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  2. 2. • 375 million people speak English as their second language all over the world.• 750 million people speak English as a foreign language.• 80% of websites are in English• English is the official language in a lot of countries.• We’ll focus on the most important and well known10/19/2011 2
  3. 3. UNITED KINGDOM10/19/2011 3
  4. 4. UK FACT FILE • Which is the capital city of the UK? • Which form of government do they have? Who is the current prime minister? • What is the population of the UK? • What’s the currency? • Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in the UK?10/19/2011 4
  5. 5. IMPORTANT CITIES: LONDON10/19/2011 5
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  7. 7. • London is the capital and largest British city.• There are above 7 million inhabitants, nearly 14 including the metropolitan area.• Its diverse population comes from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages.• Heathrow, one of London’s five airports, is the busiest in the world.• It also has Europes largest and oldest10/19/2011 7 underground railway system
  8. 8. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES• London 7,285,000• Birmingham 1,018,000• Leeds 725,000• Glasgow 611,000• Sheffield 529,00010/19/2011 8
  9. 9. There are other remarkable smaller British citiesOXFORDWell known because of its university, the oldest in the English-speaking world.A lot of famous people studied at Oxford, from scientists like Stephen Hawking to actors like Hugh Grant or writers like Tolkien10/19/2011 9
  10. 10. CAMBRIDGE University is equally important and also many famous people studied at Cambridge. For instance, Newton, Dar win, Prince Charles…10/19/2011 10
  11. 11. FAMOUS BRITONS• Film stars Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley or Daniel Radcliffe are British.• Scientists Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday or Stephen Hawking.• Singers and bands include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Coldplay, Dido or Robbie Williams• Sportsmen and women David Beckham, Sebastian Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Lewis Hamilton10/19/2011 11
  12. 12. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND10/19/2011 12
  13. 13. IRELAND FACT FILE• Which is the capital city of Ireland?• Who is the current president of the Republic?• What is the population of the Republic of Ireland?• What’s the currency?• Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in Ireland?10/19/2011 13
  14. 14. IMPORTANT CITIES: DUBLIN• Dublin is the economic, administrative and cultural centre of Ireland.• There are about 500.000 inhabitants• Traditionally, the main activity of the city was brewing, but in the last years a large number of global pharmaceutical and ICT companies have located in Dublin.10/19/2011 14
  15. 15. DUBLIN10/19/2011 15
  16. 16. CORK• Cork (population 119,143 ) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland and Ireland’s third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast.• The city centre is an island in river Lee• Cork has the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney, Australia.• Cork is the home to pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer or Novartis and technological companies like Apple Inc.10/19/2011 16
  17. 17. NEAR CORK: THE RING OF KERRY10/19/2011 17
  18. 18. LIMERICK• Limerick is a city in the west of Ireland. Its population is about 90000.• Limerick University is one of the most important in Ireland, specialising in ingeneering, ICT and sports science.• Many people heard of it after Frank McCourt’s book Angela’s Ashes was published.10/19/2011 18
  20. 20. FAMOUS IRISH PEOPLE• Actors Pierce Brosnan, Collin Farrel, Richard Harris.• Singers and bands like U2, Enya, The Cranberries, The Corrs.• Writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw and Jonathan Swift.• There are a lot of famous people of Irish origin like USA President Kennedy.10/19/2011 20
  21. 21. THE USA10/19/2011 21
  22. 22. THE USA FACT FILE• Which is the capital city of the USA?• Which form of government do they have? Who is the current president?• What is the population of the USA?• What’s the currency?• Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in the USA?10/19/2011 22
  23. 23. IMPORTANT CITIES. NEW YORK• New York isn’t the capital of the USA but it is its most populous and cosmopolitan city: about 8 m (22 m including the metropolitan area)• It is one of the worlds leading business, financial and cultural centres• Tourist attractions include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, as well as Broadway theatres or shopping at Fifth Avenue 10/19/2011 23
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  26. 26. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES• Los Angeles, California 3,849,378• Chicago, Illinois 2,873,321• Houston, Texas 2,144,491• Phoenix, Arizona 1,512,98610/19/2011 26
  27. 27. HOLLYWOOD • Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, but the name is used to refer to the American film industry. • It is the home to a lot of film, TV and radio companies. • Hollywood landmarks include the Walk of Fame (stars given to artists) and the Kodak Theatre that hosts the Academy Awards (the Oscars)10/19/2011 27
  28. 28. FAMOUS AMERICANSThe USA is such an big and important country that it is almost impossible to mention only a few.• Writers: Mark Twain, E. A. Poe, Hemingway, Paul Auster.• Actors Paul Newman, Meryl Strip, Leonardo Di Caprio, Julia Roberts.• Musicians well known not only for singing but also for creating their own styles like rock and roll (Elvis Presley), jazz (Lous Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald), soul (James Brown, Aretha Franklin), hip hop (Eminem).10/19/2011 28
  29. 29. SPORTS• There are some sports that we usually link to the USA: baseball, football (different from soccer), basketball and surfing.• There are other popular sports: tennis, golf, soccer and car racing (NASCAR is more popular than F1) 10/19/2011 29
  30. 30. AUSTRALIA10/19/2011 30
  31. 31. AUSTRALIA FACT FILE• Which is the capital city of Australia?• Which form of government do they have? Who is the current Head of State? And the current Prime Minister?• What is the population of Australia?• What’s the currency?10/19/2011 31
  32. 32. IMPORTANT CITIES: SYDNEY• Sydney is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4.28 million.• It was the first European colony in Australia.• It is Austalia’s largest financial and cultural centre as well as a major tourist destination notable for its beaches.• It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.• It held the Olympic Games in 2000.10/19/2011 32
  33. 33. IMPORTANT CITIES: MELBOURNE• Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia (3,592,591).• It is Australias sporting and cultural capital and it is home to many cultural and sporting events and institutions.• It hosts most of Australia’s car and ICT industries.• It held the Olympic Games in 1956.10/19/2011 33
  34. 34. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES• The capital city is Canberra (323,000 inhabitants)• It is the location of the government, the Parliament and many social and cultural institutions.• Other important cities include Brisbane (1,763,000), Perth (1,445,000), Adelaide (1,105,839 )10/19/2011 34
  35. 35. REMARKABLE PLACES: ULURU • Ayers Rock /Uluru (348 m high / 863 m above sea level) is a large sandstone rock formation. It is the biggest monolith in the world. • It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. • It is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area.10/19/2011 35
  36. 36. REMARKABLE PLACES: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF • The Great Barrier Reef, the worlds largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres. • It is formed by about 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands. • The Great Barrier Reef supports a great diversity of life, including many endangered species. • The most significant threat to the Great Barrier Reef is climate change as well as pollution and poor water quality.10/19/2011 36
  37. 37. FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS• Film stars Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.• Singer Kylie Minogue.• Sportsmen Mick Doohan, Ian Thorpe, Mark Webber, Lleyton Hewitt.10/19/2011 37