New York City Travel Guide

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students examining a colorful poster of New York City landmarks and discussing key cultural and historical points during an Eng

Lesson Description

Have you traveled to the Big Apple? In this lesson, students will discuss travel and their favorite cities. This lesson features a video that provides a guide to the famous New York City. Students will learn and practice adjectives, the use of “so” and “such”, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

Grammar: Students will learn adjectives and the expressions "so" and "such" to describe cities and travel experiences.

Listening: They will listen to a guide to New York City, identifying key details about its landmarks, culture, and history, enriching their understanding of the city.

Speaking: Students will share their travel experiences and describe their favorite cities, using newly learned adjectives and expressions to make their descriptions more vivid and engaging.

Vocabulary: The lesson expands vocabulary with terms related to travel, city life, and descriptive adjectives, broadening students' language skills for talking about places.

Homework: Tasks include writing a brief guide to their favorite city using adjectives and "so"/"such" expressions, and describing what makes the city special to them.


Watch the video about one of the most famous cities in the world. New York City is sitting at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists and is always ready to impress. You can not only visit attractions like the Empire State Building and Times Square, but you can also experience the culture and influence of people from all over the world.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

skyscraper [noun]: a very tall modern building
civic [adjective]: relating to a city or a citizen
melting pot [noun]: a metaphor for a place where many different cultures blend together as one
shopping spree [noun]: a short period of time in which someone buys a lot of things
endearing [adjective]: causing feelings of affection or admiration
dizzying [adjective]: making you feel confused or amazed
newcomer [noun]: a person who has recently arrived in a place
borough [noun]: a town or district which is an administrative unit (e.g., New York has five boroughs.)
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