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 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. The Arms of the Stuart kings remained very similar to those of James 1st. The succession of George, Elector of Hanover, to the throne as George 1st in 1714 led to further changes to include his territories.
Vidipedia - The Video Encyclopedia Stonehenge - Tour around Britain Stonehenge is a mystical place. Its stone circles are probably more than 4,000 years old. The huge stones come from an area about 30 km north of Stonehenge. The smaller stones possibly are from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, almost 400 km away from Stonehenge. Nobody knows for sure what the function of Stonehenge was. Maybe it was a druid temple.
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Symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man This is a list of the symbols of the United Kingdom, its constituent countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and the British Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). Each separate entry has its own set of unique symbols. Symbols of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Cultural Symbols of Britain Food and Drink Bangers and mash A traditional British meal of sausages and mashed potatoes.Fish and Chips The quintessentially British meal. National Dress The Flat Cap may be the closest thing to a specifically British national dress. Individual countries of the United Kingdom Symbols of the British Crown Dependencies The Channel Islands Bailiwick of Jersey Bailiwick of Guernsey The Isle of Man See also Symbols of the British Overseas Territories References
Educational Videos: 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED : Listening: A Tour of London Tower Bridge, London (Copyright: Getty) When you visit a city for the first time, a good way to explore it is to go on an organised sightseeing tour. The tour will give you an overview of what there is to see and also provide you with some historical background. A popular way of seeing London is to go in one of the red double deck buses. This tour will take you around London by bus. Listen to the guide, and then do the activity below. Activity Check how well you know London. a Madame Tussaud’s is a famous wax museum. b Bond Street is where the detective, Sherlock Holmes, once lived. c Marble Arch is a gate which was built in 1827. d Hyde Park used to be the royal hunting grounds. e Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. f Piccadilly Circus is the largest circus in the world. g Fleet Street once housed the national newspapers. h St Paul’s Cathedral is a small but beautiful church. i The Tower of London is more than 900 years old. j The Globe is the world’s oldest restaurant.
Better@English _Video and audio To learn to speak fluent English, you need lots of exposure to spoken language coupled with opportunities to use what you’re learning. Many learners think that going to a traditional English course is the best way to learn. But you can also learn English very well on your own, without spending a lot of money. Before you sign up for a course, why not make the most of the audio and video resources for English learning that are widely available online? Jump directly to the list of resources. There are many advantages to using audio and video compared to going to a traditional English class. You can go at your own pace, and do as much or as little as you have time for. English is such a widely spoken language that the possibilities for finding great content are practically limitless. Do not skip this step. Using a good looping audio player will make it much easier and more efficient for you to learn from the audio resources that you use for listening practice. Put your learning into practice
ProjectBritain.com - A resource of British Life and Culture in the UK by Woodlands Junior Must Watch Documentaries About The U.S. Real Scientific Evidence of Controlled Implosion "The preconceived notion of NIST is that there's no evidence for explosives, as in there is no point in looking. That is the most unscientific thing which you can possibly think of. War is All About Money and Control "There is a machine here that wants to go to war. A Brief Look at the New TSA The newly rolled out full body scanning machines at airports do not only pose a huge privacy concern, but they also present a major health concern because of the significant amounts of radiation they emit. The Truth About Globalization "I've met a lot of terrorists, I've interviewed them for books, I've never met one who wanted to be a terrorist. Dogs Are More Reliable Than These Machines Hitler Had the Help of Corporations The information age was not born in Silicon Valley; it was born in Berlin in 1933. Chris Hedges' Remarkable Speech It's Been Almost 10 years And Still No Justice The War is Not Offshores, It is Here at Home Brought To You By WeAreChange
Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study. Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work. Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos. Now take a look at my Cacoo mindmap below about the UK form of government. You can also click on the following link to enlarge the above image: Last September, 18th Scottish people voted for Scotland independence. Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits If you want more general information about the Uk government, the Queen and the Royal Family, open my Blendspace lesson.
Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups: Juno: Teenage Pregnancy This is a great movie. Teenage pregnancy is dealt with in a creative, different manner. My students had a lot to say about it. I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. - if he is underaged too? - if he is older than 18? - If he is older than 35? - If he had raped the teenager? - if he has a wife? - if he denies it? II. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. - You were Juno? - You were Juno's best friend? - You were Juno's parents? - You were the father of the baby? - You were the foster parents to whom Juno promised to give the baby away. 7.