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On this page you will find a collection of original ready-to-use study guides for learners of English and English teachers based on authentic videos, such as webinars, presentations, interviews, and documentaries, recorded by the American Center in Moscow. These study guides are created to introduce thought-provoking topics, stimulate critical thinking, and spark discussions around issues related to culture, entertainment, and everyday life.

These study guides are designed for individual study or group study and can be used both in digital and printable formats. Each material includes a downloadable discussion guide with pre-viewing and post-viewing discussion questions, comprehension questions, and lists of terms and useful resources. Each study guide is also accompanied by Quizlet sets that can help you memorize active vocabulary from the videos and online discussion boards where you can engage in an open exchange of opinions with other learners.

Tetris: An Electronic Ambassador of Benevolence

Description: This SHORT DOC  explores the history of Tetris from the moment it was born in the Computer Center at the Soviet Academy of Sciences at the height of Cold War tensions between the U.S and the USSR to when it achieved worldwide popularity.

Walt Disney

Description: This SHORT DOC, one of a series of short documentaries about topics focused on cultural history and current trends, explores the life and work of Walt Disney, from the production of Mickey Mouse to the creation of Disneyland. The documentary also looks at the role of Walt Disney as an ambassador of American culture.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech - Freedom from Want

Description: Jehan Jones-Radgowski and Laura Keith discuss the concept of freedom from want introduced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, how it translates into their everyday lives as Americans, and what it means for them in the season of Thanksgiving

Connection: The Story of iPhone

Description: This SHORT DOC, one of a series of short documentaries about topics focused on cultural history and current trends, explores the origin story of the iPhone and how it has changed the world since its introduction 15 years ago. 

Ice Cream

Description: This SHORT DOC, one of a series of short documentaries about topics focused on cultural history and current trends, explores the origin and history of ice cream in the United States and ice cream innovations that were pioneered in America.

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