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    • Marriage
      • People are choosing to get married at later ages.
      • The average age for marriage in 1970 was 24 for MEN and 22 for WOMEN
      • In 2003 , it was 31 for MEN and 29 for WOMEN
    • Marriage
      • Why are people waiting to get married?
        • Women’s rights
          • More women are working
          • Do not need the support of a man
        • Focus on career
        • Income
        • Many people choose to live together without getting married
    • Houses
      • Detached (a house not joined or connected with another house)
      • Semi-detached (two houses joined together)
      • Terrace (many houses joined together)
      • Flat (apartments)
    • Housing
      • Average Cost: £184,924 =2,053,556 RMB
      • Detached: £285,697 = 3,173,467 RMB
      • Semi-detached: £170,650 = 1,895,547 RMB
      • Terraced: £143,512 = 1,594,717 RMB
      • Flat: £174,052 = 1,934,120 RMB
    • Food
      • Popular food
        • Here we see some of the popular foods in Britain (Fish and Chips on the left and a traditional English breakfast on the right)
    • More food?
      • We discussed Britain and “colonialism”; Britain has adopted many other types of food such as Indian, Italian and Chinese.
    • Clothing
      • What do British people wear?
    • Traditional Clothing
      • On the left you will see traditional clothing. In Scotland, you can see a form of Scottish traditional clothing known as a kilt .
    • British Fashion
      • Some students have asked the name of some of the famous British fashion designers. Here are a few:
        • Vivienne Westwood
        • Paul Smith
        • Stella McCartney
      • London fashion week is held twice a year
    • Music
      • The Beatles
        • John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals)
        • Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals)
        • George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals)
        • Ringo Starr (drums, vocals)
      • We will listen to “Yesterday”
      • “ Help!”
    • Music
      • Oasis
        • Liam Gallagher (vocals)
        • Paul Arthurs (guitar)
        • Paul McGuigan (bass)
        • Tony McCarroll (drums)
      • We will listen to:
        • “ Wonderwall”
    • Holidays
      • Christmas –The birth of Jesus. It is a religious holiday, but it is mostly about spending time with the family. Exchanging gifts is the a common tradition. (December 25 th )
    • New Years and Hogmanay (January 1 st )
      • Hogmanay is an ancient Celtic holiday that was once held during the Winter Solstice. (The Shortest day of the year)
        • Now it is held on the New Year’s Eve.
    • Easter (on the first full moon on or after March 31 st )
      • Easter is a holiday the represents the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ
    • Guy Fawkes Day (November 5 th )
      • This holiday is in remembrance of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up British Parliament in 1605.