What Do You Know About Great Britain? fairly difficult



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  1. What Do You Know About Great Britain? 

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Great Britain comprises England, (1).................... and (2)..................... The full, official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and (3).................... Ireland. The national flag of the UK is the (4)................... Jack. The United Kingdom is a member of the (5) ............... Union. The capital of the UK, London, lies on the river (6)................. . The highest mountain in the UK is (7)............ ............. in the Highlands of Scotland, at 1,343 m. The longest river is the (8)...................., 354 km long. The population of the UK is about (9)................ million. The two largest islands in the English Channel are: (10).................... and ......................... . The most important British government offices are situated in the City of (11)......................., a borough of Greater London. The British Parliament consists of the House of (12).................... and the House of (13).................... The (14)...................of London is one of the most important financial centres in the world. (15)................... Palace is the official residence of the Queen. (16)...................., a county in the south east, is called the Garden of England because it produces a lot of fruit and vegetables. The (17)................... is the central part of England, important for light engineering industries. (18)................... is the second-largest city in Britain. In the past it was known as the industrial heart of England; now it is becoming popular as a centre of music and the arts. (19)............................ is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. One of the most beautiful areas in the north of England is the (20).................. District, situated mainly in Cumbria. The population of Scotland is about (21)................ million. The capital of Scotland is (22)................... Scotland is divided into three geographical areas: the Highlands, the (23)................. and the Islands. The population of Wales is about (24)................. million. The capital of Wales is (25).............. The highest mountain in Wales is (26)................... The British political scene is dominated by a two-party system. Since 1923 the (27).................. and the .................... parties have been the most important in political life. The party in opposition is called ?Her Majesty?s Opposition? and its leader receives a salary. He or she forms a (28)?................. cabinet?. The Archbishop of (29)................... is the leader of the Church of England. The established Church of Scotland is called the (30)......................... Church. Britain has lost all of her colonies However, there are still a few dependencies which remain under British control, such as (31)................. on the southern coast of Spain and the (32)................... Islands in the south-west Atlantic Ocean near Argentina. (33).................... was a Crown Colony until 1997. Now it is part of the People?s Republic of China. One of the most important dates in British history is 1066, the year of the Battle of (34).................., during which the Norman Duke William invaded the island and conquered the English army. Since that time England has never been invaded. Henry VIII, who had six wives, was the founder of the Church of (35)................ His daughter, (36)..................., gave her name to a golden era of English culture. Her successor was James I, the son of (37).................. Queen of Scots. His son (38).................... was executed during the Civil War. At the end of the 18th century Britain entered the period of the (39)................... Revolution, which led to a rapid increase in national prosperity. In the 19th century Britain was transformed from an agricultural to a modern industrial country. However, in the 20th century Britain has lost much of her economic and political power. In 1979, the Conservative government under Mrs. (40) .................. was determined to improve the economic situation of the country, which was partly achieved. At present the British (41) ................ is one of the strongest world currencies. 

 




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