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LA Renaissance. Los Angeles will be the cultural capital of the millennium. This statement was recently made by LAs vice –president of cultural tourism who then went on to state that there are more major museums per head of population in LA than any other US city(300, to be precise), not to mention more artists, writers,film makers, actors, dancers and musicians than in any other city in the history of civilasiation. LA is the most fascinating cultural destination in America.
The Getty Museum. If LA can claim to be a cultural mecca, its because of the Getty Museum. This fine –art museum looks down from a Santa Monica hilltop over the city, a monument to culture. Its cost well over$1 bn which forces people to take note. Three million people visited the Getty in its first year. They come in the same coaches that take them to Disneyland and Beverly Hills. Almost immediately, it has become a part of the LA tour- an art museum that rivals Universal Studious. Hollywood and the Baywatch beaches.
A view of Hollywood Boulevard. The tour guide. The Hollywood Galaxy houses a six screen movie complex and the Hollywood Entertainment museum, which has film, television, radio and recording memorabilia and provides a wide variety of interactive displays that allow visitors to explore entertainment industry technologies.
Manns Chinese Theater The exterior of this theatre is a mixture of Chinese temples,pagodas,lions and dragons which reflects the strong sense of showmanship of the theatres creator, Sid Grauman. Grauman thought up one of the movie industrys longest- running publicity stunts by inviting movie stars to impress their handprints,footprints and autographs in the cement courtyard of his theater.
The Hollywood Wax Museum. It has life-size models of film stars, musicians and public figures.Clint Eastwood, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Ronald Reagon are among those on display.
Walk of fame. Stroll down Hollywood Boulevards,,Walk of Fame with its stars on the sidewalk that show the names of more than 2,000 film stars and musicians. Marilyn Monroes star is embedded in the sidewalk at the camera symbol below her name indicates her career as a film actress.
Ripleys Believe It or Not It is a museum devoted to the bizare. The building, topped by a gigantic model Tyrannosaurus Rex, contains more than 300 exhibits, such as shrunken heads and two-headed monsters.
Neon lights welcome moviegoers to the beautifully restored Art Deco theater. Movies can be seen in old-fashioned comfort, but with state- of-the-art sound. World Premieres of Disney movies often feature a live revue by the Magic Kingdoms favorite characters.
Clarion Hotel Hollywood Roosevelt. An image of Charlie Chaplin( ) decorates the wall of this 1920s hotel.
A short presentation on Moscow The best time to go to Moscow is July and August because they are the warmest months of the year. Summer days are long and it can rain a lot. By the end of November Moscow is frozen most of the time and snow stays until April. Getting around is easy and relatively cheap. You can get between all five airports and the city centre by a combinations of bus and metro or suburban train
Most visitors to Moscow come to see the Kremlin,Red Square and St Basils Cathedral and to look at Lenins tomb and its best to see the central area around the Kremlin on foot. For other parts of the city, the fastest,cheapest and easiest way to get around is on the metro. There are more than 150 metro stations in Moscow.Buses, trolleybuses and trams run almost everywhere the metro doesnt go.
The most famous of Moscows parks and gardens is Gorky Park which stretches almost three kilometers along the river Moskva. Theres a fairground, an ornamental garden and in summer boats leave from pier on river excursions. There are a number of festivals that are worth seeing. The Moscow Film Festival takes place in the autumn and the Russian Winter Festival is a must, with troika rides,folklore shows, games. The live music scene is good, with regular gigs at numerous venues
.As far as eating out is concerned, for an authentic Russian experiences go to Petrovich where the walls are covered by all sorts of reminders of the Soviet past. For a quick snack, there are three chains of food stalls-Niam Niam,which sells all kinds of sweet and savoury pies, Kroshka Kartoshka, which are jacket potatoes with fillings and Russkie Bliny, which of course needs no explanation.
Preparing a presentation. Make notes of your ideas. Select the best ideas and organize them into a logical order. Prepare any pictures you need. Check you have all the vocabulary you need. Check for any grammatical mistakes. Practice makes perfect-practise reading a presentation.
Giving a short presentation. Climate-seasons,temperature and rainfall. Getting around-metro, trains, bus services. Sightseeing-museums,galleries,historic monuments. Food and drink-bars,restaurants,takeaways,local specialties. Entertainment-discos, night clubs, shows.