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U.K.
Yes,
Please
Identity Card
Capital – London
Official Language – English
Area – 243 610 km2
Population – 62 262 000 people
Anthem – “God...
Geographical Location
The British isles are located in the north-
western coast of Europe and separated
from the continent...
Spoken Languages
The official language spoken in
the U.K. is English, but there are
other dialects and different
pronuncia...
There are four
countries in the
United Kingdom:
UK Flag
England
The England is part of both Great Britain and
the United Kingdom and its capital is London.
England is divided int...
England
Scotland
Edinburgh is the capital, one of the
oldest cities in the UK. There we can
find museums and castles.
The national...
There is a lake well known by everybody, the Loch Ness, where
according to the legend lives a monster called Nessie.
Wales
Cardiff is the capital, principal seaport
and shipbuilding centre. There are
many cafés and cinemas and there are
ma...
Northern Ireland
There are lots of old beautifull buildings,
parks and castles. The flag is called St.
Patrick's Cross and...
Northern Ireland
Festivals
London hosts several festivals, fairs and
carnivals throughout the year with over
40 free festivals each year. T...
There are over 100 theatres most concentrated in the West End and
there are more than 17,000 theatrical performances per y...
• Big Ben
• London Eye
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• Millennium Bridge
• Westminster Abbey
• Hyde Park
• Tower of London
• Tower...
Art
The British National collection of Western Art to 1900 is held at The
National Gallery. The national collection of pos...
London is home to over 240 museums, galleries, and other institutions.
The first of these to be established was the Britis...
Facts
•There are more than 32,000 music performances a year in London
•London has 4 UNESCO world heritage sites
•London’s ...
Facts
•The O2 Arena sold two million tickets in 2008 and hosted 140 events,
making it the world's most popular music venue...
Facts
•London has a population of 7,825,200
•London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway,
known ...
http://resources.woodlands-
junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions
/history.html
Stereotypes
The most common image people have of a typical Englishman is a man
wearing a bowler hat. But there are more st...
Sports
The UK was the main founder of sports like rugby,
cricket, golf, tennis, badminton, squash, hockey,
boxing, snooker...
Tennis
One of the most practiced sports
in the world, and one of the
major tournaments is in the UK,
Wimbledon. It started...
Cricket
It was first played in southern England in the 16th
century. By the end of the 18th century, it had
developed into...
Other Sports
Olympic Games 2012
It took place in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. More than
10,000 athletes from 204 National Ol...
Those were the best Olympic Games ever in the best city ever.
All Made in Britain!
Olympic Games 2012 Team GB
Economy
The economy of the United Kingdom is
the sixth-largest national economy in the
world. The UK is member since 1973 ...
British Currency
Royal Family
Royal Family
The British Royal Family members belong, either by birth or
marriage, to the House of Windsor since 1917 rece...
Royal Wedding
The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29
April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in Lo...
The ceremony was attended by the bride's and groom's families, as
well as many foreign royals, diplomats, and the couple's...
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Born on 21st April 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra
Mary is the monarch of the United Kingdom
and of anothe...
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Daughter of the king George VI, Elizabeth was born in London and she
has 4 children with Prince Phil...
HM Queen Elizabeth II
This year the 60th birthday of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II is
being celebrated. A Diamond Ju...
Commonwealth
Buckingham Palace
It’s the official home and it has been the official London residence of
Britain's monarchy since 1837. I...
Changing of the Guard
When the queen is in residence, there
are four Foot Guards at the front of
the building and when she...
Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for
hundreds of years. British traditions are famous all ...
• St David’s Day – 1st March
• St Patrick’s Day – 17th March
• April Fool’s Day – 1st April
• St George’s Day – 23rd April...
Superstitions
•meet a black cat.
•touch wood.
•A horseshoe over the door.
•Say, on the first day of the
month,"white rabbi...
British Personalities
WRITERS
• William Shakespeare
• Arthur Conan Doyle
• J. K. Rowling
• Thomas Hardy
• Charles Dickens
...
British Personalities
CLERGY
• Pope Adrian IV
EXPLORERS
• James Cook
• Sir Walter Raleigh
FILMMAKERS
• Charlie Chaplin
• N...
British Personalities
SPORTSMEN
• David Beckham
• Wayne Rooney
• Andy Murray
ROYALTY
• Queen Elisabeth II
• Queen Victoria...
British Personalities
CHEFS
• Gordon Ramsay
• Jamie Oliver
MODELS
• Naomi Campbell
• Kate Winslet
TV PERSONALITIES
• Simon...
