America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 4: Events by Kirk Schriefer

By Kirk Schriefer

The USA From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 booklet sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy studying and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yankee event that may surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the USA but in addition inexperienced persons overseas who need to know extra concerning the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice country. even supposing the passages are restricted to an easy point of language hassle, their variety continues to be bright and genuine. Readers can be encouraged by way of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed via the wonderful thing about the Grand Canyon, occupied with the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned via the occasions surrounding Watergate. ebook 4: occasions A: The Alamo B: Boston Tea celebration C: Civil struggle D: melancholy Years E: Elections F: Farming G: Gettysburg tackle H: historic vacation trips I: Interstate street process J: Jefferson Burr Election Dispute ok: Kennedy Assassination L: Lunar touchdown M: Mardi Gras N: New Deal O: Oscar evening P: Prohibition Q: Quartering Act R: Reconstruction S: great Bowl T: Thanksgiving U: Underground Railroad V: Vietnam warfare W: Watergate X: XYZ Correspondence Y: Yahoo Land Fraud Z: Ziegfeld Follies

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Signs, signals and rules of the road must also be observed to enjoy the benefits of travel on the Interstate Highway System. 9 And what about the future for the Interstate Highway System? Planners believe that one day the Interstate Highway System will connect with similar highway systems in other countries and allow motorists to drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Santiago, Chile, near the tip of South America. THE MAIN IDEA Circle the letter of the sentence or phrase which best describes the main idea of the article about Interstate Highway System.

1) Everett’s speech had the most impact because it was full of classical references and historical comparisons. 2) Very few people were present at the dedication ceremony. 3) Everett was not impressed by the President’s speech. 4) Fighting in the Civil War only once occurred outside the South. G3 INFERENCES Based on the article, circle the letter of the best sentence completion. 1) According to the passage, the advantage of President Lincoln’s speech over Mr. Everett’s was that... a) Everett was not the President when he delivered his speech.

B) they do not want anyone to know they are voting. c) this way they can vote as many times as they want. d) they need to be able to think about their decision before voting. 2) In a democratic country, citizens have a duty to vote because... a) if they do not do so, the politicians will be disappointed. b) there is a fine to punish those who do not vote. c) this is a way for them to work for the government. d) they will have to accept the decisions of the people who are elected. INTERPRETATION 1) What do you think about the electoral college system?

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