Cette série de conversations en anglais suit une famille qui part en voyage aux États-Unis. Allez avec elle à la découverte des passe-temps et de l’histoire associés aux lieux qu’elle visite. Ces conversations s’adressent à des personnes ayant un niveau d’anglais intermédiaire, voire plus avancé.

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Dans cette conversation, la famille va au Michigan et s’adonne à toutes sortes d’activités autour de l’un des Grands Lacs.

Sam: Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes?

Paul: That’s right. It’s also considered the second-largest lake in the world.

Gina: It’s hard to imagine now, but it was carved by glaciers over 12,000 years ago.

Claudine: I’m glad it’s warmer now. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to go scuba diving.

Sam: This is going to be the coolest dive ever. Are there really shipwrecks that we can explore on the bottom of the lake?

Paul: The guide told me that there are over 5,000 ships scattered on the bottom of the five lakes.

Sam: That’s a lot of possible hidden treasure to find.

Un peu de vocabulaire

The Great Lakes are five freshwater lakes located on the United States–Canada border. The five lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Four of the five lakes border the state of Michigan in the U.S. (les Grands Lacs)

The verb to carve means to create something by cutting into the surface. (découper, sculpter)

glacier is a very large area of ice that moves slowly over land.

Scuba diving is the activity of swimming underwater with special equipment (an air tank) that you carry on your back and a tube through which you breathe. (plongée sous-marine)

In the context of scuba diving, a dive is the act of swimming underwater with special scuba diving equipment.

shipwreck is a ship that has been lost, ruined or destroyed. (une épave)

guide is a person who shows and explains interesting things about a specific place to visitors.

Scattered means to be spread or placed apart over a wide area. (éparpillé)

Hidden treasure is a collection of valuable things (such as jewelry, gold, etc.) that is kept hidden. (trésor caché)

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