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  • 1. The UK Quiz
  • 2. 1. What is the population of the United Kingdom? c) Over 60 million
  • 3. 2. Who normally lives at the following places? a) Buckingham Palace Her Majesty, the Queen b) 10 Downing Street The Prime Minister
  • 4. The Queen Elizabeth II The Prime Minister James Cameron
  • 5. 3. London is the capital of England. What are the capitals of: a) Scotland  b) Wales  c) Northern Ireland  EDINBURGH CARDIFF BELFAST
  • 6. 4. Match up the following places with what they are famous for: a) Baker Street b) St Andrew’s -Where Sherlock Holmes lived -Golf c) Ascot -Horse racing d) Wimbledon -Tennis e) Loch Ness f) Llangollen g) Wembley Stadium h) Cambridge -A sea monster -An international music festival -Famous football ground -Old university town
  • 7. 5. Name the two main political parties in the UK. a) Labour Party b) Conservative Party
  • 8. 6. London is the largest city in the UK. Which of the following is the second largest? c) BIRMINGHAM “The Heart of England”, famous for its industries and canals
  • 9. 7. In which town was William Shakespeare born? b) Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 10. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Shakespeare is the world’s greatest writer of DRAMA He wrote TRAGEDIES (Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet) and COMEDIES (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • 11. 8. At what age in Britain can you legally do the following things? a) Learn to drive -17 b) Vote -18 c) Leave school -16 d) Buy/drink alcohol -18 e) Get married (with parent’s permission) -16
  • 12. 9. Do British policemen normally carry guns? No, they do not!
  • 13. 10. Match up the following colloquial words with more usual ones. a) A quid £ 1 b) A fag a cigarette c) A cuppa a cup of tea d) A loo a toilet e) A telly a television set f) Plonk cheap wine g) A kip a (short) sleep h) A brolly an umbrella
  • 14. 11. Name two British daily newspapers.
  • 15. Tabloids: Sensationalist news, huge headlines, informal style
  • 16. 12. Look at the map. Mark the places A-J. A. Ben Nevis B. Glasgow C. Belfast D. Wales E. Cardiff F. Birmingham G. River Thames H. London I. Oxford J. Isle of Wight
  • 17. Now, add up your points!