British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork,
chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one...
Main British Dishes
Yorkshire Pudding
Toast-in-the-Hole
Roasted meats
Shepherd’s Pie
Short Bread
Main British Dishes
English Breakfast
Most people think that a typical English
breakfast consists of eggs, bacon,
sausages...
Main British Dishes
Fish and Chips
Fish (cod, haddock, plaice)
deep fried in flour batter with
chips dressed in vinegar. T...
Tea
AFTERNOON TEA (4 o'clock tea)
This is a small meal, not a drink.
Traditionally it consists of tea (or coffee)
served w...
How do you get around in the UK? Roads and
motorways are Britain's primary domestic
transport routes. Travel by car, van o...
• In Britain, they drive on the left-
hand side of the road, so the steering
wheel is on the right;
• There are some 362,0...
Most people in Britain travel by car. About 75% of households have at
least one car.
• Cars
• Motorcycles
• Lorries
• Buse...
• Taxis
In London, the taxis are black but in
the rest of the country they are
different colours.
• Trains
The rail networ...
The London underground is internationally
famous, ranking London's tube network
covers the largest area of any
underground...
THE END
- British anthem
- Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- Beatles – “Let It Be”
- Jessie j – “Price tag”
- Adele “Set fire to the r...
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This is a work made in the 10th grade about the United Kingdom. All you should know about England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in just one work. Geographical Location, Language, flag, monuments and sights, history, stereotypes, sports, 2012 Olympic Games, Economy, Royal Family, Commonwealth, festivals/special days, British personalities, food, transports and so much more about this amazing country. Please enjoy and if you do, like, comment and share. Thanks!

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United Kingdom? Yes, please!

  1. 1. U.K. Yes, Please
  2. 2. Identity Card Capital – London Official Language – English Area – 243 610 km2 Population – 62 262 000 people Anthem – “God Save the Queen” Denonym – British/Briton
  3. 3. Geographical Location The British isles are located in the north- western coast of Europe and separated from the continent by the English Channel and the Strait of Dover in the south and the North Sea in the east.
  4. 4. Spoken Languages The official language spoken in the U.K. is English, but there are other dialects and different pronunciations. Some of the dialects are Welsh, Irish, Ulster Scots, Cornish, Gaelic and British Sign Language
  5. 5. There are four countries in the United Kingdom:
  6. 6. UK Flag
  7. 7. England The England is part of both Great Britain and the United Kingdom and its capital is London. England is divided into 34 counties. The national emblem of England is the Rose.
  8. 8. England
  9. 9. Scotland Edinburgh is the capital, one of the oldest cities in the UK. There we can find museums and castles. The national symbol of Scotland is the Thistle. The flag is called Saltire or St. Andrew's Cross. Included are about 186 islands.
  10. 10. There is a lake well known by everybody, the Loch Ness, where according to the legend lives a monster called Nessie.
  11. 11. Wales Cardiff is the capital, principal seaport and shipbuilding centre. There are many cafés and cinemas and there are many castles The two symbols of Wales are a leek and a daffodil. Dragon of Cadwallader is the national flag of Wales.
  12. 12. Northern Ireland There are lots of old beautifull buildings, parks and castles. The flag is called St. Patrick's Cross and the national emblem Ireland is a Shamrock. The capital and largest city is Belfast .
  13. 13. Northern Ireland
  14. 14. Festivals London hosts several festivals, fairs and carnivals throughout the year with over 40 free festivals each year. The most famous is the Notting Hill Carnival. There are also large parades held on St. George's Day and St Patrick's Day.
  15. 15. There are over 100 theatres most concentrated in the West End and there are more than 17,000 theatrical performances per year. West End theatres are commercial ventures that host comedy and serious drama. The most famous are the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe, The Royal Court Theatre, the Old Vic and the Young Vic. Theatre
  16. 16. • Big Ben • London Eye • St Paul’s Cathedral • Millennium Bridge • Westminster Abbey • Hyde Park • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • London Bridge • Trafalgar Square • The Shard London Monuments/Parks
  17. 17. Art The British National collection of Western Art to 1900 is held at The National Gallery. The national collection of post-1900 art is at Tate Modern and the national collection of British Art is at Tate Britain. The National Portrait Gallery has a major collection dedicated to prominent British people from all periods.
