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Location of the UK in Europe

The flag of the United Kingdom (1801) is made by overlapping three other flags: St. Andrew´s Cross, for Scotland.St. George´s Cross, for England.St. Patrick´s Cross, for Ireland.When the first version of the flag was made, Wales was part of England and so they shared the same flag.Lately, Wales made its own flag.

The UK flag

The Union Jack

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CASTLES

THE WEATHER

RED

THE QUEEN

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PLACES TO VISIT

LONDON

Big BenIts real name is Elisabeth Tower, Big Ben is the nickname of the bell in the tower that weighs 13 tons. It is over 96 metres (315 ft.). The clock took 13 years to build. The Big Ben was built in 1859.

The Palace of WestminsterAlso known as (aka) Houses of Parliament, functioned as the English monarchs´ principal residence in the late Medieval period, but actually it is where the parliament is.

London EyeThe London Eye or the Millennium Wheel is the Europe´s tallest wheel.The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It was built in 2000 to celebrate the millenium.

Walking around London

Mixture of new and old buildings

LONDON CITY HALL(Ayuntamiento de Londres)It is placed in the city centre, next to Tower Bridge. It opened up in 2002. It is 45 metres tall and is covered by glass.

The ShardThe Shard is a skyscraper with 95 floors. It is situated in Sourthwark, London. It is 309,7 m. high. and is the highest building in the UK and the seventh in Europe.

TOWER BRIDGE (Puente de la torre)Tower Bridgeis a suspension bridge and also a tipper (basculante) bridge. It was built between 1886 and 1894, and it crosses the River Thames next to the Tower of London. It is one of the symbol of the city.

Some curiosities

Scottish men wear skirts, they are called "kilt". The pattern in the kilt is called tartan. Every clan has got their own tartan.

English people is really punctual. It is rude if you are not.

They are really kind."Mind your P´s and Q´s"

They drink tea the whole day, but mainly at 5 o´clock.

KILT

PUNCTUALITY

AMIABILITY

TEA

TIPYCAL ENGLISH FOOD

yUMMY, YUMMY!!

FISH AND CHIPSTraditionally wrapped in a newspaper. They also serve it with vinegar.

Shepherd´s pie o cottage pieIt´s a ground meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato.

TRIFLEIt is a dessert, usually made in Christmas, it is made withfruit, a thin layer ofsponge fingerscommonly soaked insherry andcustard.

BANOFFEE PIEBanoffee pieis an English dessertpiemade frombananas,creamandtoffee(made from boiledcondensed milk, ordulce de leche), combined either on a buttery biscuit base or one made from crumbledbiscuitsand butter.

TOAD IN THE HOLEToad in the holeis a traditional Englishdish consisting ofsausagesinYorkshire puddingbatter, usually served withonion gravyand vegetables.

SANDWICHESIt is very usual to eat them for lunch, mainly when people are at work.Some of them are: egg sandwich, cucumber sandwich, egg and cress sandwich, ham sandwich...

ENGLISH BREAKFASTAfull breakfastis a substantial cookedbreakfastmeal, often served in theUnited KingdomandIreland, that typically includesbacon,sausages,eggs,black pudding,baked beans,tomatoesandmushrooms,toast, and a beverage such as coffee or tea.

TEA AND CAKESThey take tea and cakes at five! Scones (son un tipo de pastas) are delicious! Also shortbread (typical biscuits made of butter).

HAGGISHaggisis asavourypuddingcontaining sheep'spluck(heart, liver, and lungs),mincedwithonion,oatmeal,suet, spicesandsalt, mixed withstock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal'sstomach.

SPORTS

British people like playing badminton, criquet, crockett, tennis, football... and even birdwatching is a sport.There is a strange competition called "Cheese rolling race".

criquet

CROCKETT

Birdwatching

Badminton

Nursery Rhymes

To market to market

Dr. Foster

Five little monkeys

Old Macdonald

If you are happy

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Finger family song

Hello song

Days of the week

Rainbow colours

Itsy bitsy spider

Wheels on the bus

Canciones para niños

A few more things

Moneda

Temperatura

Pesos y medidas

Conducción

Currency

Temperature

Weights and measures

Driving

Unas cuantas cosas más

TEMPERATUREEllos miden la temperatura en grados Fahrenheit y no en Celsius como nosotros.1 grado Celsius (ºC) = 32 grados Fahrenheit (ºF)

Conducen por la izquierda. Be careful!!They drive on their left, you must be careful when crossing the street!

WEIGHTS AND MEASURESSistema inglés de medidasSistema métrico decimalLongitud1 milla1.60 kilómetros1 pulgada2.54 centímetros1 pie30.48 centímetros1 yarda91.4 centímetrosPeso1 onza28.3 gramos1 libra0.453 gramosVolumen1 galón3.785 litros1 onza fluida o líquida0.029 litros = 29 mililitros

CURRENCY (Moneda)£ Sterling Pound - Libra esterlinaPence (p.) Peniques (céntimos de libra)How much does it cost? It is £25.

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English films

´Enjoy all of them´

Mr. Bean

The Snowman

His real name is Rowan Atkinson

Wallace and Gromit

"nod" significa asentir con la cabeza, y de ahí viene Noddy

Noddy

The Snowmanis ananimatedtelevision film andSymphonic Poembased onRaymond Briggs' 1978picture bookThe Snowman. It was directed byDianne Jacksonfor the Britishpublic serviceChannel 4. It was first shown on 26 December 1982,

Noddyis a fictional character created by Englishchildren's authorEnid Blyton, originally published between 1949 and 1963. Noddy was illustrated by the Dutch artistEelco Martinus ten Harmsen van der Beekfrom 1949 until his death in 1953, after which the work was continued byPeter Wienk. Television shows based on the character have run onBritish televisionsince 1955.

