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Time, place, landmarks, geography, events, countries

 

Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace
 

 

The – time and place

PREP PHRASES

of Time:

 

in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening  Expressions of Time

of Place:

in the corner, in the street, in the parking lot, in the yard, in the back, in between, in the middle, in the front    Expressions of Place

 

 

 

The – structures and landmarks

STRUCTURES

Buildings

 

The Hilton Hotel, The White House, The Capitol, The MoMA, The Duomo, The Alhambra, The Taj Maha,The Rose Bowl, The Alcazar

BUT NOT: Burj Khalifa , Buckingham Palace,  Hearst Castle, Notre Dame de Paris, Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford Review of Buildings and Landmarks 
 

Landmarks:
 

The Statue of Liberty, The Eiffel Tower, The Egyptian Pyramids, The Colosseum, The Great Wall of China, The Parthenon, The Great Sphinx of Egypt

 

 

The – natural features

NATURAL FEATURES

Rivers:

 

The Mississippi - The Colorado - The Nile - The Amazon

Mountain Ranges:

The Rocky Mountains - The Himalayas - The Alps - The Andes (chains, not single 'mounts' Mount St. Helens, or 'hills' Bunker Hill)

Deserts:

The Mojave - The Sahara - The Kalahari

Oceans / Seas:

The Pacific Ocean -The Indian Ocean- The Mediterranean Sea (but not lakes: Lake Tahoe - Lake Placid- Lake Como - )

Canals / Channels

The Panama Canal - The Suez Canal - The English Channel

Forests:

The Redwood Forest - The Black Forest - (but not Sherwood Forest)

Islands:

The Hawaiian Islands, The Philippine Islands, The British Isles

Poles:

The North Pole - The South Pole

Regions

The West Coast - The East Coast - The South - The Northwest

Areas:

The Bay Area - The Coastal Area - The Peninsula Area

Miscellaneous:

The Marianas Trench - The Continental Divide - The Great Basin The San Fernando Valley - (but not Silicon Valley or Death Valley Review of Geographical Features 

 

 

 

The – events

EVENTS 

Wars:

 

The Second World War, The Vietnam War, The War in Iraq

BUT NOT: World War I, World War II

 

Periods:

The Seventeenth Century, The Space Age, The Millennium, The Renaissance

   

 

 

The – countries

SOME COUNTRIES 

System of X

 

The Republic of X, The United X of X; The Commonwealth of X; The Kingdom of X; The Union of X Wikipedia list

BUT NOT: Germany, England, France, Spain, Urkraine, and most other countries Review of Countries  

 

Isles, Islands

The Philippine Islands, The British Isles, The Netherlands,  The Canary Islands, The Barbados,   The Maldives

 

 

 

The – dates and holidays

DATES 

Holidays

 

The Fourth of July, The first of January - The Ides of March

BUT NOT:  Most holidays— Memorial Day, Easter, Christmas, Ramadan, Labor Day , Holloween, May Day, Mother's Day, etc

 

 

 

 

 

Practice 1

Geographical Features

 

 

 

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is a very large country. , it is about 3000 miles wide. lies lies to the north is the country to the south. is
 

 

 

13 -20.
, . From this point, rainfall either flows east or west.
From this point, rainfall either flows east or west.
 

 

 

 

Practice 2

Countries & Features

 

 

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22-33.
, , , , , , and .
 

 

 

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. , , and . and .
 

 

 

 

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Practice 1

The United States is a very large country. From the  East Coast to  West Coast , it is about 3000 miles wide.  The Atlantic Ocean lies in  the East and the Pacific Ocean lies in  the West. Canada is the country to the north and  Mexico is the country to the south.  The Rio Grande River is the boundary in the South. In the central area is  the Great Plains a huge, flat, grassy area. In the western-central area is the Great Divide , the highest ridge of  the Rocky Mountain chain . From this point, rainfall either flows east or west. In the South is the Grand Canyon, a huge deep canyon; however, it is not the lowest point -  Death Valley is. In the west is the San Fernando Valley where much of the country's fruit and vegetables are grown. In the Northwest, is the Redwood Forest. The two newest states are  Alaska and  Hawaii.

 

Practice 2

France is a republic on the continent of Europe. The country borders the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium. The capital city is Paris. The most important rivers are the Loire, the Seine, and the Rhone. The major mountain ranges are the Pyrenees and the Alps. French is the common language.