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The United Kingdom

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Maria isabel Cruz

on 2 September 2015

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The United Kingdom
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Brief summary:
History of United Kingdom
What U discover about UK?
The main attitude is being polite. but they also have some humor when it comes to their weather.
Their gestures and are also the same to all people.
Where did I visit?
I went to Big Ben and the London Eye. I also when to Edinburgh, Scotland for a visit. The castle there was huge! From what I've learned about the castle's history - that it was built on a extinct(inactive) volcano, and at night, when the torches are lit - it looks like it's floating in the air. Which is why some people call it a 'Castle in the Sky'.
More Facts...
Any questions?
Despite being the on same island - They.Do.Not.Like.Each.Other. Especially the Scots.
In the Medieval ages, England was once the greatest world power. I mean, seriously, they took over 1/2 of the world
On the left - you'll see how the United Kingdom got it's flag
- This flag is also called the Union Jack
They once ruled the seas too - like America. Other nations called them the 'Sea Dogs'
London Bridge is falling down - falling down - falling down.
London Bridge is falling down, my dear lady.
• London is the first city in the world to have an underground subway system.
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When you are invited to go to someone's house, they usually call first to make sure they don't interrupt anyone's plans for the day.
Then we went to the British Museum in London. They had a lot of artifacts from all over Europe to Africa, to Asia.
The first time I went to the UK for a year, I went to Scotland. On Jan. 25th, Burns Night, dedicated to the poet, Robert Burns the Scottish hold banquets that include
speeches, drinking, singing, recitations, and dancing.

On Nov. 5th, they light bonfires and watch the fireworks in the sky. They call that day, Guy Fawkes Day, where they set off fireworks, and turn old clothes into effigies.
Based on the stereotype; its always rainy there, and sometimes it is, so I would pack in some boots,and umbrella, a rain coat, and some pants.
Another thing is they have many days that support the veterans in wars.
United Kingdom Empire in 1920
Rites, religion and Marriages
- The United Kingdom is a unitary state comprised of four constituent countries: Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. (1800).
-In 1927, the United Kingdom changed its formal title to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland''.

Language!
The official language is English.
Polish is the second language most spoken in the UK.
Ethnic groups

• 87.1% White
• 7.0% Asian
• 3.0% Black
• 2.0% Mixed
• 0.9% Other
Currency!
Interesting Facts
• The United Kingdom happens to be the first industrialized country in the World.

Windsor Castle is the largest royal home in the world.
• The British people drink more tea than anyone else in the world.
• There are over 300 languages spoken in England.
Transportation!
Buses, double decker buses, trains, bikes, cars, black cabs are good transportations.

Famous people...
J. K. Rowling

British novelist. She born in1965.
William Shakespeare
Was an English poet, playwright and actor.
An English former footballer.
Best known as the author
of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
Were an English rock band.
The Beatles
British Royal Family
David Beckham
Culture and Outfits
Women wear long tartan shirts, white blouses,
and tartan sashes.
Women generally dress in casual clothing, jeans are very common.
They are very elegant when they go to work, but, at break time, are fairly simple to wear.

Men are also very casual to wear. Jeans and sweaters.
They dress elegant for work and when they go to expensive events.

The UK has been described as a "cultural superpower"
British literature, music, cinema, art, television, philosophy and architecture are influential and respected across the world.
Sport is an important part of British culture.
Other Country Facts
Full Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)
Drinking Age: 18
Government: constitutional monarchy.
Capital City
Is situated in the north-west of Europe.
Geography
The United Kingdom is conformed of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland..
The official religion in Britain is Christianity as practiced by the Anglican Church.
Britain is a multi-faith society
• Roman Catholic (Christians 71%)
• Anglican
• Buddhism
• Protestant
• Muslim
• 23% of Britain follows no particular religion.
Marriage - over 16
Driving-17
Smoke-18
Drink-18 (need parents permission)
Vote-18

Around one in three marriages end in divorce.
Touristic places in UK.
Big Ben
England's most famous landmark, Big Ben is largest 4-faced clock tower in the world.
EDF Energy London Eye.
London's best attraction, The world's biggest Ferris wheel (135 m).
Stonehenge.
Is one of the world's wonders and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.
Tower Bridge
Is the world's most famous bridge located across the Thames River in London
30 St Mary Axe - Gherkin
Is one of the most iconic buildings in London. received several awards for its unique design.
Is the only bridge with hydraulic system in London.
Customs
-They respect the personal space.
-Get drunk, is normal for them.
-They are used to talk to stranger people to converse about little things.
-The bad language is no considerate an offense and is normal.
-They eat toast just in formal meals
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round.
The country has the Seasons, ie Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall and Winter.


Thank U for your attention.

Commonly known as the United Kingdom. is a sovereign state in Europe.
The country includes the island of Great Britain and many smaller islands.
The United Kingdom is the 22nd-most populous country, with approximately 64.1 million inhabitants. It is a constitutional monarchy and has a parliamentary system of governance.
London is an important global city and financial centre with the second-largest urban area in the European Union. The City of London is the world's largest financial centre alongside New York.

The current British monarch since 6 February 1952 is Queen Elizabeth II.
The UK is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific, and political influence internationally


And economy
The UK has a partially regulated market economy. the UK is today the sixth-largest economy in the world and the third-largest in Europe.
Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanised and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs.
Around two-thirds of production is devoted to livestock.
Other languages: Welsh; Irish; Scottish Gaelic; and Cornish. All are recognised as regional or minority languages.

It is compulsory for pupils to study a second language up to the age of 14 in England, and up to age 16 in Scotland. French and German are the two most commonly taught second languages in England and Scotland.

England and Scotland were leading centres of the Scientific Revolution from the 17th century and the United Kingdom led the Industrial Revolution from the 18th century.
Major theorists from the 17th and 18th centuries include Isaac Newton (laws of motion); from the 19th century Charles Darwin and James Clerk Maxwell, who formulated classical electromagnetic theory.
Active during the 1960s
He born in 1564 and die in 1616.
He born in 1975.
The currency of the United Kingdom is the Pound Sterling (£).
All coins have a portrait of the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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