Well, when I was older, I went with my friend and wewent on top of the Empire State Building.

    Antoinette: Okay. Im not sure if they allow you to go up therenow.

    Warren: That was around 2004 that we went.

    Antoinette: Okay. Were you able to look over the edge?

    Warren: I dont know if I was looking over the edge. I think itsinside but youre at the top.

    Antoinette: Okay. So yeah, things have changed a bit since Iwas a little girl.

    Warren: Did it use to be outside that you could go?

    Antoinette: You could go outside. There were thesebinoculars or I dont know what theyre called but you put alittle change in and you could see the city.

    Warren: Yeah. They had those as well. Yeah.

    Antoinette: Okay.

    Warren: Yeah. We could see Central Park and you could evensee the Statue of Liberty from there.

    Antoinette: Oh well, Ive been there.

    Warren: Yeah. Actually, I never got to go. Both times I went toNew York, we wanted to go to the Statue of Liberty but we didnthave enough time.

    Antoinette: Oh well, you should plan another trip.

    Warren: Id like to, yeah. Sounds great.

    Speaking Challenge

    Q1 Have you ever visited any famous cities?

    A1 Yes, I went to Bangkok in high school.

    Q2 Does this city have any nice parks?

    A2 Yeah, it has a nice park called Lumpini Park..

    Q3 What are some fun things to do there?

    A3 You can have a picnic on the grass.

    Q4 What is the tallest building in the city?

  • A4 I think it is called Bayoke Tower.

    Q5 When is the best time to go there?

    A5