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  1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland a tour of the country

  2. The Official Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Honi soit qui mal y pense ('Evil to him who evil thinks') Unicorn of Scotland English Lion Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)

  3. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.. From north to south it is about 1,000 kilometers long. The total area is 244,000 square km

  4. BRITISHQUEEN Elizabeth the Second is the head of the state but she rules symbolically The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace in London

  5. PARLIAMENT the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) are based at The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, in London.

  6. The two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom the House of Lords the House of Commons

  7. The UK is made up of 4 parts: England - the capital is London, Scotland- the capital is Edinburgh , Wales- the capital is Cardiff, Northern Ireland- the capital is Belfast.

  8. What are Britain’s National Emblems? The national flower of England is the rose The national flower of Scotland is the thistle The national flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock The national flower of Wales is the daffodil

  9. “Union Jack”the Union Flag The National Flag of England The National Flag of Scotland The National Flag of Northern Ireland

  10. The population of the UK is about 60 million people

  11. MAIN RIVERS The River Severn is the longest The Thames is the deepest, it flows through London

  12. BEN NEVIS (in Scotland)is the highest mountain - 1344m

  13. The largest cities in UK London – the capital of the country Birmingham Liverpool Manchester Leeds Edinburgh Glasgow Cardiff

  14. Is Great Britain the same as the UK? Great Britain United Kingdom

  15. Questions What are the parts of the United Kingdom? What is the capital of the country? Who is the head of the country? What are the two houses of the Parliament? What are the main rivers? What is the highest mountain? What is “Union Jack”? What is the emblem of England?

  16. ENGLAND Capital City: London Area: about 130,000 sq km Population: about 50 million people Main Sights: Stonehendge& Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon Stonehendge (Salisbury Plain)

  17. William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616 Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London

  18. Oxford University is the best in the world

  19. Cambridge Universityis one of the oldest in the world

  20. SCOTLAND Capital City: Edinburgh Area: about 80,000 sq km Population: about 5 million people Lake Loch Ness Traditional bagpipes

  21. The Stone of Destiny On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.

  22. WALES(Cymru in Welsh) Capital City: Cardiff Area: about 20,000 sq km Population: about 3 million people Conwy Castle

  23. King Arthur's story The town of Caerleon is mentioned in King Arthur's story. If it were his Capital City, surely it is the true Camelot. Doesn’t it look like “King Arthur's Round Table”?

  24. NORTHERN IRELAND Capital City: Belfast Area: about 14,000 sq km Population: about 1,5 million people Scrabo Tower in Belfast

  25. The Giant's Causeway A legend says it was built by the giant Finn McCool so that he could walk from Northern Ireland to Scotland to do battle with his enemies.

  26. BRITISH MONEY GBP = Great British Pound £

  27. DO YOU REMEMBER ? What are the parts of the United Kingdom? What is the capital of Wales? What is the capital of Northern Ireland? Where is Stonehenge situated? What is the oldest university in the UK? Where was W. Shakespeare born? Where is the Stone of Destiny now? Where did King Arthur live? Where is the Giant's Causeway?

  28. Capital City LONDONpopulation : 7,5 million people

  29. London is the city of traditions and exciting places • Red double-deckers – traditionalmeans of transport

  30. Oxford Street

  31. TheLondon Eye

  32. The London Eye is also known as the Millennium Wheel

  33. The Houses of Parliament(Westminster Palace)

  34. Big Ben is the Symbol of London

  35. Buckingham Palace isthe Queen´s residence

  36. The Queen’s Guardusually wear uniforms of red tunics and bearskins (hats)

  37. The Tower of London

  38. the Ravens

  39. The Tower Bridge

  40. Trafalgar Square

  41. Madame Tussaud’s

  42. Wax Figures

  43. The Greenwich Observatory

  44. Westminster Abbey

  45. St. Paul´s Cathedral isone of the largest cathedrals in the world

  46. Piccadilly Circus isfamous for its advertising signs

  47. DO YOU REMEMBER? What is the most popular transport in London? What is the main shopping street? Where can you see wax figures? What is the biggest cathedral in London? Where can you see the ravens? What is the main square in London? What sight do you like most of all? Why?

  48. We hope you like it  Thank You!