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    • THE UNITED KINGDOM Tuuli Teppan & Kaisa Ling
    • Parts of the UK
      • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was formed in 1801.
      • It consists of: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
      • Everybody from the UK is called British.
    • QUIZ!
      • What is the old word for “county”?
      • Sewar
      • Shire
      • Secs
      • ENGLAND
      • How many cities are there in England?
        • 5
        • 50
        • 420
      • Which place was granted city right in 2002, on the Queen’s Golden jubilee celebrations?
      • Tartu
      • Preston
      • Daniel
      • Jüri
    • A little more...
      • The population of England is 51,092,000
      • Although England is very much urbanised, it has a lot of unspoilt coastal and rural areas which have inspired many famous poets and artists.
    • SCOTLAND
      • What is the capital of Scotland?
      • Edinburgh
      • London
      • Glasgow
      Drummond Castle Gardens
      • Where did the Battle of Stirling Bridge take place?
      • Võru
      • Aberdeen
      • Stirling
    • A little more...
      • The population of Scotland is 5,144,200.
      • It is divided into two parts: the Highlands, where the density of population is the lowest and the Lowlands, where it is much higher.
    • WALES
      • In which part of the country most of the Welsh live?
      • Southern part
      • In the woods
      • In bushy areas
    • A little more...
      • The population of Wales is 3,004,600
      • The economy of Wales highly lies on mining and metal production, which started during the days of Industrial revolution
    • NORTHERN IRELAND
      • Where is Belfast located?
      • In the North
      • In the western Mountains
      • In the eastern coastal region
    • A little more...
      • The population of Northern Ireland is 1,741,600
      • On the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 Newry and Lisburn were granted city status.
    • ETHNIC MINORITIES
      • Why was immigration in 1950s and 1960 so high in Britain?
      • a) Britain was in need of unskilled or semi-skilled workers.
      • b)There was a great surplus of single men and no women to match them.
      • c)Milk and bread were given out for free.
      • Which are the three main groups of ethnic minorities?
      • Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
      • Black, Indian, Pakistani
      • Black, Chinese, Liberian
      • Which are the main problems that are connected with immigration?
      • Immigrants use a big amount of the food supply, the British are starting to get worried...
      • There is no more room. Britain is full.
      • Racial violence and inner-city riots.
      • Naomi Campbell, who is a member of ethnic minorities group, earns living as a...
      • Housewife
      • Supermodel
      • Dentist
    • A little more...
      • Many members of ethnic minorities live in the south-eastern part of England.
      • About 5,5% of the population is composed by ethnic minorities.
      • Britain faces many problems as a multi-racial society, since 1971 the country has reduced the number of immigrants from outside Europe.
      • Britain has a tradition of granting asylum to people in need of protection, those escaping political or religious persecution, or those in search of better economic opportunities.
      • In April 2002 The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill was introduced, fixing measures to reform the system.
    • LANGUAGE
      • How do they call Old English?
      • Anglo-Saxon
      • Anglo-Macbook
      • Anglo-Rockon
      • In the 14th century, English became the language of...
      • Football
      • The court
      • Educated people
      • Does English need a visa to enter other languages?
      • YES
      • NO
    • A little more...
      • English has a lot of dialects:
      • Indigenous Celtic languages
      • Welsh (only 16% of Welsh can read, write and speak) http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =leiPemYDg-8
      • Gaelic (spoken in Scotland, 59 000 speakers) http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =6kZuBzY1iHc&feature=related
      • Irish Gaelic (has no official status)
      • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =0PVuNb5QoEc
      • d) Cornish
      • c) Manx Gaelic (the Isle of Man)
      • Different dialects of English
      • Scouse in Liverpool http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =sBYlXfjKru4
      • Brummie in Birmingham http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Gzb7BanTuXw
      • Cockney in East-London http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ijr9lU2J2Wk
      • Glaswegian in Glasgow http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =AXGP4Sez_Us
      • Favourite English accent- Sean Connery http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =s5c9NiC_rEQ&feature=related
      • American English http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =1ZZox6jfWUk
      • Australian
      • South-African
      • Indian
      • West Indian
      • Canadian
      • New Zealand
      • Singaporean
    • THE UNION JACK
      • English Scottish Former Irish
    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
      • The UK is a member of:
      • The EU, The UN, The G8, The OSCE
      • The British Commonwealth is a federation of independent countries, its aim is to encourage cultural relations between the member states.
      • Participates in organisations: IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, and the WTO.
      • The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) is in charge of foreign policy).
      • There are political debates about whether Britain should join the single European currency (EURO) or not.