A powerpoint made many years ago about Istanbul. One of my favourite cities. The purpose of making this was to demonstrate to a class that I was teaching how I wanted them to do their powerpoints. The object was to choose a city that would be a good destination for a school trip. The purpose of using it at TUS was to give you a bit of a feel for Istanbul before I gave you model paragraphs on it. All cities have some similarities, writing about Istanbul will help you write about any city.
Text of Istanbul powerpoint
2. Where is Istanbul?
Istanbul is the biggest city
It is in Europe and Asia
Long, rich history
A new culture
4. Day 1 morning
The Aya Sophia
built as a church in AD 537
SultanahmetMosque (the Blue Mosque)
finished in 1617
5. Day 1early afternoonCistern Basilica
An ancient underground water supply
Built by the Romans (c. AD 500)
Mysterious Roman statues.
6. Day 1 afternoon The Bazaars
The Bosphorus is the water that goes from the Black Sea to the Sea of Mamara.
It divides Europe and Asia and is very important for shipping.