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English Speaking Countries


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English Speaking Countries

  2. 2. <ul><li>375 million people speak English as their second language all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>750 million people speak English as a foreign language. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of websites are in English </li></ul><ul><li>English is the official language in a lot of countries. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll focus on the most important and well known </li></ul>
  4. 4. UK FACT FILE <ul><li>Which is the capital city of the UK? Which are its geographical coordinates ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which form of government do they have? Who is the current prime minister ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the population of the UK ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the currency ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in the UK? </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>London is the capital and largest British city. </li></ul><ul><li>There are above 7 million inhabitants, nearly 14 including the metropolitan area. </li></ul><ul><li>Its diverse population comes from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Heathrow, one of London’s five airports, is the busiest in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It also has Europe's largest and oldest underground railway system </li></ul>
  7. 8. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES <ul><li>London 7,285,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham 1,018,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds 725,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow 611,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield 529,000 </li></ul>
  8. 9. There are other remarkable smaller British cities <ul><li>OXFORD </li></ul><ul><li>Well known because of its university, the oldest in the English-speaking world. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of famous people studied at Oxford, from scientists like Stephen Hawking to actors like Hugh Grant, writers like Tolkien or Nobel Laureates like Aung San Suu Kyi </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>CAMBRIDGE University is equally important and also many famous people studied at Cambridge. For instance, Newton, Darwin, Prince Charles and Emma Thompson </li></ul>
  10. 11. THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE <ul><li>The Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs has taken place every spring since 1856 except during both world wars. It is a very popular event with public in general. </li></ul>
  11. 12. FAMOUS BRITONS <ul><li>Film stars Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley or Daniel Radcliffe are British. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday or Stephen Hawking. </li></ul><ul><li>Singers and bands include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Coldplay, Dido or Robbie Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Sportsmen and women David Beckham, Sebastian Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Lewis Hamilton </li></ul>
  13. 14. IRELAND FACT FILE <ul><li>Which is the capital city of Ireland? Which are its geographical coordinates ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the current president of the Republic? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the population of the Republic of Ireland ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the currency ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in Ireland ? </li></ul>
  14. 15. IMPORTANT CITIES: DUBLIN <ul><li>Dublin is the economic, administrative and cultural centre of Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 500.000 inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally, the main activity of the city was brewing, but in the last years a large number of global pharmaceutical and ICT companies have located in Dublin. </li></ul>
  15. 16. DUBLIN
  16. 17. CORK <ul><li>Cork (population 119,143 ) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland and Ireland’s third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>The city centre is an island in river Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Cork has the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney, Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Cork is the home to pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer or Novartis and technological companies like Apple Inc. </li></ul>
  18. 19. LIMERICK <ul><li>Limerick is a city in the west of Ireland. Its population is about 90000. </li></ul><ul><li>Limerick University is one of the most important in Ireland, specialising in ingeneering, ICT and sports science. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people heard of it after Frank McCourt’s book Angela’s Ashes was published. </li></ul>
  20. 21. FAMOUS IRISH PEOPLE <ul><li>Actors Pierce Brosnan, Collin Farrel, Richard Harris. </li></ul><ul><li>Singers and bands like U2, Enya, The Cranberries, The Corrs. </li></ul><ul><li>Writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw and Jonathan Swift. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of famous people of Irish origin like USA President Kennedy. </li></ul>
  21. 22. THE USA
  22. 23. THE USA FACT FILE <ul><li>Which is the capital city of the USA? </li></ul><ul><li>Which form of government do they have? Who is the current president? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the population of the USA ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the currency ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which code do you have to dial to phone someone in the USA? </li></ul>
  23. 24. IMPORTANT CITIES. NEW YORK <ul><li>New York isn’t the capital of the USA but it is its most populous and cosmopolitan city: about 8 m (22 m includign the metropolitan area) </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist attractions include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, as well as Broadway theatres or shopping at Fifth Avenue </li></ul>
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  25. 27. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES <ul><li>Los Angeles, California 3,849,378 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, Illinois 2,873,321 </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, Texas 2,144,491 </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenix, Arizona 1,512,986 </li></ul>
  26. 28. HOLLYWOOD <ul><li>Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, but the name is used to refer to the American film industry. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the home to a lot of film, TV and radio companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Hollywood landmarks include the Walk of Fame (stars given to artists) and the Kodak Theatre that hosts the Academy Awards (the Oscars) </li></ul>
  27. 29. FAMOUS AMERICANS <ul><li>The USA is such an big and important country that it is almost impossible to mention only a few. </li></ul><ul><li>Writers: Mark Twain, E. A. Poe, Hemingway, Paul Auster. </li></ul><ul><li>Actors Paul Newman, Meryl Strip, Leonardo Di Caprio, Julia Roberts. </li></ul><ul><li>Musicians well known not only for singing but also for creating their own styles like rock and roll (Elvis Presley), jazz (Lous Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald), soul (James Brown, Aretha Franklin), hip hop (Eminem). </li></ul>
  28. 30. SPORTS <ul><li>There are some sports that we usually link to the USA: baseball, football (different from soccer), basketball and surfing. </li></ul><ul><li>There are other popular sports: tennis, golf, soccer and car racing (NASCAR is more popular than F1) </li></ul>
  29. 31. AUSTRALIA
  30. 32. AUSTRALIA FACT FILE <ul><li>Which is the capital city of Australia ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which form of government do they have? Who is the current Head of State ? And the current Prime Minister ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the population of Australia ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the currency ? </li></ul>
  31. 33. IMPORTANT CITIES: SYDNEY <ul><li>Sydney is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4.28 million. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the first European colony in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>It is Austalia’s largest financial and cultural centre as well as a major tourist destination notable for its beaches. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It held the Olympic Games in 2000. </li></ul>
  32. 34. IMPORTANT CITIES: MELBOURNE <ul><li>Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia ( 3,592,591). </li></ul><ul><li>It is Australia's sporting and cultural capital and it is home to many cultural and sporting events and institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>It hosts most of Australia’s car and ICT industries. </li></ul><ul><li>It held the Olympic Games in 1956. </li></ul>
  33. 35. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES <ul><li>The capital city is Canberra (323,000 inhabitants) </li></ul><ul><li>It is the location of the government, the Parliament and many social and cultural institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Other important cities include Brisbane (1,763,000), Perth (1,445,000), Adelaide ( 1,105,839 ) </li></ul>
  34. 36. REMARKABLE PLACES: ULURU <ul><li>Ayers Rock /Uluru (348 m high / 863 m above sea level) is a large sandstone rock formation. It is the biggest monolith in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. </li></ul><ul><li>It is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area. </li></ul>
  35. 37. REMARKABLE PLACES: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF <ul><li>The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres. </li></ul><ul><li>It is formed by about 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands. </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Barrier Reef supports a great diversity of life, including many endangered species. </li></ul><ul><li>The most significant threat to the Great Barrier Reef is climate change as well as pollution and poor water quality. </li></ul>
  36. 38. FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS <ul><li>Film stars Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. </li></ul><ul><li>Singer Kylie Minogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Sportsmen Mick Doohan, Ian Thorpe, Mark Webber, Lleyton Hewitt. </li></ul>