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  1. 1. United Kingdom<br />AylateBogt<br />David Moore<br />Mason Hillier<br />Travis Kearney<br />
  2. 2. The UK<br />The United Kingdom is located off the north-western coast of<br />continental Europe..<br />
  3. 3. The UK<br />Comprised of – England, Scotland, Whales and Northern Ireland.<br />Capitals<br />England – London<br />Whales – Cardiff<br />Northern Ireland – Belfast<br />Scotland - Edinburgh<br />
  4. 4. The Capital<br />London is the capital for the whole UK as well as England.<br /><ul><li>Largest city in Europe
  5. 5. 620 square miles
  6. 6. Roughly 12% of Britain's population
  7. 7. Central for the UK’s government</li></li></ul><li>Dominate Language<br />The dominate language in the UK is English spoken with many different accents.<br /><ul><li>In Wales 25% speak Welsh
  8. 8. In reigns of Scotland some people speak Gaelic</li></li></ul><li>Normal Business Practice<br />Hiring Practice?<br />Business language?<br />Pay times?<br />Bribery?<br /><ul><li>Gift Giving and accepting?
  9. 9. Bribery?</li></li></ul><li>Business Meetings<br />Formal<br />- minutes to attend, record of attendance, apologies for absences.<br />- Set-Out Agenda, topics to be discussed.<br />- Copies of the info for all of the attending persons, if possible 3or4 days early so they can be familiarized. <br />Dress and Manners<br />Dress appropriately (formally) and be punctual<br />Mobile off<br />May be arranged seating<br />Acknowledge the chair, if no speaking order allow most senior <br /> members to speak first.<br />Listen attentively<br />Do not interrupt, and keep mental notes of things you’d like to say.<br />Stay on topic<br />
  10. 10. Currency<br />The currency of the UK is the pound sterling, currency is known as British Sterling represented by the symbol £ or GBP. <br /><ul><li>£1 = $1.58 Canadian
  11. 11. £1 = $1.60 American</li></li></ul><li>Cost of living and living Comfortably?<br />The British Sterling & a “Scottish Note”?<br />Cost of Living? And Comfortably Living?<br />
  12. 12. Health in UK<br />Health care in the UK with a plan will cost apx. 2.25 per week if you have good healthcare.<br />Dentistry and eye care is covered by the government for students.<br />
  13. 13. UK Culture<br />Schoolchildren should be taught "traditional British values" in the UK, as part of an attempt to make the child more patriotic and to promote a more united society<br />
  14. 14. UK Society<br />Social classes are important in the UK - because your character will be judged based off your social class like anywhere in the UK. The higher your class the higher your status. <br />
  15. 15. Basic Words to know<br />Blue - XXX; dirty, hot, steamy, pornographic <br />Bent – A Gay man.<br />Petrol– Gasoline.<br />Div/Divvy – A stupid or slow person.<br />Gaff - House or flat. <br />Amber Light - The yellow light on a stop sign.<br />
  16. 16. Something to avoid<br />Giving a piece sign with the palm facing in.<br />Someone famous who made that mistake George Bush.<br />
  17. 17. Relations Between Canada<br />The UK/Canada bilateral relationship is strong. Both countries work together on many bilateral and international initiatives.<br /><ul><li>The UK is one of Canada’s largest trading partners. It is Canada’s second largest export destination in the world and its sixth largest source of imports.
  18. 18. In 2009 UK travellers injected $892.2 million into the Canadian economy.</li></li></ul><li>Relations Between Canada<br />Cool Facts:<br /><ul><li>In 2009, Canada’s merchandise trade with the UK totalled $21.5 billion.
  19. 19. The greatest amount of UK travellers in 2009 were over the age of 55 and was 45% of total travellers.
  20. 20. In 2009 UK travellers spen t an average of $1,301 per person in Canada; they stayed an average of 13.6 nights.</li></li></ul><li>UK Food<br />British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies like the cornish pasty, trifle and roasts dinners. Some of our main dishes have strange names like Bubble & Squeak and Toad-in-the-Hole.<br />
  21. 21. Game developers<br />Some major game developers with studios in the UK include..<br /><ul><li>Lion-Head Studios
  22. 22. Bioware
  23. 23. Activsion
  24. 24. Midway Games
  25. 25. EA
  26. 26. Namco
  27. 27. Rare
  28. 28. Sega
  29. 29. Ubisoft
  30. 30. Sony interactive
  31. 31. THQ</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Facts<br />Some major game developers with studios in the UK include..<br /><ul><li>In the UK, in pubs you can drink but it’s illegal to get drunk.
  32. 32. Big Ben isn’t a clock, it’s the name of the bell within the tower. Which is itself called ST. Stephen’s Tower.
  33. 33. More than 1 in 10 people in the UK were born overseas.
  34. 34. (not sure which facts to add yet.)</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Facts<br />Some major game developers with studios in the UK include..<br /><ul><li>In the UK, in pubs you can drink but it’s illegal to get drunk.
  35. 35. Big Ben isn’t a clock, it’s the name of the bell within the tower. Which is itself called ST. Stephen’s Tower.
  36. 36. More than 1 in 10 people in the UK were born overseas.
  37. 37. The tube system, despite being the first and the largest underground system in the world, is also the most unreliable and the costliest.
  38. 38. The English are tea addicts: an Englishman drinks more tea than any person of any other nation</li></li></ul><li>Bibliography<br />undefined. (2010). Marketing and Sales Programs. In Canadian Tourism Commission. Retrieved Feb 12,2011, from http://en-corporate.canada.travel/Corporate/MarketDetail.page?id=365.<br />undefined. (2011). Bilateral Relations. In UK in Canada - the British High Commission in Canada. Retrieved Feb 12,2011, fromhttp://ukincanada.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-canada/bilateral-relations/.<br />undefined. (2011). UK Currency, Pounds, shillings, pence, British Sterling. In London Hotels. Retrieved Feb 12,2011, from http://www.milesfaster.co.uk/information/uk-currency.htm.<br />Mandy Barrow. (2010). Main Language Spoken in England, Britain. In Project Britain. Retrieved Feb 12,2011, fromhttp://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/language.html.<br />Mandy Barrow (2010). Facts about London, retrieved on Feb. 11th From: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/london/facts.htm<br />UK Government , index, department of health, retrieved February 7th , 2011, from http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htmBarrow, Mandy, questions, British culture/food, retrieved February 7th, 2011, from http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/<br />