So what is the United Kingdom?

To give it its full title it’s ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. You might hear it referred to as Britain, Great Britain or more often, simply as ‘The UK’.


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video or listen to the audio. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Read the questions and select the right answer.


Task 2

Drag the numbers and match them with the ideas below.






This short report about UK is great!

Thank you a liked it very much. It helps you with Geography and love of the country.

Woww, i can use this video for me geography project!

Very nice video. I can use with my students in class.

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Thanks for an amazing video, it´s exactly what I´ve been looking for my next class, can´t wait to play it :)

Looking this video I´ve learned a little more about U.K such as the weather and how many countries  are integrated.
I friend from Ecuador

A great lesson.
By the way, does anyone pay attention on the shape of Ireland's island? It resembles a flying bird, doesn't it? Northern Ireland is a head of bird.