The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and above five thousand small islands. Great Britain is the largest island. The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
The British isles are separated from the European continent by the North Sea and the English Channel. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. The north of Scotland is mountainous and is called Highlands, while the south, which has beautiful valleys and plains, is called Lowlands. The north and west of England are mountainous, but all the rest - east, center and southeast - is a vast plain. Mountains are not very high. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain.
There are a lot of rivers in Great Britain, but they are not very long. The Severn is the longest river, while the Thames is the deepest and the most important one.
The UK is one of the world’s smallest countries. The population of the country is over 87 million. The UK is highly developed industrial country. It’s known as one of world’s largest producers and exporters of machinery, electronics, textile, aircraft and navigation equipment.
The national flag of the United Kingdom is called the Union Jack. English is the official language of the country.
Use the text and answer the questions:
1. What is the biggest part of Great Britain?
2. How many countries does the UK consist of? Name them.
3. What is the official language of the whole country?
4. What is the longest river in Great Britain?
5. What is the deepest river in Great Britain?
6. What is the highest mountain in Great Britain?
7. How many people live in the UK?
8. What is called the Union Jack ?
9. Where is the UK situated ?
10. What are the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ?
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