В 1). Dear students and our guest! We are glad to congratulate you here in our hall.
В 2). Today we will travel to the great country – the USA. We will speak about its geographical position, climate and political system and of course we will find out more information about some important cities and states and their places of interest.
George Washington was the first President of the United States (1789– 1797), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th
president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War —it’s bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.
Theodore Roosevelt was an American
politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party (GOP) and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States (1981–89), and served as the 33rd Governor of California (1967–75) prior to his presidency.
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.
He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.
В 1). The Americans are very proud of their native country. That’s why we start our party with American anthem. (звучить гімн США)
В 2). The United States of America (commonly known as the United States of America, the U.S., the USA, or America) consists of fifty states.
В 1) The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight states and Washington D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Canada to the North and Mexico to the south.
В 2) The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to east and Russia to the west.
В 1) The state of Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific.
В 2) The United States is the third of fourth largest countries by total area, and the third largest both by land area and population.
В 1) English is the national language. Both Hawaiian and English are official languages in Hawaii by state law.
В 2) With the Statue of Liberty as a national icon, the United States is widely known as the Land of Liberty. For the past few centuries, people from all over the world have come to the US, drawn by the nation’s prosperity and democracy, seeking a better way of life. As a result, this vast nation is also a land of diversity from its landscapes to its culture, cuisine, politics and religion.
В 1) Пропонуємо прослухати вірш «Любіть ви Америку».
Любіть ви Америку
Любіть ви Америку, штат Вашингтон,
Колумбію, федеральний округ, Нехай вам полюбиться і Орегон, І Флорида - місце курорту.
Любіть Міннесоту у сні й не у сні,
Квітучу свою Аризону,
Кентуккі, а також іще Теннессі,
Нью-Йорк що на хвилях Гудзону.
Між братніх народів, Нью-Джерсі живе,
Коннектикут, Меріленд поряд,
Нехай Мен на півночі рясно цвіте, Айдахо й Нью-Мексико в зорях.
Для нас Оклахома у світі одна,
Між штатів Канзасу й Техасу, Гарніше Гаваїв, островів і нема, Природи краси Арканзасу.
У квітці Айова, у пташці Вермонт,
Вайомінг у думах ковбоїв, Нью-Гемпшир,
В усмішках Вісконсин, у Юті закон, І Делавер - штат є найперший. Не спалить пожежа ліси Каліфорнії, ні, Стежки Колорадо й Небраски, Мотор Мічігану не втоплять в лайні, Віджаті в Росії простори Аляски.
В боях патріоти Міссурі ідуть,
Південної та Північної Кароліни, та Індіани,
Вогонь демократії палко несуть,
Із Джорджії, із плантацій Луїзіани.
Юначе! Нехай буде твій для Вірджінії сміх,
А Західній Вірджінії радості сльози, Південну, Північну Дакоту, люби їх усіх, Люби в Массачусетсі грози.
Michael Jackson Billy jean.mp3 Nirvana Smells like teen spirit.mp3 Rihanna Diamonds.mp3
Selena Gomez Love you like a love song.mp3 Whitney Houston I will always love you.mp3
Beyonce Crazy in love.mp3 Britney Spears Criminal.mp3 Lady GaGa Judas.mp3 Madonna Hung up.mp3
В 2) And now we offer you an overview of the best places to visit in the USA: Denver
Nicknamed the “Mile-High City” because it sits exactly a mile high in altitude above sea level, Denver is Colorado’s capital and the largest city. Located just east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a popular winter sport destination that celebrates its mining and cowboy history along with its modern arts and culture scene.
The capital and largest city of Georgia, Atlanta s a sprawling, modern city with three urban skylines rising up from the picturesque scenery of rolling hills, pine forest, magnificent old oak trees and charming magnolia and peach trees. Established as a railroad terminus in 1837, Atlanta has emerged as the leader of the New South. The city’s top attractions are the CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, which features the world’s largest indoor aquarium.
