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UNIVERSITY OF DALAT DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

BRITISH CIVILIZATION - 2007
Tran Thanh Hung - M.A. 2007

THE BRITISH ISLES
(Names to be mentioned: Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu, Judaism Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Romans, Latin, Britannia.) - Location: - United Kingdom: -Britain: + and Great Britain: + the name Britain:

THE UNITED KINGDOM
formal name: - The United Kingdom

- Area - Population -Major cities: + London +Other cities - Languages - Nationalities

BRITISH CIVILIZATION - 2007

General Introduction
B. England
(names to be mentioned: Common Wealth of Nations, Sheffield, Bristol, Sir. Benjamin Hall, Houses of Parliament)

GREAT BRITAIN A. Scotland:

(names to be mentioned: Scots, Gaelic, Lowlands, Highlands, Midlands, Uplands, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, St. Andrew, Royal Mile, Scotti, Celt, Celtic, Caledonia, Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, Lock Ness) In local language it is called

England, Anglia in Latin, is a political division of the island of Great Britain, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. -Location and area:

Rìoghachd na h'Albannach
- Location and area -Population -Languages - Population: (the total and population distribution) -Main cities

-Languages

-The world famous landmarks:

-Main cities:

C. Wales (names to be mentioned: Bala Lake, Snowdon,

Cymru, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Taff, Ely, Bristol Channel)

-Scotland‟s name

Wales is a unique country within Britain in that it is a Principality. The current Prince of Wales is Prince Charles, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. Wales and England have been united politically for almost five centuries, the two countries sharing systems of law, land tenure and local government. However, the Principality has a history, language and culture of its own. -Location and area: -Population -Languages -Main cities -Noticeable points in brief

-Noticeable points in brief:

UNIVERSITY OF DALAT DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

BRITISH CIVILIZATION - 2007

Tran Thanh Hung - M.A. 2007

1

1-Fill in the following charts with all names of the constituent parts of the British Isles. THE BRITISH ISLES

2- What is the difference between Britain and Great
Britain?

C-What is the population of Scotland? Where is the highest density in Scotland? How is the population of Scotland distributed?

3-Where does the name “Britain” come from?

D-Retell a story you know about the name ‚Scotland‛.

4-What is the population of Britain?

5-Which separates the British land and that of Western
Europe?

E-Name two of the world-famous Scottish products.

6-What do you know about Scotland? A-Locate Scotland in the British Isles. Just use a couple of simple sentences.

F-Mention some of typical geographic traits of the land of Scotland:

B-What do you know about languages generally spoken in Scotland?

G-Mention some of the Scottish typical cultural traits.

BRITISH CIVILIZATION - 2007
7-Complete the following sentence: “Politically, Wales has been united to England for several centuries; the two countries have the same …………………………………………………………………………………………….., but Wales, the …………………………, has its own……………………………………. 8-What are the languages popularly spoken in The Principality of the UK? 9- Define “principality” in your own words. What is “The Principality”?

Classroom Test One

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13-What do you know about the following landmarks: Big Ben, Lock Ness, Snowdon, Stonehenge, Lake District, and Birmingham Palace?

10-What is Wales generally famous for? 14-Define the following words: compromise constituent nation population density urban center cosmopolitan.

11-What are the seven wonders of London?

12-Say what you know about the cities mentioned below.
(Just name the country that the city belongs to, say whether the city is the...
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