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1 The Land and People The Land and People Unit 1 The UK

2 Key points I. Its Name I. Its Name. Location and area. Location and area. Population. Population. Climate. Climate V.National symbols and famous['feiməs] figures. Religions and beliefs. Religions and beliefs

3 Its name Its name 1. Its official name, its full name The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2. Its other names U. K. U. K. The United Kingdom The United Kingdom Britain Britain

4 UK: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UK: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UK is located in the northwest of the European continent, separated by the English Channel. UK is located in the northwest of the European continent, separated by the English Channel. What is the difference between Britain & the UK? What is the difference between Britain & the UK? Britain is short for Great Britain which consists of ___ parts: Britain is short for Great Britain which consists of ___ parts: England, Scotland & Wales England, Scotland & Wales Sometimes we simply call the UK Britain. Sometimes we simply call the UK Britain.

5 3. Some other names (not for the whole nation) British Isles = Great Britain + Ireland + smaller islands British Isles = Great Britain + Ireland + smaller islands Great Britain = England + Scotland + Wales Great Britain = England + Scotland + Wales Ireland = Northern Ireland + Eire (Republic of Ireland) Ireland = Northern Ireland + Eire (Republic of Ireland) British (Britons) = English + Scots + Welsh + Irish British (Britons) = English + Scots + Welsh + Irish

6 . Location and area. Location and area

7 1. Location UK is an island country surrounded by the sea. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean off the north coast of Europe. It is separated from the rest of Europe by the English Channel in the south and the North Sea in the east. UK is an island country surrounded by the sea. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean off the north coast of Europe. It is separated from the rest of Europe by the English Channel in the south and the North Sea in the east.

8 Four Parts of U.K. Four Parts of U.K. England England Scotland Scotland Wales Wales Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

9 English Channel Its narrowest part : Strait of Dover Strait of Dover

10 Water system Thames (non-freezing river) Thames (non-freezing river) English Channel English Channel

11 Thames

12 Thames North Bank South Bank West End

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14 2. Area The United Kingdom: 245,000 km 2 The United Kingdom: 245,000 km 2 England: 130,423 km 2 England: 130,423 km 2 Scotland: 78,822 km 2 Scotland: 78,822 km 2 Wales: 20,776 km 2 Wales: 20,776 km 2 Northern Ireland: 14,139 km 2 Northern Ireland: 14,139 km 2

15 . population. population The total population of the UK was 58,789, the third- largest in the European Union and the 21st-largest in the world. The total population of the UK was 58,789, the third- largest in the European Union and the 21st-largest in the world.

16 Its variety 4 parts within one nation-state British = English + Scots + Welsh + Irish Multi-racial Immigrants Immigrants from former colonies Difference in race, in religion (Christianity + Muslim)

17 Climate Climate 1. Oceanic climate Agreeable but changeable Agreeable but changeable Steady rainfall Steady rainfall North: Colder, more rain North: Colder, more rain South: warmer, more sunlight South: warmer, more sunlight Weather is a popular topic Weather is a popular topic

18 2. Smog Smoke + Fog Smoke + Fog

19 V.National symbols and famous figures

20 British National Flag

21 1. National Flag National Flag National Flag (Union Jack) (Union Jack) Nick Name Nick Name (John Bull) (John Bull)

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23 2. National Anthem God Save the king God save our gracious Queen(King), Long live our noble Queen(King), God Save the Queen(King). Send her(him) victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God Save the Queen(King). Nor on this land alone But be Gods mercies known, From shore to shore.

24 Lord, make the nations see, That men should brothers be. And from one family The wide world oer. Thy choicest gifts in store, On her(him) be pleased to pour, Long may she(he) reign. May she(he) defend our laws, And ever give us cause. To sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen(King).

25 3. National dress Scottish Kilt made of Tartan (every clan has their own tartan)

26 Man Wearing Kilt Playing Bagpipes Scottish Dance

27 4. John Bull Prosperous, demanding, self- asserted English gentleman Prosperous, demanding, self- asserted English gentleman

28 5 European Robin 5 European Robin

29 Bulldog Bulldog

30 famous figures 1.House of Parliament

31 2.Westminster Abbey Poets Corner Poets Corner

32 3. Square

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34 4.Kew Garden

35 5.British Museum

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37 6.The Globe Theatre

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39 . religions and beliefs. religions and beliefs christianity is the main religion in England with the church of England christianity is the main religion in England with the church of England christianity( ) christianity( ) the church of England( ) the church of England( ) protestants protestants Catholic ( ) Catholic ( )

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