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English around the world

  1. 1. ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD
  2. 2. ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES
  3. 3. UNITED KINGDOM UK consists of: Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. The capital is London, the world's most cosmopolitan city.
  4. 4. IRELAND  The capital of Ireland is Dublin.  The official languages ​​are: Irish (Gaeilge), native Celtic language and English, which is constitutionally described as a secondary official language. Learning Irish is compulsory in education, but English is widely prevalent.  The Shamrock is the official symbol of Ireland. Shamrock, along with green and blue and endearing figure gnome named Leprechaun, the representation of the culture of the island of Ireland and his exaltation is visible in the celebrations of St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on 17 March in different geographical locations.
  5. 5. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA United States of America consists of 50 states, the fifty stars on the flag displayed. Its capital is Washington. It is. It bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.
  6. 6. AUSTRALIA Australia is located in the continent of Oceania. The official language is English, since this continent was colonized by the British. Canberra is the capital and the most populous town is Sidney.
  7. 7. NEW ZEALAND It is an island nation in Oceania. Most of New Zealand's population is of European descent. Wellington is the capital and the most populous city is Auckland.
  8. 8. SOUTH AFRICA  This region is known as the Rainbow by great diversity of cultures, traditions, languages​​, religious beliefs, ... The population is black and white. The capitals are: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. The largest city is Johannesburg. One of the most important national sport is Rugby. In 2010 the World Cup was held. Undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the country is Nelson Mandela, who was president of the country during 1994-1999.
  9. 9. CANADA  Canada is in North America. Its capital is Ottawa and Toronto is the most populous city. It is the second largest country in the world. The two official languages ​​of Canada are English and French.  When we talk about Canada, we can not ignore the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) that monitors compliance with the general laws.
  10. 10. LITERATURE
  11. 11. UNITED KINGDOM The English playwright and poet William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest dramatist of all time.  One of his most important works are: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet or Othello. Charles Dickens created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Period .  One of his most important works are: The Pickwick Papers or David Copperfield. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Joanne K. Rowling is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. Clive Staples Lewis was a novelist, poet and academic. Highlights include works such as The Chronicles of Narnia.
  12. 12. IRELAND Jonathan Swift satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. • One of the works that stand out are: Gulliver's Travels or The Battle of the Books. Oscar Wilde as an Irish writer and poet. The Picture of Dorian Gray or Salome are his most important works.
  13. 13. CANADA Margaret Atwood is a prolific poet, novelist, literary critic and activist Canadian politics.  One of his most important works is The Handmaid's Tale. Steven Erikson is a canadian novelist with training in both archeology and anthropology.  His best known work is the fantasy series in ten volumes Malaz: The Book of the Fallen.
  14. 14. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  Mark Twain was an American author and humourist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories. Include works such as: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or The Great Gatsby.  Stephen King is an american author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copiesand many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. Such as: The Shining or The Dark Tower.
  15. 15. MUSIC
  16. 16. UNITED KINGDOM The Beatles Queen Led Zeppelin Coldplay Pink Floyd Rolling Stones
  17. 17. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. It is a mixture of West African traditions on the one hand and Irish and Scottish traditions with the later addition of Mexican and Cuban elements. Among the country's most internationally- renowned genres are hip hop, blues, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, pop, experimental, techno, and rock and roll.
  18. 18. WILDLIFE
  19. 19. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND The Australian fauna is known worldwide: Kangaroo Tasmanian Devil Koala
  20. 20. SPORTS
  21. 21. UNITED KINGDOM Football has its origins in the UK, plus it was in this country where formalized and standardized, making it the most popular sport.
  22. 22. SOUTH AFRICA Rugby is very important in this country. The national team has won the Rugby World Cup twice, in 1995 and 2007.
  23. 23. CANADA One of the sports most noteworthy is the Lacrosse, a quick game between two teams of ten players each using a stick with a net on the top to pass and receive a rubber ball with the aim of holing the ball to score goals on the net of the opposing team.
  24. 24. NEW TECHNOLOGIES
  25. 25. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZELAND The country's diverse scenery, its small size and government incentives, managed some big budget movies have been filmed in New Zealand, the most representative of which is the film trilogy of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
  26. 26. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The web and most popular search engines on the network sites are American ingenuity, including Google, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, Blogger, eBay and Yahoo!

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