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By Natalya Tokareva and Viktor Peppard

Это первый учебник по страноведению США, созданный совместно русским и американским авторами. Учебник рассчитан на студентов, владеющих навыками чтения, письма, а также говорения и слушания на уровне 2-3 лет обучения в языковом вузе. Учебник содержит текстовые материалы страноведческого содержания, лингвострановедческие комментарии и упражнения, обеспечивающие знакомство со страной изучаемого языка и совершенствование навыков владения языком.The uncomplicated method of offering the cloth during this publication relies on a perception of language and tradition as parts of 1 complicated entire that are constructing a parallel and that are inextricably associated with each other. the first aim of the publication is to provide for realizing the material of yank existence. It comprises info on numerous points of yankee existence, together with background, geography and weather.

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I dare not raise my little quibble about the word Bohemian, only that I have known some excellent men who have, according to Brewer and Roget, certainly been Bohemians, but scouted the idea of being thought of, or defined as such. In fact, I shall take the liberty of mentioning the name of a now very popular man, who would not, at all events, have tried hard to be in no way a Bohemian, and yet he was almost a Radical in politics, a good if not a great traveller ; in fact, seemed to be in his ways of life and living a thorough Bohemian, that is according to dictionary meaning.

The author gives an account of the feats of some Bengal jugglers, which cannot, he thinks, but be considered among the most surprising circumstances of the age. The description of the operations of these men is, however, in itself by no means unworthy of attention, inasmuch as it shows the degree of perfection to which they carried their various contrivances for deceiving the Imperial Court. Jahangueir was so struck with astonishment at the wonders which they wrought that he ascribes them without hesitation to supernatural power.

Supposing those three gentlemen had married into theatrical families, and their wives had elected to take their husbands' names instead of their own, considerable confusion might have been the result. Young Stanley, the billiard player, and Miss Cicely Richards, the noted slavey of " Our Boys," were brother and sister. Stanley was very fond of his sister, and she of him, and he was never more proud than when in her company in public. One day a well wisher of Miss Richards quietly RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS 27 hinted to her that he thought she was not over discreet in being so much in the company of a professional billiard player ; and no one was more surprised than the rather officious but wellmeaning friend when he learnt the relationship between the two.

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