  18. 18. London is home to over 240 museums, galleries, and other institutions. The first of these to be established was the British Museum and it has 7 million artefacts. Three major national museums are: the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Museums
  19. 19. Facts •There are more than 32,000 music performances a year in London •London has 4 UNESCO world heritage sites •London’s 395 public libraries stock 17 million books. •The Tate Modern is the world’s most popular modern art gallery.
  20. 20. Facts •The O2 Arena sold two million tickets in 2008 and hosted 140 events, making it the world's most popular music venue. •There are more than 900 bookshops in London •London has 105 cinemas and more than 500 cinema screens.
  21. 21. Facts •London has a population of 7,825,200 •London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. •It’s the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. •London occupies over 620 square miles
  22. 22. http://resources.woodlands- junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions /history.html
  23. 23. Stereotypes The most common image people have of a typical Englishman is a man wearing a bowler hat. But there are more stereotypes: • Drinking beer (warm); • Football fanatics; • Bad weather; • Not learning a foreign language; • Crazy about dogs (especially the bulldog); • Royal family; • Gardening; • Morris dancing.
  24. 24. Sports The UK was the main founder of sports like rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, badminton, squash, hockey, boxing, snooker, billiards and curling. England's national sport is cricket although football is their most popular sport. Some of England's football teams are world famous like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
  25. 25. Tennis One of the most practiced sports in the world, and one of the major tournaments is in the UK, Wimbledon. It started at a small club in south London in the 19th century. It begins on the nearest Monday to June 22. Millions of people watch the Championships on TV live. It is traditional for visitors to eat strawberries and cream whilst they watch the tennis.
  26. 26. Cricket It was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. In the 19th century was played the 1st international cricket game.
  27. 27. Other Sports
  28. 28. Olympic Games 2012 It took place in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated in 302 events of 26 sports. London was the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. It was necessary to build a new stadium, the Olympic Stadium.
  29. 29. Those were the best Olympic Games ever in the best city ever. All Made in Britain!
  30. 30. Olympic Games 2012 Team GB
  31. 31. Economy The economy of the United Kingdom is the sixth-largest national economy in the world. The UK is member since 1973 of the EU and founder of the G8. The Bank of England is the UK's central bank and is responsible for issuing the nation's currency, the pound sterling.
  32. 32. British Currency
  33. 33. Royal Family
  34. 34. Royal Family The British Royal Family members belong, either by birth or marriage, to the House of Windsor since 1917 receiving the title of “Her or His Majesty (HM)” or “Her or His Royal Highness”. Members and relatives historically represented the monarch in various places throughout the British Empire. Today, they often perform ceremonial and social duties throughout the UK and abroad on behalf of the UK (State Visits).
  35. 35. Royal Wedding The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The Dean of Westminster, presided at the service; the Archbishop of Canterbury, conducted the marriage; the Bishop of London, preached the sermon; William's best man was his brother and the bride's sister, Pippa, was maid of honour.
  36. 36. The ceremony was attended by the bride's and groom's families, as well as many foreign royals, diplomats, and the couple's chosen personal guests. After the ceremony, the couple made the traditional appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
  37. 37. HM Queen Elizabeth II Born on 21st April 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is the monarch of the United Kingdom and of another 16 Commonwealth Realms, the head of 54 Commonwealth Nations and she’s also the supreme Governor of the Church of England. Her reign of 60 years is the second longest for a British monarch since her accession on 6th February 1952.
  38. 38. HM Queen Elizabeth II Daughter of the king George VI, Elizabeth was born in London and she has 4 children with Prince Philip. Her coronation, in 1953, was the first to be televised and was given her the title: “Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom, of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.
  39. 39. HM Queen Elizabeth II This year the 60th birthday of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II is being celebrated. A Diamond Jubilee has only ever been celebrated in the UK once before – Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 60 years, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
  40. 40. Commonwealth
  41. 41. Buckingham Palace It’s the official home and it has been the official London residence of Britain's monarchy since 1837. It’s not only the home of the Queen and Prince Philip but also the London residence of the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Palace has 600 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, a cinema and a swimming pool. It also has its own post office and police station. About 400 people work there, including two people who look after the 300 clocks.
  42. 42. Changing of the Guard When the queen is in residence, there are four Foot Guards at the front of the building and when she isn’t there are two. The Queen’s Guard changes in at 11.30 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. The Queen’s Guards are wearing a full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins.
  43. 43. Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years. British traditions are famous all over the world. There are traditions of sport, music, food and many royal occasions. There are also songs, sayings and superstitions.
