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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #48923: Louisiana / USA
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    Louisiana / USA

    English exercise "Louisiana / USA" created by lili73 with The test builder
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    Louisiana given its name by the French explorer Cavelier de la Salle.
    It's been named after the King Louis XIV.
    The Mississippi River through Louisiana,
    through the city of New-Orleans and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
    Louis Armstrong.
    New-Orleans is the city in Louisiana. It's well known for its multicultural heritage and is the birthplace of jazz.
    Although Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world, no one does it like New-Orleans. It's one of the best known in the country.
    a floodwall
    New-Orleans is,on average, 2.5 m under sea level. Without a drainage system, floodwalls and tall levees of the city would be under water.
    Hurricane Katrina 2005
    The effects of hurricane Katrina were catastrophic. Most of the city's levees were in one place or another and 80% of the city was flooded.
    Louisiana State Capitol Building
    Louisiana's capital is Baton Rouge which 'Red Stick'.
    French Creole architecture
    The Creoles are French descendants of early Spanish and French settlers.
    Cajun flag
    Cajuns are the descendants of exiles from the French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia). They came the Mississippi River in 1755.
    Today, the Cajun people a distinct language and culture. After 400 years of pressure to conform them to the surrounding cultures they have proved that their identity is too strong to be eradicated.

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