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Welcome to the lesson!
the topic of our lesson is WALES
The UK Consists of:
Wales is the country in the west of Great Britain. Wales (Cymru in Welsh) is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel in the west, and the Irish Sea to the north.
170 miles (256 km) long = 60 miles (96 km) wide It covers just over 8,000 square miles (20,720 km²) that's about the same size as Massachusetts in the USA
- covers about 10 per cent of the island of GB - 5 per cent of the population of the UK It is mainly a mountainous land with a chiefly agricultural economy and an industrial in the south.
Capital of Wales is the largest city in Wales and the ninth largest city in the UK. The city is the country's main commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting events
Other big cities Swansea officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is Wales' second largest city. Swansea is a key centre of the copper* industry *copper - медь
Newport Newport has been a port since medieval* times, when a castle was built by the Normans it is the third largest city in Wales *medieval - in Middle Ages
The highest peak in the country, Snowdon reaches 1,085 meters. Coastal plains and river valleys cover about a third of the country.
They all speak English in Wales but the Welsh language is very popular too. Languages Cymraeg kəmˈrɑːɨɡ is one of Europe’s oldest living languages appeared in the Sixth Century. It’s spoken fluently by over half a million people in Wales.
Welsh is used: as an official language of the government Road signs Places’ names a compulsory subject for all school pupils up to the age of 16 in Wales television channel and a radio station a weekly national paper, some magazines and regional monthly papers
The Britons wore the leek on their hats to distinguish them and their friends from the enemies. Today the Welsh eat raw leek on St David's Day. The leek vs the daffodil Лук-порей The Welsh for leek (the original national emblem) is Cenhinen, while the Welsh for daffodil is Cenhinen Pedr. Over the years they became confused until the daffodil was adopted as a second emblem of Wales. Cenhinen Cenhinen Pedr
The national flag - The Red Dragon - became official in 1959, but the dragon itself has been associated with Wales for centuries. The flag Some say it’s the oldest national flag still in use, and that it was used by King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders.
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