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On Monday, the USA is commemorating the life and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., With the first national holiday in his name. There will be official ceremonies in most cities. Millions will remember how he worked to change the character and conscience of the nation.

Once again, we will sing the anthem of the civil rights movement, “We shall overcome – some day” and recall his beautiful words in “I have a Dream”:

“... I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Once more we will remember his commitment to the cause of nonviolence, and his concern for the poor and powerless. As we recall his dream, it is necessary to understand that it is still only a dream. But we can and will overcome – some day.

(Adapted from “Their Dream Lives”, in USA Today, January 12, 1986)


1) Identifique no texto em inglês as seguintes informações:

a) Região dos Estados Unidos onde havia grande intolerância racial.


b) Canção-símbolo do movimento pelos direitos civis nos Estados Unidos.


c) Número de filhos de Martin Luther King, Jr.


d) Ocasião e local em que, segundo o sonho de King, os descendentes de oprimidos e de opressores se reunirão fraternalmente.


e) Meio pacífico de luta adotado por Martin Luther King, Jr.


2) Encontre no texto as palavras ou locuções que significam:

a) feriado –

b) compromisso –

c) caráter –

d) ainda –

e) pele –

f) preocupação –

g) a maioria das cidades –

h) direitos civis –

i) conteúdo –

j) uma vez mais –

k) antigos escravos –

l) antigos senhores de escravos –


3) Over the years, did many people immigrate to our country? Are there many immigrants today? Where are the immigrants from? Why did they leave their countries? Write a composition to answer these questions:




Disciplina: Cultura Anglo Americana A2 Data: Aluno(a): Curso: Letras Professor(a): ROSANGELA Turno:  


Questions: Answer in English:


  1. Over the years, did many people immigrate to your country? Are there many immigrants today? Where are the immigrants today? Why did they live their countries?



  1. What does “melting pot” refer to? What do you think are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?



  1. What do you know about pilgrims life?



  1. Write a paragraph about the causes of the Civil War:



  1. Who was elected president in 1860? Write a paragraph about him:



  1. Make a comparison between American and British people:




Texto: America


1. Melting pot refers to people from all over the world that would come and adopt the American culture as their own. The advantage is that America needs to preserve and encourage this diversity. A multicultural society made the U.S. stronger. The disadvantage is that Americans have fear that people from other countries may change America in ways that Americans do not want.


2. The USA, the United States, the US, the States and America.


9. “The land of the free”, “the land of liberty”, “God’s country”, “the melting pot”, “the greatest nation on earth”.


10. The other side of the Atlantic Ocean.


11. They call them Yanks.


12. They are called by national names derived from the name of their country.


Texto: Black English


a) It’s Black English.

b) Ebonics.

c) At the time when black people was brought as slaves to the US.

d) It’s a method of communication based on their own languages and English in order to talk to each other.

e) It’s a language that has developed from a European and Africa language.

f) In vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

g) It refers to people from their own village or in Africa, is now used as na informal word for friends by some white Americans.


Texto: Britain and the US


1) The relationship between Britain and the USA has had difficult times. The US was first a British colony, but between 1775 and 1783 the US fought a war to become independent. The US fought the Britain again in the war of 1812. However, the two countries have felt closer to each other than to any other country, and their policies have shown this.


Texto: Immigration


1. An immigrant is somebody who goes to settle permanently in a different country. This word is often used in a positive meaning. People are proud to say that their ancestors were immigrants who came with very little and built a better life for themselves.


2. It was between 1800 and 1917.


3. Because they were poor and thought they would have better opportunities in the US.


4. It limited the number of immigrants who could settle in the US and the countries that they could come from.



5. The Immigration and Naturalization Service.


6. They have fear that people from other countries may change America in ways that Americans do not want.



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