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Страноведение: Соединенные Штаты Америки


Автор: Радовель В. А.

Год: 2006

Книга для чтения предназначена для успешной учебы в школе, эффективной подготовки к вступительному и выпус­кному экзаменам, качественной успеваемости в вузе, само­стоятельного совершенствования в английском языке.

Пособие содержит богатый страноведческий материал по истории, географии, политической жизни, образованию, искусству, спорту в Америке. Здесь представлены своеобраз­ный ценностный мир жителей этой страны, их обычаи, тра­диции, праздники, особенности национального характера.

Книга может использоваться при профильном обучении.

Книга для чтения предназначена для успешной учебы в школе, эффективной подготовки к вступительному и выпус­кному экзаменам, качественной успеваемости в вузе, само­стоятельного совершенствования в английском языке.

Пособие содержит богатый страноведческий материал по истории, географии, политической жизни, образованию, искусству, спорту в Америке. Здесь представлены своеобраз­ный ценностный мир жителей этой страны, их обычаи, тра­диции, праздники, особенности национального характера.

Книга может использоваться при профильном обучении.

Кол-во страниц:320 Язык:Английский Издательство:Феникс

Предисловие 6
Chapter 1. History of America 8
The New World. Natives and Explorers: Impressions of the New Warld. The First English Settlements. Colonial America. The In­dependent Movement. The War for Independence. The American Civil War. The Late Nineteenth Century. The Twentieth Century. The Second Part of the 20th Century. America in the 21st century. Tests. The Mayflower. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game, Crossword- Puzzle.
Chapter 2. Geography of the United States of 33
Geographical Position of the U.S.A. Geographical Divisions of the U.S.: the East and the Gulf Coast; the Plains and Highlands of the Interior; the >№stern Mountains and Great Basin; the Pacific Coast, Alaska and Hawaii. Major Rivers and Lakes in the United States. A trip from San Francisco to New York. The Climate of the United States. America States in Brief. Tests. Rocky Moun­tains. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 3. Economy of the U.S.A. 56
A Brief History of the U.S. Economy. Inventions and Industrial Development. Material-Economic Resourses of the U.S. Economy of American States: New England; The Midwest; the South; the Wsst. Achievements of American Economy. Tests. The Last Two States of the U.S.A.: Alaska; Hawaii. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 4. Political Structure of the U.S.A. 69
The U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights. Political System of the U.S.A. Legislative Branch: The Congress. Executive Branch: Presi­dent, Vice-president and the Cabinet. The Judicial System of the United States of America. Major Political Parties. National Sym­bols of America: the American Flag; Liberty Bell; the Great Seal of the United States. Tests. Checks and Balances. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 5. Washington D. C. — the Capital of the U.S.A 90
Washington. Places of Interest of Washington: the U.S. Capitol. The White House. Washington Monument. Lincoln Memorial.
Memorials to Т. Jefferson and F. D. Roosevelt. The Kennedy Cen­tre. The Smithsonian Institution. Tests. War Memorials in Washington D. C. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 6. The Main Cities of the U.S.A. 111
New York. — the International City. Philadelphia — Historical City of Independence. Chicago, Illinois. Boston, Massachusetts. Los Angeles, California. San Francisco. Tests. The Statue of Lib­erty. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 7. The People of America 128
The Nation of Immigrants. Native Americans. African Americans. The American National Character. The Main Yklues of the Ameri­cans. Englishmen and Americans. Tests. The Life of Indian Tribes. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 8. Education in the 143
History of the U.S. Education. Education in America. Schooling in the United States of America. Higher Education in the U.S.A. Harvard University. Columbia University. The University of San Francisco. Tests. American Higher Institutions: Yale University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword - Puzzle.
Chapter 9. Cultural Life of Americans 160
Historical Review. The Major Cultural Centre in America. Ameri­can Theatre. Cinema in America. Music in America: Classical Music; Blues and Jazz; Country and Folk Music; Rock-and-Roll; Contemporary Music. American Art. American Painters: Ben­jamin West; James McNeill Whistler; Thomas Eakins; Mary Cassatt; Rockwell Kent. Tests. Paul Robson — Famous Singer. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 10. First Great Americans 183
First Discoverers of America: Christopher Columbus. Amerigo Vespucci. Some American Presidents: George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Franklin Roosevelt; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; George Bush. Martin Luther King — Famous Public Figure. Charlie Chaplin. Tests. First Americans on the Moon. Enjoy your­self: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 11. Outstanding American Scientists and Inventors 202
Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Edison. Alexander Graham Bell. Robert Goddard — the Father of Space Age. Nobel Prize Winners. William H. Gates. Tests. Herbert Kroemer. Enjoy yourself: Quiz- game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 12. Famous American Writers 216
Henry Longfellow. Edgar Allan Рое. О. Henry. Mark Twain. Jack London. Theodor Dreiser. Ernest Hemingway. Ray Bradbury. Tests. Langston Hughes. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword- Puzzle.
Chapter 13. American National Holidays and Traditions 233
National Celebrations. New Year. Memorial Day. Independence Day. Thanksgiving Day. Religious Holidays: Easter; Christmas. Fun Days: St. Valentine's Day. Halloween. Tests. Native Ameri­can Pow-Wbws. Enjoy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle.
Chapter 14. Sports in America 255
Sports in the U.S. Society. Leisure Sports. Ball Games in America. Baseball. Basketball. Football and Soccer. The Wild Wbrld of Ro­
deo. International Sport Events. Tests. The Olympic Games. En­joy yourself: Quiz-game. Crossword-Puzzle
Supplement. American Songs for all Ages 273
America the Beautiful. Wfe Shall Overcome. Auld Lang Syne. Over the River. Home on the Range. Clementine. Oh, Susanna. My Bonnie. Down in the Valley.
Vocabulary 286
Literature 312