Home to the NASA Houston Space Center, Houston is a sprawling city in southeastern Texas, just a few miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. As the fourth-largest city in the US, Houston features a dazzling cityscape of skyscrapers, commercial districts and diverse ethnic neighborhoods. While Houston is primarily established upon the oil industry, the city attracts many tourists with its fantastic, shopping, dining, sports and arts scenes.
Straddling the Willamette River in the shadow of the majestic Mount Hood,
Portland is the largest city in Oregon as well as the third largest city of the US Pacific Northwest region. While the city is known for its frequent rain drizzle, it is Portland’s climate that produces it with picturesque scenery, including a plethora of rose gardens, which give Portland the nickname, “City of Roses.” Besides its natural attractions, Portland is a popular destination for its relaxed atmosphere, outdoor activities and large number of microbreweries.
Often regarded as the “Birthplace of America,” Philadelphia is known as the city in which the country’s founding fathers signed the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Commonly referred to by locals as “Philly,” Philadelphia is major US city in southeastern Pennsylvania and home to the iconic Liberty Bell and the Philly cheese steak sandwich.
Located in the north-central part of Arizona, the town of Sedona is known for its vibrant art scene and fabulous shopping. However, Sedona’s most popular attraction is the breathtaking array of red sandstone formations that create a striking red and orange backdrop to the town. What’s more, this natural wonder also provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation.
With fabulous beaches, ideal climate, low-crime status and outstanding family attractions, it is no wonder that San Diego is a popular tourist destination. Located in southern California just north of the Mexican border, San Diego is a large coastal city with a small town atmosphere. The most popular attractions in San Diego are SeaWorld and America’s premier zoo, which is located in Balboa Park.
Situated between the state of New York and the province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North
American continent. Niagara Falls is actually three different falls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Horseshoe Falls is located on the Canadian side while the others are located in New York.
One of the most vivacious cities in the USA, Miami is best known for its sunny beaches, Latin culture and sizzling nightlife. Located in southeastern Florida off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami is also a major port city managing the world’s largest number of passenger cruise ships. Across the bay from Miami on a barrier island is Miami Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture and glamorous South Beach.
Home to Boeing aircraft, Starbucks, the Space Needle and an outstanding arts scene, Seattle is the largest city of the USA’s Pacific Northwest region. Seattle is a coastal seaport city nicknamed the Emerald City due to its lush scenery resulting from a rainy climate. The city’s most famous landmark is the towering Space Needle, which features an observation deck and revolving restaurant.
The gateway to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Honolulu is the state’s largest and capital city as well as the entry point for most tourists. Located 3,800 km (2,400 miles) west of California on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu is best known for its top destination, Waikiki Beach, and for the historical Pearl Harbor.
Home to world famous theme parks like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, Orlando is no doubt a favorite destination for family vacations. Located in central Florida, Orlando is a place where dreams and magic become reality. With several amusement parks, visitors to Orlando can meet their favorite storybook characters, reenact live famous movie scenes, ride thrilling roller coasters and watch dolphins performing marvelous tricks.
The second-largest city in the USA, Los Angeles is located in southern California surrounded by the Pacific Coast, mountains and valleys. Often regarded as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, the city is a leading world center for motion films, television productions and music recordings. A huge, cosmopolitan city comprised of many districts and ethnic neighborhoods, L.A. is known for its smog issues but remains a favored destination for its ample sunshine and year-round mild climate.
Nicknamed the “Windy City” and best known for its towering skyscrapers, sports teams and unique style of hot dogs and pizzas, Chicago is the thirdlargest city in the USA. Located on Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest region in northeastern Illinois, Chicago is also home to many notable landmarks that include one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International, as well as one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, the Willis Tower.
Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park, set aside in 1872 to preserve the vast number of geysers and hot springs, as well as to protect the incredible wildlife and rugged beauty of the area. The most famous geyser in the park is Old Faithful Geyser which erupts every 91 minutes. Yellowstone is also home to one of the finest wildlife habitats in North America.
