Tagged with Britain

The British Isles

The British Isles includes Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) as well as the Isle of Man and the Channel islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney Sark and several others). Britain was called Great Britain to distinguish it from the similarly named landmass of Brittany in the north west of France (Bretagne). Together, Great Britain and Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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(From an English newspaper): what do YOU think of this?

We don’t normally talk much about politics in English language lessons, as different people often have very different views! However, in the (hopefully) relative safety of this electronic forum, you might like to read the news article below about Gibraltar. As I read and watch the news (and current affairs and discussion programmes) both on … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes night

  Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night)   This is a popular event in Britain and is usually celebrated on 5th November – and sometimes the nearest weekend to the actual night of the fifth.   Click the above title  for more information (MS PowerPoint viewer required).   Guy Fawkes was born in Yorkshire in 1570. … Continue reading

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