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.






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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.

I don't know why, but the videos normally go after the second try. At first there is only a picture. Overall though it was very interesting. Thanks. Lilit

This video is very interesting and useful. It's easier to understand when you can see at the map what the speaker is talking about. Thank you for such good site.

It's so interesting a site!

Actually this video was very interesting to me. It sounds so as to attract me to this lands and inspirin with desire to visit or even live there for a while. Really, I'm happy with this exercise. I love mountains very much as in my own country we have a lot of. (The Balkans). Also history of GB will be interesting for learning. This is nations with rich history. I was in London once, and was very astonished with its historical sights there. My country has also go back quite a long way .. from over 15 centuris. It is pretty beautiful also. But may be it will be better for us if we will being more responsible for our acts and ruling people be more dedicated in his work.