An introduction to Britain (video + worksheet)

Видео-путешествие по Великобритании (с субтитрами).

Материал прекрасно подходит для демонстрации в классе, содержит простую лексику. К видео прилагаются упражнения.

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About London (video + worksheet)

Another Great video to use in an ESL classroom. It gives a unique insight into British life and culture. It contains subtitles and is easy to understand for Pre-intermediate students. It goes together with worksheets and it's easy to use for any language teacher.

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Коротко о Великобритании
UK map


Fascinating facts about London

London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together. 
They are:

  • the City of London, know simply as 'the City' which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), making it the oldest part of London and already 1,000 years old when the Tower of London was built.

  • the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there too.

Together they all make up a region known as Greater London.

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  • London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
  • London occupies over 620 square miles
  • London has a population of 7,172,036 (2001)
  • About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
  • London has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre,
  • London is the seat of central government in Britain.
  • The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower.
  • London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'.
London souvenirs

Typical English presents (souvenirs) to take back home

You can by thimbles, bells,T-shirts, soft toys, models, magnets, pens and pencils, mouse mats, caps, pin badges, post boxes, aprons and much more.

On this page we show you some of the many souvenirs you could buy.

Student Activity 
If you had £10 to spend on presents for your friends and family back home, what would you buy and who for?

Tea - made by Twinings is very typical English.
Flavours such as Early Grey or English Breakfast are too.