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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in questions. Sokol School № 1 EL. Teacher Nikolaeva E V
Warm up questions. 1. What is the full name or the country? 2. Where is it situated? 3. What parts does it consist of? 4. What channel is Great Britain separated from the Continent by? 5. What are the main rivers? 6. What can you tell about the climate? 7. What is the highest mountain? 8.What is the capital of GB? 9. What does the word “Albion”,the poetic name of Great Britain mean?
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Quiz
The National Anthem is: 1. God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us; God save the Queen! 2. O Lord our God arise, Scatter her enemies And make them fall; Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On Thee our hopes we fix, God save us all! 3. Thy choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign; May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen! Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
1.What time is it in Great Britain now? ?
2.What images associated with Britain can you spot on the tea Cosy above?
3. Give the names of the countries 1 2 3 4 5
Emblems 1 2 3 4 4. Match the emblems and countries A B C D
5. What is it called ? Why? 6.What three other flags does the flag contain? 7. What does it symbolize?
Flags 1 3 2 4 5 Edinburgh London C. Cardiff D. Belfast 8. Match the flags and the capitals of their countries.
Symbols and flags 1 2 3 4 a b c d 9. Match the floral symbols of the countries and their flags . 10. What tree is the national tree of England.
11. Do you know the patron saints? England - Scotland - Wales - Northern Ireland -
U.K. BLITZ QUIZ. 1. Is Great Britain the same as the UK? 2. Is Great Britain the same as Britain? 3. What is the official name of the U.K? 4. Who gave Britain its name? 5. Why is the whole of Ireland not in the UK? 6. What are people called in the UK? 7. Who runs the UK? 8. Who will come the British throne next? 9. What does British parliament consist of ? 10.What are main political parties in the UK? 11. How many different languages are spoken in Britain? 12. What are traditional kinds of sport?
12.Some Famous Landmarks found in Britain. Name them. 2 1 11 2 5 8 3 1 6 7 12 10 9 4
13.What famous people do you know in Britain?
14.Name as more holydays and festivals as you can. 15.What is the most unusual spring festival game? 16.Do you know these events?
17.What money do we use in Britain? 18. How much rubles can you exchange? 19. What does the abrevation on this banknote E. R. mean?
20.What is Britain famous for? What is Scotland famous for? What is Wales famous for? What is England famous for? 21. What languages do they speak in Britain? 22. What is Cockney rhyming slang?
23. Correct 9 factual mistakes. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. It consists of four parts: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. England, Wales , Scotland and Northern Ireland occupy the territory of Great Britain. The territory of the United Kingdom is about 24,000 square kilometers. It is the 75th place among other countries in the world. The population is over 96,5 million. The capital of the country is London. The surface of Great Britain varies greatly. The northern and western part of the country is a vast plain which is called the Lowlands. All the rest is mountainous and is called the Highlands. The mountains are not very high. The rivers are not long. The climate is cold the whole year round. Great Britain is a highly developed industrial country. One of the chief industries of the country is shipbuilding. Great Britain is a country with old cultural traditions and customs. The most famous educational centers are Harvard and Cambridge universities. The education is not free, it is expensive. The United Kingdom is a Queen Republic and the Queen is the head of the state. But in practice it is ruled by the elected government with a Prime Minister at the head. The British Parliament consists of two chambers: the House of Lords and the House of Commons. There are two main political parties in Great Britain: the Labour, the Conservative Parties. The Labour Party is the ruling party nowadays.
24.The British are considered to be polite. Make your own sentences. …is said to… – Говорят, что… …is supposed to… – Предполагают, что… …is believed to… – Полагают, что… …is expected to… – Ожидают, что… …is reported to… – Сообщают, что… …is considered to… – Считают, что… …is thought to… – Думают, что… …is known to… – Известно, что… People say a lot of things about the British. For example: They obey the law and respect authority. They are prudent. They are proud of their sense of humour.
THE BRITISH CHARACTER. For centuries the British have been known as snobbish, hypocritical and unsociable people.That’s not quite true, though the character of an Englishman has some specific features. The British are considered to be rather conservative. They are proud of their traditions and keep them in everything. A reserved Englishman doesn’t like to show his emotions but he is always polite. They say that every Englishman is a country man at heart. That’s why they prefer to have their own house than to live in a flat. “My house is my castle” says a widely known English proverb.The British are supposed to be the world’s greatest tea-drinkers. They say: “Seven cups of tea wake you up in the morning, nine cups will put you to sleep at night”. The English are reputed to have a good sense of humor. The Scots are said to be serious inventive and somewhat mystical. The Irish are known for their charm as well as for the beauty of the Irish girls. The Welsh are an emotional people but sometimes reticent. “Every country has its customs”, says an English proverb. 25. Read the text and tell what each nation reputation is
Traditionally, spring begins on St Valentine's Day (February 14th), the day on which birds chose their mates. In parts of Sussex Valentines Day was called 'the Birds' Wedding Day'. Each year in Britain, we spend around £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day. Traditionally these were sent anonymously, but nowadays we often make it clear who is sending each 'Valentine'. Valentine's Day Traditions There are many traditions and tales associated with romance activities on Valentine's day including: the first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband; if the names of all a girl's suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband-to-be. if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person.
January 1 New Year's Day (Bank holiday/Public Holiday) February 14 Valentine's Day March 1 St David's Day (Wales National Day) 17 St. Patrick's Day (Ireland's Special Day) March/April Easter April 1 April Fool's Day 23 St George's Day (England's National Day) May ( 2 Bank holidays/Public Holidays) 1 May Day June Wimbledon Tennis Tournament last two weeks of June August (Bank holiday/Public Holiday) Notting Hill Carnival September Harvest Festival October 31 Halloween November 5 Bonfire Night 11 Remembrance Day 30 St Andrew's Day (Scotland's National Day) December Advent Christmas (Bank holiday/Public Holiday)
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