The Louisiana Purchase

Annie

Listening — Intermediate Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. What did Thomas Jefferson write?

  2. What is "Big Government"?

  3. What happened while Thomas Jefferson was president?

  4. Thomas Jefferson tried to permit the buying of foreign land with   .

  5. Why is it known as the greatest real estate deal in the US?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Have you ever traveled to the US? Would you like to?

  2. Why do you think Americans (at the time of Jefferson) were so eager to purchase Louisiana?

  3. What is something you would like to buy?

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    Vocabulary

      • (implied) to express something in an indirect way
      • problem, concern
      • (mocked) to laugh at or make fun of
      • (negotiated) to discuss something formally in order to make an agreement
      • the act or process of supplying or providing something
      • (swore in) to place (someone) in a new office or position by having an official ceremony in which that person makes a formal promise to do the work properly, to be honest and loyal, etc.

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