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New York City WORKSHEET A

Exercise 1
Below are ten pieces of information about the city of New York that have been split
into three parts and mixed up. Can you put them back together again?

New York is the largest function 24 hours a day, where this name comes
1 city in the United States, New York is from.
with a population of
more than 8 million.
The city has lots of a dangerous city with a lot 35% of the city’s people
2 famous buildings, of crime. However, it has were born outside the
including very tall now become United States.
Because so many of its transport, and the city is the total population is
3 businesses and services the only one in the about 19 million.

New York is also known skyscrapers such as the functions 24 hours a


4 as ‘The Big Apple’, Empire State Building. day.
Many of the skyscrapers

Around 40 million so do many multinational are in the district of


5 American and foreign companies. The city also Manhattan.
tourists contains
New York is one of the though no one is sure United States where
6 most cosmopolitan cities fewer than half of all
in the world. households own a car.
The United Nations has If you include the areas one of the safest cities in
7 its headquarters in New around the city, the United States, with
York, and much less crime than in
the 1980s and early
1990s.
Some films and TV has more than 450 attractions include the
8 programmes suggest that stations, and Statue of Liberty, Times
New York is Square and Central
Park.
Most New Yorkers visit New York every important universities,
9 travel around by public year. The most popular museums and theatres.
tourist

New York’s subway Around 170 different sometimes called ‘The


10 (underground train) languages are spoken in City that Never Sleeps’.
system New York, and more than

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New York City WORKSHEET B

Exercise 2
The pieces of information have been put back together again, but now each one
contains three mistakes. Find the mistakes and correct them.

1. New York is the largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 8
millions. If you include the areas about the city, the total populated is about 19
million.

2. The city has lots of famous buildings, include very tall skyscrapers such the Empire
State Building. Many of the skyscrapers are on the district of Manhattan.

3. Because so many of it’s businesses and services function 24 hours day, New York
is sometimes called ‘The City that Never Sleep’.

4. New York is also known at ‘The Big Apple’, though no one are sure where this
name comes.

5. Around 40 million American and foreigner tourists visit New York every years.
The most popular tourist attracts include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and
Central Park.

6. New York is one of the most cosmopolitan citys in the world. Around 170 different
languages are spoken in New York, and more than 35% of city’s people were born
outside United States.

7. The United Nations has its headquarts in New York, and so do many multination
companies. The city also contain important universities, museums and theatres.

8. Some films and TV programmes suggest that New York is a dangerous city with a
lot crime. However, it has now became one of the safest cities in the United States,
with much less crime than in 1980s and early 1990s.

9. Most New Yorkers travel around by public transports, and the city is the only one
in the United States where few than halve of all households own a car.

10. New Yorks subway (undertheground train) system have more than 450 stations,
and functions 24 hours a day.

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New York City WORKSHEET C

1. New York is the largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 8
million. If you include the areas around the city, the total population is about 19
million.

2. The city has lots of famous buildings, including very tall skyscrapers such as the
Empire State Building. Many of the skyscrapers are in the district of Manhattan.

3. Because so many of its businesses and services function 24 hours a day, New York
is sometimes called ‘The City that Never Sleeps’.

4. New York is also known as ‘The Big Apple’, though no one is sure where this
name comes from.

5. Around 40 million American and foreign tourists visit New York every year. The
most popular tourist attractions include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and
Central Park.

6. New York is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Around 170
different languages are spoken in New York, and more than 35% of the city’s people
were born outside the United States.

7. The United Nations has its headquarters in New York, and so do many
multinational companies. The city also contains important universities, museums and
theatres.

8. Some films and TV programmes suggest that New York is a dangerous city with a
lot of crime. However, it has now become one of the safest cities in the United States,
with much less crime than in the 1980s and early 1990s.

9. Most New Yorkers travel around by public transport, and the city is the only one in
the United States where fewer than half of all households own a car.

10. New York’s subway (underground train) system has more than 450 stations, and
functions 24 hours a day.

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