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Introduction to the United States: Part 3

Audio: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Learning Guide: 51 pages
English Level: Intermediate and up
Type of English: American English

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Do you want to know more about the United States?
Do you want to be able to talk with Americans knowledgeably about the U.S.?
Do you want to know how the U.S. government works?
Do you want to know more about the different parts of the U.S., its history, and its people?

"Introduction to the United States" is a course that answers your questions about the United States in a new and exciting way. This course uses some of the 100 questions from U.S. naturalization test, the test that people take to become a citizen of the United States. It focuses on how the U.S. was formed and how it works, who the important people are in its history and in the current government, and the different parts of this very big and diverse country.

Each question is followed by

  1. A simple answer
  2. A longer explanation

The explanation goes far beyond the simple answer to give in-depth background information, allow you to really understand the topic. Each explanation brings the facts and the history and stories behind them alive, making learning about the U.S. exciting and fun.

Learning about the U.S. has never been easier. After listening to this course, you’ll know what most Americans do about the United States!

What You Get

  • MP3 Audio Files for 25 Questions
  • Learning Guide: This is a written guide with
    1. A full transcript of every word from every question, answer, and explanation
    2. Glossaries with definitions
    3. Sample sentences

How it Works

Each question is divided into three parts. You will first hear the question read, then the short answer, and then a longer explanation of the topic. The longer explanation has built-in definitions of new terms and phrases, so you will understand it just by listening.

You will listen to the question-answer-explanation first at a slow speed, and then again at a normal rate of speech (fast). In this course, you encounter the important key vocabulary several times throughout the course, helping you really understand the meaning of the terms and expressions, and how to use them correctly.

Don’t Just Listen – Read it, too!

Get the most out of "Introduction to the United States" by following along with the Learning Guide, which has a complete written transcript of every word spoken in the lessons. All of the vocabulary and expressions used in the lesson are also listed and defined in the "Glossary" of the Learning Guide, giving you the opportunity to read and review whenever you’d like. Plus, you are provided with an extra sample sentence using the word correctly in context. By listening to and reading each lesson, you’ll have a truly powerful way to increase your skills in English.

These are the 25 questions answered and explained in Part 3 of this course:

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

C: Rights and Responsibilities
51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

AMERICAN HISTORY

A: Colonial Period and Independence
58. What is one reason colonists came to America?
59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
61. Why did the colonists fight the British?
62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
64. There were 13 original states. Name three.
65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
66. When was the Constitution written?
67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
70. Who was the first President?

B: 1800s
71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?



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