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  • Point out 2 islands – Ireland and Great Britain. Ireland has 2 countries. Great Britain has 3 countries.
  • Point out that the terms Britain or the British Isles are used to explain geographical position.
  • Point out that the term UK has to do with government control.
  • Spain population = 44.7 million
  • 85% Christian, but only 7% practicing
  • 50% of the days in the UK are overcast.
  • Dark blue = Severn River and light blue = its tributaries
  • No flag for Wales, because it has never been a kingdom – never had a king.
  • The Chunnel links Dover with Calais.
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    • 1. BRITAIN THE BRITISH ISLES
    • 2. WHAT ARE THE BRITISH ISLES ?
      • GEOGRAPHY: 2 ISLANDS
      • IRELAND and GREAT BRITAIN
    • 3. THE BRITISH ISLES - GEOGRAPHY
      • How many countries are in Ireland ?
      • TWO
      • Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland
      • How many countries are in Great Britain ?
      • THREE
      • Scotland, England, and Wales
    • 4. WHAT IS THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK)?
      • GOVERNMENT: POLITICALLY ONE EU NATION
      • THE UK: 4 countries
    • 5. THE UK - POLITICS
      • How many countries are part of the UK?
      • Four
      • England, Scotland, Wales, and N. Ireland
      • How many UK countries are from Ireland?
      • 1
      • How many UK countries are from Great Britain?
      • 3
    • 6. WHICH HAS A BIGGER AREA?
      • SPAIN = 506,000 km 2
      • THE UK = 244,800 km 2
    • 7. Which UK country has about the same population as Spain?
      • UK = 66 million
      • England = 50.4 million
      • Scotland = 5 million
      • Wales = 2.9 million
      • N. Ireland = 1.7 million
    • 8. Where do they speak these languages?
      • English
      • Irish
      • Welsh
      • Gaelic
    • 9. British Immigration
      • 85% White British
      • 5% Indian (ex-colony)
      • 10% Mixed (mainly Eastern European – Polish, Lithuanian, and Asian - Bangladeshi, etc.)
    • 10. Are British people very religious?
    • 11. Where are things more expensive?
      • CURRENCY: THE EXCHANGE RATE
      • 1 GBP = 1.15 EUROS
      • 1 EURO = 0.87 GBP (pounds)
    • 12. Why is England warmer than Poland?
      • Same Latitude as Poland
      • Gulf Stream current
    • 13. THE RELIEF: Are there more plains or mountains?
      • Highest Mountain- Ben Nevis 1,334 meters
      • Longest River – Severn 354 km
    • 14. Can you find the capital cities?
      • England: London
      • Scotland: Edinburgh
      • Wales: Cardiff
      • N. Ireland: Belfast
      • Republic of Ireland: Dublin
    • 15. Why are these cities famous?
      • 1. Bath
      • 2. Liverpool
      • 3. Nottingham
      • 4. Oxford and Cambridge
      • 5. Stone Henge
      • A. Universities
      • B. The Beatles
      • C. Robin Hood (Sherwood Forest)
      • D. Roman Baths
      • E. Ancient Ruins 2500bc
    • 16. Can you match the flags?
      • 1. The UK
      • 2. England
      • 3. Scotland
      • 4. N. Ireland
      • 5. Great Britain
    • 17. Traditional Costumes
      • THE KILT IN SCOTLAND
      • BEEFEATERS – Queen’s guards
    • 18. HOUSING
      • DETACHED or SEMI DETACHED
      • FLATS or TERRACED
    • 19. THE CHANNEL TUNNEL “CHUNNEL”
      • WHAT IS IT?
      • The 50 km long tunnel across the English Channel (canal de la mancha) that connects Britain and mainland Europe.
      • Built from 1987 to May 1994.
      • The above water distance is 35km between Dover and Calais.
      • EUROSTAR ROUTES
    • 20. What is the channel tunnel?
      • 3 SEPARATE TUNNELS
      • Fast Train – Eurostar – transports people
      • Shuttle train –
      • transports cars and freight
      • Service tunnel - maintenance
      • Which tunnel?
    • 21. How fast is the Eurostar?
      • Speed of 300 km/hr
      • 140 km/hr through the English Channel
    • 22. Why not take other transportation?
      • Cross-Channel journey time
      • - loading and unloading
    • 23. Why not take other transportation?
      • London to Paris Journey time is 3 hours
    • 24. Why was it built?
      • The English Channel prevented easy movement of people and goods.
      • Air travel couldn’t handle traffic increase.
      • Sea routes (ferry and hovercraft) couldn’t handle the traffic increase.
      • The Channel barrier was no longer needed to protect Britain from European neighbors.
    • 25. Eurotunnel Good or Bad?
      • Joins road and rail transport between Britain and Europe.
      • Tunnel rubbish hurts the environment.
      • Big rail stations are ugly.
      • Travel time is faster.
      • There are 35,000 new jobs for people.
      • Jobs are lost at ports and ferry companies.
      • Animals with disease can go through the tunnel.
    • 26. Eurotunnel Good or Bad?
      • There is less pollution and congestion.
      • New railways hurt the environment.
      • Travel is easier.
      • There is more tourism.
      • There is more trade.
      • Transportation is easier for industry.
      • 1,500 lorries per day are not driving.

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