Nursery Rhyme New York is a Big Apple Song Lyrics, New York Song

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New York is a Big Apple

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Theme: The United States
Age-range: infant-preschool, 4 – 8 years


Download the words of the song:
New York is a Big Apple Song


New York is a Big Apple” is a song for young children about New York City extracted from the book “J’apprends l’anglais par les chansons”. The song can be used to discover the city of New York with children.


English Lyrics:

New York is a Big Apple

New York is a big apple
That cannot be eaten,
Where you can find a big island
Called Manhattan.

French translation:

New York est une grosse pomme

New York est une grosse pomme
Que l’on ne peut pas manger,
Où l’on peut trouver une grande île
Appelée Manhattan.


Culture and Vocabulary:

  • The Big Apple (in French: « la grosse pomme » or « la grande pomme ») is a nickname for New York City.
  • Discover Manhattan Island.


  • “Big” is an adjective used to talk about size.
  • The irregular verb “to find” (find, found, found).
  • Use “an” before a word beginning with a vowel sound (an apple, an island).


  • Pronunciation of “apple” /ˈæp.əl/.
  • Pronunciation of “island” /ˈaɪ.lənd/.

Teaching suggestions:


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