The UK Quiz.
Task 1. Complete the sentences
Historically, the territory of the UK is divided into … parts.
The UK is situated on the British Isles and separated from the continent by the …
The total area of the UK is …. square kilometers.
The Highlands are situated in …
The highest mountain of the British Isles is …
The longest river of Britain is the …
Northern Ireland borders on …
The largest lake of the British Isles is located in…
The region known as the “garden of England” is…
The flag of the UK is called …
“Identifying symbols of the four nations”
Task 2. Fill in the table
Colour (as typically
worn by sports teams of the different nations)
“A bit of History”
Task 3. These dates are very important in English history. Can you say why?
The Battle of Trafalgar, the Great Fire of London, the formation of the UK of Great Britain and Ireland, the battle of Hastings, the signing of the Magna Carta, the war of Roses, the Gunpowder Plot, the epidemic of plague
Task 4 .Where can you see…
1.the statue of Lord Nelson on the top of the column?
2 the house of the Prime Minister?
3. the Coronation Chair?
4. the ceremony of Changing of the Guard?
5. the yeoman warders, or “beefeaters”, as they are popularly called?
6. the Royal Exchange, the Bank of England and the Mansion house?
7. the grave of Sir Christopher Wren?
8. the Whispering Gallery?
9. the Beatles, Jack the Ripper or the complete British Royal Family?
Choose from these places:
Oxford Street, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the Tower, Westminster Abbey, the City, West End, St. Paul's Cathedral, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Soho, St. Jame's Park.
Task 5. 1 Complete the sentences using the appropriate ending. There may be more than one answer.
1. Margaret Thatcher is famous because …
a) was the leader of the Labour Party
b) she was the Lord Chancellor
c) she was the Prime Minister of the UK
2. Agatha Christy is known as the…
a) Queen of Crime
b) the author of adventure books
c) the Steel Lady
3. It is said that Queen Victoria…
a) was the longest-reigning monarch in English history
b) was one of the most popular monarchs in England
c) had relatives in Russia
4. Horatio Nelson, the famous English admiral, …
a) lost in battles his left leg
b) lost in battles his right eye
c) won the Battle of Trafalgar
5. William Shakespeare was…
a) a playwright
b) a comedy actor
c) born in Scotland