THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN The full name of the country The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands. Great Britain and Ireland. The Island of Great Britain consists of three main parts: England, Wales and Scotland. The population of the United Kingdom is over 58 million people. The main nationalities are English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish. The capital of the country is London. The United Kingdom is a parliamentary monarchy.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I’d like to tell you about other countries, where English is the official language. At first it’s The USA. After 350 years of development the USA still holds the leading position in the western world. The USA is the most powerful and highly developed country in the world. What makes the USA the leader of the western world.
CANADA Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only Russia has a great large area. Canada is situated in North America. About 28 million people live in Canada. Canada is an independent nation. But according to the constitution act of 1982 British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom is recognized as Queen of Canada. Canada’s people are varied. About 57% of all Canadians have some English ancestry. Both English and French are official languages of the country. Other ethnic groups are German, Irish and Scottish people.
AUSTRALIA Australia is the only country in the world that is also a continent. It’s the sixth large country and the smallest continent. The country’s official name is Commonwealth of Australia. It’s a federation of states. Australia is a constitutional monarchy like GB. The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth is also queen of Australia and country’s head of state. But queen has little power in the Australian government.
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is an Island country in the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand belongs to a large island group called Polynesia. The country is situated on two main islands – The North Island and South Island. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. English is the official language of the country.