Visiting Niagara Falls

Visiting Niagara Falls

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Vocabulary Builder
Read the text about Visiting Niagara Falls. After you read it, scan
the text quickly to find the English equivalents for the Indonesian
words below. You are given the dashes and some letters of the
English words as the clues. Each dash represents a letter. After
you find the words, compare your answer to your friends.
c r _ _ _ (verb) melewati/ melintasi
g o _ _ _ (noun) jurang
a t t r _ _ _ _ _ _ (noun) pertunjukan
p o _ _ _ _ _ _ (adjective) menghantam
s o _ _ _ _ (adjective) terendam
w a t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (adjective) anti air

i l l _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (adjective) berkilauan
c h _ _ _ (noun) pesona
m i _ _ (noun) kabut
s c _ _ _ _ (adjective) indah
e x h _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (adjective) mendebarkan
p l _ _ _ _ (verb) tercebur
s a n _ _ _ _ _ _ (noun) penangkaran
p r e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (noun) pelestarian
d u _ _ (adverb) petang

Pronunciation Practice
Listen to your teacher reading these words. Repeat
after him/her.
niagara : / na??æ? ? r? /
gorge : / ???rd? /
veil : / ve?l /
bridal : / ?bra?dl /
cave : / ke?v /
hurricane : / ?h?r?k?n /
illuminated : / ??lu?m?ne?t?d /
scenic : / ?si?n?k /
boat : / bo?t /
exhilarating : / ???z?l?re?t?? /
plunge over : / pl?nd? ‘o?v?r /
sanctuary : / ?sæ?kt?u?ri /
apparatus : / ?æp??re?t?s /
entrance : / ?entr?ns /


Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that
cross the international border between the Canadian province of
Ontario and the USA’s state of New York. They form the southern
end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest, the three
waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the
Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and
the American Falls on the American side. They are separated by
Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the
American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island.
There are various attractions that people can enjoy in Niagara Falls,
six of them are described here.
The first to enjoy in Niagara Falls is Cave of the Winds. This
attraction helps people get closer to the falls and go face-to-face
with the pounding waters of the Falls. People can get soaked on
the Hurricane Deck where they are just feet from the thundering
waters. Waterproof clothing and sandals are provided. A trip at
night when the Falls are illuminated in a rainbow of color is really
amazing The second charm is Maid of the Mist Boat Tour. It is a
world-famous scenic boat tour of the American and Canadian
Falls for about a half-hour ride. People may access the tour via the
Observation Tower elevator at Prospect Point in the state park. The
boat operates mid-May until late October.
The next to visit in Niagara Falls is Niagara Adventure
Theater. Here tourists may enjoy the most powerful and involving
film experience that brings reality to life on a 45 foot screen. Audience
members are given the priviledge to discover the thundering Falls
from a completely new and exhilarating perspective, and plunge
over them. The theater shows hourly and free multi-language
headsets are made available.
Niagara Science Museum is another place to visit. It is
a sanctuary for the preservation and appreciation of old science
instruments and philosophical apparatus.
The fifth point of interest is Niagara’s Wax Museum of
History. Here, life-size wax figures portraying dramatic history of
Niagara Falls are presented to guests. They can see Fort Niagara
Scene, Indian Village, old store, blacksmith and barber shop scenes
and how electricity is made. Wax figures of Julia Roberts, Princess
Diana and many more are displayed here, too.
Finally, people can also enjoy Rainbow Air Helicopter
Tours above and around the American and Canadian Falls. The
tours start from downtown, next to the entrance to the Rainbow
Bridge, and open from 9am to dusk when weather permits. The
tours operate every day from second weekend in May until October
The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance
between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a
challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.