Understanding the Text “New York City”

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  1. How many boroughs is New York divided into?
  2. What are they called? (What are their names?)
  3. What is notable about Manhattan?
  4. Is New York a small or a large city? What is its population?
  5. What adjacent states does the New York metropolitan area encompass?
  6. How many tourists per year used to visit NYC before the Covid–19 pandemic?
  7. What is the city’s GDP (gross domestic product)?
  8. Recommend a transportation method in New York.
  9. Describe the city’s subway. Why?
  10. Name 10 tourist attractions of New York.
  11. Have you ever visited New York? If not, how do you imagine the city is?

VOCABULARY

how many = quantos                               borough = zona/repartição de uma cidade
to divide – divided – divided = dividir        to call – called – called = chamar
their = deles/delas                                    notable = notável
about = sobre                                           small = pequeno
large = grande                                          or = ou
its = dele/dela                                           adjacent = adjacente/vizinho
states = estados                                       metropolitan area = área metropolitana
to encompass – encompassed – encompassed = abranger – abrangia – abrangido
tourists = turistas                                      per year = por ano
used to visit = costumavam visitar           before = antes
gross domestic product = produto interno bruto
to recommend – recommended – recommended = recomendar
transportation method = método de transporte
to describe – described – described = descrever
subway = metrô                                        to name – named – named = nomear
ever = já/alguma vez                                to visit – visited – visited = visitar
if not = se não                                           to imagine – imagined – imagined = imaginar