- Have you been to Nagoya?
- Do you think Nagoya is boring?
- treasure /TREZH-er/
- resident /REZ-i-duhnt/
- electronics /ih-lek-TRON-iks/
- craft /krahft/
- budget /BUHJ-it/
[noun] – very valuable things
The museum exhibited ancient artifacts, each one a priceless treasure.
[noun] – a person who lives or has their home in a place
The neighborhood watch committee held a meeting to discuss security concerns and ensure the safety of all residents.
[noun] – products that use electronic parts
The electronics store displayed a wide range of gadgets, from smartphones to laptops, attracting tech-savvy customers.
[noun] – wide range of creative activities and hobbies involving handmade or artistic projects
She spent hours exploring the aisles of the craft store, searching for unique beads to incorporate into her handmade jewelry designs.
[noun] – the amount of money you have available to spend
The travel agency offered various vacation packages to cater to different budgets, ensuring that there was an option for every traveler’s financial means.
Nagoya’s main train station is in a district with tall buildings. It’s a modern place with big stores, electronics shops, and craft stores. There are also many hotels to choose from, depending on your budget. Nagoya’s food, called Nagoya-meshi, shows its history as a port and a stop on the Tokaido road. Just a short train ride away is a castle called Inuyama Castle. It’s one of Japan’s original castles. There’s also Meiji-mura, an open-air museum with old buildings from when Japan was modernizing. Some other places to visit are the Tokugawa Art Museum, the SCMaglev, and Railway Park. If you love cars, you can go to the Toyota Automobile Museum and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.
True or False:
- Nagoya Is Not Boring is a tour company started by Lena Yamaguchi and Elisabeth Llopis to showcase the hidden treasures of Nagoya.
- Nagoya’s main train station is located in a district without buildings and is known for its outdated amenities.
- Nagoya-oishii is the name for Nagoya’s local cuisine, which reflects its history as a port and a stop on the Tokaido road.
- Inuyama Castle is a short train ride away from Nagoya and is one of Japan’s original castles.
- The Tokugawa Art Museum, the SCMaglev, and Railway Park are some other attractions in Nagoya.
Fill in the blanks:
- The store offers a wide range of state-of-the-art ________ for tech enthusiasts.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza is considered a national ________ in Egypt, attracting millions of tourists every year.
- The potter expertly shaped the clay on the spinning wheel, turning it into an exquisite ceramic ________.
- The new apartment complex was built to accommodate hundreds of ________ in the city.
- The couple carefully planned their wedding within a limited ________ to ensure a memorable celebration without overspending.