  44. 44. • St David’s Day – 1st March • St Patrick’s Day – 17th March • April Fool’s Day – 1st April • St George’s Day – 23rd April • Bonfire Night – 5th November • Remembrance Day – 11th November • St Andrew’s Day – 30th November • Boxing Day – 26th December Festivals and Special Days
  45. 45. Superstitions •meet a black cat. •touch wood. •A horseshoe over the door. •Say, on the first day of the month,"white rabbits, white rabbits white rabbits,". •Catch falling leaves in Autumn. •Cut your hair when the moon is waxing. •Putting money in the pocket of new clothes. Good Luck •Walk underneath a ladder. •Break a mirror •Spill salt. •Open an umbrella in doors. •The number thirteen. •Pass someone on the stairs.
  46. 46. British Personalities WRITERS • William Shakespeare • Arthur Conan Doyle • J. K. Rowling • Thomas Hardy • Charles Dickens ACTORS/ACTRESSES • Julie Andrews • Hugh Grant • Robert Pattison • Emma Watson • Ian McKellen • Rowan Atkison • Russel Brand • Daniel Radcliffe
  47. 47. British Personalities CLERGY • Pope Adrian IV EXPLORERS • James Cook • Sir Walter Raleigh FILMMAKERS • Charlie Chaplin • Nick Park SCIENTISTS/INVENTORS • Charles Darwin • Sir Isaac Newton • Alexander Fleming • James Watt • Stephen Hawking
  48. 48. British Personalities SPORTSMEN • David Beckham • Wayne Rooney • Andy Murray ROYALTY • Queen Elisabeth II • Queen Victoria • Henry VIII • King Arthur • Princess Diana POLITICIANS • David Cameron • Winston Churchill • Oliver Cromwell
  49. 49. British Personalities CHEFS • Gordon Ramsay • Jamie Oliver MODELS • Naomi Campbell • Kate Winslet TV PERSONALITIES • Simon Cowell • Kate Beckinsale
  50. 50. British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies and roasts dinners. The staple foods of Britain are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of our dishes are based on these foods. Food
  51. 51. Main British Dishes Yorkshire Pudding Toast-in-the-Hole Roasted meats Shepherd’s Pie Short Bread
  52. 52. Main British Dishes English Breakfast Most people think that a typical English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms and baked beans all washed down with a cup of coffee. However, a typical breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toast, orange juice and a cup of coffee. Many people will eat a bowl of cereal.
  53. 53. Main British Dishes Fish and Chips Fish (cod, haddock, plaice) deep fried in flour batter with chips dressed in vinegar. This is England's traditional take- away food. Fish and chips are not normally home cooked but bought at a fish and chip shop ("chippie" ) to eat on premises or as a "take away"
  54. 54. Tea AFTERNOON TEA (4 o'clock tea) This is a small meal, not a drink. Traditionally it consists of tea (or coffee) served with freshly baked scones served with cream and jam and sandwiches. HIGH TEA (The traditional 6 o'clock tea) Britain is a tea-drinking nation. Every day they drink 165 million cups of and each year around 144 thousand tons of tea are imported.
  55. 55. How do you get around in the UK? Roads and motorways are Britain's primary domestic transport routes. Travel by car, van or taxi is by far the most common means of transport, accounting for 85 per cent of passenger mileage in Great Britain. Transports
  56. 56. • In Britain, they drive on the left- hand side of the road, so the steering wheel is on the right; • There are some 362,000 km of roads in Britain; • The minimum age for driving a car in the UK is 17; • The speed limit in towns is 48 km/h. Drive
  57. 57. Most people in Britain travel by car. About 75% of households have at least one car. • Cars • Motorcycles • Lorries • Buses and Coaches We have single decker and double decker buses. We use coaches for travelling longer distances or for going on school outings. • Sightseeing Buses There are many sightseeing, open top, buses (or red double decker buses) in London and other cities. They’re famous all over the world
  58. 58. • Taxis In London, the taxis are black but in the rest of the country they are different colours. • Trains The rail network in Britain is one of the most extensive in Europe with over 17,500km of lines, some 2,500 stations and around 1,500 trains a day.
  59. 59. The London underground is internationally famous, ranking London's tube network covers the largest area of any underground rail system, with 253 miles of tracks • Tube •Ships • Airplanes There are 470 airports in England.
  60. 60. THE END
  61. 61. - British anthem - Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” - Beatles – “Let It Be” - Jessie j – “Price tag” - Adele “Set fire to the rain” - Bryan Adams – “Summer of 69” - Elton John – “Can you feel the love tonight” - Leona Lewis – “Bleeding love”

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