New York City
When people think of the United States, New York City is one of the iconic places that comes to mind. Since NYC is often shown in movies and TV shows about America, many people have come to learn a lot about the city.
New York City is also known as the city that never sleeps because there are so many things to do. No matter what your interests are, you'll be sure to find something that you would like to see or do. It's a place that everyone should try to visit at least once in their lives.
Jessica tells Gary that she hasn't been to NYC before, but would love to go. Find out more in this English lesson about "The Big Apple."
Gary: Jessica, have you ever been to New York City?
Jessica: I'm a little embarrassed to say so, but I have not.
Gary: There is so much to do there. You have to go!
Jessica: I know. I've heard it's the city that never sleeps. And there's such a plethora of things to do. The arts and all of the culture.
Gary: You will get a lot out of it when you go there.
Jessica: Oh, I'm sure.
Gary: No doubt. It has so much theatre, so much music. The food, the people, the atmosphere.
Jessica: That sounds amazing. I am desperate to have the experience. And I've heard that it has a great reputation. I'm a little intimidated. It's so busy and there are so many people. I don't know how I'd find my way around.
Gary: The people in New York, while they're busy and hustle bustle, they will help. So just ask.
Jessica: Alright. I will have to book a ticket to get out there some time soon.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. plethora n. 过多，过剩
2. intimidated adj. 害怕的，受到威胁的
3. hustle bustle 熙熙攘攘，繁华匆忙