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11th February 2012.
The session at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) was dedicated to the President’s Day holiday in the USA. We decided to start the discussion with a slide show about the city of Washington – the capital of the USA. The club members who have been to Washington city (Valentina and Svitlana) felt rather nostalgic and missed the positive emotions of their trips to the USA.
The next activity was reading and translation of an article about the Presidential foods. We have learned a lot of fun facts about the likes and dislikes of famous Presidents and learned many idiomatic phrases. Our American friend Mr. Battilega was kind enough to explain a lot of difficult expressions and terms during the session.
To memorize the names of the USA presidents we offered a search word puzzle to the club members. They have formed teams and tried to complete the puzzle in 10 minutes. The best score was 17 out of 43 names.
Yana’s team managed to complete a more complicated puzzle in 10 minutes – a “Celebrate USA” Sudoku.
The numerous books presented to the club members aroused a lot of interest. The WOA collection features books on many aspects of American presidency – from the speeches of the US presidents to the first ladies’ backgrounds, from the statistics on elections to the interiors of the White House.