Английский язык. 6 класс

Урок 5. The United Kingdom

Grammar

Put the words in the correct order to make special questions.

is

of England?

the capital

What

in your

got

lunch box

today?

you

What have

Where

of England

the queen

does

live?

most of all?

do

you like

Scotland

Why

to the British Isles?

can

the continent

you travel

from

How

Grammar

Choose the correct question word for each question.

1)    are the British Isles located?

2)    did the history of the UK start?

3)    is the official residence of the British Queen?

4)    is the capital of Wales?

5)    can I get to the Tower of London?

Reading

Match the questions to the answers.

Which city is the capital of England as well as the capital of the UK?

When is the best time to visit England?

Where is the official residence of the British Queen?

What is the highest part of the UK?

What water object separates the UK from the continent?

Why do men wear kilts on their national holidays in Scotland?

Which British city would you recommend me to visit?

In summer as it’s warm and not too rainy.

Ben Nevis.

The English Channel.

It’s their national tradition.

Liverpool as it’s small and really nice.

London.

Buckingham Palace.

Vocabulary

Match the countries to their location on the map. 

Northern Ireland
Wales
Scotland
England
Reading

Read and choose the correct word for each sentence.

1)   The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is located on the (southfromnorththe north-west /south-east) of Europe.

2)   There are a lot of (oceans (forests and plains/ long rivers/ high mountains) in the UK.

3)   The UK includes (two/three/four/five) countries.

4)   The British Isles are separated from the continent by (the Black sea/ the mountains/ the Arctic Ocean/ the English Channel).

5)   The weather is usually (hot/ warm/ nasty/ bad) in summer.

Reading

Choose the correct words to complete the gaps in the text.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The United Kingdom consists of four parts: England, , Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has its capital. The capital of is London, the capital of Wales is Cardiff, the capital of Scotland is Edinburgh and the main city of Ireland is Belfast.

Great Britain is a country of forests and plains. There are no high in this country. and oceans influence the British climate, which is not too in winter, but rarely in summer. Great Britain is a beautiful country with old and friendly and pleasant .

Seas
England
Scotland
hot
people
traditions
Northern
mountains
cold
Listening

Listen to the weather report about the typical weather in the UK and choose the correct statements. One statement is odd.

Reading

Match the countries to the languages.

England
Scotland
Wales
Scots
English
Welsh
Reading

Read the text and cross out the correct answer.

The islands that are the United Kingdom today were invaded by the Romans in 55 BC. After, it was invaded by the Saxons, the Vikings, and finally by the Normans. The English conquered Wales in 1282 under Edward I and the two countries became one big country in 1536. Scotland became a part of Britain in 1602 when the king of Scotland became the King James I of England. The union became official in 1707. Ireland became a part of the union in 1801.

In the 1500s Britain began to expand its empire into much of the world. In 1588, England became the world's dominant sea power. In the early 1800s the UK defeated France in the Napoleonic Wars and became the supreme European power. In the 1900s, the United Kingdom became less dominant world power. It continued to lose control over colonies and was weakened by World War I. However, under the leadership of Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom was the last western European nation to oppose Germany in World War II and played an important role in defeating fascism.

1)   Great Britain was first invaded by Saxons. True/False

2)   The Northern Ireland became a part of the UK before Scotland. True/False

3)   Edward the I was the king of Scotland. True/False

4)   Before the World War I the England was very powerful. True/False

5)   England played a big role in the world history. True/False

Reading

Read the facts of the early history of the UK before the Anglo-Saxon period and put the events in the correct order. Use the encyclopedia if necessary.

Roman leader Julius Caesar invaded Britain.

The Roman Empire invaded Britain and made Britannia a Roman province.

The Celtic people began to arrive and bring their culture.

The British Isles were formed as water levels rise separating them from mainland Europe.

Reading

Read the text and cross out the incorrect statements.

The islands that are the United Kingdom today were invaded by the Romans in 55 BC. After, they were invaded by the Saxons, the Vikings, and finally by the Normans. The English conquered Wales in 1282 under Edward I and the two countries became one big country in 1536. Scotland became a part of Britain in 1602 when the king of Scotland became the King James I of England. The union became official in 1707. Ireland became a part of the union in 1801.

In the 1500s Britain began to expand its empire into much of the world. In 1588, England became the world's dominant sea power. In the early 1800s the UK defeated France in the Napoleonic Wars and became the supreme European power. In the 1900s, the United Kingdom became less dominant world power. It continued to lose control over colonies and was weakened by World War I. However, under the leadership of Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom was the last western European nation to oppose Germany in World War II and played an important role in defeating Hitler.

·      In the sixteenth century, England became the dominant sea power.

·      Ireland became a part of the union in 1801.

·      The English conquered Wales in 1382.

·      Scotland became a part of England in 1602.

·      The islands were invaded by the Nornams in 55 BC.

·      The United Kingdom became less dominant as it was weakened during the World War I.

·      Winston Churchill made the country successful again. 

Reading

Read the text about British art and literature and categorize the phrases.

There is a huge amount of art galleries and legendary works of famous artists like John Constable and William Blake. Art is an important part of British culture. The UK has a rich history in the literature. Among the British world-famous writers are William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling. The works of William Shakespeare, specifically Romeo and Juliet, is read by millions of people across the globe and it was translated into at least 100 languages. J.K. Rowling is one of UK’s most famous writers the 21st century with her Harry Potter series sold over half a billion copies, named the best-selling book series of all time. The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings both written by J.R.R. Tolkien are also among the top 10-bestselling books in the world. 

Languages the old literary pieces are written in The most famous modern writer from the UK Genius British writers of all times Two best-selling books by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Old English
The Lord of the Rings
Geoffrey Chaucer
Celtic
J.K. Rowling
William Shakespeare
The Hobbit
John Milton
Reading

Read the text about British culture and fill in the missing words.

Theatre and Music

British traditions of theatre mostly came from and England. The Theatre Royal in Westminster is one of the oldest in Europe, which goes back into the mid-17th century. In the 18th century, there was a growing to sentimental comedies and domestic tragedies. Italian also became very popular during this time. Nowadays music plays an role in Britain’s pop culture. The UK also created several types of dance music such as dubstep, trip-hop, and drum and bass. Among the legendary British are such bands and singers as Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Adele who influenced on both the British and global music .

opera
theatres
culture
electronic
interest
important
musicians
Scotland
Writing

Put the words in the correct order to make special questions 

capital

of Scotland

is

Where

located?

residence

of the United Kingdom?

is the

What

official

of Queen

by J.K. Rowling

the best-seller?

Which

book

became

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