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WALES
FoR
EVER
CYMRU AM BYTH
Wales is one of the four nations of the United Kingdom.
It is bordered by:
- north: the Irish Sea
- south: the Bristol Channel
- east: England
- west: St. George´s Channel
Country Facts:
Motto: Cymru am byth (Wales for ever).
National day: 1st of March
Flag: the red dragon
Area: 20, 779 sq km
...
.
WELSH FLAG
• The red dragon is probably the oldest symbol of Wales.
• If you go to Wales, you can see red dragons everywhere:
on sign...
PATRON SAINT
• Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.
The 1st
of March, St David’s Day, is Wales’ national day.
It’s celebrated by Welsh people all over the world.
On this day people wear leeks or daffodils,
traditional Welsh emblems.
CURRENCY
The currency is the pound sterling, as in the rest of the UK.
CAPITAL CITY
• The Welsh capital city is Cardiff.
Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in Britain.
It has got more hours ...
Cardiff has been the capital of Wales since 1955.
In fact, it’s the youngest capital in Europe.
Cardiff Castle is a popular tourist attraction. It’s also a place
where many rock concerts and other performances take pla...
OTHER MAIN CITIES
Swansea has a beautiful bay
and a large marina. It is the
second largest city in Wales.
A statue of Dylan Thomas,
a famous...
Newport
Newport is a cathedral and a university city in south
east Wales. It´s the third largest city in the
country.
Anglesey is an island separated from the mainland by
the Menai Strait.
You can cross over one of its two bridges.
There is...
How do you pronounce the name of this town?
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Wales has got the t...
WALES HAS GOT:
• 3 national parks
• 3 million people
• 11 million sheep (there are more
sheep than humans)
• 750 miles of ...
Snowdonia National Park
• Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales
and is in the second largest National Park,
after the L...
Brecon Beacons National Park
The Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of rivers and
mountains with all sorts of outdoor...
Pembrokeshire National Park
Pembrokeshire National Park is on the coast.
Fishguard is a major ferry link between Pembrokes...
In Wales you can find high mountains, picturesque lakes,
long sandy beaches, rivers,
bays and waterfalls,
high sand dunes
and the deepest cave in Britain.
Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales (1085 m - 3560 ft)
Welsh ancestors were the Celts.
They were warriors, farmers and
traders.
The Welsh are very
proud of their Celtic
origin.
...
There are over 400 castles in Wales! Some of them are
in ruins, but many are still standing and are some of the
most famou...
There are 2 official
languages in Wales:
English and Welsh.
Everybody in Wales
can speak English, but
for about 20% of the...
Welsh is the oldest living
language in Europe.
The letters K, Q, V and Z do
not appear in the Welsh
alphabet.
All children...
Principality
Wales has got a Royal Prince: the Prince of Wales.
Wales is a principality. This means that it´s ruled by
a p...
The present Prince of Wales is Prince Charles who is
expected to become the next British King.
SPORT
The Welsh are crazy about rugby, their
national sport.
Golf is another popular sport and they
like football too.
CURIOSITIES
Wales inspired Lewis Carroll to write “Alice in
Wonderland”.
Harry Potter, Robin Hood and Snow White and the
H...
FAMOUS WELSH ACTORS
RICHARD BURTON
CATHERINE ZETA JONES
ANTHONY HOPKINS
OTHER FAMOUS WELSH
ROALD DAHL, writer
GEORGE EVEREST, explorer.
The highest peak in the world
was named beacuse of him.
TO...
Since the 12th century
there are special
competitions to find the
best poets, writers and
musicians in the country.
Wales ...
The most important
eisteddfod is the
National Eisteddfod of
Wales. It’s the largest
cultural festival of its
kind in Europ...
A favorite souvenir
for the tourists is
a Welsh love spoon.
They are made of wood
and are very
beautifully carved.
In the ...
Traditionally, the spoons
were carved from one piece
of wood and they had a
number of symbols such as:
- hearts (for love)...
Today, love spoons are often given in weddings,
birthdays and Christmas as gifts.
WISHING WELLS
There are lots of wishing wells all over Wales.
Traditionally, people throw a coin and make a
wish.
MAKE A WISH AND THROW YOUR COIN INTO THE WELL
I wish to ....
I wish for ...
I wish for + NOUN
I wish to + VERB
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Wales for ever

  1. 1. WALES FoR EVER CYMRU AM BYTH
  2. 2. Wales is one of the four nations of the United Kingdom.
  3. 3. It is bordered by: - north: the Irish Sea - south: the Bristol Channel - east: England - west: St. George´s Channel
  4. 4. Country Facts: Motto: Cymru am byth (Wales for ever). National day: 1st of March Flag: the red dragon Area: 20, 779 sq km Population: 3,004,600 Capital city: Cardiff Currency: sterling pound Official languages: English and Welsh
  5. 5. .
  6. 6. WELSH FLAG
  7. 7. • The red dragon is probably the oldest symbol of Wales. • If you go to Wales, you can see red dragons everywhere: on signs, in souvenir shops, in flags, in shields, …
  8. 8. PATRON SAINT • Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.
