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.






The geography highly influence the weather in my country witch is Algeria. In the south, the SAHARA compose the major part of the country, the climate there is very hot and dry especially in summer where the temperatures average between 40°C and 50°C . The north is bordered by Mediterranean sea prevailing winds that make the weather mild and the life so pleasant.


Morocco is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the north and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. In the south there is the desert. This geographical position makes that the country has different climates. In the north and the west, the climate is moderate and humid. In the Atlas Mountains, the weather becomes colder in the winter because of the snow. However, in the south, it becomes drier and extremely warm during the summer, especially in the Sahara. It is amazing, in February and March, for example, if you travel from north to south, you can see the fourth seasons.  Even if, Morocco has all this variety of climates, its people is mostly influenced by the Mediterranean culture, because not only of the geography influences, but also of the history.

 On the topic how geography influences people I could say that our Dalmatia people (croatian coast of Adriatic sea is called Dalmatia) are merrily, relaxed or even a bit lasy because of shiny weather and lovely surroundings. 
They are never worried about something and they usually spent much time outside, with friends, drinking coffe outside or singing out loud in a caffes and so on.
Northern people are usually descriped as hard working and more disciplined. 
People living in the mountains are because of hard living conditions mostly tough, more serious and stubborn. 

 My country consists of plains in northern region, rocky coastline on the Adriatic Sea and wooded mountains in the middle.
In the continental north the climate is middle-european with four clearly distinct seasons: snowy cold winter, hot summer and rainy autumn and spring. During the winter the wind usually blows from north and from south during the summer.
The climate at the coast is mediterranean which means long hot summer and mild winter. Specific for Adriatic coast are winds called "bura" and "jugo". Bura blows from north during the winter and is so intense that can cause a damage (can turn the car or things) and blow something to the sea. Jugo blows from the south and brings hot weather and high waves from the sea.
The wooded mountains have extremly cold and snowy winters. 

My country has 9 climate over is good to have such kind of climate

my country is sorrounded by sea from 3 side with black sea, eagean sea, mediterranian consist from 8 the west normaly warmer and hot in summer, in land region is dry and colder in winter, by the econonic west part of my country is more likely from east part . most of the companies invest their investment in west part of turkey

In my Country, geography affect deeply the weather.  Vietnam consists of four weather regions : northern, central, southern and East Sea weather region. There are diffirent regions due to the Truong Son mountain. Its southern side is mostly hot during all year and consists of  two seasons : dry and rainy season. People in this region don't mostly wear jacket. Its northern side consists of four seasons distinctively : Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter .
Central weather region is very harsh. it is cold in winter and very hot and high temperature in summer. Special the sourthern wind with dry and hot characters flows from Laos only this region. it is very cold  in northern and central in winter while it is hot in sourthern.

In my opinion, The weather is influenced by geography in my country.
My country's three sides are surrounded by ocean and the other side is bordered nothren asia.
Due to its geographic location, My country has accurate four seaseons a year.   

 it is so new english words for me but wnen I was on adbroad I never used them