Where Are We?

Where Are We? — Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Where are we?
  • 2. Nairobi, KenyaNairobi is the capital and largest city ofKenya. Nairobi is the most populous city inEast Africa, with a current estimatedpopulation of about 3 million. Nairobi is nowone of the most prominent cities in Africapolitically and financially.
  • 3. Kolkata, India Kolkata, or Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi.
  • 4. Lima, PeruLima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. Itis in the central part of the country, on a desertcoast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima ishome to one of the oldest higher learninginstitutions in the New World. The NationalUniversity of San Marcos, founded on May 12,1551 during Spanish colonial regime, is theoldest continuously functioning university in theAmericas.
  • 5. • Why do you think you guessed the way you did?• How are these places different? How are they the same?• Are these cities like the one you live in?
  • 6. Cairo, EgyptCairo ( /kaɪroʊ/; Arabic:al-Qāhira, literally “TheConqueror”), is the capital ofEgypt and the largest city inthe Arab world and Africa, andthe 16th largest metropolitanarea in the world. Locatednear the Nile Delta, it wasfounded in the year 969 A.D.making it 1,042 years old.Nicknamed “The City of aThousand Minarets” for itswealth of Islamic architecture,Cairo has long been a centreof the regions political andcultural life.
  • 7. Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur is the federal capital and mostpopulous city in Malaysia. The city covering anarea of 243 km2 (94 sq mi), has a population of1.5 million as of 2010, and an estimate of 1.6million as of 2012.
  • 8. Vancouver, Canada Vancouver (/vænku:vər/) is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver has ranked highly in worldwide “livable city” rankings for more than a decade according to several business magazines, and it was also acknowledged by Economist Intelligence Unit as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the worlds most livable cities for five straight years.
  • 9. Santa Fe, New MexicoSanta Fe (English pronunciation: /sæntə feɪ/; Tewa:Ogha Pooge, Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of theU.S. state of New Mexico. Santa Fe (literally “holyfaith” in Spanish) had a population of 67,947 in the2010 census. The city’s full name when foundedwas La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco deAsís (“The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St.Francis of Assisi”).
  • 10. • Which of these places is the most modern? Which is the most old-fashioned?• Which place do you think has the most money? Why?• Have you ever heard of any of these places?
  • 11. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam (/æmstərdæm/) is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. Today, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group.
  • 12. Lagos, NigeriaLagos (/leɪɡɒs/ LAY-gos) is a port city and the mostpopulous city in Nigeria. With a population of16,937,932, it is also the most populous city in Africaand is estimated to be the second fastest growing city inAfrica (7th fastest in the world).
  • 13. Seoul, South Korea Seoul (Korean: 서울), officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world.
  • 14. Venice, ItalyVenice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia )is acity in northeast Italy which is renowned forthe beauty of its setting, its architecture andits artworks. During the Renaissance, Venicewas a very important center of trade(especially in silk, grain, and spice) and art inthe 13th century up to the end of the 17thcentury.
  • 15. • Which of these places is the most beautiful? Which is the most interesting?• What do you know about these cities?• Which city would you like to visit? If you would like to review this English corner, go to www.englishslide.com

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