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British Culture, Traditions and Customs

British Culture, Traditions and Customs
This page has moved to our new British life and Culture website Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years. Enjoy! Related:  Great BritainGreat Britain - A resource of British Life and Culture in the UK by Woodlands Junior British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School Geography of the UK The official title of the UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . Great Britain (the formerly separate realms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. ) Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster) Numerous smaller islands including the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, and the Scilly, Orkney, Shetland, and Hebridean archipelagos. The UK is an island nation in Western Europe just off the coast of France. The mainland areas lie between latitudes 49°N and 59°N and longitudes 8°W to 2°E. The UK lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, and comes within 35 km (22 miles) of the northwest coast of France, from which it is separated by the English Channel. Northern Ireland shares a 360 km international land boundary with the Republic of Ireland. The UK has a total area of approximately 245,000 km², almost a quarter-of-a-million square kilometres. The UK is made up of several islands. The UK is bordered by four seas: Lakes Find out more about UK Rivers

22 Ideias criativas para esconder coisas desagradáveis da sua casa Sabe aqueles inconvenientes que todas as casas possuem? Coisas fora de lugar, muitos cabos à vista e pequenos defeitos espalhados por aí? Daremos 22 dicas para você camuflar essas coisas e deixar a sua casa muito mais atraente! VEJA TAMBÉM: 23 ideias sensacionais que fariam da sua casa um local bem melhor Confira algumas dicas que você vai adorar: 1 – Esconda seu roteador dentro de uma bela caixa como essa Mas recomendo que você faça alguns buracos extras para ventilação e, se possível, outro para a(s) antena(s). 2 – Ou em um livro antigo 3 – Gavetas embaixo das escadas são extremamente úteis para se utilizar de um espaço inútil e guardar qualquer coisa ali! 4 – Fita isolante deixa sua máquina de lavar mais bonita! 5 – Papel de parede removível na geladeira arranhada 6 – Ou transforme-a num quadro negro com uma tinta especial. A Suvinil tem uma tinta pra isso. 7 – Transforme os cabos no cabelo do Bob Marley (hahaha) 9 – Esconda os cabos da TV 10 – Decore os cabos ao invés de escondê-los

The British Education System - British Culture, Customs and Traditions With dictionary look up - Double click on any word for its definition. This section is in advanced English and is only intended to be a guide, not to be taken too seriously! England Education in England may differ from the system used elsewhere in the United Kingdom . Basically, there are two systems: one covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland and one covering Scotland. Education in Wales Nowadays education in Wales differs slightly from the system used in England. The school years in England and Wales In general, the cut-off point for ages is the end of August, so all children must be of a particular age on the 1st of September in order to begin class that month. In some regions of England, pupils attend a Lower (Primary) School before going to, a Middle School between 8 and 12 or, more commonly 9 and 13, and then a High School or Upper School. Education in Scotland Education in Scotland differs from the system used elsewhere in the United Kingdom . The school years in Scotland Life

British Royal Family Arms Royal Coat of Arms The main element of the Royal Arms is the shield which is divided into four quarters (see diagram). The three golden lions on a red background, symbolising England, occupy the first and fourth quarters. The Arms of Scotland, a red lion rearing on its hind legs inside a red border, are in the second quarter, and the Arms of Ireland's golden harp with silver strings on a blue background - are in the third quarter. The lion and the unicorn supporting the shield represent England and Scotland respectively. Around the shield is a belt or strap with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense ("Evil to him who evil thinks"), the symbol of the Order of the Garter. The Royal Arms we see today have evolved over nine centuries, since Richard 1st (the Lionheart) chose a shield of three lions to represent the three areas England, Normandy and Aquitaine - which were associated with the English crown. This symbol on the King's shield would immediately identify him in the midst of battle.

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United Kingdom country profile - Overview 12 November 2014Last updated at 07:38 ET The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato. The twentieth century saw Britain having to redefine its place in the world. At the beginning of the century, it commanded a world-wide empire as the foremost global power. Two world wars and the end of empire diminished its role, but the UK remains an economic and military power, with considerable political and cultural influence around the world. Britain was the world's first industrialised country. The Palace of Westminster is home to one of the world's oldest parliaments Continue reading the main story At a glance Politics: Prime Minister David Cameron, from the centre-right Conservative Party, heads a coalition with the UK's third party, the Liberal Democrats. Country profiles compiled by BBC Monitoring Special Report: United Kingdom Direct Diversity

Video Production The Education Website - information on the British education system In England and Wales, children are required to attend school between the ages of 5 and 15, though of course they can attend outside these age ranges. The two main types of schools are Primary and Secondary, which can sometime be split into different types. Here is a list with all the different key stages for the British Education system: Primary: Age 5 - 11 years Many primary age schools are split up into Infant (Key Stage 1) and Junior (Key Stage 2) schools. Reception/Year R (age 4-5) - Foundation Year 1 (age 5-6), Year 2 (age 6-7) - Key Stage 1 Year 3 (age 7-8), Year 4 (age 8-9), Year 5 (age 9-10), Year 6 (age 10-11) - Key Stage 2 Secondary: Age 11 - 15 years Most Secondary schools are known as Comprehensives, but in some towns there are Grammar Schools where admission is based on a successful selection test (11+). Year 7 (age 11-12), Year 8 (age 12-13), Year 9 (age 13-14) - Key Stage 3 Year 10 (age 14-15), Year 11 (age 15-16) - Key Stage 4 First and Middle Schools Welsh Schools