Lesson 8 Social Life In Britain

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  • 1.  
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Houses
    • Detached (a house not joined or connected with another house)
  • 5.
    • Semi-detached (two houses joined together)
  • 6.
    • Terrace (many houses joined together)
  • 7.
    • Flat (apartments)
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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)
  • 10. More food?
    • We discussed Britain and “colonialism”; Britain has adopted many other types of food such as Indian, Italian and Chinese.
  • 11. Clothing
    • What do British people wear?
  • 12. 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 .
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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!”
  • 15. Music
    • Oasis
      • Liam Gallagher (vocals)
      • Paul Arthurs (guitar)
      • Paul McGuigan (bass)
      • Tony McCarroll (drums)
    • We will listen to:
      • “ Wonderwall”
  • 16. 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 )
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Guy Fawkes Day (November 5 th )
    • This holiday is in remembrance of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up British Parliament in 1605.