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. 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
Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation I was recently in a third grade classroom and was struck by the presence of rules that were posted for how to have a conversation. The poster said, "Each person must contribute to the discussion but take turns talking. Ask each other, 'Would you like to add to my idea?' or 'Can you tell us what you are thinking?' Teenagers and UK culture Why bring UK culture to the teen classroom? We can introduce UK culture into the English classroom to help our students improve their English and at the same time learn about values and ways of doing things which may be different to theirs. Learning about life and culture in the UK can be very motivating as it brings the language alive for learners and creates a link between language and real life. See if you agree with these comments from teachers on teaching UK culture to their teenage learners: ‘We need to avoid reinforcing erroneous British stereotypes to our teenagers. Not everyone in the UK is very formal and drinks tea at five o’clock!’
British Culture, Traditions and Customs This page has moved to ProjectBritain.com our new British life and Culture website Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years. British customs and traditions are famous all over the world. When people think of Britain they often think of people drinking tea, eating fish and chips and wearing bowler hats, but there is more to Britain than just those things.
Spring Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt It’s official: Spring has begun! Which means it’s time to kick off the spring nature photo scavenger hunt. Here’s how it works: I’ve come up with 30 things you and your kiddos can “hunt for” outside this spring. Find an item, snap a picture and check the item off your list. Will you be able to find everything before summer gets here? Don’t worry if your little explorer isn’t an aspiring photographer or sometimes needs your help to snap a shot. Boarding schools in the UK: Class Robert: Hello, my name is Robert, and I’m studying music at GCSE, as well as many other subjects.Ursule: Hi, my name’s Ursule. I’m from Lithuania and this is my third year in the school. I’m in Year 11 right now.Robert: And for my music GCSE I have lessons three times a week and we study lots of different music from the Baroque era right until the world music.Ursule: For music, we’ve got two different teachers and one of the teachers teaches us erm, composition and the other one mainly teaches us er, the music history, and all the theory that we need to know for our exams.Teacher 1: And then, of course, we have excellent connections, through our long history of preparing students for university, to some of the top universities in the UK, and, increasingly, worldwide as well.Teacher 2: In terms of more formal feedback that supports them, we regularly assess their progress and offer them some targets to help them focus on things that they can improve in their work.
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.
Learning about War: Using BBC Video to Teach the Second World War The Second World War dominates the landscape of the twentieth century. Just over two decades after the ‘war to end all wars’, Europe was again plunged into turmoil following the German invasion of Poland. What followed was one of the most destructive wars in history. Learning about war is key to understanding the events of the twentieth century, which irrevocably changed the future as well as the map of Europe. Oral presentation Melissa: Hi, everyone! Today I would like to talk about how to become the most popular teen in school. Firstly, I think getting good academic results is the first factor to make you become popular since, having a good academic result, your teacher will award you in front of your schoolmates. Then, your schoolmates will know who you are and maybe they would like to get to know you because they want to learn something good from you. Secondly, I think participating in school clubs and student unions can help to make you become popular, since after participating in these school clubs or student union, people will know who you are and it can help you to make friends all around the school, no matter senior forms or junior forms. In conclusion, I think to become the most popular teen in school we need to have good academic results and also participate in school clubs and student union.
Boarding schools in the UK: Sport Mr Alex McGrath: The wonderful thing about having children in the school is that we have time with them. We have time to help them learn and achieve academic success. But we also have time for them to take part in sport, to take part in other activities that challenge them, erm, which develop their courage.Phoebe Bradbury: Hi, I’m Phoebe Bradbury. Britain is GREAT The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer. We welcome the world to visit, study and do business with the UK. Business The UK’s dynamic economy and business-friendly environment make it a great place to locate and expand your business. Get support to export and invest in the UK from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Tourism
Love English: 10 things to see in London (magazine article) 'I love English': magazines designed for language learners that can be used in classroom as extra activities to add colour and motivated students. - talk about London - read about the 'top 10 things to see in London'