Some national differnces - Dress

Even if you see a man wearing Scottish national dress in Edinburgh, he is not Scotsmen. He is probably a tourist because Scotsmen don't wear their original Scottish dress only at special times, not everyday life.

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British Life - Languages

English is spoken in UK mainly. But Gaelic is in west and north of Scotlant and in Northern Ireland, Welsh is in Wales. There are more languages in UK like Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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British Life : The British (1)

Britain - the right name

Britain and Great Britain (GB) consists of England, Wales and Scotland, and the eighth biggest island in the world.
The British Isles consists of Britain, both parts of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
The United Kingdom (UK) consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is 1,000 kilometres from north to south and 250,000 square kilometres in size.

England is just a part of Britain. People in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland sometimes get angry when they are called 'English'. Keep it in mind.

There are many people whose parents originally came from the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong and other places in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of them live in the big English cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham.

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British Life : Map of the UK

Map of the UK (page 1)

The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The capital of England is London. It's the biggest city in the UK and over 7 million people live there. Manchester and Birmingham are in England, too.

Cardiff is the biggest city in Wales and over 321,000 people live there. The River Severn, the longest river in the UK, starts in Wales and goes down through England.

Scotland has its own parliament. The Scottish Parliament is in Edinburgh and nearly 500,000 people live there. There is also Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. It is 1343 metres high.

Northern Ireland is only 21 kilometres away from Scotland at its nearest point. There is the biggest lake in the UK named Lough Neagh.

The English Channel is between the UK and France. Its width is only 30 kilometres at its narrowest points.

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British Life, Introduction

I try to encourage myself to read regularly. I don't know whether I can do it or not, but I'd like to .

British Life

I chose a book titled British Life, because it is easy to read for me. I summarize each page with my words. I think it will work to brush up my English skill.

Introduction (page 0)

Most books written about Britain are good for tourists but they don't tell us what the British life is. Anne Collins, the writer of this book, will do it.
In this book, she gives us some opportunity to know the ordinary British people. What is the most popular pet in Britain? How important sport and the National Lottery? We can find them later.
Anne has been living in Scotland for these 6 years. She loves everything of Scotland but its weather.

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