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welcome to speak English now podcast

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textbooks hi everybody I'm Georgiana

your online English teacher and founder

of speak English podcast.com my mission

is to help II to speak English fluently

today I'd like to introduce you to

American history after all if you really

want to consolidate your English you

have to learn more about American

culture and society and what better way

to start than with George Washington the

first president of the United States

George Washington was the commander in

chief of the Continental first army that

fought the British when the country was

not yet established during the American

Revolution Washington led the colonial

forces to victory over the British and

was considered a national hero he became

the first president of the United States

in 1789 in the first American elections

he was also elected for a second term in

1793 therefore he was the only president

to win a hundred percent of the

electoral votes in the United States

people celebrate George Washington's

birthday on the third Monday in February

like that people always have a day off

even if his birthday falls during the

week

and many people won the holiday to

celebrate the birthday of another

President Abraham Lincoln who was also

born in February therefore different US

states have renamed the holiday

Presidents Day the holiday is a tribute

to George Washington for founding the

nation throughout America series become

red white and blue people put flags on

their windows and hang ribbons in their

yards or outside shops Americans learn

as children about the history of how

America was born they learn about the

Revolutionary War as well as

Washington's role in the u.s.

independence Washington's picture is on

the American quarter and on the dollar

bill even the capital of the USA

Washington DC was named after him I hope

you're enjoying yourself

after all learning about the history of

America is always fascinating now let's

practice American history with a mini

story all right now let's practice with

a short question and answer exercise I

call it a conversation simulator because

you practice your English like in a real

conversation here's how it works I give

you information and ask simple questions

after each question there is a pause

where you can answer after the pause I

give you the correct answer for you to

compare let's get started

Washington became the first president of

the United States in 1789 in the first

american elections

what did washington become did he become

a lawyer

no no Washington didn't become a lawyer

he became a president did he become the

president of France

no no Washington didn't become the

president of France he became the

president of the United States was

Washington the second president of the

United States

no no Washington wasn't the second

president he was the first president of

the United States who became the first

president of the United States Abraham

Lincoln

no George Washington became the first

President of the United States not

Abraham Lincoln he was the only

president to win a hundred percent of

the electoral votes did he only win 90%

of the electoral votes

no no he didn't only win 90% of the

electoral votes he won a hundred percent

of the electoral votes what did he win

did he win the lottery

no he didn't win the lottery he won a

hundred percent of the electoral votes

how many votes did he win 99 percent or

a hundred percent

not 99% of the votes he won a hundred

percent of the electoral votes was he

the second president to win a hundred

percent of the votes

no no he wasn't the second president to

win a hundred percent of the votes he

was the first president to win

a hundred percent of the electoral votes

in the United States people celebrate

George Washington's birthday on the

third Monday in February what do

Americans celebrate in the United States

Americans celebrate Washington's

birthday where do Americans celebrate

Washington's birthday

in the United States Americans celebrate

Washington's birthday in the United

States when do Americans celebrate

Washington's birthday in August

now no Americans don't celebrate

Washington's birthday in August they

celebrate his birthday in February

whose birthday do Americans celebrate

Washington's birthday Americans

celebrate Washington's birthday on the

third Monday in February Americans learn

as children about the history of how

America was born do Americans learn

something

yes they learn about the history of

America when do Americans learn about

their history as adults or as children

not as adults Americans learn about

their history as children do they learn

how America was born

yes Americans learn as children about

the history of how America was born

Americans learn about the Revolutionary

War as well as Washington's role in the

u.s. independence what war do Americans

learn about the American Civil War

no no Americans don't learn about the

American Civil War they learn about the

Revolutionary War do Americans learn

about their first president

yes Americans learn about their first

president George Washington and his role

in the u.s. independence the capital of

the USA Washington DC was named after

George Washington what is the name of

the capital of the USA the name of the

capital of the USA is Washington DC

where does the name Washington DC come

from

the capital of the USA was named after

George Washington is Washington DC the

name of the first president of the

United States

no no Washington DC isn't the name of

the first President of the United States

Washington DC is the name of the capitol

of the United States perfect it's the

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