Lesson 4 - RW, Culture - PLACES - Page2

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Now read the e-mail message that Janice got from her American friend Zelda.

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Hi Janice,

Thanks for your message. Of course you can stay at my place when you and Rick come to San Francisco. Unfortunately, I won’t be here -- that wedding I told you about is on the same day that you are arriving. I’m leaving the day before and staying for the whole weekend. It’s a shame -- I would love to meet Rick! He sounds really nice from what you’ve told me about him. But don’t worry -- I’ll leave the keys for you somewhere.

You will probably want to see the Golden Gate Bridge -- most visitors think it’s a must. But I also have some other suggestions as to what you could do when you’re here. Firstly, you really must visit Chinatown. To get there, catch bus number 45 from the corner of Market Street and 3rd Street. (Even if you rent a car upon arrival, it’s not a good idea to go to Chinatown by car -- it’s practically impossible to find parking space there). Go to Dragon’s Gate and walk through. You will be in Grant Avenue, which is the main shopping street of Chinatown, and the oldest street in San Francisco. The shops there sell all kinds of things, and you can find great bargains. Kong Chow Temple, which has beautiful Cantonese wood carvings, is really worth seeing. Chinatown is a wonderful district to explore on foot, but you can always catch a ride in a cable car. There are two lines of cable cars running on each side of Chinatown. There are many silly, fun things to do in Chinatown -- for example, you can go to the fortune cookie factory in Ross Alley. I think you will like the open markets on Stockton Street. Don’t miss all the little alleys between Grant and Stockton -- they’re very interesting.

By the way, Chinatown is a great place to have lunch. There are lots of little restaurants and cafes everywhere, and they’re rather inexpensive. Another place you should visit is Fisherman’s Wharf. There are lots of shops, restaurants and museums there. The Museum of the City of San Francisco is not bad. In my opinion, the Treasure Island Museum is not worth going to, but you may want to have a look at the Underwater World. It’s a huge aquarium which holds 700 000 gallons of water. You can walk through a transparent tunnel, about 300 ft long, and admire the fish they have there. I think they even have sharks. I hope there’ll be no fog when you arrive, so that you’ll be able to see all the sights. I’ll get in touch with you about the keys later on.

Bye for now,


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