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1.What does the U.K. stand for? United Kingdom 3. Who is the prime minister of U.K. now? Queen Elizabeth 2. Who is queen of U.K. now? Tony Blair 4.

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3 1.What does the U.K. stand for? United Kingdom 3. Who is the prime minister of U.K. now? Queen Elizabeth 2. Who is queen of U.K. now? Tony Blair 4. Can you name some famous English people? A quiz 5. Can you name some famous places?

4 Big Ben

5 Buckingham Palace

6 Tower Bridge The Times

7 Speakers Corner The Tower of London Stonehenge

8 The mainland of Great Britain consists of three countries: Scotland, Wales and England. In general, Scotland is colder throughout the year, and receives more rain. But sometimes it is hot. The culture of the people of the Britain Isles was influenced by the culture of the people on the European mainland. In 1066, England was conquered by the French. France control England. Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland held together and formed UK. There are still people who also speak the older European languages, Welsh and Irish.

9 Check your memory mainland form Scotland Scottish Wales Welsh Ireland Irish consist of in general = generally speaking be influenced by be conquered by hold together = unite

10 The mainland of Great Britain consists of three countries: Scotland, Wales and England. In general, Scotland is colder throughout the year, and receives more rain. But sometimes it is hot. The culture of the people of the Britain Isles was influenced by the culture of the people on the European mainland. In 1066, England was conquered by the French. France control England. Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland held together and formed UK. There are still people who also speak the older European languages, Welsh and Irish. geography climate culture history language

11 Para 1 Para 2 Para 3 Para 4,5 Para 6 Para 7 Match the paragraphs and their topics: Brief introduction Geography Climate Culture History Language

12 A B C D E F G H I J K France Ireland Scotland North Sea Atlantic Ocean English Channel Wales England Northern Ireland L Isle of Man London Thames

13 1.The climate of the British Isles is mild with little rain. 2.In general, Scotland is warmer throughout the year, and receives more rain. 3.In the summer months the difference in temperature between London and the north can be as much as nine degrees. F F T climate --mild, wet

14 culture Who When What People from northern Europe French people In the 5th century About 1066 The basis for English End up with many French words

15 Anglo, Saxon… Angland England Europe

16 England 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

17 England Wales 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

18 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

19 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

20 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

21 Republic of Ireland 1283 1533 1536 1707 After 1707 (1801) Now

22 English Welsh Irish 6 spoken languages …are now threatened and may disappear…

23 Thinking Is it necessary for the British to keep the old European languages, Welsh and Irish ? Why/ Why not?

24 Homework 1. Introduce a two- week trip through the UK. 2. Retell the passage,using new phrases in the text.


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