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Transcript of The UK
The UK has been blessed with ballet!
The Royal Ballet, The English National Ballet, The Northern Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Scottish Ballet, and The London Ballet Company, are the most popular world known ballet companies located throughout the UK. The Royal Ballet is one of the most popular ballet schools throughout America, Europe , and Canada. Performed at The Royal Opera House, Alice in Wonderland was a bestseller.
Dance - Tyler
The music selection there is extremely similar to ours. This week, Their most listened to songs include Happy by Pharrell Williams, All of Me by John Legend, The Man by Aloe Blacc, and Dark Horse by Katey Perry. Some more unfamiliar artists include John Martin, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, and Paolo Nutini.
Here is My Love By Route94, and Anywhere for You By John Martin.
Music - Tyler
The UK is a special place. It has given birth to special people. David Beckham, J.K Rowling, The Beatles, and many more. It also contains world heritage sites. The Palace of Westminster, The Tower of London, Greenwich Maritime, and many others. With an official name of United Kingdom fo Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and a population of 60,020,000, The UK is an exceptional country.
UK's Geography - Lulu
Countries in the UK: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Britain, and Wales.
Famous Places - Lulu
Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK:
BRITAIN: Big Ben, the London Eye, and Hadrian's Wall
SCOTLAND: Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Slieve Donard , Aber Falls
WALES: Swansea Grand Theatre, Snowdonia National Park
Fun Facts about the Tourist Attractions
Even though Hadrian's Wall (Britain) was built in 122 AD, most of it can still be seen today. It stretches for 73 miles.
An index of castles has reported there to be around 1,500 castle sites in England alone, but only 800 sites have remains of the castles.
Slieve Donard is the highest peak in Northern Ireland, and it is part of the Mourne Mountains
Aber Falls (Wales) is 120 feet tall
There are 24 world heritage sites in the UK
In the United Kingdom, most traditions are similar to the traditions in the US, but some traditions are different, such as tea drinking. Each day, British people drink around 165 million cups of tea. Also, according to the British Life and Culture site, coffee is getting just as popular as tea.
The UK celebrates the same holidays that are celebrated in the US, but they also have Boxing Day, which is celebrated the day after Christmas Day.
Fun Facts about Traditions in the UK
London opened the first hot chocolate store
According to one site, "In Scotland, it is against the law to get drunk and possess a cow."
Boxing Day is when servants receive gifts from their employers
In Ireland, Boxing Day is called St. Stephen's Day
Government - Tyler
The Uk runs on a consitutional monarcy.
The head - The prime minister
The heads of state - the king and queen
History - Lulu
The history of the UK begins in May 1707, when England, Scotland, and Wales became "The United Kingdom of Great Britain" because of a 'political union.' England and Scotland had been in an alliance before this because of a document called the "Union of Crowns" in 1603. Another document was created in 1800, called "Act of Union," which added Ireland.
Art - Lulu
The United Kingdom has many well-known pieces of art. Some of the paintings in the UK are done by famous artists such as Vincent Van Gough, Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, and many more. Some of the most popular paintings in the UK right now are “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gough at the National Gallery in London, “The Great Wave” by Katsushika Hokusai in the British Museum, “The Snail” by Henri Matisse at Tate Modern, and "Hands Across the Divide," a public sculpture in Northern Ireland by Maurice Harron.
Famous Paintings in the UK
"Sunflowers" by Van Gough, can be seen at the National Gallery in London.
"The Great Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai is in the British Museum.
Chocolate was invented in the UK by Daniel Peter in 1875
The sandwich was also invented in the 17th century by Earl Monatgu who was the 4th Earl of Sandwich
fish and chips are currently the most popular meal in the UK. Also invented in the UK, a traditional fish and chips meal includes battered cod and fresh fries cooked to perfection in newspaper.
There are over 30,000 resturaunts in the UK.
The UK holds the title for the most tea drinkers.
The first hot chocolate store was opened in the UK.
There are over 51, 380 pubs in the UK.
World Food Day is celebrated every October 16 to honor the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization which was founded in 1945.
The food eaaten in the life time of someone living in the UK weighs as much s a full grown elephant.
Rolling Stones and Beatles tickets costed only $8.00 in the wonderful 70s. Today, concert tickets can reach up to $637.50.
Five british artists were nominated at the VMAs this year. Those artists(/bands) are One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, and Mumford and Sons.
The Beatles once spent 174 weeks on the top of UK's album charts.
Elvis Presley spent 63 weeks on the top of UK's album charts.
Adele's 21 album sold better in the UK than in the US with a total of 4.5 million copies sold.
Rihannah only sold 7 albums in the UK.
Since 1882, the UK celbrates International Dance Day annually on April 29. April 29 was Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern dance.
The dance move the foxtrot was invented in 1914 by Harry Fox.
In 1518, the 'dancing plague' lasted a month, and resulted in the deaths of dozens of people who died from exhaustion and heart attacks.
Education - Tyler
The 5 stages of education:
Early Years / Nursery = ages 3 - 4/5
Primary = ages 4/5 - 11
Secondary = ages 12 - 1
Further Education = ages 17 - 18
Higher Education = College grades 14 - 17
Education (/school) is required for all children between the ages of 5 and 16. Any child below the age of 5, can do to nursery, which is kind of like preschool, except slightly more edcational. The "National Ciriculum" (which every school follows) was established in 1988.
The UK department of education is rsponsiblefor the first 3 stages of education.
A 'Year' is used to determine a child's 'grade'. For example, we're year 7s.
A 'Public School' refers to private or privatley funded schools.
GCSE Exams take place of ERBs or EOGs.
Language - Lulu
In Scotland, there are three languages that are used. Scottish English is formal, Scots is less formal, and Scottish Gaelic, which is similar to Irish but with some Scots.
In Northern Ireland, English is the most widely spoken language. According to a Census from 2001, there are 75,125 people who speak, read, write and understands Irish and there are 1,450,467 who have no knowledge of Irish (there are 8.11 million people in Northern Ireland).
In Britain, it is estimated that over 95% of the population speaks English and the rest speak languages from around the UK.
In Wales, 92.3% of the population speaks English and 7.7% of the population speaks Welsh.