The United Kingdom

26 04, 2019

The Great Plague of London

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What do you know about the Great Plague of London? During the hot summer of 1665, London was hit by a terrible disease known as The Great Plague. The disease had spread rapidly across parts of Europe and caused many deaths. Although there had been a plague epidemic (known as the Black Death) 300 years

26 04, 2019

Wales Land of Songs

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Wales Is a Land of Songs Read and speak about Wales In the west of Britain lies one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles – Wales. The mountains and valleys are very beautiful. There are many sheep- and cattle-farms in the green valleys. The North Wales is a farming region; the South

26 04, 2019

Interesting Facts About Wales

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What do you know about Wales? Read some interesting facts about Wales. Welsh History 1301 – After defeating the native princes of Wales, King Edward I of England named his son “Prince of Wales”. Since then the eldest son of the king or queen of England has traditionally been given this title. The First Prince

25 04, 2019

The Great Fire of London

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Learn about the Great Fire of London In 1666, a huge fire that started in a tiny bakery burned down most of London – because it was so big, it was called the Great Fire of London. London was a busy city in 1666. It was very crowded. The streets were narrow and dusty. The houses

24 04, 2019

Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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Read about Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare's Birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, commonly known as just Stratford, is a market town in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 91 miles (146 km) north west of London, 22 miles (35 km) south east of Birmingham and 8 miles (13 km) south west of Warwick.  The population is more than 27 thousand people. Stratford-upon-Avon lies at the very

15 04, 2019

Beauty and National Pride of Wales

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Wales Read about beauty and national pride of Wales Wales is situated on a peninsula of Great Britain. It is bounded on the north by the Irish Sea, on the south by the Bristol Channel, on the east by the English counties and on the west by St. George's Channel. The Welsh call their country

11 04, 2019

Pubs, Important Part of British Life

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British Pubs Read about pubs, important part of British life, to know more about British customs and traditions. What is a pub? The word pub is short for public house. There are over 60,000 pubs in the UK (53,000 in England and Wales, 5,200 in Scotland and 1,600 in Northern Ireland). One of the oldest

9 04, 2019

Fleet Street, Former Home for the British Newspapers

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From the History of Fleet Street Student's Project Fleet Street, former home for the British newspapers, remains a methonym for the British national press.    Fleet Street, synonymous with printing and journalism for many years, was for centuries the home of the newspaper industry. Fleet Street is a road in central London. It is named after the River Fleet, one of

31 03, 2019

England, the Largest Part of the Untited Kingdom

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Read and speak about England, the largest part of the United Kingdom England, the largest part of the United Kingdom, is one of the four parts which make up Great Britain. It is also the most industrial and most densely populated part of the UK. The greatest concentrations of population are in London, Birmingham and northwest

29 03, 2019

United Kingdom Political System

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Read to speak about the United Kingdom political system The  British  Monarchy  Today The United Kingdom is a parliamentary monarchy. This means that it has a monarch (a king or a queen) as its Head of State. The monarch reigns with the support of Parliament. The powers of the monarch are not defined precisely. Everything