The United States of America The United States of America is situated in the central part of the North American continent. The area of the USA is over 9 million square kilometers. The population of the United States is nearly 250 million people. Most of people live in towns. The official language of the country is English. Other minority languages include Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, American Indian tongues, Chinese and Japanese.
The State symbols of the USA The USA is a federal republic, consisting of 50 states. The capital of the country is Washington. The president is the head of the state and the government. / The State symbols of The name of president is Barack Hussein Obama II. Е
CITIES Some of the largest cities are Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary.
Cities Boston (Massachusetts) has 3 universities. Las Vegas is famous for its casino. San Francisco (California) is famous for its bridge “Golden Gate”. South Dakota is famous for Mount Rushmore; in the Black Hills carved in its granite face are busts of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.
CITIES The country is surrounded by the ocean. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are the country’s ports. Sydney is the chief commercial and industrial centre. There is Opera House in Sydney. Opera House is famous all over the world .
Climate The climate is different in different regions. The Pacific coast is a region of mild winters and warm, dry summers, but the eastern region has a rainy climate. The coldest state is Alaska. The surface is changeable. There are a lot of deserts, meadows, mountains in the USA. There are rivers, five Great Lakes between the USA and Canada. The weather is changeable in it.
Chicago (Illinois) is one the biggest industrial cities in the USA.
New York (the city of contrasts and the financial, business centre of the USA) is famous for notable skyscrapers in Manhattan, the Rockefeller Centre group and its Statue of Liberty. Broadway is a home of American theatrical life.
Los Angeles is very big, noisy and famous all over the world because there is Hollywood. Hollywood is the centre of the US film industry. The most famous are Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida. Disneyland is the most popular place for children all over the world.
Tourist attractions Niagara Falls is situated in Ontario (between USA and Canada). It is the most beautiful fall in the world.
QUIZ 1. Where is the USA situated? b)Europe a) Asia 2.What is the capital of the country? a)Russian c)Los Angeles 3. What is the official language of the USA? 4.Name the largest cities of the USA. a)Washington c)Washington, Sydney, Wellington b) Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco c)English b)Spanish a)London, New York, Boston b)New York c)North America
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom includes Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain, the largest island in Europe, contains England, Scotland, and Wales. English is the official language. The population of the United Kingdom is nearly 60 million. The population of the United Kingdom is nearly 60 million. The population lives mostly in towns and cities and their suburbs.
The State symbols of the UK The United Kingdom is a parliamentary monarchy. London has a number of royal places. Buckingham Palace is the royal residence. The Houses of Parliament seat at Westminster. Head of the state is Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor).
Cities The largest cities in the country are Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, and Liverpool. Football was born in England. The English have played football for many centuries.
castles There are great numbers of ancient castles in England. Windsor Castle Bodiam Castle Castle Rising Tower of London
The Commonwealth of Australia The Commonwealth of Australia is situated in the south-west part of the Pacific Ocean. Australia is the largest island in the world and it is the smallest continent. The area of this country is 7,687,000 square kilometers. English, Aboriginal are the official languages. Nearly 20 million people live in Australia.
The State symbols of Australia The capital of the country is Canberra. The Commonwealth of Australia is a self-governing federal state. The head of the state is Queen of Britain (Elizabeth ), represented by Governor-General. The name of Governor-General is Quentin Bryce. Federal Government works in Canberra in the government buildings.
New Zealand New Zealand consists of a group of hilly evergreen islands that lie in the south-west Pacific Ocean. It has got a total area of 269,000 square kilometers. Nearly 3,5 million people live in the country. The native people is Maori. English is the official and predominant language. Maori is also spoken by the native people.
The State symbols of New Zealand New Zealand is an independent state within the Commonwealth. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The head of the state is Queen of Britain (Elizabeth ), represented by Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over New Zealand. The name of Governor-General is Jerry Materparae.
Climate The climate of New Zealand is wet. There are many rivers, lakes, mountains in the country. The highest mountain is Mount Cook. There are 3 active volcanoes in North Island. The Rotorua district is known for its geysers and hot springs.
Canada Canada is bordered in the north by the Arctic Ocean, in the east by the Atlantic Ocean, in the south by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Canada has a huge area of almost 10 million square kilometers. Nearly 26,6 million people live in the country. English and French are both official languages.
The State symbols of Canada The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Canada is an independent federative state, a member of the Commonwealth, headed by Queen of Great Britain, represented by Governor-General. The name of Governor-General is David Johnston.
Climate The climate varies from freezing winter cold to blistering summer hot. Canada has many rivers, lakes, forests and mountains.
Textbook exercise 32, page 42. Check your gaps!
Textbook exercise 34, page 42. Match the names of the countries and the word combinations to describe them. Keys: Great Britain - an island state; Australia - a "Lucky country"; New Zealand - Italy upside down; the USA - a real melting pot; Canada - the second largest country in the world.
Homework Your home task will be to solve the crossword (in cards). Goodbye.
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