  9. 9. The 1st of March, St David’s Day, is Wales’ national day. It’s celebrated by Welsh people all over the world.
  10. 10. On this day people wear leeks or daffodils, traditional Welsh emblems.
  11. 11. CURRENCY The currency is the pound sterling, as in the rest of the UK.
  12. 12. CAPITAL CITY • The Welsh capital city is Cardiff. Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in Britain. It has got more hours of sunlight than any other city in Britain.
  13. 13. Cardiff has been the capital of Wales since 1955. In fact, it’s the youngest capital in Europe.
  14. 14. Cardiff Castle is a popular tourist attraction. It’s also a place where many rock concerts and other performances take place.
  15. 15. OTHER MAIN CITIES
  16. 16. Swansea has a beautiful bay and a large marina. It is the second largest city in Wales. A statue of Dylan Thomas, a famous Welsh author who lived in Swansea. Swansea
  17. 17. Newport Newport is a cathedral and a university city in south east Wales. It´s the third largest city in the country.
  18. 18. Anglesey is an island separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. You can cross over one of its two bridges. There is a ferry port on the island from which you can sail to Dublin. Anglesey
  19. 19. How do you pronounce the name of this town? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Wales has got the town with the longest name in the world.
  20. 20. WALES HAS GOT: • 3 national parks • 3 million people • 11 million sheep (there are more sheep than humans) • 750 miles of coastline • 43 blue flag beaches
  21. 21. Snowdonia National Park • Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and is in the second largest National Park, after the Lake District.
  22. 22. Brecon Beacons National Park The Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of rivers and mountains with all sorts of outdoor activities.
  23. 23. Pembrokeshire National Park Pembrokeshire National Park is on the coast. Fishguard is a major ferry link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare in Ireland. It has a new high-speed catamaran. A lot of wild life can be found in the sea.
  24. 24. In Wales you can find high mountains, picturesque lakes,
  25. 25. long sandy beaches, rivers,
  26. 26. bays and waterfalls,
  27. 27. high sand dunes
  28. 28. and the deepest cave in Britain.
  29. 29. Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales (1085 m - 3560 ft)
  30. 30. Welsh ancestors were the Celts. They were warriors, farmers and traders. The Welsh are very proud of their Celtic origin. They keep alive their traditions and still speak Welsh, their ancient Celtic language. A BIT OF HISTORY
  31. 31. There are over 400 castles in Wales! Some of them are in ruins, but many are still standing and are some of the most famous and well-preserved castles in Britain.
  32. 32. There are 2 official languages in Wales: English and Welsh. Everybody in Wales can speak English, but for about 20% of the population, the mother tongue is Welsh. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
  33. 33. Welsh is the oldest living language in Europe. The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet. All children learn Welsh at school. Nearly all signs are written in both Welsh and English. WELSH
  34. 34. Principality Wales has got a Royal Prince: the Prince of Wales. Wales is a principality. This means that it´s ruled by a prince. Traditionally the Prince of Wales is the eldest son of the English monarch.
  35. 35. The present Prince of Wales is Prince Charles who is expected to become the next British King.
  36. 36. SPORT The Welsh are crazy about rugby, their national sport. Golf is another popular sport and they like football too.
  37. 37. CURIOSITIES Wales inspired Lewis Carroll to write “Alice in Wonderland”. Harry Potter, Robin Hood and Snow White and the Huntsman were filmed here.
  38. 38. FAMOUS WELSH ACTORS RICHARD BURTON CATHERINE ZETA JONES ANTHONY HOPKINS
  39. 39. OTHER FAMOUS WELSH ROALD DAHL, writer GEORGE EVEREST, explorer. The highest peak in the world was named beacuse of him. TOM JONES, singer GARETH BALE, footballer
  40. 40. Since the 12th century there are special competitions to find the best poets, writers and musicians in the country. Wales has always been known as a country of poetry and music. CULTURE
  41. 41. The most important eisteddfod is the National Eisteddfod of Wales. It’s the largest cultural festival of its kind in Europe, and a very important event in the Welsh calendar. It takes place every August and lasts for 8 days. EISTEDDFOD
  42. 42. A favorite souvenir for the tourists is a Welsh love spoon. They are made of wood and are very beautifully carved. In the past, young men carved a spoon to give to his sweetheart as a sign of his love. LOVE SPOONS
  43. 43. Traditionally, the spoons were carved from one piece of wood and they had a number of symbols such as: - hearts (for love) - bells (for the hoped-for wedding) - a horseshoe (for luck) - a dragon (for protection)
  44. 44. Today, love spoons are often given in weddings, birthdays and Christmas as gifts.
  45. 45. WISHING WELLS There are lots of wishing wells all over Wales. Traditionally, people throw a coin and make a wish.
  46. 46. MAKE A WISH AND THROW YOUR COIN INTO THE WELL I wish to .... I wish for ...
  47. 47. I wish for + NOUN
  48. 48. I wish to + VERB

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