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English File 1: Short Movies: Review & Check 5 & 6

English File 1:   Short Movies; Review & Check #5 & 6:   Williamsburg, New York

 

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Williamsburg, New York

 

New York is the number one city to visit/see in the United States.

 

When we think of New York, we think of/about places like the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square.

 

In fact, many visitors to New York spend/use all their time in Manhattan. 

 

But New York is actually/really five different boroughs, and Manhattan is just one of them.

 

The different/other boroughs are Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx and Brooklyn.

 

Welcome to Williamsburg, my neighborhood/town in New York.

 

It is not on Manhattan Island but it now is across/over the East River in Brooklyn.

 

Williamsburg is a great/terrible place to live.

 

It is home to many different communities from all over/around the world.

 

It is a very fashionable/cool part of New York.

 

A lot of artists and musicians now live in the neighborhood. And because it is so fashionable and people like/hate living here, houses and apartments are now very cheap/expensive.

 

The main street in Williamsburg is Bedford Avenue. On Bedford Avenue there is/are lots of fashionable shops and restaurants. 

 

Williamsburg is now also very popular/busy with tourists. And many of these visitors come to Bedford Avenue to visit the shops, restaurants and street stores.

 

You can see others interesting/boring things on Bedford Avenue. These street artists are painting a mural/picture on the wall.

 

But the number one store to see/visit in Williamsburg is not on Bedford Avenue.

 

Beacons’ Closet is a store, full of second/third hand clothes.

 

People bring in their old clothes for the store to buy/sell.

 

Young people buy these ‘vintage’/‘smelly’ clothes because they are very fashionable.

 

Williamsburg is now so popular that new buildings are going up/going down all the time.

This/That building is going to be a new hotel, and these/those are new apartments.

 

 

But there is a problem, apartments in Williamsburg are now so/really expensive that many of my neighbors are moving back across the East/West River to Manhattan.

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