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  1. 1. UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. I would like you to talk about Wales.
  2. 2. WALESWales in one of the most beautiful countries in the Wales is largely United Kingdom. mountainous, with Cymru, as it is its highest peaks in known in Welsh, is the north and surrounded by sea central areas, on the three especially insides, where as the Snowdonia (Eryri), eastern part of the which contains country borders Snowdon (Yr with England. The Wyddfa), its highest country is full of summit. little towns, castles and picturesque seaside villages.
  3. 3. HISTORYA proud and passionate nationWelsh have a strong sense of their history. Maybe it’s because of all those invasions.They’ve been conquered by the Celts, the Romans, the Saxons and the Vikings.They’ve looked after the remains of the past. You’ll discover ancient castles wherefamous battles were fought, fortresses built to keep invaders at bay, as well as moremodern records of the industrial revolution, like coal mines. Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive of the castles built by Edward I and is one of Europes greatest medieval fortresses.
  4. 4. THE PATRON SAINT OF WALESSt Davids Day is celebrated on March 1, inhonour of Dewi Sant or St David.St David is the patron saint of Wales. He was amonk who lived on bread, water, herbs and leeksand died on March 1, 589 AD. Paintings of StDavid normally show him with a dove on hisshoulder. According to legend he was the son of aprince of Dyfed (a region of Wales) and uncle ofKing Arthur; he was responsible for the adoptionof the leek as the national emblem of Wales, buthis own emblem is a dove.
  5. 5. WALESGeographySmall country - big viewsFor a small country they have a varied anddramatic landscape.There are nearly three million of Welsh livingthere. The main population and industrial areasare in south Wales, where you’ll find Cardiff, thecapital city. Wales is a land of green hills, forests and farms. Most of the people speak English but there is also a Welsh language and a Welsh culture. Everyone in Wales can speak English but about 20% of the people use both English and Welsh. Can you count? - Un, dau, tri, pedwar, pump, chwech, saith, wyth, naw, deg. ( 1 – 10 in Welsh ) - Thank you very much. Diolch yn fawr.
  6. 6. WALESThe highest mountain peak in Wales is Snowdon. Itis 1085m (3560 ft) high. It lies in the SnowdoniaNational Park, an important tourist centre. There isa little railway going up, but some people prefer togo climbing. Snowdon is included into the territoryof Snowdonia – a National Park famous for itspicturesque mountain scenery.
  7. 7. WEATHERTheir green and pleasant land needs the rainThey must be honest here - their weather is unpredictable.Sure it rains. But that’s why the grass is so green. And the beauty of Wales is that thecloseness of the mountains and coast means that the weather can changequickly, and within very short distances. It could be raining in one village whilst thenext one along has glorious sunshine.Winter days are short, with snow almost guaranteed.Temperatures across Wales usually make it to the 20° in the summer months whenthe sandy, white beaches really come into their own.
  8. 8. WALES Family HolidaysGet the kids involved with Oakwood Theme Park in Visit Gigrin Farm in Rhayader or thethe Cardigan Bay Marine Pembrokeshire has over 30 Red Kite Center in Carmarthenshire.Wildlife Center Dolphin rides and attractions includingResearch Programme. the award winning roller coaster Sunny day’s are perfect forGo on a ‘Dolphin Survey Megafobia. Other top rides spotting beautiful Red Kites flyingBoat Trip’ and see if you can include Hydro, the steepest and in the sky over a dolphin or two in wettest ride in Europe and The Watch the Red Kites at feeding timeCardigan Bay. Bounce, a 160ft Shot ‘n Drop Tower coaster.
  9. 9. WALES Family HolidaysGlide along one of Wales inland waterways on a narrow boat for a relaxing holiday. If you are on a family summer holiday in South East Wales visit the Cardiff Festival. A series of events, many free, take place over July and August in the city and around Cardiff Bay. You can see live music, sample tastyEscape to the Welsh countryside and Welsh food and watch Tallenjoy a proper farm holiday. Ships sailing into Cardiff Bay.
  10. 10. WALES Cardiff, the capitalYou can go to Wales and not see aperson for miles. Come to Cardiffto see thousands, 319,700 in fact.Cardiff, the capital, is a bustlinguniversity town with an impressivecastle, wonderfulmuseums, galleries and lovelybuildings. Wales Millennium Welcome to Cardiff, Capital for Center shopping! Home to the Welsh Croeso i Gaerdydd, Prifddinas National Opera, the Siopa! WMC is one of the Cardiff is a capital for shopping, and most unique and with a combination of designer lively performing arts brands, high street names as well as centre in Europe. more individual and independent
  11. 11. EVENTS IN WALESInternational rugby in the Millennium Stadium.The Speedway Grand Prix is always hosted at the Millennium Stadium.Spend the day horsing around at Glanusk International Horse Trials 2011
  12. 12. TASTY FOODWelsh Cheese Cider in Wales Cawl Cawl is a traditional WelshWales is already well known Cider and Perry - the stew and depending onfor its excellent range of ‘in’ drink of the your location in Wales,cheeses such as Gorwydd moment has got Cawl will be made in manyCaerphilly - with its fresh Wales’ producers ways. If you are inland orcrumbly texture made with busy pressing apples up in the hills you will getunpasteurised milk. Now a and pears. served lamb or muttonnew cheese is on the block cawl where as on themade by west Wales farming coast you will get seafoodfamily Sam and Rachel
  13. 13. Wales is both beautiful and accessible, situated within a couple of hours drivefrom major cities like Birmingham in the midlands, Manchester and Liverpoolin the north. To the south, the M4 and the Severn Bridge makes Wales acouple of hours drive from to London and the South East of England..
  14. 14. Thank you for watching.Made by Viktoria Drill, 7А