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Transcript of England
Itzel Alabama Moncayo
Rosa Isela Rivera
Maria Socorro Molina
History of english
Did you know
Big Ben does not refer to the clock, but actually the bell.
The name “England” is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means “land of the Angles”.
An alternative name for England is Albion. The name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain.
Did you know
The London Eye is the tallest ferris wheel in Europe.
The national flag of England, known as St. George’s Cross, has been England national flag since the 13th century.
The Union Flag, the current design of the flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801.
The Royal Arms of England, a coat of arms symbolising England and the English monarchs.
The Tudor Rose; which takes its name from the Tudor dynasty. It is also known as The Rose of England.
St. Edward’s Crown was one of the English Crown Jewels and remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, often being used as the coronation crown.
Barbary lion is a national animal of England.
The rose is the national flower of England. It’s usually red.
The Oak is the national tree of England, representing strength and endurance.
Fish and chips is a widely consumed part of the English cuisine, it’s symbolic of England.
Tea is symbolic of England
Did you know
Chickens outnumber humans in England.
As a part of the United Kingdom, the basic political system in England is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. There has not been a Government of England since 1707.
The parliament of the United Kingdom is located at Westminster in London; which is the meeting place of House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of Her Majesty’s Government.
The current Prime Minister, David Cameron, leader of the conservative party, was appointed by the queen on 11 may 2010.
The general essence of the English law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts, applying their common sense and knowledge of legal precedent to the facts before them.
The court system is headed by the Senior Courts of England and Wales, consisting of the Court of Appeal, the High Court of justice for civil cases, and the Crown Court for Criminal Cases. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the highest court for criminal and civil cases in England and Wales.
court of appeal
court of justice
Did you know
England is 74 times smaller than the USA.
Much of England consists of rolling hills, but is generally more mountainous in the north with a chain of mountains, the Pennies, dividing east and west
To the south of the line there are larger areas of flatter land, including East Anglia, and the Fens, although hilly areas include Cotswolds, the Chilterns and North and South Downs.
The longest river in England is the River Severn. The longest River entirely within England is the River Thames.
Did you know
England has the highest rate of obesity in Europe.
Healthcare in England is mainly provided by England’s public health service, the National Health Service that provides healthcare to all permanent residents of the United Kingdom that is free at the point of use and is paid from general taxation
Did you know
25% of the people living in London today are born in another country.
The population at the time of the 2011 census was 53,012,456
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Did you know
Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner kept in the Tower of London.
Did you know
England is thought of as having the world’s worst food.
Christianity is the most widely practiced and declared religion in England. In the past various other religions (usually pagan) have been important in the area, like Celtics, Norse paganism, Wicca, and Druidry.
Random Famous English
Education in England is overseen by the department for education and the department for business, innovation and skills. The education system is divided into early years (ages 3-4), primary education (ages 4-11), secondary education (ages11-18), and tertiary education (ages 18+).
Burning the candle both ways
To be working, or being busy from very early in the morning right through the night.
Went out with the ark
To say that a thing, or a custom is very old, very old fashioned or very out of date.
The pc that I use at home went out with the ark, it's so old it still runs windows 98
Chance would be a fine thing
Although something would be nice, or that we would like something to happen, it's very very unlikely.
"why don't you buy a lottery ticket?"
-well, that's a good idea, but me, winning first price, chance would be a fine thing
Let the cat out of the bag
To give away a secret.
Have a bash at it
To say we are going to have a try of something new
To go pear shaped
Something goes wrong
If you stop working hard, it all go pear shaped
To drink heavily, usually alcohol.
Drinking like a fish
Last nigh Fernanda passed out in the garden, she drinks like a fish.
A storm in a tea cup
When someone get really angry about something that's not important
There will be hell to pay
Someone will be really angry if something happens.
There will be hell to pay if Anais finds out that Teen wolf has been cancelled.
Mum's the word
To mean this is a secret
In dribs and drabs
A little bit at a time.
Itzel doesn't have any money to pay off her debts, so she has been paying them off in dribs and drabs
Put a sock in it
Its a informal and impolite way to tell somebody to be quiet.
"Molly can't stop talking about him"
-Just tell her to put a sock in it, we're tired of her-
Bark up the wrong tree
Going in the wrong direction
Dig your heels in
To refuse or alter the course of action, to be obstinate, to refuse to change your plans or ideas.
Let your hair down
To relax and have fun.
Have a drink, let your hair down
To line one's pocket
To make money in a greedy or dishonest fashion.
Many politicians line their pockets with public money
out like a light
to be asleep, to go to sleep very easy
Be quiet, he's out like a light
To be all at sixes and sevens
You can say that again
To be all disorganized, to be unable to cope with the situation
To agree strongly with someone
Modern English cuisine is difficult to differentiate from British cuisine as a whole. However there are some forms of cuisine considered distinctively English. The full English breakfast is a variant of the traditional British fried breakfast
Fish and chips
Pie and mash
England abounds with folklore, in all forms, from such obvious manifestation as the traditional Robin Hood, the Brythonic-inspired Arthurian legends, to the contemporary urban legends.
Morris dance and related practices such as the abbots Bromley Horn dance preserve old English folk traditions, as do Mummers plays.
Folklore found throughout much of England
dwarfs & elves
They love tea
Love to Queue
Stiff upper lip
Love Talking About the Weather
It Rains Every Day
Sense of humour
Obsessed with class
now a day famous series
The trailer for the best t.v. show ever
according to me
Tower of London
St Paul's Cathedral
The gherkin building
One Canada square
Monument to the Great Fire of London
221 B Baker Street
Thank you for your attention
The Flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon, now a popular Welsh symbol, along with the Tudor colours of green and white. It was officially recognized as the Welsh national flag in 1959.
The Flag of Saint David is sometimes used as an alternative to the national flag (and used in part of Crusaders' crest), and is flown on St David's Day.
The Red Dragon, part of the national flag design, is also a popular Welsh symbol. It is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders.
The Prince of Wales's feathers, the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales is sometimes adapted by Welsh bodies for use in Wales.
The leek is also a national emblem of Wales. According to legend, Saint David (the patron saint of Wales) ordered his Welsh soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field. It is still worn on St David's Day each 1 March
The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and is worn on St David's Day each 1 March. (In Welsh, the daffodil is known as "Peter's Leek"
The resident population of Wales is 3,063,456, of whom 1,504,228 are men and 1,559,228 women