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 THE UNITED
  STATES OF
   AMERICA
Číslo projektu    CZ.1.07/1.5.00/34.0266

Číslo materiálu   VY_32_INOVACE_ZeE_AJ_4OA,E,L_06


Autor             Mgr. Eva Zemanová


Tematický celek   Anglický jazyk – využívání on-line slovníků a testů


Ročník            4.


Datum tvorby      1.12. 2012

                  Prezentace je určena pro výuku anglického jazyka k procvičení maturitního okruhu
                  The United States of America. Prezentaci je možno využít ve všech ročnících, je
Anotace
                  možné použít v hodině pouze jednotlivé části a úkoly.


                  Studenti na základě informací získaných v hodinách angličtiny k tématu The United
                  States of America při prezentaci samostatně reagují na otázky a úkoly a s pomocí
                  stručné charakteristiky identifikují města a místa na obrázcích vztahujících se k této
Metodický pokyn
                  zemi. Při řešení některých úkolů využívají on-line slovník. Textové části prezentace
                  je možno vytisknout a zadat studentům k samostatnému vypracování.
The United States of America




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Describe the American flag




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Answer the questions:
• Where is the USA situated?

• Give some basic geographical data /area, population, neighbours,
 mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, climate/.
• Inhabitants and the language they use.
• What nicknames does the USA have?
• Give basic characteristics of the five principal economic regions of the USA:
       - the Northeast /New England States/
       - the Great Lakes Region
       - the Midwest
       - the South
       - the West
• What are the main industrial and agricultural items in the USA?
• What mineral resources is the USA rich for?
• What is the political system like?
• What is the capital city of the USA?
• What are some of the most famous cities ?
• What do you know about the national parks of the USA?
• What sports are popular in the USA?
• Give some basic information about the American history.
• Would you like to visit the USA? Why /Why not?
Here are some statements about the history of
America. Decide if they are true or false.Correct
the false sentences.
1/ The Native Americans reached the American continent from Asia via the
  Bering Strait.
2/ Christopher Columbus discovered the New World on January 12, 1492.
3/ The first English colony was founded in North Carolina at Jamestown in 1607.
4/ Many of the first settlers in the New World were from Italy.
5/ In 1820 the ship Mayflower brought the Pilgrim Fathers who founded a
  colony named Plymouth in Massachusetts.
6/ At the beginning of the 17th century the first slaves were brought to Virginia
  from Asia.
7/ England wanted the colonies in the New World to pay new taxes.
8/ The colonists agreed with paying the taxes.
9/ The colonists had 2 Members of Parliament in London to represent them.
10/ One of the new taxes made tea very expensive.
11/ The colonists threw the tea from British ships into the sea in 1773.
12/ This event is known as the Washington Tea Party.
13/ In 1775 a war began in which the settlers were fighting for their freedom.
14/ A group of American leaders met in Philadelphia.
15/ One of the leaders was Thomas Jefferson.
16/ George Washington wrote an article saying that the colonies didn´t belong
   to Britain.
17/ This document is called the Declaration of Freedom.
18/ This document was signed on July 4, 1776.
19/ The USA came into the existence on this day.
20/ The War of Independence lasted only a few years.
21/ Britain won the war.
Fill in the gaps with correct names:
1/ The author of the Declaration of Independence is ……………………………
2/ …………………..was elected as the first president of the USA.
3/ In 1863 president …………………issued the Emancipation Proclamation /it
  granted freedom to all slaves/.
4/ Five days after the end of the Civil War in 1865 president ……………. was
  assassinated.
5/ In 1945 president ……………….. ordered the atomic bomb dropped on
  Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
6/ In 1963 ……………………was assassinated in Dallas.
7/ In 1969 austronaut ……………. landed on the moon.
8/ In 1974 president …………………… was forced to resign after the Watergate
  Scandal.
9/ When the terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001,
  ………… was the president of the USA.
10/ In November 2012 ……………… was elected for the second time as the
   president of the USA.
What are the cities and places in the pictures?


A/ This city is the birthplace of jazz music   B/ One of the landmarks of
  and is famous for steamboats on the            this city is the Golden Gate
  river Mississippi. It was severely             Bridge.
  affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.




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C/ This city is famous for its Manhattan   D/ This city is known for
   skyline.                                   Hollywood, the centre of
                                              American film industry.
E/ There is the centre of American       F/ This city is famous for its huge
  Congress in this city, where all the     casinos.
  country´s laws are made.




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G/ This city is home to NASA Space Centre. H/ This is the place from which rockets
                                               are launched into the space.




