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Презентация «What Do You Associate The USA With?» по теме «Страноведение. The USA»

Gymnasium №38 The United States of America Togliatti, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. The Capitol the highest point in the city the seat of the American Congress the capital of the United States Veterans memorial founded in 1790 named after the first president George Washington

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NEW YORK situated in New York State the biggest city in the United States a huge financial and arts centre called the Big Apple There are two world-famous streets in NY – Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Broadway is the centre of the theatres and night life. Fifth Avenue is the great shopping, hotel and club avenue.

Manhattan, this twelve-and-a-half-mile (20km) finger of land lying between the Hudson and East rivers, is one of the five boroughs that make up the city.

New York City The Statue of Liberty the symbol of New York City, the country and American democracy Liberty carries the torch of freedom - in her right hand. In her left hand she is holding a tablet with the inscription “July 4, 1776” – American Independence Day. You can walk up 354 stairs to get to the top of the statue.

The Empire State Building It is at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. It was opened on May 1, 1931, only 14 months after construction began. It has 102 floors, is 448 metres high. You can see 120 kilometres from the top.

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Chicago State: Illinois Garlic place the major metropolis of America’s heartland the second largest city in the United States with three million people the city of skyscrapers that appears to rise straight out of the waters of Lake Michigan

Chicago has a squeaky-clean reputation as an international business and commercial capital boasting an eclectic mix of architecture, world-class theatre, art exhibitions, and super-enthusiastic sportsmanship.

Chicago, the Windy City, has always prided itself on being a centre for varied culture. All year round, there are festivals, exhibitions, parades and full programs of theatre, dance, art and all types of music, including a world-class symphony.

It is the home of the Chicago Bears, National Football League Football Team and the home of the Chicago Bulls basketball team, the team that Michael Jordan played for.

Fittingly, with architecture being perhaps the ultimate combination of industry and art, the world’s first steel-framed skyscraper was built here. The city’s newest contribution to architecture and art is Millennium Park. Millennium Park The park is setting for the works of Frank Gehry, Jaume Plensa and Anish Kapoor. Winding stainless steel bridge Winding stainless steel bridge

Millenium Park This 66-foot long stainless sculpture weighs more than 110 tons

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Boston State: Massachusetts People of the big hill Hancock Tower. The mirrored glass surface of Boston’s tallest building dramatically reflects the rising sun onto the placid Charles River. the oldest city in the US founded in 1630

Harvard University one of America’s most famous universities in the US founded in 1636, Harvard University is the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning

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state: California hot furnace Los Angeles The second biggest city in the United States after New York. It is part of a vast megalopolis that sprawls across the broad plain between the Pacific Ocean beaches and the San Gabriel Mountains. It is famous because of Hollywood, where the American film industry is located and Beverly Hills where the stars live.

The famous sidewalk fixes with more than 2000 stars’ names in the show business and is leading right to the Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood's most famous and exotic cinema, where all the famous Hollywood stars left their Hand- and footprints as well as autographs - just see below. You can walk around and compare the size of your hands and feet...   While visiting all the famous places you can walk along the "Walk of Fame“.  Arnold Schwarzenegger Richard Gere

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Las Vegas State: Nevada Las Vegas is unique because it has been almost exclusively designed for tourists. The population of the city is over one million. It is famous as a place where people go gambling, it is full of the most amazing hotels and casinos in the world.

Las Vegas is the only place in the world where you can see Paris, New York and a whole range of other cities at the same time. Why? Because they are the names of some of the hotels. It is very popular to marry in Vegas. Elvis Presley married here in 1967.

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Miami State: Florida Miami is the biggest city in the Sunshine State - Florida, a state that is famous for Disneyworld and other tourist attractions. It is associated with young Cubans and other Latinos, who have turned the city into a clubbers’ paradise. The population is over 60 . Of interest are Miami, a major international vacation centre with about 7 million visitors every year; Miami Beach with all kinds of its entertainment.

Niagara Falls views from the Skylon Tower of the Ontario Sea and surroundings Rainbow Bridge connecting USA and Canada American Fall visitors at the American Fall Niagara Falls -  view from the boat one of the natural wonders of the world, two very large waterfalls on the boarder between Canada and the USA. The falls at Niagara are not only at the top of any list of places to visit, but they are of great importance in the history of the country.

Grand Canyon National Park – World Heritage Site views from the rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River The Grand Canyon is one of the greatest wonders of nature and belongs to the most stunning examples of erosion in the world. The magnificence and variety of colored, bizarre rock formations is simply overwhelming and incredible.  Since about 6 to 10 million years the Colorado river together with other erosive forces has been carving this spectacular gorge, which is up to 60 feet (1800 m) deep, up to 18 miles (29 km) across and about 220 miles (350 km) long.  

Rainbow Bridge - the world's largest natural bridge National Monument By its wondrous size, to say nothing of its majesty and mystery, Rainbow Bridge has inspired humans throughout time. For native Americans in this region it is a religious, sacred site.  Thousands of people from all over the world have visited this monument each year. From the base up to the top of its arch it is 290 feet and spans 275 feet across the river. The top of the arch is 42 feet thick and 33 feet wide. Rainbow Bridge is located at Lake Powell. From Page it is a 5 hours ride by boat to get there and back, including the visit. The ride leads across most interesting rock formations and truly is a fascinating trip. 

Bryce Canyon - National Park (Utah) there is a grand view of the Canyon from the rim Bryce Canyon National Park is a red, pink and golden rock ‘fairy-land’ of pinnacles and spires. It was known to the Paiute Indians as ‘red rocks standing like men in bowl-shaped canyon’. The Bryce Canyon is another spectacular example of erosion of breathtaking beauty.

The rock formations of the Bryce Canyon began to develop about 144 million ago. The original inhabitants in South Utah, the Paiutes, looked upon the colorful "Hoodoos" as "Legend People" who were turned to stone by Coyote. Erosive forces as well as ancient rivers and basins have formed a remarkable arrangement of fantastic shapes and changed colorful Claron limestone, sandstone and mudstone into a maze of thousands of strange figures, like spires, fins and some of them looking like people – the well-known “Hoodoos”.

Quiz What is the design of the National flag of the USA? It has 13 horizontal stripes, 7 red and 6 white which stand for the13 original English colonies. In the top left hand corner there are 50 white stars on a blue background: one star for each state.

How do people often call American flag? The flag of the USA is called “The Stars and Stripes”, it is often called “Old Glory”.

What is the national emblem? The eagle is the national emblem of the country. It has an olive branch (a symbol of peace) and arrows (a symbol of strength). You can see the eagle on the back of a dollar bill.

Who was the first president of the USA? The first president of the USA was George Washington.

What is the White House? The official residence of the presidents of the USA. Every President except Washington lived there.

What is the Capitol? The seat of the American Congress. The highest point in the city, situated on Capitol Hill.

Where is New York situated? The city is situated in New York State, at the mouth of the Hudson river.

What is Uncle Sam? Uncle Sam is the nickname for the American Government. It rose during the War 1812, when Samuel Wilson was an inspector of provisions for the Army. The abbreviation of “US” on the casks, was unknown to people and one of the workmen spread the facetious saying that it meant “Uncle Sam” Wilson.