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Transcript of United Kingdom
Sai (and Priyal)
This is the U.K. flag.
The capital city of U.K. is London.
Languages that are spoken include:
Tower bridge on the Thames river
Big Ben and Parliament
Major tourist attractions
The list of countries U.K
trades with :
Trading with United Kingdom
U.S.A. United Arab Emirates
Italy Hong Kong
United Kingdom buys raw materials
(needed for manufacturing). U.K. also buys tobacco and beverages.
United Kingdom sells : machinery, cars,
electronic equipment, chemicals, oil, financial services, scotch and Irish whiskey.
The largest market U.K. sells to and the second largest supplier is, the United States. the second largest market U.K. sells to and the largest supplier is Germany.
75% of U.K. is used for agriculture.
Some crops that are grown in U.K.
are potatoes, fruits, sugar beets, grains
(wheat and barley) and hay.
Fruits include Apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, plums, damsons, rhubarb, peach, grapes, blackberries, redcurrants and more
Major cities of U.K.
Major rivers of U.K.
U.K. 's climate is mild.
There is snow during winter.
Lowland and southern regions
average temperatures :
Winter= 4 degrees C
Summer= 17 degrees C
Highland and Southern regions
average temperatures :
Winter= -1 degrees C
Summer=12 degrees C
May and June are the driest months
October and December receive the most rainfall
The official language is English,
which is spoken by 95% of the
Williams Shakespeare is often called
the national poet of England. He wrote
the famous "Romeo and Juliet" and
Jane Austin, Charles Dickens, and The
Bronte sisters are famous Authors. J.K.
Rowling is a famous writer. She wrote the
Harry Potter series.
Language/ The Arts
Sports played and started in Britain include :
Cricket (England's national sport)
Football/Soccer (most popular sport)
lucky to meet a black cat to walk under a ladder
lucky to touch wood 7 years of bad luck for breaking a mirror
four leaf clovers spilling salt
horse shoes open an umbrella indoors
catching falling leaves in Autumn shoes on the table
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr
The most popular dish is curry.
Their food is mainly based on meat.
Such as beef, lamb, pork, chicken,fish and
generally served with potatoes or one other vegetable. Traditional dishes include Beef and Kidney pie, roast beef and Yorkshire and Shepherds' pie.
Scotland and Wales- mostly meat
England and Northern Ireland-mostly vegetables
New years day
Twelfth night (when Christmas decorations are taken down)
Twelfth day (the arrival of the three wise men)
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
Tynwald day (National holiday of Isle of men)Isle of men is one of the British Isle in the Irish sea.
Lammas day (harvest festival)
Christmas (most widely celebrated in U.K)
U.K.'s natural resources:
Coal -the most plentiful and major fuel source for generating electricity
Oil and Natural gas - in the North Sea, U.K. is the world's 10th largest oil producer in the world
Mineral sources - not plentiful in the U.K.
Limestone, slate, sand, gravel, chalk, talc, clay, and gypsum- mined in sufficient quantities to supply the country's needs.
-Central and Southern England and Central Lowlands of Scotland produce
ships, aircrafts, locomotives, automobiles, electronic equipment, and textiles
-Iron and steel
-Textiles= yarn,rope, carpets, wool (7th largest producer of wool)
-Metals=Tin and Zinc
The British currency is called "Pounds".
One Pound equals to $1.60
Brampton, Downtown street
Year of Publication:
Focus on the United Kingdom
Looking at Great Britain
The population is over 60 million people.
The religions of UK :
The dialing code for United Kingdom is
Last updated in 2001
The differences between British and American English.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones
The Mystery of Stonehenge
U.K. has no traditional dress.
Scotland's National dress is a Kilt .
The Kilt is worn around the waist.
Wales's national dress is a long skirt
with a petticoat and topped with a shawl.
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books included the adventures of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of them are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
movie trailers (all 8)
England v Italy | Euro 2012 Quarter Finals
U.K National Anthem