San Francisco is a special place, very different from most
American cities. It lies on a small finger of land with the
Pacific Ocean on one side and a huge harbour on the other.
San Francisco's population is only about 700 000 but it is the
biggest business center in the west of the USA. It is also
America's most international city with newspapers in thirty
different languages. The city is known as "the Paris of the
Most people enjoy the climate in San Francisco. It's never
too hot and never really cold. The sea winds are healthy and
they make you hungry. And it's good to be hungry in San
Francisco because the food is fabulous with more than 2600
restaurants serving food from all over the world. There are
at least three small cities in San Francisco: "Little Italy", with
its pizzerias and restaurants, "Chinatown" with wonderful
shops and exciting food and "Japantown". And everywhere
you go you will see boats out on the sea, smell fresh and salt
and feel the sea wind on your face.
If you live in San Francisco you get plenty of exercise,
because it's a city of hills. Perhaps that's why the famous
cablecars are so popular. And of course the views from the
hills are spectacular.
1. Where does San Francisco lie?
2. What is the population of this city?
3. Most people enjoy the climate in San Francisco, don't
4. How many small cities are there in San Francisco?
5. What is San Francisco famous for?
finger of land — участок земли
harbour — гавань
fabulous — потрясающий
pizzeria — пиццерия
cablecar — фуникулер
spectacular — захватывающий