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Easy Text - An Intro. to England

What do you know about England? What is typical for England? Write down as many things as you can and then compare with your neighbour.

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England

England is the largest country in the UK and the one with the most inhabitants (51 million). London is the capital city and the government for the United Kingdom is there. England has a mild climate and is suitable for farming. It is also an industrial country with a variety of industries like tourism, chemicals, electronics and finance. Much of the country is quite flat. The north has some hills and the south has beautiful villages and beaches. There are also many big cities like Manchester and Liverpool. England has had many famous writers, artists and musicians. You have probably heard of Shakespeare, J.R.R Tolkien and of course the Beatles.

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Discussion

  1. What typical English characteristics can you spot in these images?
    • English architecture. Photo.
      Typically English 1
    • Fish and chips restaurant. Photo.
      Typically English 2
    • Big Ben in London. Photo.
      Typically English 3
  2. Which famous English person would you have been if you were going to a masquerade? (Search for famous British if you need help.)

Writing

You are arranging an 'English Evening' at school. Write an invitation to the students. Include:

  • where to meet
  • when to meet
  • what to bring
  • ask people to dress in an English manner


Remember to be polite in your invitation.

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The British Isles

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    Easy Text - The UK

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    London

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    Liverpool

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    Manchester

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    Cambridge

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    The North - South Divide

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    The Faces of London

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    Easy Text - An intro. to Scotland

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    Braveheart

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    Bobby - the Faithful Dog from Edinburgh

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    Easy Text - An intro. to Wales

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    Easy Text - An intro. to Northern Ireland

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    The Troubles

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    The Troubles, Introduction - Text in Brief

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    The Troubles, History - Text in Brief

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    The Troubles, 1960s to Today - Text in Brief

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    The Orange and the Green

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    Flags in Northern Ireland

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    Radio Play: Into Exile

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    Dublin

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    Irish Proverbs

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    Molly Malone

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    Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes

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    The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain

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