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I/ There is one of the largest trees in the world called General Sherman /82.5 m
  high, its circumference is 31 m. /
J/ This place is famous for its beautiful waterfalls. There are woods, rivers and
  thousands of small lakes. Some mountains are over 4,000 metres high.
K/ It´s a memorial with faces of four American presidents carved in the
  rock. Do you know the names of the presidents?




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Translate:
Declaration of Independence
Civil War
break out
guarantee
legislative body
executive power
elections
propose bills
commander-in-chief of the army
appoint
Řešení
Here are some statements about the history of America. Decide if they are true or false.Correct the false sentences.
1/ The Native Americans reached the American continent from Asia via the Bering Strait.      T
2/ Christopher Columbus discovered the New World on January 12,1492. F /October 12, 1492/
3/ The firtst English colony was founded in North Carolina at Jamestown in 1607. F /It was founded in Virgininia/.
4/ Many of the first settlers in the New World were from Italy.    F /From England./
5/ In 1820 the ship Mayflower brought the Pilgrim Fathers who founded a colony named Plymouth in Massachusetts. F / In 1620./
6/ At the beginning of the 17th century the first slaves were brought to Virginia from Asia. F / They were brought from Africa./
7/ England wanted the colonies in the New World to pay new taxes.       T
8/ The colonists agreed with paying the taxes.     F /They didn´t agree./
9/ The colonists had 2 Members of Parliament in London to represent them. F / They had no members there./
10/ One of the new taxes made tea very expensive.      T
11/ The colonists threw the tea from British ships into the sea.   T
12/ This event is known as the Washington Tea Party. F /Boston Tea Party/
13/ In 1775 a war began in which the settlers were fighting for their freedom. T
14/ A group of American leaders met in Philadelphia.       T
15/ One of the leaders was Thomas Jefferson. T
16/ George Washington wrote an article saying that the colonies didn´t belong to Britain.    F /Thomas Jefferson was the author of the article./
17/ This document is called the Declaration of Freedom. F /Declaration of Independence/
18/ This document was signed on July 4, 1776.     T
19/ The USA came into the existence on this day. T
20/ The War of Independence lasted only a few years. F /It lasted many years, till 1783./
21/ Britain won the war.     F /Britain signed the peace treaty and recognized the USA as a sovereign state./
Fill in the gaps with correct names:
1/ The author of the Declaration of Independence is …Thomas Jefferson……
2/ …George Washington..was elected as the first president of the USA.
3/ In 1863 president …Abraham Lincoln…issued the Emancipation Proclamation /it granted freedom to all slaves/.
4/ Five days after the end of the Civil War in 1865 president …Abraham Lincoln…. was assassinated.
5/ In 1945 president …Harry Truman.. ordered the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
6/ In 1963 …John Fitzerald Kennedy……was assassinated in Dallas.
7/ In 1969 austronaut …Neil Armstrong... landed on the moon.
8/ In 1974 president …Richard Nixon… was forced to resign after the Watergate Scandal.
9/ When the terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001, …George Bush…was the president of the USA.
10/ In November 2012 …Barrack Obama… was elected for the second time as the president of the USA.


What are the cities and places in the pictures?
A New Orleans         B San Francisco         C New York       D Los Angeles        E Washington      F Las Vegas        G Houston
H Cape Canaveral / Florida/       I Sequoia National Park       J Yosemite National Park
K Mount Rushmore /George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln/


Translate
Declaration of Independence     ……Deklarace nezávislosti….
Civil War                       ……občanská válka…………
breal out                       ……vypuknout……………….
guarantee                      ……zajistit, zajišťovat……….
legislative body                ……zákonodárný orgán…….
executive power                 ……výkonná moc ………….
elections                      ……volby…………………….
propose bills                   ……navrhnout, předložit zákony….
commander-in-chief of the army …vrchní velitel ozbrojených sil….
appoint                          …jmenovat………………………..
Použité zdroje


1. United States. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://www.ljlysek.cz/usa/mapy-us.html
2. USA flag. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://blog.diecast.ru/page/2/
3. New Orleans. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/usa/tour/new-orleans
4. Fremont Street Las Vegas. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na:
  http://www.capturedplaces.com/las_vegas/fremontstreetlasvegas.php
5. Houston Space Center. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://www.destination360.com/north-
  america/us/texas/houston/johnson-space-center
6. Cape Canaveral. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=4593982
7. Mountrushmore. [cit. 1. 12. 2012]. Dostupné na: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mountrushmore.jpg

								
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