English Speaking Countries: Uk di Marilena Di Palma

- Teacher's self-assessment -



Say whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).

a. The term “British Isles” means the same as United Kingdom. T / F

b. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. T / F

c. The river Thames is the longest river in the country. T / F

d. The UK is made up of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. T / F


Say what happened in these years.

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Government and Institutions

Say who is responsible for the following tasks in the UK.

1. Making laws

2. Appointing and dismissing the members of the Cabinet

3. Suggesting amendments to the bills passed by the House of Commons

4. Conferring honours on people who have done something important in one field or another


Try and answer the following questions:

a. In which years did the UK see the most significant immigration wave?

b. What type of immigration has grown recently in the UK? Why?


1. What is the most traditional take-away food in Britain?

2. What does a typical British meal consist of?

3. Are 16-year-olds free to buy whatever they like to drink in pubs? Why?

4. Why are pub opening hours limited in Britain?


Try and answer the following questions:

1. What do British people usually eat on Shrove Tuesday?

2. How do people celebrate May Day?

3. What do people commemorate on November 5th?

4. Why is December 26th called “Boxing Day”?



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