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The Usa

  1. 1. The United States of America Lesson presentatio for the 6 th form Teacher Rusu Elena Lyceum Budesti
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To learn about American values and symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>To scan and read the text for specific information. </li></ul><ul><li>To practice and use in own sentences simple past and past continuous. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The flag of the USA
  4. 4. The capital of The USA is….
  5. 5. The map of The USA
  6. 6. Vocabulary <ul><li>Stripe </li></ul><ul><li>Colony </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Site </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>Represent </li></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom </li></ul><ul><li>Broad </li></ul><ul><li>Tulips </li></ul>
  7. 7. Exercise 3, page 51 <ul><li>My mother bought a white shirt with green ____________ for my father. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary enjoys complete _______________ to do as she wishes. </li></ul><ul><li>They have walked along every _________ in the city. </li></ul>stripes freedom avenue
  8. 8. <ul><li>Daffodils and tulips ___________ in spring. </li></ul><ul><li>I like this _____________ avenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans came to America and formed ________________ there. </li></ul>bloom broad colony
  9. 9. First Pilgrims came to America in 1620 from England They called it New England
  10. 10. First 13 colonies of English settlers started the war against England They wanted to be free
  11. 11. The war started in 1776
  12. 12. First American Flag
  13. 13. Independence Day
  14. 14. George Washington <ul><li>He led the Americans in the war and became the first president of The USA </li></ul>
  15. 15. Potomac River <ul><li>Washington the capital of The USA is situated on the Potomac River </li></ul>
  16. 16. Beautiful places from Washington <ul><li>The Capitol is the place where Congress meets </li></ul>
  17. 18. White House <ul><li>Is the home of the US president </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama is the first black skin president </li></ul>
  18. 19. Washington monument
  19. 20. Lincoln memorial
  20. 21. Jefferson Memorial
  21. 22. The National Mall
  22. 23. From any point on the mall you can see the symbols of the Nation
  23. 25. The most famous attraction of the parks is the Japanese cherry-trees
  24. 26. Text reading Exercise 2, page 50 <ul><li>Who were the USA greatest presidents? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the present American president? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the symbols of the American Nation? </li></ul><ul><li>Which anniversary will the USA celebrate this year? </li></ul>
  25. 27. Let’s practice little grammar
  26. 28. PAST SIMPLE & PAST CONTINUOUS
  27. 29. Simple Past <ul><li>The simple past expresses an action in the past taking place once, never, several times. It can also be used for actions taking place one after another or in the middle of another action . </li></ul><ul><li>Form of Simple Past </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  28. 30. TIME EXPRESSIONS Past Simple YESTERDAY , I didn’t go to school… LAST WEEK , we didn’t have lunch together… TWO DAYS AGO , Maggie was ill… IN 2007 , Bart failed all the subjects… IN THE 20th CENTURY , that didn’t happen…
  29. 31. Simple Present <ul><li>Action in the past taking place once, never or several times Example: He visited his parents every weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>actions in the past taking place one after the other Example: He came in , took off his coat and sat down. </li></ul><ul><li>action in the past taking place in the middle of another action Example: When I was having breakfast, the phone suddenly rang . </li></ul>
  30. 32. Simple Past <ul><li>Written activity: </li></ul>
  31. 33. Past Progressive <ul><li>The past progressive puts emphasis on the course of an action in the past. Example: TO BE in simple past + Verb +ing </li></ul>
  32. 34. TIME EXPRESSIONS Past Continuous Grandad was sleeping yesterday AT 8 o’clock … I was trying to fly WHEN it began to rain… AS I was working, the police arrived… WHILE Bart was playing, someone stole his money… Moe was working WHILE Homer was skating…
  33. 35. Past Progressive <ul><li>Use of Past Progressive </li></ul><ul><li>puts emphasis on the course of an action in the past Example: He was playing football. </li></ul><ul><li>two actions happening at the same time (in the past) Example: While she was preparing dinner, he was washing the dishes. </li></ul><ul><li>action going on at a certain time in the past Example: When I was having breakfast, the phone suddenly rang. </li></ul>
  34. 36. Past Progressive <ul><li>Written activity: </li></ul>
  35. 37. It’s your turn… Past Simple or Continuous? I_____(write) letters all day yesterday A cigarette……(cause) the fire last week. My mother……….(ask) me a lot of questions yesterday. Their marriage……(end) in divorce. What………you……..(do) when I phoned you yesterday? You…….. (talk) on the phone for hours and hours. was writing caused asked ended were you doing were talking
  36. 38. Practice Exercise 8, page 51 <ul><li>I got up when my mother was cooking breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>I met John when I was going to the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Granny arrived when we were cleaning the flat. </li></ul><ul><li>The telephone rung when I was washing in the bathroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob came to school when we were having an English class. </li></ul>
  37. 39. Hometask <ul><li>Exercise 6,7, page 51 </li></ul>
  38. 40. Thanks for your attention

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