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Transcript of ENGLAND
United Kingdom or England?
The United Kingdom is a sovereign country.
It is a nation with its own government.
Its full name is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Great Britain is the larger island that contains Scotland, England and Wales.
Northern Ireland is the northern part of a separate island to the west of Great Britain.
Together, Great Britain and Northern Ireland form the United Kingdom.
The name United Kingdom is often abbreviated to "UK".
The capital of the UK is London, where the UK government and parliament reside.
59.4% of the population is Christian
5% is Muslim
3.7% belongs to other religions
Sport plays a prominent role in English life.
Popular team sports in England are association football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league.
Major individual sports include badminton, tennis, golf, cycling, motorsport and horseracing.
Currency: Pound Sterling
FORMULA 1 CAR RACING
The most popular sport in the UK.
Football was played in England as far back as medieval times.
Known in the US and other countries as 'soccer.'
With over 40,000 association football clubs, England has more clubs involved in the code than any other country as well as:
The world's first club (Sheffield F.C.).
The world's oldest professional association football club (Notts County F.C).
The oldest national governing body (the Football Association).
The first national team.
Today the UK's top domestic league, the Premier League, is one of the most popular and richest sports leagues in the world.
The England National Football Team has won the World Cup once, in 1966.
A total of five English club teams have won the UEFA Champions League (European Cup).
The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs.
At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition.
Contested by 20 clubs.
Wembley Stadium is the national stadium in England.
It is also the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 90,000.
Located in Wembley Park, London, England.
Also known as "The Theatre Of Dreams".
Home of Manchester United F.C.
With a capacity of 75,635.
Located in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.
Located in Holloway, London, England
Home of Arsenal Football Club.
With a capacity of 60,272, the Emirates is the third-largest football stadium in England after Wembley and Old Trafford.
ST JAMES' PARK
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
It is the home of Newcastle United F.C.
With a capacity of 52,405.
STADIUM OF LIGHTS
Located in Sunderland, England.
Home to Sunderland A.F.C.
With space for 49,000 spectators.
CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM
Located in Manchester, England.
Also known as Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons
Home ground of Manchester City Football Club.
With a capacity of 45,500.
Located in Anfield, Liverpool, England.
With a seating capacity of 45,276
Home of Liverpool F.C.
TOP 10 - ENGLISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS
10 MOST IMPORTANT ENGLAND CLUBS
ENGLAND'S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM
England are one of the two oldest national teams in football; alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872.
England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London
The current team manager is Roy Hodgson.
The current team captain is Wayne Rooney.
England won the World Cup in 1966.
The St James Parks stadium is home to which team?
How many clubs does the Premier League have?
Which was Wembley Stadium's capacity?
Who is the current captain of England's national team?
BRITISH VS AMERICAN VOCABULARY
Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years.
British customs and traditions are famous all over the world.
CHEESE ROLLING AT COOPER'S HILL
PEARLY KING AND QUEEN
GUY FAWKES NIGHT
England has produced some of the world’s best music throughout history.
In fact, as a country, England has spearheaded some of the world’s most significant musical movements and trends.
Since its earliest days, English music has been particularly diverse and culturally relevant.
It was made up of religious music, folk music, classical music and many other styles.
There were styles designed for the wealthy and elite and others for the working class and the poor.
English music was particularly influenced by European movements.
However, there are also many trends and styles that originated from within the country itself.
THE ROLLING STONES
MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISH BANDS
ENGLISH SOLO ARTISTS
England’s flag is derived from St George's Cross (the warrior saint), which is a red cross on a white background.
It started to be a symbol of the country since the middle ages, and although it is part of the union flag it has no official status within the United Kingdom.
MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISH ACTORS
Some of the best actors
working today hail from the UK.
GUESS THE SONG RULES
We'll show each group part of a song's lyrics.
You'll have 30 SECONDS to guess the name of the song AND the artist.
Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know,
You don't know you're beautiful
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, "Can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between"
DRIVE MY CAR
Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight?
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
PRICE TAG (FEAT. B.O.B.)
10 OF THE MOST FAMOUS ENGLISH ACTORS
"GUESS 2 MOVIES" RULES
We'll show the picture of any of the actors presented before.
