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  1. The British Isles

  2. The British Isles Scotland Northern Ireland The Isle of Man England Ireland Wales

  3. Fast reading: Main idea of each paragraph: Culture Para. 1 Para. 2 Para.3 Para. 4 Para. 5 Para. 6 Para. 7 History General introduction Geography Language Climate French influence

  4. Para. 1 What is the unknown fact about the Great Britain? It is made up of three countries.

  5. How many countries make up the British Isles? Scotland Great Britain England the UK Wales Northern Ireland BI The Isle of Man the Republic of Ireland

  6. The Tower of London Big Ben Speakers’ Corner England

  7. Para. 2 What is the name of the channel between Britain and France? The English Channel.

  8. Look at the map of the British Isles and give the names of the following places on the map: North Sea Scotland The Atlantic Ocean Scotland Northern Ireland Irish Sea Dublin Isle of man Ireland England Wales London English Channel

  9. Look at the map of the British Isles and give the names of the following places on the map: North Sea Scotland The Atlantic Ocean Scotland Northern Ireland Irish Sea Dublin Isle of man Ireland England Wales London English Channel

  10. Para. 3 London – the north=? ℃ 9 climate Scotland (colder, more rain )

  11. Para. 4 What influenced the culture of the people of the British Isles? The culture of people on the European mainland.

  12. 5th century Northern Europe settled Influenced by European mainland The basis for English culture

  13. Para. 5 Why do so many English words end up with the French words? Because in 1066 England was conquered by the French.

  14. Para. 6 History Say what happened in these years: • 1283: • 1536: • 1707: Wales was conquered by England. England and Wales formed the Union. Scotland joined the Union.

  15. Scotland Para.6 separated kingdoms England The UK 1283 Wales conquered by England 1536 Wales formed a union England Scotland 1707 Joined in formed a union Wales England Wales now England The UK Scotland Northern Ireland

  16. Para. 7 Do all the people throughout the British Isles speak English? … older European languages… … six spoken languages and two local accents.. …are now threatened and may disappear…

  17. True and False : T • The Tower of London is very famous in Britain. • The United Kingdom is made up of Britain Island and Ireland Island. • Scotland is warmer throughout the year. • The European mainland has had a great effect on the culture of the people in the British Isles. • French was considered a noble language in the 12th century in Britain. • Ireland has been an independent republic since the ancient times. • The Welsh have the language of their own besides English. F F T T F T

  18. Read the passage carefully and decide whether the following sentences are true or false: ( )1.Many people around the world study English, and they know a lot about British culture. ( ) 2.Great Britain is made up of four countries. ( ) 3.The island of Britain is separated from France by the English Channel. ( ) 4.Scotland is colder throughout the year, but receives less rain. F F T F

  19. Read the passage carefully and decide whether the following sentences are true or false: ( ) 5.People from different parts of northern Europe settled in England, so the culture of the people of the British Isles was influenced by them. ( ) 6.The southern part of Ireland is now an independent republic. ( ) 7. In modern time, people throughout the British Isles only speak English. T T F

  20. Further discussion: Why did the UK use to be called an “empire (帝国) where the sun never sets”? Because the UK used to be very powerful and set up many colonies all over the world.

  21. Useful expressions • stand for • be made up of • make the most of • hold together • at one point • consist of • in general • influence n. • basis n. • be considered to be • be of great value

  22. narrow England _______ _______ ______ Ireland Scotland people’s view west ____ coast of European Wales position UK northern the British Isles Britain ______ Ireland ______ influenced ________ by the ________ mainland; ___ century ---settled; in ________ ________ by France component culture Isle of Man European climate 5th language _______ with a lot of _____ Scotland: _____ mild 1066 rain English conquered colder

  23. Describe the location of the following places on the map North Sea • North Sea • Atlantic Ocean • English Channel • Scotland • Wales • England • Northern Ireland • Ireland Atlantic Ocean Isle of Man Irish Sea Ireland English Channel

  24. Capital cities: London Dublin Belfast Cardiff Edinburgh Ireland

  25. Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland Scotland Edinburgh, capital of Scotland Northern Ireland Dublin, capital of Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Wales England London, capital of England Cardiff, capital of Wales

  26. Exploring the British Isles: Introduce England\Ireland\Wales\Scotland briefly Outline: • Location • Capital City • Population • Climate • History • Language Useful expressions : lie in/on/to/off the‥‥ have a population of political and cultural centre be famous for places of interest be made up of