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Culture of the UK

For Intermediate English
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Javier García Sevilla

on 15 February 2017

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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
in the UK
RUGBY
LAWN
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
Association
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
COMMEMORATES THE EXPLOIT OF
WILLIAM WEBB ELLIS,
WHO WITH A FINE DISREGARD FOR THE RULES OF FOOTBALL
AS PLAYED IN THIS TIME
FIRST OOK THE BALL IN HIS ARMS AND RAN WITH IT
THUS ORIGINATING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF
THE RUGBY GAME.
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
ONLY
to


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
Lunch
Dinner
Typical foods
Fish and chips
Haggis
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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