Where Are We?

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Where Are We?

  1. 1. Where are we?
  2. 2. Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 3 million. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially.
  3. 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. 4. Lima, Peru Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima is home to one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the New World. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551 during Spanish colonial regime, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.
  5. 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. 6. Cairo, Egypt Cairo ( /kaɪroʊ/; Arabic: ‫القاهرة‬ al-Qāhira, literally "The Conqueror"), is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Located near the Nile Delta, it was founded in the year 969 A.D. making it 1,042 years old. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its wealth of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life.
  7. 7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia. The city covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi), has a population of 1.5 million as of 2010, and an estimate of 1.6 million as of 2012.
  8. 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 world's most livable cities for five straight years.
  9. 9. Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe (English pronunciation: /sæntə feɪ/; Tewa: Ogha Po'oge, Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. Santa Fe (literally “holy faith” in Spanish) had a population of 67,947 in the 2010 census. The city’s full name when founded was La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís (“The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi”).
  10. 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. 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. 12. Lagos, Nigeria Lagos (/leɪɡɒs/ LAY-gos) is a port city and the most populous city in Nigeria. With a population of 16,937,932, it is also the most populous city in Africa and is estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa (7th fastest in the world).
  13. 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. 14. Venice, Italy Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia )is a city in northeast Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. During the Renaissance, Venice was a very important center of trade (especially in silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century.
  15. 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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