The USA: Cultural Awareness

The USA: Cultural Awareness

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  1. Do you like travelling?
  2. If it were summer now, where would you like to go?
  3. Would you like to visit the USA?
  4. Is this country big or small?
  5. Is it bigger than Russia?

Brainstorming . Work Complete the insert chart. What do you know the USA?

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New vocabulary and pronunciation practice.

Let’s practice the pronunciation of the geographical names.

The Pacific Ocean-

The Atlantic Ocean-

The Appalachian Mountains-

The Cordillera-

The Mississippi-

The Colorado-

The Columbia-

The Saint Lawrence River –

The Hudson River-

The Gulf of Mexico-

Now guess the meaning of them

Reading and work with the text.

Read the text.


The USA is one of the largest countries in the world. It is situated in the central part of the North American continent. The area of the USA is over nine million square kilometers. Its oceans are the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic.

The population of the United States is nearly 250 million people.

The official language of the country is English. The capital of the country is Washington. It was named in honour of the first President, George Washington. As the USA is a large country, the climate is different in different regions.

There are many mountains in the USA. For example, the highest peak in the Cordillera in the USA is 4,418 metres.

The country’s main river is the Mississippi but there are many other great rivers in the USA: the Colorado in the south and the Columbia in the north-west. There are five Great Lakes between the USA and Canada.

There are many big cities in the country. They are Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

The USA is a federal republic, consisting of fifty states. Each of these states has its own government.

The President is the head of the state and the government.

Read the text again and complete the semantic map.



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Kind of state


Head of the state

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