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PART 1 – THE BRITISH ISLES

 
PART 2 – THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
 
PART 3 – CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
 
 
 
 

 

PART 1 – THE BRITISH ISLES

1 The UK: the Country and the People
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
W. Shakespeare, from Richard II (p. 4)    audio
Britain’s National Anthem: God Save the Queen (p. 10)    audio
The British Empire (p.11) espansione  
The Commonwealth (p. 11) espansione  
The British Parliament (p. 13) espansione  

 

2 The UK: One State, Four Countries
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
R. Kipling, What Say the Reeds at Runnymede? (p. 25)    audio
Ancient Britain (p. 29) espansione  
W. Shakespeare, from Macbeth (p. 30) espansione  audio
Changes in 19th Century Society (p. 33) espansione  
W. Wordsworth, Daffodils (p. 35)    audio
S.T. Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (p. 36) espansione  audio
The Beatles (p. 36) espansione  
W. Wordsworth, Upon Westminster Bridge (p. 47)    audio
More on London (p. 47) espansione  
D. Thomas, Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night (p. 51) espansione  audio
R. Burns, My Heart’s in the Highlands (p. 53)    audio
More on Scotland (p. 55) espansione  
More on Northern Ireland (p. 59) espansione  

 

3 The UK: Society and Lifestyle
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
More on British Life in the Past (p. 63) espansione
 
Gardens and Allotments (p. 65) espansione  
Victorian Houses (p. 66) espansione  
The English Language (p. 71) espansione  
The Church in the UK (p. 75) espansione  
The English Pub (p. 77) espansione  
Italian Immigrants to the UK (p. 79) espansione  
J. McCrae, In Flanders Fields (p. 81)    audio

 

4 The Republic of Ireland
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
W.B. Yeats, Had I the Heavens’ Embroidered Cloths (p. 88)                         audio
S. Heaney, Scaffolding (p. 89)    audio

 

PART 2 – THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
1 The Country and the People
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
K.L. Bates, America the Beautiful (p. 92)      audio
US National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner (p. 93)    audio
Four Great Presidents of the USA (p. 101) espansione  
Colonial Life in North America (p. 103) espansione  
The Jewish and the Chinese Communities in the USA (p. 109) espansione  
L. Hughes, I, Too (p. 110)    audio
We Shall Overcome (p. 113)    audio
The Civil Rights Movement (p. 113) espansione
 
Bubbles Burst! (p. 115) espansione  

 

2 Different Regions, Different Cultures
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
Tornadoes and Hurricanes (p. 119) espansione
 
New England and The Pilgrim Fathers (p. 120) espansione  
Prohibition and Gangsters in Chicago (p. 128) espansione
 
Four Great Presidents of the USA (p. 130) espansione  
W. Whitman, Pioneers! O Pioneers! (p. 133)    audio
The Indian Wars (p. 133) espansione  
W. Whitman, O Captain! My Captain! (p. 133) espansione
 audio
Ol’ Man River (p. 135)    audio
Walt Disney World (p. 135) espansione
 
I’m on My Way (p. 137)    audio
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah (p. 138)    audio
Little Rock Nine (p. 139) espansione
 
The Colorado River (p. 140) espansione
 
A Cowboy’s Life (p. 143) espansione  
California’s Economy (p. 147) espansione
 
The Dust Bowl and Route 66 (p. 148) espansione  
Los Angeles and Hollywood (p. 149) espansione
 
Living with Bears in Alaska (p. 152) espansione  

 

3 Society and Lifestyle
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
The Fifties (p. 158) espansione
 
Some Differences in Pronunciation between BrE and AmE (p. 160)    audio
Rock and Pop music (p. 167) espansione
 
B. Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind (p. 171)    audio
The Sixties (p. 171) espansione
 
The American Dream (p. 175) espansione
 
W. Whitman, I Hear America Singing (p. 175)    audio
L. Hughes, Let America Be America Again (p. 175)    audio

 

PART 3 – CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND

1 Canada: the Other North America
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
O Canada! (p. 179) espansione
audio
Multicultural Canada (p. 182) espansione  
Canadian Literary and Cultural Life (p. 183) espansione
 

 

2 Australia: Where East Meets West
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
James Cook at Round Hill Head (p. 186) espansione  
Australia’s Cultural Life (p. 187) espansione
 

 

3 New Zealand: A Greener Land
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
New Zealand’s Culture and Multiethnic Society (p. 201) espansione  

 

PART 4 – THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME

1 The Challenges of our Time
(torna alla lista dei capitoli)
Poverty, Old and New (p. 204) espansione
 
Hunger and Loneliness (p. 206) espansione  
Food and Health (p. 208) espansione  
Save the Planet (p. 210) espansione  
Licence to Kill (p. 212) espansione  
Youth Violence (p. 214) espansione  
Youth Culture (p. 216) espansione  
For a Better World (p. 218) espansione  
Inequality (p. 220) espansione  
Social Cohesion (p. 222) espansione  
Racial Profiling (p. 224) espansione  
A Post-Racial Society? (p. 226) espansione