Tasks: Boston and Los Angeles

tasks a) A friend of yours is planning to visit Boston and Los Angeles. He asks you to tell him what you know about these two cities. Write down what you consider to be the most important point in the text you have read and then spend some time on the internet gathering more information to help your friend (you will find a few addresses at the bottom of this page).

b) In gathering information about Boston and Los Angeles you came across several topics which you are interested in finding more information about. Find out as much as you can about one of the following topics and present your findings to the class or to your group.

  • New England
  • The Puritans
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • The Freedom Trail
  • The Boston Celtics
  • Disneyland
  • The California Gold Rush
  • Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Rodney King and the LA riots
  • The San Andreas Fault and California earthquakes
  • The LA Lakers