Songs

Children's Song- I LOVE NY - YouTube

Children’s Song – I LOVE NY – YouTube (2:20)https://youtu.be/G40USHZrAFwI LOVE NY is about all things NYC. Starring Kindie Rocker Joanie Leeds and video by Glen Biltz, this NYC chant is New York’s newest (and catchiest)

 

Frank Sinatra - New York, New York. - YouTube

Frank Sinatra – New York, New York. – YouTube  (4:18) https://youtu.be/EUrUfJW1JGk Listening Activities
(There is an unfortunate error in the text, which should be: And find I’m a number __, top of the _, King of the ___ a number _.)                                               …

Worksheets

English Vocabulary - Places in the City

English Vocabulary – Places in the Cityhttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/vocabulary-lesson-city-palces.phpA word list with definitions (yr 4-6)

 

New York Sights

New York Sightshttp://busyteacher.org/18347-new-york-sights.htmlThis is an easy task. The worksheet provides pictures of famous sights that can be found in New York city.  (yr 4-8)

 

50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers

53 Free ESL, EFL worksheets about New Yorkhttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/search_result?Tags=new%20york&searchworksheet=GO&type=Printablesfrom iSLCollectives. Registering Required (yr 4-9)

 

Lesson Plans

Little Fox

Little Foxhttps://www.littlefox.com/en/readers/contents_list/DP000381Select Brooklyn Bridge and watch it in Page by Page mode to see the text. Script and quiz available (yr 5-7)

New York - Intermediate - DreamreaderDreamreader

New York – Intermediate – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/new-york/New York is a state in the United States of America. It was one of the first thirteen states. It is well known for having the city of the same name, “New York City”, located in the south-east of the state. (yr 7-9)

Paris and New York | Film English

Paris and New York | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2014/11/03/paris-and-new-york/This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Franck Matellini which shows images of Paris and New York. (yr 7-9)

 

Ellis Island Interactive Tour With Facts, Pictures, Video | Scholastic.com

Ellis Island Interactive Tour With Facts, Pictures, Video | Scholastic.comhttp://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/index.htmThe beautiful land of the New World amazed the European explorers who arrived on North American shores around 1500.
A website with information about Ellis Island (yr 9)

 

Reading

New York Photo Tour and Lesson

New York Photo Tour and Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/state-lessons/new-york-1.htmlLearn facts and curiosa about NY State (yr 5-8)                                          …

 

New York [Animated PowerPoint Presentation]

New York [Animated PowerPoint Presentation]http://busyteacher.org/12641-new-york.htmlThis animated PowerPoint is about New York. There are 15 slides. (yr 5-8)

 

11 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions & Landmarks

11 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions & Landmarkshttp://gonyc.about.com/od/attractions/ss/10-Most-Popular-New-York-City-Tourist-Attractions-and-Landmarks.htm#step1These NYC sights are popular with visitors and with good reason — they’re great. Don’t miss our helpful tips for visiting these must-see spots. (yr 7-9)

 

Born in New Yorkhttp://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-new-yorkRead the biographies of some famous people (yr 8-9)                                     …             

 

New York City

New York Cityhttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading-new-york-city.phpNew York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area
A difficult text with 4 simple questions (yr 9)

 

150 Years of Central Park - Photo Essays - TIME

150 Years of Central Park – Photo Essays – TIMEhttp://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1915263_1919490,00.htmlAn Urban EscapeCentral Park was first conceived in the 1850s as a getaway for all of Manhattan’s residents. A slideshow with information about the history of the park (yr 9)

Listening

ESLvideo.com :: Multicultural New York (17494)

ESLvideo.com :: Multicultural New York (4:53)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_beginning.php?id=17494(ESL Category: listening) Watch, listen and answer the questions. (yr 4-7)

 

English Language Listening Lab Online: Learn English Naturally

English Language Listening Lab Online: Learn English Naturallyhttp://www.elllo.org/september/marion/newyork.htmListening comprehension with questions (yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

