Arbeitsblatt: Guess the city
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Worksheet „Guess the city Read the short texts and guess the city! City 1: This is one of the most popular cities in the world that tourists visit every year. It is located next to the Seine River and is known world-wide as the City of Lights because it is truly transformed at night when the lights turn on. It is also called the most romantic city in the world and it has the beautiful ChampsÉlysées Boulevard that is perfect for walking hand-inhand. This lovely city has many flowering public gardens and many consider it to be the most beautiful city in the world because of its wonderful architecture. The city is filled with historic associations and is home to one of the worlds most famous museums, the Louvre. There are also many other museums and monuments to see. City 2: This is one of Asias most exciting and dynamic cities. The city offers tourists wonderful mix of ancient and modern cultures. There are many skyscrapers that are mixed in with traditional-styled wood houses. Tourists can also visit the Grand Palace, which is arguably the most popular sightseeing attraction. Every year many visitors travel to the city to see special cultural traditions. There are over four hundred Buddhist temples in the city, so it is not unusual to see monks wearing robes when they are out gathering morning alms. This city is called the Venice of the East because the Chao Phraya river, which runs through the city, is connected by several canals. Tourists can travel around the city by cruising the river, taking the underground subway or the elevated skytrain. City 3: This is the capital of New South Wales, the south-eastern state of Australia. It is the oldest and largest city in Australia. People from all over the world come and settle down in this ‘harbor city. It is the financial center of Australia and one of the major economic centers of the world. The citys most famous structure, which is now its defining symbol, is the Opera House. Thousands of people come to visit this structure. So, if you are visiting this city, you know where to head first. Guided tours are available at the site and will tell you all you need to know about this famous opera house. visit to port city is incomplete without visit to the beach. The Bondi Beach is known the world over. You can spend at least day here. The restaurants, bars, and cafes located along the Campbell Parade, near the beach, will keep you entertained. From the beach, you can visit the Darling Harbor. Located near the city center, the harbor houses maritime museum, wildlife park, and an aquarium. Make sure you visit the place with your kids, for they will definitely love it! City 4: What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of this city? Beaches? Partying? Samba? Well, this city is all of that and much more. It is city that will overwhelm you and make you its prisoner for lifetime. Go her once, and youll want to go there all the time. Such is the magic of this magnificent city. The first stop of every visitor in the city is at the statue of Christ the Redeemer or Cristo Redentor as the Brazilians know it. At 125 ft, the statue of Christ stands tall over the city, as if saying Ill protect you. The statute is located at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, and was inaugurated in the year 1931. This larger-than-life statue of the Christ is truly awe-inspiring. Perhaps that is the reason why the statue has been included in the New Seven Wonders of the World. In order to reach the statue, tourists can take cog trains that leave every half-an-hour from Rue Cosme Velho. City 5:_ This is the largest city of the Eurasian country. In the past, it has been called Byzantium and Constantinople. Located on the Bosphorus Strait, it has natural harbor known as the Golden Horn. This city is treat for all lovers of history. With its long and illustrious past, it has variety of historic sites that people can visit. Most of these sites are located in the Old City known as Sultanahmet. One of the most important structures is the Hagia Sophia. An example of the early Byzantine architecture, the Hagia Sophia is the largest structure in the Old City area. It was originally made as church, but was later converted into mosque. Before the Seville Cathedral of Spain was completed, the Hagia Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world. After reading, answer the following questions: How did you find out the city? Mark the key words! Whats your favourite description? Why? Which topics are mentioned in the short travel guides?