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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

19 12, 2018

The Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama

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What do you know about Edinburgh Festival? Hi, I'm Bogdan. I was asked what city of Scotland the famous annual Festival of Music and Drama is held in. Sad to say but I didn't know the answer. I found this information and would like to share with you. The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival of

14 12, 2018

Scotland in Brief

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What do you know about Scotland? Hi, I'm Diana and I'd like to speak about Scotland in brief. Scotland is the most northern part of the island of Great Britain. It is not densely populated: its population is a little over 5 million people. Scottish people are called Scots. The Cheviot Hills mark the boundary between England

30 11, 2018

Scotland

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Read to Know About Scotland Geography Although Scotland takes up one third of the territory of the British Isles, its population is not very big. It is the most northern part of the island of Great Britain and is not far away from the Arctic Circle. That's why it is not densely populated: its population

6 11, 2018

Remembrance Day in Great Britain

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November is the time of the year when the British wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives  during wars. This day is called Remembrance Day. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end

6 11, 2018

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain

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Read and speak about a very popular autumn festival celebrated in the UK on November 5th. You'll know why it is called Bofire Night and Guy Fawkes Night. Speak about Bonfire Night in Great Britain  In the UK, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th. It is a very popular festival

6 11, 2018

Guy Fawkes Night

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Read the text about Guy Fawkes Night celebration in Great Britain  and do the quiz. Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is one of the most popular festivals in Britain. It commemorates the discovery of the so-called Gunpowder Plot, and is widely celebrated on November 5 all over the country. In 1605 King James I

28 02, 2018

St. David’s Day, a National Festival for the Welsh

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St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of St David (Dewi Sant), the patron saint of Wales. Not a lot is certain about Dewi but March 1st was chosen to honor him because it's the day he apparently died. In the 18th century it became a national festival for the Welsh. St.

22 02, 2018

Shopping in Britain

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If you want to go shopping in Britain, it's important to know some facts. If you are a traveller in Britain, you should know some popular shops and supermarkets.     Shopping in Britain To buy food in Britain people usually go to the baker’s, to the butcher’s, to the sweet shop (confectionery), to the