2. What and when are bank holidays? A bank holiday is a public holiday in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. Originally, they were days when banks closed so their clerks were allowed to have the day off to practice religious festivals. Nowadays, they usually take place on Mondays. If you still work during a bank holiday, you are entitled to double pay.
3.What’s a pub? What is it short for? A pub is a place where people in the United Kingdom usually go to drink. Pub is short for “Public House”. There are approximately 53,500 pubs in the United Kingdom.
4.What’s “God Save The Queen”? It is the national anthem of the United Kingdom and its territories and dependencies. What will happen to this national anthem when the Queen dies?
5.What’s Buckingham Palace? It is the official residence of the British Royal Family.
7. What’s the nickname of the British flag? It is called the “Union Jack”. It represents the flags of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
On which side of the road do people drive in the United Kingdom? We drive on the left-hand side of the road! So do these countries (in blue):
9. Fish and _____ is the name of a popular British dish. CHIPS!
. What is the currency of the United Kingdom? Pound Sterling. ££££££ 100 _____ makes 1 pound. Pence. (p)
11. What mythical beast appears on the flag of Wales?
12. Who is the Patron Saint of Scotland? Saint Andrew 30th November
13. What is the most popular drink in the U.K.? Tea NOT BEER!! :@ :@ In the United Kingdom, it is usually served with milk.
14-16.What are the capitals ofNorthern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?
17. Who is the most famous poet and playwright from England? William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
18. On what day do people celebrate Bonfire Night? 5th November. It celebrates the failure of an attempt to blow up the House of Parliament in 1605. Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I see no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.
19. When do British people eat mince pies and pull crackers? At Christmas! Mince pies are small cakes made of pastry and contain fruit, such as apple and raisin. Crackers are tubes pulled by two people, and whoever has most of the cracker when it rips, wins the prizes inside. They usually contain a small toy, a paper hat, and a joke.
20. What is the English flag also known as? Saint George’s Cross!