Підручник Англійська мова 5 клас (5-й рік навчання) - А.М. Несвіт - Генеза 2018 рік

Unit 6. Around Great Britain and Ukraine

Lessons 1 - 2

1. Listen and repeat.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / London

2. Look at the pictures and say as in the example.

Example:

Mary is from London. (Mary lives in London.) London is the capital of Great Britain.

3. Listen and read.

Great Britain

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated in Europe, on the British Isles. It is an island country. About 56 million people live in the UK.

People call the country Great Britain for short because it is the name of the biggest island. There are also about 2,000 smaller islands.

There are four countries in the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. London is the capital of England. Cardiff is the capital of Wales. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland.

People who live in Great Britain are Britains. They are English. They all speak English, the official language of the country.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the country of long history and many interesting traditions.

4. Work in pairs. Take turns to ask and answer the questions.

1. What is the official name of the country?

2. How many parts does Great Britain consist of? What are they?

3. What are their capitals?

4. How many people live in the UK?

5. What is the official language of the country?

5. Read and complete the sentences.

1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated ... .

2. There are about ... people in the country.

3. The country consists of four parts: ... .

4. ... is the capital of England.

5. ... is the capital of Wales.

6. ... is the capital of Scotland.

7. ... is the capital of Northern Ireland.

6. Match the words (1-6) with the words (a - f). Then make sentences to talk about the UK.

Example:

Island - country - an island country - Great Britain is an island country.

1. Island

a) language

2. Interesting

b) island

3. Long

c) island

4. Big

d) traditions

5. Small

e) country

6. Official

f) history

Conversation Lab

7. Read and act out a situation.

Your English-speaking friend has travelled around the UK. Look at the pictures on page 125. Talk about the things that he / she has done. Start like this:

My friend’s name is .... .He / She has travelled around the UK recently. She’s / He’s been to ... . He’s / She’s visited ... .

8. Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative form.

England is (0) bigger than the other three countries. Eastern England is (1) ... (dry) than the west. It’s very flat here, too.

Wales and Scotland are (2) ... (wet) than England. They are very hilly, too.

Scotland is (3) ... (cold) than England. There are a lot of hills and mountains there. In winter it often snows and you can go skiing.

The weather in the south of the UK is (4) ... (nice) than in the north. It is (5) ... (warm) and (6) ... (sunny). A lot of people come there on holidays.





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