Americans eat a wide variety of foods. A typical planer consists of meat and potatoes, plus a lettuce ailed a vegetable, and sometimes rolls or bread. Famishes dinner meats include beef steaks, ground beef HMjjp5' chicken, ham, and turkey. Fish, shellfish, and ach dishes as pizza and spaghetti also serve as main rises.
For lunch, many Americans eat a sandwich, such as al hamburger or a hot dog. Other favorite sandwiches include those made with meat or sliced sausage, cheese, peanut butter, and chicken or tuna salad.
Some Americans enjoy a hearty breakfast of eggs or pancakes served with bacon or sausage. Others prefer a light breakfast of toast or a pastry, or cereal with milk and fruit. Orange juice accompanies many breakfasts.
Cake, cookies, pie, and ice cream are eaten as desserts and snacks. Other snack foods include chocolate candy, potato or corn chips, and fruits such as bananas, apples, oranges, and grapes.
Beverages are drunk with meals and also at other times for refreshment. Consumption of soft drinks, especially cola, exceeds that of any other beverage. Americans also drink much coffee, milk, and beer, and smaller amounts of fruit juices, tea, and wine.
Americans eat out often. Fast-food restaurants have wide popularity. They offer a limited variety of foods, all of which are served within a few minutes. Common fast-food items include hamburgers and other sandwiches, fried chicken, and French fried potatoes. Many Americans also enjoy the cooking of other countries. Chinese, French, Italian, and Mexican restaurants have long beenpopular. In recent years, Americans have begun to enjoy the cuisines of India, Japan, the Middle East, and many other areas.
Some regions of the United States have distinctive food specialties. For information on such foods, see Ha-
All corn does not pop. A seed or kernel of corn must have 14 percent water in it to pop. Other kinds of corn have less water and do not pop. When you put a kernel of corn on a fire, the water inside makes the corn explode. This makes a "pop" noise. That is why we call it popcorn.
The American Indians popped corn a long time ago. The Indians knew there were three kinds of corn. There was sweet corn for eating, corn for animals, and corn for popping. The Indians introduced corn to the first settlers, or Pilgrims, when they came to America in 1620. One year after they came, the Pilgrirm had Thanksgiving dinner. They invited the Indians. The Indians brought food with them. One Indian brought popcorn!
Since that time Americans continued to pop corn at home. But 1945 there was a new machine that changed the history of popcorn. This electric machine popped corn outside the home. Soon movie theaters started to sell popcorn to make more money. Popcorn at the movies became more and more popular. Today, Americans still continue the custom of eating popcorn at the movies.
Americans use 500,000 pounds of popcorn every year. Many people like to put salt and melted butter on their popcorn. Some people eat without salt or butter. Either way-Americans love their popcorn!
Americans love to eat peanut butter. But what is peanut butter? It is a thick, creamy paste. You buy it in a jar at the grocery store. Manufacturers roast peanuts and take off the skin. Then they grind them into a thick paste-that's peanut butter!
The peanut is not really a nut, but a pea. It is a strange pea because it grows underground. But peanut plants also have green vines with yellow flowers. These vines or stems grow above the ground and are quite long. Peanuts are very healthy for you. They have more protein than a steak and they have many vitamins, too.
The peanut comes from South America, but peanut butter is a food that is truly "American." Peanut butter started in 1890 in St. Louis. A doctor made some peanut butter. He gave it to patients who could not eat regular food. Later, peanut butter was popular as a health food.
Peanut butter is very popular with children in the United States. Perhaps their favorite way to eat it is in a sandwich. Many children add jelly to their peanut butter sandwiches. This makes a favorite snack or lunchtime meal.
II. Features of character of Americans
2.1.Irust and of Americans on God
Religion plays very important role in America. There are a lot of different kinas of religion But most of people believe in God. They think that all depends from God and they must hope, ask for help, pray more.
John F. Kennedy had told that:" The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life and yet the same revolutionary belles for wich our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead we love asking blessing His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own".
I understand it that e must believe in God, hope on Him, pray more and more and do not forget about only on God, to achieve the, aim and don't forget abut God, ask him for help, pray and believe in Him.
Ronald Reagan had told us about God's help that we can solve our problem only together with God, that he had believed God. "I am - I'm told that tens of thousands of prayer meetings are being held on this day, and for that I am deeply grateful. We are nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good I think if on each inaugural day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer. The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of