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English Culture

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Alice Middelkoop

on 27 October 2014

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Transcript of English Culture

UK
Great Britain
England
Scotland
Wales
English Culture
Flag of St George
English rose
Flag of St Andrew
Scottish thistle
The red dragon of Wales
Flag of
St Patrick
Irish Shamrock
daffodil
National flowers
Houses of Parliament
House of Commons
House of Lords
Stone henge ca 3000 BC
Hadrian's wall
122 AD
Roman Empire
Christmas Eve
Primary Schools
Nursery,
Kindergarten,
Reception class ( < 5 yrs)
Infants school 5,6 yrs)
Junior schools (7-11 yrs)
Middle schools (8-14 yrs)
Secondary Schools (11-16/ 18 yrs)
comprehensive school (85%)
grammar school (4%)
Technical schools
Boarding schools
(11-28.000 pnds)
British National Anthem (1745)
British schools :)
Crown
- Sovereign (Queen Elizabeth)
- Parliament (MP)
DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR
Bill --> Royal Assent --> Law
Queen is immune from proceedings
honours: peerages, knighthoods
foreign affairs
Privy council
Monarchy
House of Lords
House of Commons
red: labour
blue: conservative
yellow: liberal
VOTING
From where?
British citizens
Irish Republic
Commonwealth
Who?
> 18 years
Not in jail
Mentally healthy
No members of the House of Lords
Scottish Parliament
Welsh Assembly
Fast Food
Fish & Chips
in paper
Housesteads fort
Wall
BC: Before Christ
AD: Anno Domini 'the year of our Lord'
Stone Henge Monument
transport by water
astronomical clock
worship for the sun
cemetery
madness
godess Eostre
Halloween History
5 nov 1605
Bonfire night
Guy Fawkes Night
penny for the guy
Gunpowder plot against
James I protestant policy.
roman catholic
Bank holidays
Celtic feast with witches
and supernaturals
Celtic Old Year
Trick & Treat
Mischief Night
Apple bobbing
Poppy Day
Remembrance Day
Sunday after 11th
November
War memorial
Cenotaph
Christmas Dinner
Second Christmas Day
Old Years' Eve
Halloween 31st October
Easter then & now
Queen Elizabeth II
birthday 21 april 1926
trooping the colour 2nd Saturday in June
Rights of the Queen
- Head of State
- Appointment Prime Minister
- Dissolution Parliament
- Royal Prerogative
- Granting honours
Conservatives
Political parties
Politics: votes
Blue: tories, conservative
Yellow: whigs, liberals
Red: Labour
Grey: rest
Pub
Public House
- good conversation
- good beer
Sunday Food
roast beef
vegetables
gravy
roast potatoes
Yorkshire pudding
English language
Lingua Franca
337 million: mother tongue
350 million: second language
English is international an official language in 75% of situations
Religion
England:
Roman Catholic
Anglican
Scotland:
Presbyterian
N Ireland:
Protestant
Roman Catholic
Wales:
Methodism
Baptism
Rest:
Islam, Sikh
Hindu, Jews
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
Standard time
Basis other Time Zones in world
BST
British Summer Time
From last March
till last October
High Tea
Introduced by Dutch 1610
Most important drink 1750
1/3 weekly wage!
Tea in the afternoon
Cakes, bread
Strong with milk
Import & Export
Big Ben 1858
St. Stephen's Tower
Tower of London!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1728_people_places/page43.shtml
Listen to this story and make notes:
- White Tower 11th cent:
Willem the Conqueror
Viking!
- Bloody Tower:
two princes
of Edward IV murderered
- Traitor's Gate for prisoners
- Henry VIII murdered
Sr Thomas More
Tower Green: Anne
Boleyn, Catherine Howard
beheaded.
TowerS of London!
Tower of London
Crown Jewels
Indian diamond:
Koh-i-noor (mountain of light)
St Edward's Crown (> 2 kg!)
Yeoman Warders
(Beefeaters) in Tudor
uniform 1485
Ravens; if they leave the
tower will fall
Raven Master clipped wings
Speakers' Corner
Email & Telephone
How do British use e-mail in business?
How do they make a phone call?
And what about mobile phone?
TIME
British people are in time,
so 8 o'clock is 8 o'clock.
If you're too late,
call them you're
in a meeting :)
Dress code
Business casual
Smart casual
Business Formal
Greeting & Dining
Family style
Buffet style
Serving style
Do's & Don'ts
Bank holiday
Christmas Box
Sports
Start Sale
Vocational Education
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