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British life and culture

  1. 1. BRITISH LIFE AND CULTURE<br />
  2. 2. What is the difference between UK, England, Great Britain (GB) and British Isles? <br />
  3. 3. Why is England or the UK sometimes called Britain?<br />"England" is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain (or simply Britain), or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK.<br />
  4. 4. England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain refer to different 'parts of the UK. The British Isles includes many islands not even part of the UK.<br />
  5. 5. BRITISH ISLESThe British Isles - made up of several islands. Great Britain is the largest one.<br />
  6. 6. What is the British Isles?<br />The British Isles is a geographically term which includes two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and 5,000 small islands, most notably the Isle of Man which has its own parliament and laws.<br />
  7. 7. The British Isles are occupied by two nations:<br />1. United Kingdom - a union of:<br />England<br />Scotland<br />Wales<br />Northern Ireland<br />2.Republic of Ireland<br />
  8. 8. U.K.The UK's full and official name is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".<br />
  9. 9. Where is the UK?<br />The UK is situated north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It has a total land area of 244,100 square kilometres, of which nearly 99% is land and the remainder inland water. From north to south it is about 1,000 kilometres long.<br />
  10. 10. What countries make up the UK?<br />England - The capital is London. <br />Scotland - The capital is Edinburgh .<br />Wales - The capital is Cardiff.<br />Northern Ireland - The capital is Belfast.<br />
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  12. 12. GREAT BRITAINGreat Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales.<br />
  13. 13. ENGLAND<br />
  14. 14. SCOTLAND<br />
  15. 15. WALES<br />
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  17. 17. What is Great Britain?<br />Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. <br />Great Britain is a political term which describes the combination of England, Scotland, and Wales, the three nations which together include all the land on the island. It is also a geographical term referring to the island on which the greater parts of England, Wales and Scotland are situated.<br />
  18. 18. ENGLAND<br />is the biggest country in the UK<br />is a country in the UK and occupies most of the southern two thirds of Great Britain. The total area of England is 130,410 sq km (50, 352 sq mi).<br />
  19. 19. National Day in ENGLAND<br />23 April - The national day of England is St George's Day.<br />
  20. 20. SCOTLAND<br />Scotland is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) <br />Scotland is a mountainous country in the north of the island of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England and is bounded by the North Sea on the east and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Its capital city is Edinburgh.<br />Scotland has some 790 islands - 130 inhabited.<br />
  21. 21. National Day in SCOTLAND<br />30 November - The national day of Scotland’s is St Andrew's Day <br />
  22. 22. WALES<br />Wales is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) .<br />Wales is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel in the west, and the Irish Sea to the north.<br />
  23. 23. National Day in WALES<br />1 March - The national day of Wales is St David's Day.<br />
  24. 24. National Day in NORTHERN IRELAND<br />17 March - The national day of Northern Ireland is St Patrick's Day<br />
  25. 25. QUESTIONS<br />Where is the UK?<br />The UK is situated north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It has a total land area of 244,100 square kilometres, of which nearly 99% is land and the remainder inland water. From north to south it is about 1,000 kilometres long<br />What is the official name of the UK?<br />The official name of the UK is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".<br />What countries make up the UK?<br />England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland<br />What is the capital city of the UK?<br />London<br />What are people called in the UK?<br />People in the UK are called British although they have different nationalities.<br />
  26. 26. Where is Great Britain?<br />Great Britain is an island lying off the western coast of Europe, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom<br />What is Great Britain?<br />Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. <br />What is the capital of England?<br />London<br />What is the capital of Scotland?<br />Edinburgh <br />What is the capital of Wales?<br />Cardiff<br />What is the capital of Northern Ireland?<br />Belfast <br />
  27. 27. ASSIGNMENTS for students<br /><ul><li>London
  28. 28. The UK Government
  29. 29. Languages spoken in the UK
  30. 30. The Royal family
  31. 31. Famous Welsh people
  32. 32. National days in the UK</li>

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