Say whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).
a. The native language which is spoken by the largest number of people on earth is English. T / F
b. About 300 millions of people are mother-tongue speakers of English. T / F
c. There are different ways of speaking English, at least one for each country English is the official language. T / F
d. English id the official language of 90 countries. T / F
1. The river that flows through London
5. The capital of England and UK
6. The name of the monster in Lochness
7. The "Backbone of England"
8. The capital of Eire
2. The longest river in the UK
3. Cardiff is its capital
4. The highest mountain in Scotland
Questions about Britain
Interactive general quiz
Write down what event took place in these years:
In pairs, try and answer the following questions:
A. What consequences has Britainís insularity had on its history?
B. Why was the discovery of America a crucial point in British history?
C. How did the Industrial Revolution affect Britain?
Government and Institutions
Question 1- At what age do British children have to go to school?
Question 2 - Which is the first compulsory school in Britain?
A. nursery school
B. grammar school
C. primary school
Question 3 - What school do most 11-year-olds go to?
A. comprehensive school
B. public school
Question 4: What are the "core subjects" in secondary school?
A. History, Maths and English
B. Maths, Science and English
C. Design, History and English
Question 5 - Choose the correct statement regarding secondary school:
A. British students have to repeat the year if they do not well at school
B. British students have to buy their textbooks
C. British students have to wear uniforms
Question 6 - Choose the correct statement regarding public schools:
A. Public schools are exclusive but they are also very expensive
B. Most children go to public schools because they are free
C. Public schools are only for boys
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British schools worksheet
Answer the following questions:
1. What are the most popular drinks in Britain? Have you ever tried one?
2. Are 16-year-olds free to buy whatever they like to drink in pubs? Why?
3. Are there the same restrictions for not selling alcohol to under 18-year-olds in your country? If not, would it be a good or bad idea?