№285 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 285
"Americans like to think of themselves as "diverse" and "multicultural," as a "melting pot" or a "salad bowl" of immigrants and nationalities, a mixture too rich and too unpredictable for easy classification. The most common type of American is perhaps the American who doesn't want to be a "type" at all, those who see themselves as what we call "rugged individualists," "independent-minded," "convention-defying," and "non-con- formist." Ask an American a question, and she's is likely to give you a different answer than anyone else - and chances are, she'll be proud to tell you that her opinion is her own."
diverse — very different from each other; including people from many different cultures or races
multi-cultural - involving or consisting of people of different cultures
melting pot - a situation in which there are many different types of people, ideas, religions, etc existing together
rugged individualist - someone who does things in their own way without worrying about what other people think or do convention-defying — able to think independently non-conformist - different from the way that most people usually think or behave
5 Discuss why these two texts are so different.
6 Add more character traits to your mind map. Compare with your partner's and explain why you think so.
7 Write about British or American character based on what you have read, heard or observed.