New York City - Top 20+ Fun Things To Do - YouTube

New York City – Top 20+ Fun Things To Do – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/-PX_Qagm230Check out our favorite Top 20+ Fun Things To Do in New York City. Video with music background and names of the sights on screen (4-7)

 

Top 20 sights and attractions of New York City | MP3 audio tour guide of top cities www.bvtours.com - YouTube

Top 20 sights and attractions of New York City | MP3 audio tour guide of top cities www.bvtours.com – YouTube  (2:00)https://youtu.be/8MhUrvpiCIITop sites and attractions of New York City. Another video with music background and names of the sights on screen (4-7)

 

New York City - Top 10 Travel Attractions (New York Travel Video) - YouTube

New York City – Top 10 Travel Attractions (New York Travel Video) – YouTube (1:34) https://youtu.be/vA3OuEd4e1cTake a tour of Top 10 Travel Attractions of New York City – A countdown with clear presenter voice (yr 4-7)

17 Things To Do In New York City - YouTube

17 Things To Do In New York City – YouTube (1:33) https://youtu.be/Pnc3KQAQuagA video guide with things to do when you’re in New York City, text on screen, no narrator (yr 4-7)

 

The Empire State Building - Visit New York's Observation Deck

The Empire State Building – Visit New York’s Observation Deckhttp://www.esbnyc.com/Welcome to the world-famous Empire State Building. (yr 4-9)
Times Square Cams – EarthCamhttp://earthcam.com/cams/newyork/timessquare/EarthCam takes you on a virtual tour of the most visited spot in New York City: Times Square! Right now! (Warning: starting a new webcam opens first a commercial) (yr 5-9) 

 

Experience NYC, By Helicopter in Virtual Reality

Experience NYC, By Helicopter in Virtual Realityhttps://www.youvisit.com/tour/nycbyheliExplore NYC, By Helicopter in virtual reality or online in a 360 experience.

360-Degree View of the Memorial | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

360-Degree View of the Memorial | National September 11 Memorial & Museumhttps://www.911memorial.org/take-virtual-visit1360-Degree View of the Memorial  There is a lot more to explore! (yr 5-9) 

 

515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan. - YouTube

515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan. – YouTube (0:52)https://youtu.be/HShRSG3nhCAHistory of Manhattan  (yr 5-9)                                 …

Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips - YouTube

Johnny T’s NYC Tourist Tips – YouTube (4:16) https://youtu.be/8LmPBPWHJu4Planning a trip to NYC? Listen to Johnny T, and you’ll have a great time. (yr 5-9)

 

01x02: A Day Out in NY - subtitles - YouTube

01×02: A Day Out in NY – subtitles – YouTube (6:03)https://youtu.be/XHoquYB0TZoIn this episode you will learn more about a few famous New York places and get to know how you can spend a great day out in this wonderful city! (yr 6-9)

New York City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia - YouTube

New York City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia – YouTube (6:00)https://youtu.be/MtCMtC50gwYDestination-Travel-Guides New York City
Listen to a promotional video for tourists, Swedish subtitles available (yr 7-9)

 

10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City - YouTube

10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City – YouTube (13:37)https://youtu.be/7xXOVNp1msQInformative, but slow with automated narrator voice (yr 7-9)

 

New York - 10 places you must visit in the Big Apple - YouTube

New York – 10 places you must visit in the Big Apple – YouTube (4:07https://youtu.be/c9yqNodA6nINew york is an amazing city. The Big Apple is a great place to visit. Natural narrator (yr 8-9)

NYC Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before You Go to New York City - YouTube

NYC Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before You Go to New York City – YouTube (19:54)https://youtu.be/4Gm5EyzOoU4Things YOU need to know before you travel to New York City  (yr 7-9)

50 Things I Love About NYC - YouTube

50 Things I Love About NYC – YouTube (Stop at 6:35)https://youtu.be/PJYijM9e43QA young adult telling about her view of the city (yr 7-9)                             …

 

