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’.


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Task 1

Read the questions and select the right answer.


Task 2

Drag the numbers and match them with the ideas below.






I think that long periods of bad and cold weather could get people used to stay at home and develop the tendence to be individualist: it's what happens in my region, in the north west of Italy, where winter time is normally a little more difficult to find opportunities to meet other people, excepting pubs and discos, while summer time is full of festivals, street markets, celebrations and so on where people meet and spend time together.
The position of a region in a country is very important too, because central areas are usually more involved in political, social, cultural and economic evolution, while sourrounding or isolated areas are sometimes a little bite late. People living far from the main cities seem to give less importance to the running changements of our time.
This could be a good thing, beause it means less stress, but there is the dander that it turns into a sort of diffidence towards other people and innovation.

In my country the climate is of great influence for peoples that live here. Because the economy each region  depend the climate, weather and geography.

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Actually, my country is Srilanka which is situated in Indian Ocean. There are three types of climate zones, as well as we can identify serious bio diversity among them. Central Srilanka is very cold like England. Especially Nuwara Eliya which is appeared minimum temperature than other areas. there are few classes of mountains. As well as thirty four rivers were beginning from central srilanka. Mons-soon is the main source to provides water for my country.There are two type of Mons-soons.There are so many natural resources, and people are spend their life through getting help from those city is Colombo, and most of the people are Sinhalease who are speaking sinhala as their native language. Most of them are Buddhist, and Hindoo. Rest of them either Christians and Muslims. However my country is represent variouse religions and Languages.

geography in my country is very inluence for your distict regions because the lanscape is divided in several mountainous areas, hydrological rich and we found in equatorial zone also country is rounded by two oceans to the north having a coastline to the atlantic ocean and the west havinh a coastline adjacent to the pacific ocean

well, i  think that geography influences both the weather and the people in my country. I live in Indonesia. Indonesia has so many islands that sorrounded by two big ocean (Hindia Ocean and Pacific Ocean) and two big continents (Asia and Australia). its location made Indonesia has two seasons those are rainy season and dry season and generally has tropical climate.
Uniquely, the position of the islands in Indonesia is influenced by the strong movement of the plate tectonics that sorrounded Indonesia. The movement of the plate had made the spreading of the species of the vegetation and animal in Indonesia. So, Indonesia has so many different species of vegetations and animals.
The geography condition of Indonesia absolutely influenced the topography in every region in Indonesia. I will take an example of the influences of topography condition with the people in one of big island in Indonesia that is Java Island. The North of Java is a plain, so that the city in the North Java is well developed (the Capital of Indonesia is here) and so many people prefer to live in the north because of economic and facilities  that promising. The central of the island is dominated with active volcanoes like Merapi (the last big erruption had just happenned in September 2010), Bromo, Sindoro Sumbing, etc. The existance of these volcanoes had made the region in the central of Java island are good for farming so almost people in these region are farmer. Both of the condition of the northen and central of the island are different with the southern one. The sothern is domineted by the terrain, but has so many beaches that so beautiful.

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How are you? I am interested in English. What about having a talk anytimes?