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Read, fill in the gaps with an American sight and translate: The West has many national parks. One of the most famous is the Grand Canyon formed by the ….. . The four Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water in the world. The …. , the greatest river in the USA, flows through this region (the Midwest). The most important mountain range is the … . It begins in Canada and continues to Alabama in the South. The West is famous for its many mountains. The most famous are … .
What an American celebrity is this? This famous animator sold his first drawings to neighbours when he was only 7 years old. He is the founder of a software corporation. He began programming computers at 13 and started his first computer company when he was in high school. He is an outstanding actor and played in many great films, but he still doesn’t have an «Oscar»! This person made the first American flag during the War of Independence on January 1, 1776. A worldfamous Hollywood couple of actors who have 6 children (3 their own and 3 - adopted).
What do these idioms mean? Match and explain their meaning. Walk a mile in my shoes Денежныймешок, богач Bottom line Летать от счастья Against the clock В этом есть что-то подозрительное Walk on air Строить воздушные замки Keep it under your hat Очень быстро; в короткий срок Inthesameboat Конечный итог Deep pockets А ты побудь на моём месте Around the clock Держать что-то в секрете There is something fishy about it В одинаковых условиях - Круглые сутки
«A very strange event» There were 13 British colonies on the North American continent. They were part of the British Empire and they paid taxes to the British king, who was 3000 miles away across the Atlantic. The colonies didn’t like it, and when Britain raised taxes, they protested against it. Fighting began in a city, where colonists attacked a British ship and threw its cargo of tea into the sea. The event is called …. .
«False friends» Can you translate these obvious words correctly? Match! f.e.: general ≠ генерал general = общий cabinet динамик principal сотрудник, должностное лицо problem боеприпасы, снаряжение officer замазка, штукатурка speaker шкаф ammunition утешение, поддержка comfort директор школы, колледжа,ректорВУЗа plaster упражнение, задача
«American holidays» 1) This holiday is connected with the name of the 1st American president . During the War of Independence he took command of the Continental Army for 8 years, until the colonies won their independence from Britain. 2) It is the last Monday in May. Americans remember the US soldiers who died in wars. People visit cemeteries and put flowers on graves. 3) It is the 1st Monday in September. In 1869 workers got the right to an 8-hour workday. There is a parade in some cities now. People go to the beach, have a barbecue or a picnic. 4) It is in November, 11. On this day Americans give thanks to those who fought for peace. At 11.00 in the morning most Americans observe a moment of silence to remember them. 5) It is the 4th Thursday in November. Families get together and have a big dinner. They eat turkey and pumpkin pie. 6) It is the United States’ birthday. This holiday is connected with the name of the 16th president of the USA. He won the Civil War between the North and the South, and this victory put an end to slavery in the USA. ThanksgivingDay Memorial Day Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Veterans’ Day Independence Day Labor Day George Washington’s Birthday Columbus Day
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