Wallace and Gromitis a Britishclaymationcomedy franchise created byNick ParkofAardman Animations. The series consists of fourshort filmsand onefeature-length film, but has spawned numerous spin-offs and TV adaptations. The series centres on Wallace, a good-natured, eccentric, cheese-loving inventor, along with his companion Gromit, a silent yet loyal and intelligentanthropomorphicdog.

This character was developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master's degree atOxford University, the series centres on Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body", as he solves various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causes disruption in the process.

Writers

Escritores

Beatrix Potter, Mary Shelley, William Shakespeare, Agatha Chistie, Roald Dahl, J.K.Rowling, J.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, Johathan Swift, Arthur Conan Doyle...

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.

LEWIS CARROLL

James Matthew Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays.

Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist; she was best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. .

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (UK: /ˈwʊlstənkrɑːft/; née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered an early example of science fiction.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and medical doctor. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887

Johathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish[1] satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and Anglican cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin..Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729).

J.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.Tolkien has been popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.His 1843 novella A Christmas Carol remains especially popular

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot.[1] His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents.Some of his books are:MatildaCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryJames and the Giant Peach

Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling

She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies. Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life in which she progressed from living on benefits to being named the world's first billionaire author by Forbes.The series of Harry Potter is the third most read book in the world.

Some novels

Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist.

The flag of Wales was adopted in 1959. Its name is "Ddraig Goch" (Red Dragon).

Double decker buses = autobuses de dos plantasPhone boxes = cabinas de teléfonosPostboxes = buzones de correosPoppies = amapolasGuards uniforms = uniformes de la guardia realFire engine = camión de bomberosRoyalmail van = furgoneta de correosThe Tube

RED

There are many red things in the UK

Metro de LondresIr a la navegaciónIr a la búsquedaNotasMapaExplotaciónCaracterísticas técnicasDescripciónLugarLondon UndergroundAndén del Metro de Londres en la estación de Angel.UbicaciónLondres,Reino UnidoÁrea abastecidaGran Londres,Chiltern,Epping Forest,Three Rivers yWatfordTipoMetroInauguración10 de enero de1863(157 años)Longitud408 km.Estaciones274Ancho de vía1435mm (4'81/2") (ancho estándar)EstadoEn servicioLíneas N.º de líneas11Pasajeros1.379 millones1 (aproximadamente)OperadorTransporte para LondresMapa de rutas del Metro de Londres.Página webwww.tfl.gov.uk/tube[editar datos en Wikidata]Elmetro de Londres (eninglés:London Underground)? es una red detransporte público ferroviario eléctrico urbano (metro) que funciona tanto por encima como por debajo de tierra en la mayor parte delGran Londres. Es el sistema de transporte de este tipo más antiguo del mundo. Entró en funcionamiento el10 de enero de1863.2Loslondinenses suelen referirse a él comothe Underground, o de una manera más familiar comothe Tube, debido a la forma tubular de sustúneles.

buckingham palace

The Queen lives here

Big Ben

It is one of the most famous towers in London. It is 96,3 metres tall. They clean it every 5 year.

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castles

Belfast Castle

Carnaerfon Castle

Windsor Castle

Edinburgh Castle

1870El Castillo de Belfast (Caisléan Bhéal Feirste en irlandés y Belfast Castle en inglés) es un castillo histórico, construido en el año 1870. El castillo es un edificio de arenisca y está ubicado en la ladera de Cave Hill (conocido también como Ben Madigan o Binn Mhadagáin en irlandés), Belfast, Irlanda del Norte.

Elcastillo de Edimburgoes una antigua fortaleza erigida sobre una roca de origenvolcánicoubicada en el centro de la ciudad deEdimburgo. Ha sido utilizado con fines de tipo militar desde elsiglo XII, siendo destinado a usos civiles solo en épocas muy recientes. Se encuentra emplazado en la cima de la calle Castle Rock, una de las cuatro calles que forman laRoyal Mile. El castillo está abierto a los visitantes y está gestionado por el organismo especializadoHistoric Scotland. Se trata de la atracciónturísticade pago más visitada deEscocia.

Elcastillo de Windsores unpalacioyresidencia realsituado enWindsor, en el condado deBerkshire,Reino Unido, notable por su antigua relación con lafamilia real británicay por su arquitectura. Su origen fue uncastillomedievalcomenzado a levantar en elsiglo XI, tras laconquista normanda de InglaterraporGuillermo I el Conquistador. Desde tiempos deEnrique I de Inglaterra(siglo XII) ha sido habitado por numerosos monarcas británicos, hecho que lo convierte en la segunda residencia real europea de ocupación más antigua tras elReal Alcázar de Sevilla.

Elcastillo de Caernarfones uncastilloconstruido en la ciudad deCaernarfon, al norte delpaís de Gales, por el reyEduardo I de Inglaterra, como consecuencia de su victoriosa campaña de sometimiento aInglaterradel país de Gales y como medio de lograr la definitiva sumisión del territorio recién incorporado a su reino. Por ese motivo, forma parte de todo un conjunto de fortificaciones y castillos que comparten su misma finalidad.

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THE UK IS VERY WET

SOMETIMES THE SUN SHINES!Sunny = soleadoWarm = templadoNice = agradable

Climate = climaRainy = wet = lluviosoCloudy = nubladoStormy = con tormentaFoggy = con nieblaWindy = con viento

what´s the weather like?

Rainbow = arcoiris

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