Tuesday, 3 April 2012

2º ESO. Optional project 1. United Kingdom

I upload the optional project for 2º ESO.

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UNITED KINGDOM

Surf this website and answer the questions: http://projectbritain.com/

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE UK
  • Situation
  • Countries in the UK
  • Flag
  • Type of government
  • Capital city
  • Major languages
  • Total population
  • Name ten important cities in the UK and explain why they are important.
  • Which are the main ethnic groups in UK?
  • And the main religions?
ONE COUNTRY=FOUR PARTS
  1. How many parts are there in the United Kingdom?
  2. Write about these facts referred to the four “countries”:
  • Flag
  • National symbol
  • Patron Saint
  • National Day
  • Population
  • Capital city
  • Languages
  • Religion
  • Common currency
  • Famous people
  • Official animal
  • Other famous things or places
  1. What is the difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England?
  2. How is the Union Flag? What does it represent?
  3. HISTORY OF THE UNION
  1. When and why did Scotland and England become one country?
  2. When did Scotland, England and Wales form the kingdom of Great Britain?
  3. What happened with Ireland in
  • 1801
  • 1822?

COMPARISON OF THE UK WITH USA
Compare these facts:
  • Currency
  • Language
  • Capital city
  • Longest river
  • Total population
  • Population density per square km.
  • Top five populous cities

CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
Why and when are these holidays and special days celebrated?
  1. Harvest Festival
  2. Bonfire Night
  3. Remembrance Day
  4. Notting Hill Carnival

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