Glossary

manuscript [maenjuskript] — рукопись

to settle ['setl] — поселять, заселятьpersonal

huge [hju:d3J — огромный, колоссальный official

dome [doum]—купол

circle - круг

impressive [im'presiv] - производящий, впечатляющий

pillar ['pile]-столб,

affair [a'fea]- дело

to get lost — заблудиться

diamond ['daiamәnd] — алмаз, бриллиант

to contain [kan'tein] — содержать

skyscraper ['skaiskrәipә] — небоскреб

5.6.3 Answer the questions:

1) Where is Washington situated?

2) Is Washington a typical American city?

3) It's the world's largest one-industry city, isn't it?

4) What important government buildings are situated in Washington?

5) Where does the US president live and work?

6) Who selected the place for the capital of the USA?

7) Is there a monument to George Washington in the city?

8) When was Washington first settled?

9) Who designed the capital of the USA?

10) What places of interest in Washington do you know?

11) How many universities are there in Washington?

12) Why aren't there any skyscrapers in 'Washington?

Ask a wh-question, or an alternative or a tail question to each sentence

1) Washington is situated in the District of Columbia and is like no other city of the USA.

2) Washington was named after the first US President George Washington.

3) Washington was first settled in 1790

Prove the statements

1) Washington is the world's largest one-industry city.

2) Washington is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the United States.

3) It's easy to get lost in the huge building of the Capitol.

5.6.6 Read the texts about well-known American writers. Have you read any their stories and poems?

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, in1899. He was one of Hollywood’s favorite authors. His books, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms were made into films. He won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1954. As a hunter, fisherman, boxer, solder, war correspondent and author, Hemingway led a life of action.

Hemingway wrote six novels and more than 50 short stories. His early short fiction was greatly influenced by his outdoor life in the American mid-west.

Emily Dickenson

Emily Dickenson was an American poet. She is now recognized as one of the greatest poets of 19th – century America.

Emily Dickenson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She lived there her whole life. She led an isolated. Her life experiences were very limited, but still her poems deal with the general problems and concerns of the time in witch she lived.

Only 7 or more than 1000 of her poems were published during her lifetime. They were published anonymously.


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