Reading. Read the article and answer these questions. Ignore the gaps
1. What did Peter Minuit buy in 1626?
2. What did Giovanni da Verrazano do in 1524?
3. Why is New York called the Big Apple?
4. Who came in New York in the 1840s?
5. What percentage of New York’s population was born in the USA?
6. Who were the city’s first inhabitants?
7. How did the Iroquois help to build the city?
2. Put the sentences a-f into the gaps in the article. First decide what the words in italics can refer to. Next, try to find word in the missing sentences to connect them to the right gap.
Example. The words in italics in a refer to the immigrants who arrived in New York from other countries. This sentence fits into gap 4.
a. The greatest numbers came in 1907, when 1 004 756 people poured into the country.
b. Among these present-day inhabitants are Italians, Russians, Irish, Greeks, Canadians and Puerto Ricans. More Greeks live in Astoria in the borough of Queens than in any other city outside Greece.
c. After their victory, the Dutch held the colony until the English took it from them in 1664.
d. But by the 1740s, disease, the spread of European settlers and war had emptied the island of these regular visitors.
e.In the 1920s, jazz musicians began to call the city by this colourful name because it was the biggest and the best thing New York State had to offer.
f.Nowadays, its 58 square kilometres of real estate are worth over $ 945 thousand million.
The most famous bargain in American history was to be the native North American’s sale of Manhattan Island in 1626 for Peter Minuit, of the Dutch West India Company, for a sack of beads, clothes and ironware then worth 60