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Wales Claire

  1. 1. Wales (Cymru)
  2. 2. Where is Wales? <ul><li>Wales is in the U.K, and is 1 of the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom, including </li></ul><ul><li>~ England </li></ul><ul><li>~ Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>~ Northern Ireland. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Wales famous for? <ul><li>Beautiful countryside </li></ul><ul><li>Nice beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Good singers </li></ul><ul><li>Cold weather  </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interesting facts about Wales <ul><li>The Capital of Wales is Cardiff, which is situated in the south of Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Wales has it’s own language called Welsh which is older than the english language </li></ul><ul><li>Only 25% of welsh people speak welsh </li></ul><ul><li>Wales’s patron Saint is called St. David and on March 1 st every year welsh people celebrate this day . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Famous Welsh singers <ul><li>Tom Jones </li></ul><ul><li>The Stereophonics </li></ul><ul><li>The Manic Street Preachers </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Church </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Catatonia </li></ul><ul><li>Bonnie Tyler </li></ul><ul><li>Shirley Bassey </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other famous Welsh people <ul><li>Catherine Zeta Jones (The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, Ocean’s 11, The Terminal) </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Giggs (Manchester United footballer) </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Calzaghe </li></ul>
  7. 7. Swansea (my city) <ul><li>Swansea is situated is South Wales, 1 hour from Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea has lovely beaches and is good for surfing </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Zeta Jones is originally from Swansea, as is the singer of “Total eclipse of the heart” called Bonnie Tyler </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea has good nightlife and there are lots of Bars and clubs all situated on 1 street. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sport in Wales <ul><li>Football and Rugby are the main sports in Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The Welsh rugby team are part of the “Six Nations” tournament along with England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France. </li></ul><ul><li>The Welsh football team includes some famous footballers such as Ryan Giggs, Robbie Savage and Craig Bellamy. </li></ul><ul><li>In Swansea football and rugby are very popular and we have a new Stadium called The Liberty stadium where the football team “Swansea City” and the rugby team “The Ospreys” play. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Swansea City and their Spanish links <ul><li>Jordi Gomez is a footballer who plays for Swansea City but is on loan from RCD Espanol. He was born in Barcelona, and supports Barca football team. On 23 September , Gomez scored the winning goal against rivals Cardiff City in the first derby for seven years. </li></ul><ul><li>Guillem Bauza is another spanish footballer who now plays for Swansea City. He also used to play for Espanol. </li></ul><ul><li>Gorka Pintado is from San Sebastian. He used to play for Granada CF before joining Swansea City. </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Rangel is from Cataluna, and used to play for Catalunian side Terrassa FC. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Orlandi is on loan from Barcelona FC. He has played many games for Barcelona B team and appeared in the 1 st team 4 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Manager Roberto Martinez used to play for Real Zaragoza in La Liga. He was born in 1973 and is 35 years old. In 2003 he joined Swansea City as a player,and on 21 st Febuary 2007 he became our manager. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sport <ul><li>The official stadium for all sports in Wales is called The Millennium Stadium which is situated in Cardiff. </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea City football club are managed by a Spanish manager, called Roberto Martinez. </li></ul>

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