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Lesson 2 - The Anglo-American Lifestyle

The United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand... All are well-known for - what? What is life like in these countries where the majority of people speak English as their mother tongue? That is a huge topic, but let's take a peek!

  Photo by monkeyc.net

 

Exercise 2.1

TV and Reality

Watch an episode of a popular American, Australian, British or Canadian series on TV or a DVD.  Read the questions listed below before you watch the episode. Write down your answers and submit your text below. 

  • What is the name of the series and what is it about?
  • Do you think it is a typical American/Australian/British/Canadian TV series? Why?
  • How does the TV series / episode portray the American/Australian/British/Canadian lifestyle?
  • Even if you had to watch the episode without any sound, how could you tell the series is American/Australian/British/Canadian?
  • How realistic is the TV series / this particular episode? Why?

Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

 Submit your text here.

 

Photos by RicFlac, Arthur Chapman and The Rohit, respectively
 

Exercise 2.2

Canuck, Kangaroo and Kiwi Power

New Zealand, Australia and Canada usually place at the top of any list that ranks the quality of life between countries. Find out what life is like in those three countries and if you think the ranking is accurate.

Here is a link to three websites to get you going:
 
 
 
 
Then choose 5 areas of life where you compare New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Finland. List the area of life, how you rank the countries in that, and state your reasons why. Submit your comparison here:

Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

 Photo by Russ Glasson

 

Exercise 2.3

Popular Entertainment Artifacts

Look at some of the objects included in the American Stories collection at the National Museum of American History located in Washington, DC. Name three popular entertainment artifacts that you would like to see and explain why. 

Here is the link
 
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.
 
Submit your text below.
 
 

                             Photo by Tony the Misfit

 

Exercise 2.4

Auxiliary verbs – Fill in

Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

to go to the movies.  you watch the kids?
Sorry, I  help you because I  work late today.
 I remind you that the show  in 45 minutes! We  go now.
The theater  be closed on Mondays. If so, we  come back tomorrow
turn off my phone before we go in, but I  forget to turn it back on.

 

Exercise 2.5

Adjectives – Fill in

Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

This show is  the one we saw last night.
I think that was  movie I have ever seen.
The actor could have been  but he chose to present the character in a  light.
The concert was just  it was last year.
The beginning of the play was  the end.
The second half of the show was  interesting.
Indie movies have  budgets than those produced in Hollywood.
Who is  entertainer in the world?
Those must have been  special effects I have ever seen

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