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Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

1.  What is Cedar Point famous for?

2.  When were the first attractions built? 

3.  What did people go to the Coliseum for? 

4.  Did Cedar Point close down or stay open during the Great Depression?

5.   What is the nickname for Cedar Point?

 

 
Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   

 

Cedar Point
      
Cedar Point is an amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.  It's the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States. It's famous for its thrilling roller coasters now, but before there was a park, the peninsula was home to cedar trees and wildlife, and the clear waters of Lake Erie attracted fisherman.  In 1870, a bathhouse, beer garden, small dance floor, and children's playground opened at Cedar Point. Soon larger bathhouses, picnic areas, boardwalks, and other features were added, and Cedar Point became known as an affordable summer retreat.  Cedar Point has continued to renovate and expand ever since. 
    
 
One of the earliest thrill rides at the park was the Lakeside Water Trapeze.  The first roller coaster came soon after that.  Then in 1905,  the iconic Hotel Breakers opened. Its luxurious rooms and resort amenities, including a barber shop, tailor, beauty salon, and meeting rooms, made people want to stay at Cedar Point longer. That same year, the Coliseum opened, and during the early part of the twentieth century, guests came to the Coliseum to see popular bands and dance the night away. In 1906, the first concession stands, games, and small amusement rides were added. Those additions brought more and more guests, so the park built more and more attractions, including bigger roller coasters. 
 
During the Great Depression, Cedar Point and other amusement parks were hit hard, and some parks closed. Cedar Point, however, managed to stay in business thanks to its beautiful beach. After World War II, the park came under new management.  More attractions designed for younger guests were added, and Cedar Point became a destination for families.  During the 1960s, many of the attractions we recognize today, like the Dodgem Cars, the Sky Ride, and the Cadillac Cars, were built.  In 1964, the Blue Streak, a wooden roller coaster that is still in operation today, opened.
 
Now, Cedar Point is one of the world's most popular destinations for lovers of thrilling rides.  It's known as "America's Roller Coast," and features a world-record 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters.  Its newest roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, opened in May 2018.  But even if you're not into roller coasters, you can still enjoy the white-sand beach, the outdoor water park, the indoor water park, the marinas, and more!   The park is open from early May to Labor Day in September.  It's also open on weekends in the fall for Halloween-themed events.
 
 
 

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

1.  What is Cedar Point famous for?

It's famous for its thrilling roller coasters.  

 

2.  When were the first attractions built? 

They were built in 1870.

 

3.  What did people go to the Coliseum for? 

They went to see bands play and to dance.

 

4.  Did Cedar Point close down or stay open during the Great Depression?

It stayed open.  

 

5.   What is the nickname for Cedar Point?

It's "America's Roller Coast."

 

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