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English-Speaking Countries

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Divide the countries between you and use the Internet to find the necessary information to fill in the fact boxes below. Look at Scotland, the example below. Present your findings orally in class.

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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:

Capital: London
Languages: English
Why do they speak English? Because most of the population descend from the Anglo Saxons.
Political system: Constitutional monarchy, has its own Parliament with some self rule
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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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Canada:
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Singapore:
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