Springing up from the desert in southeastern Nevada, Las Vegas is a major US city world renowned for its casinos, luxury hotels, comedy acts, musical productions and extravagant shows. Most of the city’s main attractions are all concentrated within the area commonly referred to as the “Strip.” In addition to gambling, show girls and lavish performances, Las Vegas offers plenty more to suit people of all ages and interests.
Best known for the Golden Gate, cable cars and steep, rolling streets, San Francisco is a beautiful city in northern California, set on the tip of a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. Undoubtedly, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s number one attraction. Tourists can drive, bike ride or walk across this famous suspension bridge to admire and photograph stunning views.
Attracting millions of visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is one of the best places to visit in the USA. Located in northern Arizona, this massive natural wonder was carved by the Colorado River over a period of several million years. It is not the deepest or the longest canyon in the world but the overwhelming size and colorful landscape offers visitor vistas that are hard to match.
В 2) And now you are invited to visit the two largest and the most famous cities of the USA. These cities are Washington D.C. and New York. They are well-known all over the world.
С 1) Let’s start with the capital of the USA and the capital of Columbia as well. It is situated in the district of Columbia.
С 2) George Washington selected the site for the capital.
С 3) Washington is a big business and financial centre. It is also a beautiful administrative and cultural city without much industry.
С 4) The US Congress has its seat in the Capitоl and the White House is the residence of the President.
С 1) Washington has seventeen Universities and colleges. Harvard University is one of the largest in the USA and famous all over the world. The Washington public school system includes 180 schools with near about eighty eight thousand students. More than a quarter of the students attend 80 private schools.
С 2) Washington has many imposing (impressive) buildings and monuments. The Capital and White House are the most historic. Other leading tourist attractions are the Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Arligton Memorial Bridge across the Potomac River. There are many potential points of interest include the Supreme Court Building, Mount Vernon, a private estate of George Washington, the building of the Pentagon and others.
C 3) There are many parks in Washington D. C. Among the 150 city’s beautiful parks are West and East Potomac Parks, National Zoological Park, Rock Greek Park and others.
Botanic Garden is a botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington. The Botanic Garden is supervised by the Congress through the Architect of the Capitol, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds of the United States Capitol. The USBG is open every day of the year, including federal holidays. It is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States.
C 4) There is a monument to the Ukrainian bard (poet) Taras Shevchenko in Washington D. C.
C 1) The motto of the district of Columbia where Washington D. C is situated is:”Justice for all”
C 2) The city of Washington is coextensive with the District of Columbia. “The District” (Washington) was selected by Congress as the nation’s capital. The cornerstone of the Capitol was laid in 1793 by George Washington, who was a skilled mason. In 1800 the federal government moved to Washington D. C.
NEW YORK CITY
New York City is the largest city and richest port. It is the national leader in business and art. New York City was the first capital (1789-1790) of the United States. It is the financial headquarters of the world Park Avenue, Wall Street and Broadway have become synonyms of the wealth. As a cultural capital the city has its theater district and the cultural complex of Lineal Center.
New York City is the home of the United Nations Building. City area is 320 sq. mi. The
population is round about 8,000,000. It is also famous for its sky-scrapers and the Statue of Liberty.
New York City consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Richmond.
Manhattan is the heart of the city. It is a rocky island, 13 miles long and 2 miles wide. Manhattan is divided into 3 parts; downtown, midtown and uptown. Downtown Manhattan is the business center. Midtown and uptown Manhattan have many places of interest
The Bronx is situated in the north. It is a residential part of the city.
Queens is situated in the east and it is both residential and industrial part of the city.
Brooklyn is the largest in population. Its population is round about 3,000,000. It is called
“bedroom of New York”. It has its own dialect “Brooklynese”.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States.
Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m). It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge.
Richmond is a borough of piers and warehouses. Its population is round about 200,000. The New York subway is one of the most complex subways in the world.
Our party is over and we hope that it was useful and interesting, you had an opportunity to improve your knowledge in English, to get to know more information about such a beautiful country as the USA. At the same time we invite everybody who wishes to take part in the game-quiz devoted to the USA.