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Dear Russian Friend,
I want to have a pen pal from Russia. Let me introduce myself. My name is Sue Braun. I live in New York in the USA. I am 12. My hobbies are swimming, playing computer games. My father works in a bank. My mother doesn’t work. I have one sister. Her name is Mary. She is little.
My city is one of the biggest cities in the USA. We call it “Big Apple”. My father’s hobby is taking pictures. He has a big album of pictures of the United States. I’m sending some of my father’s photos. When you look at them you’ll understand why New York is a city of islands. In fact it lies on the three big islands: Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island. There are also many small islands in the city.
New York is a great port city. When tourists or guests arrive in New York by sea the first thing they see is the Statue of Liberty. France gave the Statue to America in 1884 as a symbol of friendship. The Statue is on Liberty Island.
New York is a very hardworking city as there are many banks, offices and factories there.
The most expensive part of New York is Manhattan. This island is famous for its skyscrapers. Broadway is a famous street in New York. It is famous for its theatres and you can see wonderful shows there.
In the 20th century New York became the city, whose monuments are skyscrapers, a city that never stops and never sleeps. The streets are always busy as there is much traffic there.
There are many museums and art galleries in New York. The Metropolitan Museum or the “Met” is the most famous museum in New York. There are beautiful collections of pictures, furniture and other things there. Pupils often visit museums and have their art classes there. Schoolchildren often visit the Bronx Zoo. It is the largest zoo in New York. It was opened in 1899 and since then has always been a favorite place for animal lovers and children.
2. Broadway is famous for its theatres.