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Culture of the UK

For Intermediate English

Javier García Sevilla

on 13 November 2012

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SPORTS UK Music Timeline The different countries of the UK 1983 1996 1960 1965 1971 1975 1977 1980 1987 1997 2000 2007 2012 The Beatles The Who Pink Floyd The Clash The Police Geoge Michael Spice Girls Robbie Williams James Blunt MUSIC Oasis Led Zeppelin Queen FOOTBALL CRICKET Sports born
TENNIS OTHERS Succesful bands in the USA Succesful bands in the UK Succesful bands WORLDWIDE Most popular sport in UK Has been played
for hundreds of years Some of UK's
football teams are world famous The first set of laws of the
game of football date from the
formation of
The Football
in 1863. Q Magazine and Virgin Radio
All Time
Chart Acording to the first 30 songs on the list, more than 63% were English In the English Football League
there are 92 professional clubs. Coldplay UK's NATIONAL
SPORT IS CRICKET Cricket is played on village greens.

Sundays from April to August.

The rules of cricket were created in the 18th century. 2008 Amy Winehouse Most popular sport in England Is played with
an oval ball. Super League competition THIS STONE
A.D. 1823 Rugby was originated from
Rugby school in Warwickshire. FESTIVITIES Adelle The Beatles After The Beatles - From Liverpool, England

- Its members were Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison & Ringo Starr

- They Composed 13 albums in less than 8 years of activity. Beatlemania - They sold 15 Ivor Novello prizes and 16 Grammys (6 of them after splitting up). They have 6 diamont discs, 24 multi-platine discs, 39 platine discs and 45 gold discs in the United States.

- 4 national tours in the same year. They stopped playing live because sound equipment wasn’t powerful enough to get over public shouts and applauses.

- English government had to put special police
teams to protect them on their concerts. - They are considered the most creative and revolutionary band in the history.

- They started using albums as we know now and were the firsts in doing a videoclip.

- Lots of artists consider them as their bigger influence in their way to compose music.

- Beatles are known to have changed the way
people listened to popular music. They
became symbols of the social revolucion
and activism, and inspired
movements such as women and
gay liberation and ecologism. The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland (who together make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. Its geography is varied, with coastal cliffs, highlands and lowlands and numerous smaller islands off the Scottish coast. The highest peak is Ben Nevis in Scotland, which reaches a height of 1344 meters. The English account for over 80% of the population, almost 10% Scots and the Welsh and Irish, most of the rest. The UK is also home to immigrants from diverse communities, especially in its former colonies in the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Africa. POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FOUR NATIONS SCOTLAND Number of inhabitants : 49 million
Capital: London
Language: English
Patron Saint: St. George (April 23rd)
Main Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic Muslim and Hindu Number of inhabitants : 5 million
Capital: Edinburgh
Language: English, Scots and Scots Gaelic
Patron Saint: St. Andrew (November 30th)
Main Religions: Protestant and Roman Catholic ENGLAND WALES Number of inhabitants : 3 million
Capital: Cardiff
Language: English and Welsh
Patron Saint: St. David (March 1st)
Main Religions: Protestant and Roman Catholic NORTHERN IRELAND Number of inhabitants : 1,6 million
Capital: Belfast
Language: English and Irish Gaelic
Patron Saint: St. Patrick (March 17th)
Main Religions: Protestant and Roman Catholic The Thistle The Red Rose The Leek and the Daffodil The Shamrock and the Harp FLAG The emblems that appear on the Union Flag are the crosses of three patron saints.
The red cross of St. George on a white background, representing England.
The diagonal white cross of St. Andrew on a blue background, representing Scotland.
The diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick on white background, representing Ireland.
Wales is not represented in the Union flag because when the first version of the flag had already joined Wales with England. The DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UK AND GREAT BRITAIN The UK is made up of the four countries named above.
His full name is: 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. Britain, on the other hand, comprises only England, Scotland and Wales. It is the largest island of the British Isles. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are the second largest island.
The popular belief that it rains all the time in Britain is simply not true.
In fact, London gets no more rain in a year than most other major European cities, and less than some.

Interestingly, despite often raining, UK has the highest rate of convertibles car sales . WEATHER UNITED KINGDOM Dinner Other important festivities:

- St. Pattrick’s Day

- Halloween Common celebrations with us:

- Christmas:
- Christmas
- Boxing Day
- New year’s eve

- April fool’s day Some festivities celebrated in the UK December 25

- British spend this day with the family.
They have lunch together.

- Begin at previous night,
when Santa Claus
comes into all houses
and give gifts
GOOD childrens. Christmas December 26

- Employers and workers receive gifts from their superiors.

- People usually go to stadiums to watch british sports such as football, rugby among others. Boxing Day April 1

- Similar to the “Sants Inocents” festivity celebrated here. People play jokes on each other.

- Is not celebrated in Christmas on december 28 as we do, but on Apri1 1, such as Italy, Portugal, Germany among others. April fool’s day December 31

- Wales: At the first strike of the bell they open the back door of the house. At the last strike of the bell they open the main door.

- Scotland: The first man who crosses the door bring good luck to the house. New year’s Eve Other important festivities
celebrated in the UK and Ireland March 17

- Firtsly, it was a catholic festivity. They attend to church and pray.

- Nowadays has become
in an exaltation of Irish traditions. Saint Patrick’s day October 31

- Festivity with Celtic and pagan roots. In the past people used to burn bonfire in order to scare spirits.

- Now, children dress up as skulls, spirits, pumpkins. They ring the houses and people gives they candies. Halloween Comparison Breakfast
Dinner Typical foods Fish and chips
Shepherd's pie Christmas Spanish breakfast English breakfast Lunch Spanish lunch English lunch Fish and chips Haggis Shepherd's
pie The world's most famous tennis tournament is Wimbledon Started in the 19th century... Begins on the nearest Monday to June 22 Millions of people watch the Championships on TV live The rewards of prize money began in 1968 when the total purse allocated was £26,150 ... ...about
33000€ Road Laver In Wimbledon tournament is traditional for visitors to eat strawberries and cream whilst they watch the tennis MEALS Shepherd's pie Breakfast
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