Прикладной курс «Страноведение»( Углубленное изучение английского языка) 11 «А» класс.
Use of English
English speaking countries
Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. To speak about the nature of these countries, their weather and climate, way of life of their people, history customs, traditions, national holidays.
Interesting facts about UK
Is the only country in the world which doesn't have the country's name on its postage stamps. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple. London has been called Londonium, Ludenwic, and Ludenburg in the past. Windsor Castle is the largest royal home in the world. There are 409 escalators in the London subways. The Beatles originally called themselves the Blackjacks and then the Quarrymen.
Places of interest in Great Britain
Lud Hill, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, Liverpool - the "city of ships", Stratford-on-Avon – Shakespeare’s birth place, Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Madam Tussaud's Museum
Dublin as a capital of Ireland
History, geography, population, city of music, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin Post Office.
Ancient heritage, modern society – Australia.
European settlement, a nation is born, the impact of war, Post-war prosperity, a changing society, modern Australia.
Scotish culture and traditions
Since 12 century, Bagpipes, haggis and kilts, The traditional Burns Supper, Hogmanay and St Andrews Day celebrations.
The beauty of Wales
Wales has high mountains, including Mount Snowdon, the second highest mountain in Britain. Cardiff, the modern capital of Wales, has a Roman castle and a modern shopping centre. Cardiff is an industrial city, which also has a cathedral, a university. International festival called Eisteddfod is held in the town of Llangollen. There are three National Parks in Wales.
System of education
To speak about similarities and differences between system of education in UK, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan.
The Angles and Saxons invaded Britain in the 5th century AD. St. Augustine brought Christianity to Britain in the 7th century. the Norman Duke William defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and became King William I. The introduction of the printing press was in about 1476.
Ideal state of government
Students can speak on their own personality and interests. Ideal state is a state, which protects my privacy, individual rights and freedom. It is a state having all kinds of people with different points of views and interests but can live in peace and in order with each other because of the notion that their individuality and liberty is secured by the state.
The world of jobs
The most popular jobs in the world. Your preferred job. A list of your interests, talents and abilities is important to find a good job.
The role of the Royal family
Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout the UK and worldwide. The Royal Family plays an important role in supporting and encouraging the public and charity sectors, in recognising and supporting the work of the Armed Services, in strengthening national unity.
Mass media in the world
Newspapers, radio and especially TV inform us of what is going on in this world and give us wonderful possibilities for education and entertainment. They also influence the way we see the world and shape our views. There is a lot of advertisment on mass media. Some of the TV and radio stations and newspapers are owned by different corporations. Mass media try to raise cultural level of the people and develop their artistic taste.
American beliefs and values
There are some ideals and values rooted in the country’s history and spread by media (films, TV) that many Americans share. Individualism. Volunteerism. Progress. The American Dream. The Downshifting Movement.
Language of William Shakespeare
In his plays and poems Shakespeare used over 20.000 words. New words: accomodation,bloody,bump,control,courtship…
New phrases: ‘star crossed lovers’ Romeo&Juliet, ‘sound and furry’ Macbeth, ‘neither a borrower not a lender be’ Hamlet.
Proverbs and sayings
Idioms and popular quotations
The world famous carnivals
Who is a leader?
Importance of sport in our life
The role of religion in politics
Seven wonders of the world
Social behaviour and attitudes
Legendary heroes and travellers
How to do a researching work?
Kings and presidents
Nobel prize winners
Greatest songs of all time
The mystery of Bermuda triangle
Global problems and their sollutions
Rights and freedoms of citizens in Africa
Education in personality development
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