Discuss the questions and pictures on
page 33.
Go through more pictures in the UK.
Activity
Pictures on page 33:
Picture 1: Ancient stone cross: it can be
found in Ireland.
----Jigsaw Puzzle
Picture 2: Old Castle. The flag on it is the
national flag of Wales.
Picture 3: Scottish soldiers dressed in
traditional kilts and playing the instrument
called bagpipe.
Picture 4: London Bridge
Big Ben
The River Thames & The Big Ben
The Tower of London
Buckingham Palace
London Tower Bridge
Castle
The Greenwich Tower
University of Cambridge
Oxford University
Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ
Beckham
the U.K.
Do you want to know more about the
United Kingdom and other islands
about the British Isles?
Fast reading
Read the text fast and
find out the topic
sentence of each
paragraph:
Read the passage and find out what
each paragraph talks about.
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Para.1 :The purpose of writing this text
Geographicalfeatures of British Isles
Para.2:
Para.3: Climates of British Isles
Para.4-5: European influenceon British Isles
culture
History
Para. 6:
of the UK
Para.7: Languages of British Isles
Find the following
places on the map:
1. North Sea
2. Atlantic Ocean
2
3. English Channel
1
4
4. Scotland
5. Wales
7
12
8
6. England
9
10
7. Northern Ireland
8. Ireland
6
5
11
3
9. Isle of Man
10.Irish Sea
11.London
12.Dublin
(
F )1.Many people around the world study
English, and they know a lot about
British culture.
(
F ) 2.Great Britain is made up of four
countries.
(
T) 3.The island of Britain is separated
from France by the English Channel.
(
F ) 4.Scotland is colder throughout the
year, but receives less rain.
(
T) 5.The European mainland has had a
(
T ) 6.The southern part of Ireland is now
(
F) 7. In modern times, people throughout
great effect on the culture of the
people in the British Isles.
an independent republic.
the British Isles only speak English.
Caref
ul
Reading
Para 1
Big Ben
The Tower of
London
Speakers’ Corner
the Isle
of man
Para 2
Position of Britain:
Off the west coast
England: In the east and south
2. Scotland: In the north
3. Wales: In the west
Position of Ireland:
West of Britain
Position of the Isle of Man:
1.
Geography
In the Irish Sea/ between Britain
and Ireland
Para.3
Climate
The British Isles:
Mild with a lot of rain
________________________
cold
Scotland: _____________________
rains a lot
England and Wales:_______________
January and February
coldest months:_______________________
July and August
warmest months: _______________________
Influenced by the
culture of the
people on the
European mainland
5th century
Northern Europe
settled
The basis for
English
Para. 4-5
Para 6 History
England and Wales formed the Union
1536
in:___________
1707
Scotland joined the Union in:_______
part of the UK
Ireland used to be:______________
an independent republic
and now is:______________________
Northern Ireland
Part of the UK
is:__________________
The isle of Man and channel Islands are
the King of England
ruled by:_______________________
Para. 7
6 spoken
languages
English
…are now
threatened and
may
disappear…
1. The main idea of the 1st paragraph is that____
A. English is widely used in the world.
B. Great Britain consist of England, Scotland
and Wales.
C. Great Britain is a nation of various countries
sharing a common language and culture.
D. England is famous for Fish£Chips, Speaker’s
Corner, Big Ben and the Tower of London.
2. How many spoken languages are considered as
native languages in the British Isles?
A. 2
B.8
C. 1
D. 6
3.What languages formed the basis for English?
A .Language spoken by European people.
B. Language spoken by people from northern Europe.
C. The French language.
D. Gaelic and Irish
4.Which of the following is true about the British
Isles?
A. Ireland is the largest island.
B. Ireland lies to the west of Britain.
C. The smallest island is called the Isle of Man.
D. The British Isles are surrounded by the
Atlantic.
5.The United Kingdom does NOT include______
A. Cardiff
B. the Isle of Man
C. Edinburgh
D. Northern Ireland
6.In January and February,___ will probably be the
coldest part of the British Isles.
A. Scotland B. England C. Wales D. London
7.____,England, Scotland and Wales joined together
and formed the Union.
A. In 1536
B. In 1283
C. In 1707
D. 250 years ago
Post-reading
Filling in the blanks
with proper words
stand _____
for
England was once considered to ______
Big Ben and the Tower of London. The fact that
is ______
made ____
up ___
of \ ______
consists___
of
Great Britain ___
to many. Recently,
3 countries is unknown ____
make_____
the
there has been a movement to _____
iversity It’s a
most use
_______
___ of its culture d________.
nation of different countries _____
_______ by a
held together
common culture.
eperated from France by the English
Britain is s________
point is 20 miles wide.
Channel, which at one _______
eneral the climate here is _______
mild with
In g_______,
much rain.
The culture of the British Isles was _________
influenced by
European
the culture of the people on the _________
basis for
mainland. Their languages formed the _______
conquered by the
English. In 1066, England was _________
upper classes spoke French then.
French, so the ________
result the English language ______
ended _____
up
As a ________,
with many French words such as table and age.
______
throughout the
In modern _______,
times people ___________
British Isles speak English. Altogether there’re 6
native to the
spoken languages considered to be _______
as _____
well __
as two local _______.
accents But
British Isles ___
threatened is a
the fact that most of these are now __________
matter It’s of great ______
value to teach the
serious _______.
generation
language to the younger ___________.
Discussion
If you have got the chance
to visit one of the
countries of the British
Isles, which country will
you choose, and why?
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