Language variety                                               British accent                                             ...
Map of Englandhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_KEFCgXQSTY/TpIIof_kOdI/AAAAAAAAHQM/n4jXNjS-xI8/s1600/uk-map.jpg
Geography            S In Europe (part of the EU)            S United Kingdom            S North Sea Islandhttp://www.nati...
Geography Influence            S Bad weather            S Surrounded by sea =>                more isolated            S H...
Historical Evolution of English           S Celts : first occupants of GB           S Land invaded by Roman and           ...
English Language                         “I like British accents because they are so sexy.” – Justin Bieber            S O...
British vs American Accent
British Expressions            S Bobs your uncle - Thats it, there you have it            S At sixes and sevens - State of...
London’s culture            S Cultural center, renowned over the                   world            S Innovations (arts, p...
London’s culture             S Mix of traditions and modernity (red                   phone box, black cabs, police       ...
Monarchs            S Heritage, symbol            S Elizabeth II, actual Queen of United Kingdom and                  15 s...
Icons           S Routemaster bus, telephone box           S Big Ben, built in 1858           S Palace of Westminster, cen...
Religion             S Majority of Christians, most of them                   are anglicans                               ...
Cultural events            S Notting Hill Carnival, three days in August, West Indian                 community, largest s...
Culture            S Pound Sterling (~1.55£/1.00$                   Google March 21st 2013)            S Driving left     ...
Famous British            S Queen Elizabeth II            S The Beatles            S Shakespeare            S J.K. Rowling...
Stereotypes                It is always raining there…                              No…             British have crooked t...
Conclusion            S Interesting accent            S Rich culture diversityhttp://www.keepcalmandposters.com/posters/25...
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  1. 1. Language variety British accent By: Sandrine Charbonneau & Liza Marot Bozza Shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_England.svg
  2. 2. Map of Englandhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_KEFCgXQSTY/TpIIof_kOdI/AAAAAAAAHQM/n4jXNjS-xI8/s1600/uk-map.jpg
  3. 3. Geography S In Europe (part of the EU) S United Kingdom S North Sea Islandhttp://www.nationsonline.org/maps/countries_europe_map.jpg
  4. 4. Geography Influence S Bad weather S Surrounded by sea => more isolated S Had to navigate S Massive explorations & colonizationshttp://images.vogue.it/Storage/Assets/Crops/42938/10/41733/london-from-high-agosto-2012_784x0.jpg
  5. 5. Historical Evolution of English S Celts : first occupants of GB S Land invaded by Roman and Germanic tribes S William the Conqueror invaded England, French became the official languagehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tower_of_London_engraving_by_William_Miller_after_Turner_R318.jpg
  6. 6. English Language “I like British accents because they are so sexy.” – Justin Bieber S One of the most spoken language S Simplicity (less gramar rules) S Media helped English’s spreading S Many accents in England : Cockney, working class : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjGNJ5JL8w Normal British : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxWXl1ZABhUhttp://www.learningbritishaccent.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/12249British.png
  7. 7. British vs American Accent
  8. 8. British Expressions S Bobs your uncle - Thats it, there you have it S At sixes and sevens - State of confusion/disagreementhttp://shop.gessato.com/images/categories/bobs-your-uncle.jpg
  9. 9. London’s culture S Cultural center, renowned over the world S Innovations (arts, politic) S Arts (music, literature, cinema, architecture, fashion…) S Originalityhttp://s3.favim.com/orig/46/ceremonials-culture-dresses-england-fashion-Favim.com-421516.jpg
  10. 10. London’s culture S Mix of traditions and modernity (red phone box, black cabs, police officer’s cap) S Icons (Big Ben, Buckingham Palace) S Frenetic activity of the cityhttp://www.halloweenmart.com/media/core/FR2825_LONDON_BOBBY_HAT.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Hackney_carriage.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/London_cultural_icons.jpghttp://www.eliteoftheworld.com/images/gallery/1306157961queen-elizabeth-ii-british-elite-1.jpg
  11. 11. Monarchs S Heritage, symbol S Elizabeth II, actual Queen of United Kingdom and 15 states S Buckingham palace built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham S Became British monarchs’ palace in 1837 under Queen Victoria’s reign S Queen’s guards, ceremonial and securityhttp://img.lordstorm.net/wanders/en05/20050725en18.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Buckingham_Palace%2C_London_-_April_2009.jpg
  12. 12. Icons S Routemaster bus, telephone box S Big Ben, built in 1858 S Palace of Westminster, center of political UK life S British Museum, holds +8 millions objects about human culture, one of the largest in the world (free like almost every museums) S Tate Britains, British art collectionshttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/British_Museum_from_NE_2.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S4kS8MWtJ6w/TkZgomdoqRI/AAAAAAAACws/hNJvkvP98aI/s1600/q1.jpg
  13. 13. Religion S Majority of Christians, most of them are anglicans Westminster Abbey St Paul’s cathedralhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/West_Side_of_Westminster_Abbey%2C_London_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1406999.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Londonhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Saint.pauls.from.ludgate.hill.arp.750pix.jpg
  14. 14. Cultural events S Notting Hill Carnival, three days in August, West Indian community, largest street festival in the world S Carnival del Pueblo, first week of August, celebration of Latin American culture S Christmas, New Year, Easter, Labor Day, Colombus Day, Thanks Giving… S Bank Holidays (Easter Monday, Whit Monday between may 11th and june 14, first Monday of August and Boxing day December 26th), bank were closing and no trading could be madehttp://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62510000/jpg/_62510887_hi015790479.jpg
  15. 15. Culture S Pound Sterling (~1.55£/1.00$ Google March 21st 2013) S Driving left S Using pounds, miles, yards and foot and inches as unit of measurementhttp://www.lacar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/british_traffic_courtesyrexfeatures-555.jpghttp://www.levi-tarot.co.uk/images/pound-sterling-hanging-by-a-thread-21603887.jpg
  16. 16. Famous British S Queen Elizabeth II S The Beatles S Shakespeare S J.K. Rowlinghttp://csdphumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/beatles.jpg
  17. 17. Stereotypes It is always raining there… No… British have crooked teeth… Not crooker than any other countries! British are always drinking tea… YEShttp://cdn.blogs.babble.com/pets/files/2012/10/Kitteh-Tea-Party.jpg
  18. 18. Conclusion S Interesting accent S Rich culture diversityhttp://www.keepcalmandposters.com/posters/25732.pnghttp://img0.etsystatic.com/015/0/7551901/il_570xN.410827612_iidx.jpg
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