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Exercise

English-Speaking Countries

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Research:

Work in groups. Each group draws a country and uses the Internet to find the information asked for in the boxes below. Scotland is given as an example here. There may be many different answers for culture, music, film, and sport so choose options that you feel tell you something about the country, or which are typical for the country.

Present your findings orally in class. Collect all the answers in a shared document that everyone has access to.

Copy and paste the country you are working on into your text editor.

Countries


Scotland:

Capital: Edinburgh
Languages: English, Gaelic
Why do they speak English? Because most of the population descend from the Anglo Saxons. Some also speak Gaelic or Scots (a local variation of English)
Political system: Constitutional monarchy, has its own Parliament with some self rule
Culture: Clans, kilts, whisky, haggis
Music: Bagpipes, Amazing Grace
Film: Braveheart
Sport: Rugby, golf, Highland Games

England:

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Wales:
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Republic of Ireland (EIRE):
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The USA:
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Australia:
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New Zealand:
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Botswana:
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South Africa:
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The Philippines:
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India:
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Jamaica:
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Northern Ireland (Ulster):
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Uganda
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Ghana:
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Malta:
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Virgin Islands:
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Nigeria:
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Canada:
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Singapore:
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Last updated 04/06/2021
Written by: Eli M. Huseby

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