The United Kingdom

15 03, 2019

Northern Ireland (Ulster)

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Ireland is the second largest part of the British Isles lying in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Great Britain. The island of Ireland is politically divided into two parts: Northern Ireland (Ulster), which forms part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, capital Belfast, and the Republic of Ireland - a separate

13 03, 2019

Birmingham, Britain’s Second Largest City

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Birmingham Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, is situated right in the heart of England. Friendly, bustling and thriving, Birmingham is one of the most visited cities. People from Birmingham are called Brummies, a term derived from the city's nickname of "Brum", which originates from the city's old name, Brummagem, which in turn is thought to

13 03, 2019

Coventry, Home to Rich History

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Set in the very heart of England, Coventry, home to rich history and legends, has a population of over 320,000 and is surrounded by the beautiful Warwickshire countryside and its historic towns. The city is proud to have led the way in pioneering world-first industry and innovation, from watchmaking to bikes, cars and aero engines, with more and more firms

27 02, 2019

The Thames, England’s River

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Read and speak about the Thames, the life-blood of England The Thames is not only London’s river. It is England’s river, for it winds its way through two hundred and fifty miles of English villages and towns, of English cities and English country-side. It is a river where swans build their nests, and punters go

18 02, 2019

Stonehenge, the Mysterious Stone Circle

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Let's Visit Stonehenge, the Mysterious Stone Circle Speaking You are attending a language school in Britain and you are planning a class trip. Your teacher wants to go to the National Gallery in London, but you think it is boring. Persuade your teacher to visit Stonehenge. Maxim's Project I'm sure it's very educational to see

13 01, 2019

London, the Capital and the Largest City of the United Kingdom

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Speak about London, the capital city of the UK. The capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is London. It is one of the biggest cities in the world. London is situated on the river Thames. The population of London is eight million people. The main districts of London are: the

8 01, 2019

Vegetation and Wildlife of the United Kingdom

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Read and speak about vegetation and wildlife of the United Kingdom. The humid and mild climate of Great Britain is good for plants and flowers. Some of them have become symbols in the U.K. Probably you know that the poppy is the symbol of peace, the red rose is the national  emblem of England, the

8 01, 2019

The UK in Brief

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Speak about 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 country is divided into four parts: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The capital of England and of the U. K. is London. The capital of Wales is

8 01, 2019

The Island of Great Britain

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Great Britain is the name of the largest island of the British Isles. In everyday speech "Great Britain" is used to mean the United Kingdom. Geographically the island of Great Britain is subdivided into two main regions – Lowland Britain and Highland Britain. Lowland Britain comprises southern and eastern England. Highland Britain consists of Scotland,

20 12, 2018

Languages of the British Isles

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Read and do the exercises to learn about the languages of the British Isles. Memorize the following words. native – місцевий житель the British Isles – Британські острови Welsh – уельський, валійський Gaelic – гельський Manx – мова жителів острова Мен Cornish – корнуольський, корнійський dialect – діалект localized version – варіант мови, якою розмовляють