great britain

Essay by anstasiaanton April 2014

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This movie is called "Window on Britain". From this movie we can learn almost everything about the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland situated on the British Isles. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast respectively. Official languages are English, Welsh and Scottish. The U. K. is a parliamentary monarchy. The Head of State is the Queen.

As for schools is concerned, most children start primary school at the age of five. Then at eleven they go to secondary school. All children stay at secondary school to the age of sixteen. Then they have exams and only about twenty percent of eighty-year-olds go to university.

In this movie we can also learn about such things as food, sport, the weather, holidays. Many of these things are very interesting. For example, I've never heard about Guy Fawkes' Night. On the fifth of November every year British people remember Guy Fawkes - and his plot to blow up the King and the Houses of Parliament in 1605. After that, some soldiers arrested him and took him away. Every year people in Britain burn the model of Guy Fawkes.

The United Kingdom is a very beautiful country. There are many forests, valleys, lakes and rivers here. It is also a very educated country. There are many universities, colleges, libraries, museums and theatres in the country. The most famous universities are Cambridge University, Oxford University, Glasgow University.

So, I like this country very much. It is very interesting to learn new facts about it. I would like to visit it sometime.