№150 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 150
alone who we were fighting. Many would have difficulty naming five presidents.
C. I don't think you can blame the education system. I took History classes in High School, several in college; I've read dozens of books. I love history. World and American. I know a lot. My education came from my interest in the subject. I don't know much about Asian literature or Himalayan climbing techniques, but I wouldn't blame the school system for that. Schools only expose you to subjects, it's up to the individual to decide what they want to learn. A more ac-curate question would be "Why don't more Americans care about world history?"
D. In much of the U.S. one can travel for hundreds, even thousands of miles without ever crossing an international frontier. It seems as if there is little need to know much about other countries, and until quite recently only a minority of Americans had passports.
E. Psychologically, other countries are too far away. Travel to Europe or Asia is a rather expensive expedition. The situation is very different from in Europe, where you usually cross an international frontier every few hundred miles.
In addition, the status of English as a world language is isolating. In fact, many of the criticisms made about Americans are also true for all the English-speaking countries, too. Despite all these comments I have met a fair number of Americans who are well informed about world affairs.
c) Guess the meaning of the word 'to blame'.
d Do you think the educational system is to blame?
4 Look through the list of possible subjects for American High Schools. Choose the subjects you would take up if you were a student in the States. Compare with your partner and with the whole class. Which subjects seem to be most popular? Which of them can make you a citizen of the world?
English: English, Literature (World, Ancient, Renaissance,
Modern, British and Classical Literature; Shakespeare; Heroes, Myth and Legend; Film as Literature), Composition, Cre