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Title: A TOUR TO THE USA


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A TOUR TO THE USA
A TOUR TO THE USA
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The motto of the lesson
  • America, America!
  • God shed His grace on thee,
  • And crown thy good with brotherhood
  • From sea to shining sea.
  • The Americans love their country, not,
  • Indeed, as it is, but as it will be.

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KEY FACTS
  • Almost 9,400,000 sq.km
  • Over 280,000,000
  • Washington, D.C.
  • English
  • New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San
    Francisco, Seattle
  • Mississippi, Missouri
  • Mount McKinley
  • Area Population
    Capital city Official language
  • Largest cities
  • Longest rivers
  • Highest mountain

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The United States of America is situated on
the North American continent between Canada and
Mexico. The USA is washed by the Pacific Ocean in
the West and the Atlantic Ocean in the East . It
consists of 3 separate parts the Hawaiian
Islands, Alaska and the major part of the USA.
There are 50 states and the district of Columbia.
Canada
New York
Chicago
San Francisco
The Pacific Ocean
Washington
Los Angeles
The Atlantic Ocean
Mexico
Alaska
Hawaii
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The main part of the USA consists of several
physical divisions, including highland and
lowland regions. Major highlands are the
Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.
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The Mississippi River together with the Missouri
form the longest river in the world (7,300 km)
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The Northern part of the US embraces the region
of the five Great Lakes, which are connected by
natural channels cut by rapids.
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The greatest of these rapids is the Niagara Falls
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The people of the USA are a mixture of many
different nationalities. The United States is
often called a big melting pot.
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The US flag is called The Stars and Stripes. It
is also called the Old Glory. It consists of
50 white stars on the blue ground, which
represent the number of states of the country
nowadays and 13 red and white stripes that
represent the number of the states which
proclaimed the independence.
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WASHINGTON IS THE CAPITAL OF THE US. It was
founded in 1791. It was named after the first
president of the country. The District of
Columbia is the territory of the city Washington.
Washington lies on the Potomac river which
divides it into two parts. Its population is
about 900,000 people.
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  • Washington is a one industry city. That
    industry is government. The Capitol is the place
    where Congress sits. It is located in the very
    centre of the city, on Capitol Hill. The Capitol
    is the highest building in Washington.

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THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON
  • It is the residence of the president of the
    United States. The White House was built in 1799.
    It is a two-storied, white building. Here the
    president lives and works.

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THE WASHINGTON Monument, built in the memory of
the first president of the country, is situated
not far from the Capitol. It looks like a big
pencil (160 metres high). A special lift brings
visitors to the top in 70 seconds.

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  • New York is one of the largest cities in the
    world. Its the financial capital of the country
    and the large sea-port. The New York City is
    situated in the New York state.
  • The population is over 16 mln people.
  • It is informally called The Big Apple.
  • The city is situated in the mouth of the Hudson
    River.

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  • Liberty Island is situated in New York Harbour.
  • The Statue Of Liberty is the first thing people
    see when they arrive in New York by the sea. It
    is the symbol of American democracy.

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CHICAGO
  • Chicago is also a huge city. It is a very
    important industrial district. The city is
    located near the lake Michigan. Its population is
    about 8 mln people.
  • The peculiarity of its architecture is a lot of
    skyscrapers in the business part of Chicago. The
    Sears Building is the highest one in the USA (443
    m)

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Seattle is also one of the biggest cities in the
United States. It is an industrial city.
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  • San Francisco is the capital of the state
    California and its main port. Americans call it
    the Western Coast Pearl. There are a large
    number of the bridges there and the most famous
    among them is the Golden Gate Bridge

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LOS ANGELES
  • The territory of the city is about 10,000 sq. km.
    More than 4 mln people live there. It is well
    known as a fashionable health resort and as the
    entertainment capital of the world.

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THE FORMER SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES
  • It is known as a place where a large number of
    movie studios are located.

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The largest park in the USA covers an area of
3,472 sq.km. Yellowstone is a world in itself. It
was born of volcanic fire. It has high mountains
and cliffs, waterfalls, hot springs and the
greatest concentration of geysers (not less
than 10,000).This park is located mostly in
Wyoming and also covers small parts of Montana
and Idaho. It was established in 1872.
Yellowstone National Park
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This canyon belongs to seven Natures Greatest
Wonders. IT is quite unusual in colour and
architecture. The Grand Canyon is a fantasy of
stones and cliffs. It is formed by the Colorado
River. It flows across the plateau carving a deep
gorge.
The Grand Canyon
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