California & Los-Angeles. Places of interest

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ЮЖНО-САХАЛИНСКИЙ ЛИЦЕЙ ЭКОНОМИКИ И ПРАВА Экзаменационная Работа по английскому языку За курс средней (полной) школы CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES PLACES OF INTEREST Работу выполнила Ученица 11 технического класса Нуреева Виктория Алексеевна Руководитель Учитель английского языка ФИО Южно-Сахалинск 2003 Table of Contents. Introduction.……………………………………………………………..……………3 I. California 1.1. California today………………………………………………………………………….4 1.2.The History of Los Angeles

County……………………………………………………4 II. Los Angeles 2.1. Los Angeles now………………………………………………………………………..7 2.2. Disneyland……………………………………………………………………………….9 2.3. Six Flags Magic Mountain…………………………………………………………….14 2.4 Universal Studios……………………………………………………………………....15 Conclusion..………………………………………………………………...……….16 Literature…….………………………………………………………………………17 Introduction. California, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Hollywood, Beverly Hills…have

you ever heard these names? I am sure you have. What are these places , where are they situated, what is their history? I am sure this question have at least onece stirred your curiosity. In my work I’ve tried to cover all these most interesting questions, including history, places of interest their description and even parks’ entrance fees. I hope my work will help you to get better acquainted with one of the most beautiful state of the USA – California and its one of the most gougeous cities – Los Angeles, or a City of Angels. I.California. 1.1.California today. California is perhaps the most unique state in the USA. It leads the country in manufacturing and farming. Its area is the 3rd in the country and it has the largest population, of which the white people

constitute less than 50%. It is the most popular place to spend vacations - hiking in National parks, swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sightseeing in the cities. Such well-known places as Hollywood Disneyland, Death Valley, and the San Diego Zoo are located in California. First European settlements in California were Spanish, and in 1821, when Mexico became independent, it became its part. In 1848 the United States took control over this state. And on September 9, 1850, it became the 31 state of the USA.  Ø  Capital - Sacramento. Ø  Population - 29,839,250 (1st). The state symbols are:  Ø  Bird - California Valley Quail,  Ø  Flower - Golden Poppy,  Ø  Motto - "Eureka" ("I have

found it"),  Ø  Song - "I love you, California",  Ø  Tree - California Redwood.  1.2.The History of Los Angeles County.   When Spanish occupation of California began in 1769, an exploratory expedition of more than 60 persons led by Gaspar de Portola moved north through the area now known as Los Angeles. They camped by a river where fertile soil and availability of water for irrigation impressed members of the party. Father Juan Crespi, who accompanied the group, saw the location as having all the requirements for a large settlement. He named the river El Rio de Nuestra Senora la Reyna de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, which means “The River of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.” In September 1771 Father