You have 30 SECONDS to tell us the names of 2 movies they've been in.
England is swarming with a sea of beautiful "glamour models."
5 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISH MODELS
The UK has produced some of the world's best designers and London is a great place to find them all in one city.
4 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISH DESIGNERS
BIG RED BUSES
Open-top sightseeing tours on two main routes which take in the best sights in the capital including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge.
Depending on how much time you have, you can choose from a 24 or 48 hour ticket, during which time you can hop on and hop off the buses to your heart's content.
RED TELEPHONE BOOTHS
The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
The color red was chosen to make them easy to spot.
Is a rounded men's or women's cap with a small stiff brim in front, typically associated with older working class men.
However, the flat cap can also be taken to denote the upper class when affecting casualness.
IT'S TEA TIME!
Tea time in Britain means more than drinking a cup of tea.
Tea time is an actual meal and depending upon where in the country you find yourself, this meal could be anything from a scone, to a few light sandwiches and cakes, to a full roast dinner.
Even though it’s the smallest city in the country is the most populous.
One of the largest financial centers in the world.
Over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies have their headquarters in central London.
When talking about tourism, London is the most visited city of England, receiving around 14 million tourists per year.
When talking about tourism, London is the most visited city of England, receiving around 14 million tourists per year, which is no surprise, since it has attractions such as...
It's a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames.
One of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner, an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
It's a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
It's a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
It's the London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the United Kingdom.
It's a museum and tourist attraction located in Central London, housed in the former London Planetarium. Known for recreating life size wax models of celebrities.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.
The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.
It's the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
It's a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England.
One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
It's a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London.
Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from several performance genres have appeared on its stage and it has become one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
10 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH MOVIES
5 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH TV SHOWS
Being the origin of the English language, England has yielded many noteworthy literary works and authors.
The oldest surviving texts are written in Old English and are from the early part of the Middle Ages.
Works were usually written in poetic prose that could be performed, instead of merely being recited.
In the 1100’s poems and tales were being written down, allowing a greater number of people to have access to and enjoy it.
Middle English was the main language of literature right up until the 1470’s, at which time it was replaced by a London-based English called Chancery Standard.
GUESS THE WORD!
Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling
We could have had it all
ROLLING IN THE DEEP
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place
WE WILL ROCK YOU
Middle English can be divided into:
2) courtly love
Religious: written as an encouragement to the devout and a warning to others.
Courtly love: reflects one of the most far-reaching revolutions in social sensibility in Western culture, the dramatic change in attitude towards women
Arthurian: leads on succeeding ages and ideologies.
Literature was not viewed merely as a form of entertainment.
Rather, it was a dialogue about political and social issues, an outlet for emotions.
So, when the common people were invited to share in this dialogue, it had major implications on how literature was viewed by all.
Elizabethan literature was part of the Renaissance movement (along with many others).
Especially popular was drama and theatre, which was greatly influenced by Greek and Roman cultures.
William Shakespeare was, and still is, an acclaimed author from the Elizabethan era.
1. French was the official language for about 300 years.
2. The shortest war against England was with Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
3. The first hot chocolate store opened in London.
4. The English drink more tea than anyone else in the world.
5. Chickens outnumber humans in England.
6. The Queen has 30 god children.
7. The Queen sent her first e-mail in 1976.
8. Kate Middleton is allergic to horses.
9. Prince Harry got in trouble for dressing as a Nazi to a costume party.
10. When Nelson Mandela met the Spice Girls, he called them his “heroes.”
11. Prince William paid £200 to sit in the front row and watch Kate in the fashion show.
12. The London Bridge is rumoured to be haunted... people have claimed to see a woman in black roaming in the night.
13. London is the first city in the world to have an underground subway system.
14. There are over 30,000 people with the name John Smith in England.
15. The Beatles originally called themselves the Blackjacks, and then the Quarrymen.
THANK YOU LADS!
What is "LADS"?
The British use it as a word to call a group of people with whom they are friendly.
WE ARE: ENGLAND
Milushka Lok as "Dreamer Girl"
María Isabel Sacoto as "Griffindor Student"
Nicole Game as "Kate Middleton"
Daniela Yánez as "John Lennon"
Rubén Torres as "Charles Chaplin"
LONDON CITY TOUR