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Title: THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND


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THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND
NORTHERN IRELAND

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The UK consists of
  • England (the capital is London)
  • Wales (the capital is Cardiff)
  • Scotland (the capital is Edinburgh)
  • Northern Ireland (the capital is Belfast).
  • The territory of the UK is about 244,000 square
    kilometres.
  • The population is over 56,5 million.

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  • The British Isles are washed
  • by the
  • the Atlantic Ocean in the west,
  • the North Sea in the east,
  • the English Channel in the south,
  • the Arctic Ocean in the north.

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The climate is
  • mild the whole year round. The Atlantic Ocean,
    the warm waters of the Gulf Stream influence the
    climate.

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People
  • The British a polite and well-mannered
    people.The English are practical and
    realistic.The British people are considered
    to be the world is greatest tea
    drinkers.Every Englishman is said to be a
    countryman at heart.The English countryside
    is many things to many people.It stands
    for freshness,for leisure,fun and games.The
    English are reputed to have a good sense
    of humour.The Scots are said to be a
    serious people,rather inventive and somewhat
    mystical.The Welsh are an emotional people
    but sometimes reticent.

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Royal Family
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Transport
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Languages
  • In Wales only about 19 of the population
    speak Welsh as their first languages,though
    hearly all of them also speak perfect
    English.The study of Welsh is now
    compulsory in many primary and secondary
    schools.Television and radio services in
    Wales give about half their time to
    languages programmes.Most public signs are
    in Welsh as well as in English.In
    Scotland 2 of the population speak
    Caelic,another Celtic languages,as well as
    English.

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Languages
  • Many immigrants are bilingual.Many
    Indians,for example,speak both Hindi and
    English,a lot of Chinese speak both Chinese
    and English.Many Turks speak English and
    Turkish.There are number of different
    regional accents in the UK.Some people in
    London speak ?ockney,in Birmingham- Brum,
    in Newcastle- Ceordie.There is a varity of
    English which belongs to no particular
    region.It is Standart English,which is
    usually taught to foreigners.

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Sights
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