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.






I like UK so much. I hope i can come there in someday. My country- Vietnam too, the tropical climate, really warm. Countrysides are beautiful, peaceful the people friendly and a dynamic life in some citys. My country is very attract.

it was really interesting, London is great ..

OmG, it's really amazing how the climate and terrain can vary from a region to another. The same thing happens in my country, Mexico, since it is a large one. For instance, in the north and center there is a lot of hot during spring and summer but it's really cold in the winter. But in my state, which is Quintana Roo and boards the Caribbean Sea the weather is always hot!! sometimes this is really annoying because you sweat all the time but it's just great for always going to the beaches, which in fact are extremely beautiful!! For instance, Cancun and Playa del Carmen are almost always full of foreigners and locals, who enjoy this great climate, crystal-water beaches and white sand!!

We must  be very grateful for to be very close to the Ecuator,  which it makes our climate to be so wonderful. Venezuela is open to the sea and it makes us very receptive with other countries, people, ideas, cultures, etc. We only say Welcome!!!

The weather of my country Venezuela, is amazing because there is no snow in the winter and the weather in the seasons are alike, normally the temperature is the same in each season, so is very confortable. And I agree with other commetns posted by my classmates.

It has a big geography, i didn´t know how many countries there are in the Uk

 Geography influences both the country and the people of such a nation. The U.K. geographically has a position in which the North Atlantic and the North Sea are of crucial relevance. London is a major, sophisticated city. Though I also like the English countryside and the mountainous aspects of Great Britain. In general, British people are extremely kind and courteous and are famous by making sensible decisions. Being the U.K. geographically located in the north of the Western Hemisphere, they enjoy weather that promotes extensive reading and cultural activities, chiefly in wintertime.
- Nora Agostini

My country is Venezuela, located in South America and bording the Caribbean Sea. Its climate varies from tropical to alpine. We have two seasons, rainy and dry; Venezuela has a beautiful climate almost throughout the year. Its beaches, rivers and mountains are really beautiful. .

I'd like to meet UK, I imagine with beautiful scenery and rich history. In Venezuela, the weather is almost the same in the year, tropical, it's good and we can always go to the beach.

I think that Venezuela is the most wonderful country in the World because of its location and climate. It's a paradise. I love my country.