NYC Urban Guidebook: Subway 101 (Signs You're a Tourist) - YouTube

NYC Urban Guidebook: Subway 101 (Signs You’re a Tourist) – YouTube (6:17)https://youtu.be/AyRoPonYHbcNYC Urban Guidebook is an etiquette guide for tourists visiting NYC.
An interesting lesson on riding on the subway (yr 7-9)9)

NYC Urban Guidebook - Taxi 101 - YouTube

NYC Urban Guidebook – Taxi 101 – YouTube  (5:17) https://youtu.be/Le79IIHxnaoIn this edition of the Urban Guidebook, Corporate Profile/ClearVISION host Annamaria Chen takes on the Taxi (yr 8-9)

 

New York - 10 places you must visit in the Big Apple - YouTube

New York – 10 places you must visit in the Big Apple – YouTube (4:07) https://youtu.be/c9yqNodA6nINew york is an amazing city. the big apple is a great place to visit,
A countdown with natural speech (yr 8-9)

 

New York City Fun Facts - YouTube

New York City Fun Facts – YouTube (3:09) https://youtu.be/L5hzUr6OcZUNew York City is indeed one of the most interesting cities in the world. Text on screen to music background. Best to mute the sound, stop at each frame and read the text in class (yr 8-9)

 

50 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY | Top Attractions Travel Guide - YouTube

50 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY | Top Attractions Travel Guide – YouTube (16:35) https://youtu.be//OvXGh_Pv6qgOur recent week in New York City was an action-packed one.
For those really interested in NYC! (yr 8-9)

 

New York City Exclusive Videos & Features - HISTORY.com

New York City Exclusive Videos & Features – HISTORY.com http://www.history.com/topics/new-york-city/videoshttp://www.history.com/topics/new-york-city/videosCheck out exclusive New York City videos and features. Browse the latest New York City videos and more on HISTORY.com. (yr 8-9)

 

Discover NEW YORK Tour | Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island | Travel Big Apple NYC - YouTube

Discover NEW YORK Tour | Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island | Travel Big Apple NYC – YouTube (12:06)https://youtu.be//NAEgXcaGwhQExplore New York City’s five boroughs and visit the Big Apple’s famous attractions: Learn about NY, its history and its boroughs (yr 8-9)

 

New York City | Strip The City 2 - YouTube

New York City | Strip The City 2 – YouTube  (2:58)https://youtu.be/Ij31p6WOnu8Learn about storm-proof skyscrapers (yr 8-9)                                     …

 

01x03 History of New York Subtitles - YouTube

01×03 History of New York Subtitles – YouTube (6:37)https://youtu.be/v7lIdA8OUr8In this episode you will learn about the history of Statute of Liberty and its importance in the past and nowadays. (yr 8-9)  

New York City (New York) Vacation Travel Video Guide - YouTube

New York City (New York) Vacation Travel Video Guide – YouTube (25:34)https://youtu.be/fh43xjgxDpEVacation travel video about destination New York City in New York. (yr 8-9)  

Experience Central Park in Virtual Reality

Experience Central Park in Virtual Realityhttps://www.youvisit.com/tour/centralparkExplore Central Park in virtual reality or online in a 360 experience.

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: New York

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: New Yorkhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/n/new_york.htmlDiscuss in pairs or small groups after learning about NY (yr 8-9)

 

Games

New York State Learning Games For Kids - New York Symbols, New York Trivia. New York Videos and Puzzles

New York State Learning Games For Kids – New York Symbols, New York Trivia. New York Videos and Puzzleshttp://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us_state_games/newyork/Word games and videos 1:1 (yr 4-7)

 

Quia - New York City (Manhattan)

Quia – New York City (Manhattan)https://www.quia.com/pop/585900.html
Click on a marker and choose the correct name for the place (yr 4-9)

 

More Materials

Street View, Then & Now: New York City’s Fifth Avenuehttp://publicdomain.nypl.org/fifth-avenue/
Walk back in time, in 1911 on 5th Avenue                         …

New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureauhttp://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/36U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts for possible research interest (yr 9)

 

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