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Jess's MN PP


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This is my portion of the English Festival Talk "Life in the U.S.A." Students will have to answer questions at the end and the prize is lunch with Beth and Angie and I, at McDonald's. :P Sorry, the pages with the videos came out blank. I guess that's how they get you to buy the upgrade.

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Jess's MN PP

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  2. 2. About Minnesota<br />12thlargest state in the U.S. (225,181 sq. km)Macau (29.5 sq. km); Guangdong (177,900 sq. km)<br />5.3 million people<br />Name means “sky-tinted waters” and comes from the Lakota tribe of Native Americans<br />
  3. 3. What MN is known for<br />Snow and cold (North of Beijing)Record Low: −51 °CSnow normally lasts from November - April<br />Snowmobiling<br />Ice fishing<br />
  4. 4. What MN is known for<br />Land of 10,000 lakes (12,000)<br />Nice people (“Minnesota nice”)<br />Bugs (Mosquitoes = state bird)<br />
  5. 5. Minnesota Wildlife<br />pink ladyslipper<br />pine trees<br />loons<br />walleyes<br />Monarch butterfiles<br />
  6. 6. Minnesota Wildlife<br />white-tail deer<br />timber wolves<br />bald eagles<br />moose<br />spiders<br />
  7. 7. Famous Minnesotans<br />Prince:<br />Singer<br />Purple Rain<br />Bob Dylan:<br />Singer<br />Blowin’ in the Wind<br />The Coen brothers:Fargo is a famous <br />movie about life <br />in the Midwest<br />
  8. 8. Minnesota Industry<br />iron-ore and taconite<br />timber:lumberjacks(Paul Bunyan)<br />farming<br />
  9. 9. Sports!<br /> Vikings (American Football)<br /> Twins (baseball)<br /> Timberwolves (basketball)<br /> Wild (hockey)<br /> Lynx: 2011 WNBA champions(women’s basketball)<br />Tsuyoshi Nishioka<br />
  10. 10. Food<br />meat & potatoes (gravy)<br />beef<br />dairy<br />bars<br />
  11. 11. Food: Wild Rice(“Mahnomen” – Ojibwe word)<br />
  12. 12. Minnesota Culture<br />Skandinavians: Norway, Sweden, Finland<br />Saunas: steam room<br />Lutefisk: cod fermented with lye<br />Lefse: potato crepe<br />
  13. 13. Minnesota Culture<br />Native Americans: Ojibwe tribe<br />birchbark wigwams and canoes<br /><ul><li>Pow-wows</li></li></ul><li>Gaming<br />White Earth Reservation:A reservation is an area of land managed by a Native American tribe.<br />
  14. 14. Minnesota Fashion<br />camouflage<br />snow pants<br />long johns<br /> snowmobilegear<br />
  15. 15. Popular Activities<br />hunting<br />fishing/boating<br />crafts: quilt making<br />camping<br />
  16. 16. Minnesota talk<br />“You betcha” – what you say when you agree<br />“Uff-da” – what you say when you are surprised or tired<br />“Hotdish” <br />The weather: “Gonna be a hot one again today!”<br /><ul><li>“Pop”</li></li></ul><li>Minnesota talk<br />The dialect:<br />sing-songy<br />long vowels<br /> (especially ‘o’ as<br /> in the word ‘boat’)<br />words ending with ‘ag’ have a long 'a’ (the 'a' in 'bag' is similar to the 'a' in 'bake' not 'back’)<br />Native Americans have an accent of their own <br />
  17. 17. Tourist Attractions<br />
  18. 18. Minnesota State Fair<br />Music: Country<br />Marching bands<br />Carnival rides<br />4-H<br />Food “on a stick”<br />
  19. 19. What I do for fun in MN<br />
  20. 20. Prize Questions<br />