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8 05, 2019

Cheshire Cheese British Oldest Cheese

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Hi! I'm Diana. Making a project about Fleet Street, I read about the Cheshire Cheese tavern popular with journalists and writers and got interested in Cheshire cheese. Brief Facts about Cheshire Cheese British Oldest Cheese Dating back to Roman times, it is Britain's oldest cheese and is mentiones in the Domesday book of 1086. Domesday

7 05, 2019

Semi-formal Letter Visit to Newcastle

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Writing a Semi-formal Letter You are writing a book about the English way of life and customs. You have recently returned from England where you spent two weeks collecting materials and data regarding your book. Write a letter to Mr and Mrs Jones who were your hosts during your stay in England. Express your thanks for:

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

17 03, 2019

Legends and Symbols of Ireland

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Ireland Ireland has two main parts: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The north, also known as Ulster, is part of the United Kingdom (so its currency is the pound) and its capital is Belfast. However, the republic (or Eire) is independent, and its capital is Dublin. Therefore, its currency is not the pound,

12 03, 2019

Samuel Watson, King of the Watchmakers

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Reading Comprehension Level A2 Samuel Watson (1635 - 1710) Samuel Watson, was a horologist (clock and watch maker) who invented the 5 minute repeater, and made the first stopwatch. He made a clock for King Charles II and was an associate of Isaac Newton. Before reading make sure you know the following words: Coventry - Ковентрі reliability - надійність by

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 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,

4 01, 2019

Interesting Facts about Hogmanay

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What is Hogmanay? For most of the world December 31 is New Year’s Eve, but in Scotland it’s something much more important: Hogmanay. Hogmanay is a very big deal in Scotland. It’s the biggest day in the festive calendar, a celebration that makes Christmas Day seem very small indeed – and it’s like nothing else