Card 25. Britain
1. Let’s talk about Great Britain. What do you know about this country?
2. Would you like to visit Britain? Why (not)?
3. What would you ask a British teenager about national holidays in Britain?
4. Give me a piece of advice on what sights to see in London.
5. Do the British differ greatly from Belarusian people in character? Why?
|1. Let’s talk about Great Britain. What do you know about this country?||1. The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.2. It is situated on the British Isles and includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.3. The climate of the country is mild and changeable. British people joke that they have no climate, they have weather.4. Great Britain is a highly developed industrial country. The biggest industrial cities are London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. The capital of the country is London.
5. The United Kingdom is a parliamentary monarchy with Queen Elizabeth at the head, but in fact the country is ruled by the Prime Minister.
7. Great Britain is a country with old cultural traditions and customs. Two intellectual centres of Europe, Oxford and Cambridge universities, are situated there.
|2. Would you like to visit Britain? Why (not)?||Of course, I would like to visit Britain. I’d like to see with my own eyes its famous places of interest and to improve my English.|
|3. What would you ask a British teenager about national holidays in Britain?||1. What national holidays have you got in Britain? 2. What is your favourite holiday? 3. How do you celebrate Christmas? 4. What are bank holidays?|
|4. Give me a piece of advice on what sights to see in London.||If I were you, I would first of all have a view of London from the London Eye. Then I would visit Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, the Tower and others.|
|5. Do the British differ greatly from Belarusian people in character? Why?||We speak different languages, have different customs, traditions and historical development. So, yes, we do, but we have much in common, too.|