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  The UK   The USA    Canada    Australia The UK The USA Canada Australia New Zealand India English-speaking countries

  Name of the country Capital Official language or languages   Full name Name of the country Capital Official language or languages Full name Short name Canada — Ottawa English and French Australia — Canberra English United States of America USA Washington English The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UK London English New Zealand — Wellington English and Maori

  • W ant to go to an English-speaking country as a tourist • Have • W ant to go to an English-speaking country as a tourist • Have to learn it as a school subject • Would like to get a better job in future • Enjoy watching American films • Like reading English and American literature • Would like to understand modern pop singers Why do you study English?

  Famous people and places in the UK Famous people and places in the UK

  •  Sir Winston Churchill was a politician, a soldier, an artist, and the • Sir Winston Churchill was a politician, a soldier, an artist, and the 20 th century’s most famous and celebrated Prime Minister.

  • Queen Elizabeth I  The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, • Queen Elizabeth I The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned England from 1558– 1603. Her reign was marked by several plots to overthrow her, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1587), the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588), and domestic prosperity and literary achievement

  • Queen Elizabeth II Her Majesty Queen  Elizabeth II  (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), • Queen Elizabeth II Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), is the Queen regnant and Head of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland fifteen other Commonwealth countries.

  • Diana, Princess of Wales From the time of her marriage to the Prince • Diana, Princess of Wales From the time of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the world’s most high-profile, most photographed, and most iconic celebrities.

  • Charles Darwin was a British naturalist of the nineteenth century. He and others • Charles Darwin was a British naturalist of the nineteenth century. He and others developed theory of evolution. This theory forms the basis for the modern life sciences. Darwin’s most famous books are ‘The Origin of Species’ and ‘The Descent of Man’.

  • William Shakespeare was a playwright and poet whose body of works is considered • William Shakespeare was a playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature. He wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater 400 years later.

  • John Lennon was a musician and composer who was a member of the • John Lennon was a musician and composer who was a member of the Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960 s. • Horatio Nelson, 1 st Viscount Nelson is the greatest hero in British naval history, an honour he earned by defeating Napoleon’s fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.

  • Captain James Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his • Captain James Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Cook visited New Zealand, established the first European colony in Australia, and was the first European to visit Hawaii. He also approached Antarctica and explored much of the western coast of North America.

  • David Beckham is a leading English footballer and a former star of the • David Beckham is a leading English footballer and a former star of the legendary team Manchester United.

  • Charles Dickens - writer Charles Dickens wrote some of the most popular and • Charles Dickens — writer Charles Dickens wrote some of the most popular and widely read novels of the 19 th century, from Oliver Twist to A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

  • .  Big wheel of Eyes of London in height of 135 m • . Big wheel of Eyes of London in height of 135 m — the highest big wheel in the world. On it you can make half-hour flight over capital of Great Britain, admiring magnificent kinds. The most romantic time for survey of London — evening when starts to darken and is below lighted set of fires

  • Royal Botanical Gardens were stretched on the area in 300 acres. In them • Royal Botanical Gardens were stretched on the area in 300 acres. In them it is possible to see more than 40 000 kinds of plants. In its territory the Japanese garden, a rock-garden and two art galleries are located.

  • .  In the London Aquarium hundreds kinds of fishes and other inhabitants • . In the London Aquarium hundreds kinds of fishes and other inhabitants of the sea contain. This unique place in London where it is possible to see sharks, the huge sea eel, piranhas and electric slopes. Visitors can even touch crabs or starfishes.

  double-decker • A double-decker bus is a bus that has two levels or 'decks'. double-decker • A double-decker bus is a bus that has two levels or ‘decks’. Double-decker buses are popular in some cities of Europe and in parts of Asia, usually in former British colonies. Some double-deckers specialise in short sight-seeing tours for tourists

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  • More than 40 years the London Planetarium admires the visitors with star shows. • More than 40 years the London Planetarium admires the visitors with star shows. Today’s visitors can make virtual star travel thanks to the most perfect in Europe to a star projector. In interactive space attractions you can learn about black holes, take part in search extraterrestrial a civilisation and feel, what will be your weight on Jupiter — the largest planet of solar system.

  Famous people and places in Canada Famous people and places in Canada

  Jim Carrey (actor)  James Eugene   Jim   Carrey (born January Jim Carrey (actor) James Eugene » » Jim » » Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor and stand-up comedian. Carrey is best known for his performances as multiple characters in the sketch comedy show In. In Living Color , as the title character in in Ace Ventura : : Pet Detective and Ace Ventura : : When Nature Calls , as lawyer Fletcher Reede in Liar , and as the unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan in Bruce Almighty. Carrey has also achieved critical success in dramatic roles in films such as The Truman Show , , Man onon thethe Moon , and Eternal Sunshine ofof thethe Spotless Mind. His other roles include those in Hollywood blockbuster films such as The Mask , , Dumb andand Dumber , , How thethe Grinch Stole Christmas , , Lemony Snicket’s A A Series ofof Unfortunate Events , and Fun with Dick andand Jane. . Over the span of his three-decade career he has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including a BAFTA nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in Eternal Sunshine ofof thethe Spotless Mind as well as winning two Golden Globe Awards for his role in The Truman Show , and Man onon thethe Moon. He also has a star on Canada’s Walk ofof Fame. .

  Jim Carrey (actor) Jim Carrey (actor)

  James Cameron (producer) • James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian James Cameron (producer) • James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director , producer , screenwriter , editor , and inventor. His writing and directing work includes The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). In the time between making Titanic and his return to feature films with Avatar, Cameron spent some years creating documentary films , and also co-developing the digital 3 -D Fusion Camera System. Described by a biographer as part- scientist and part- artist , Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. • In total, Cameron’s directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$ 1. 75 billion in North America and US$4. 91 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing directors of all time. Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic are the two highest-grossing films ever made.

  James Cameron (producer) James Cameron (producer)

  Niagara Falls  • The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara Niagara Falls • The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River , straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U. S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo , New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto , Ontario , between the twin cities of Niagara Falls , Ontario , and Niagara Falls , New York. • Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island : Horseshoe Falls , the majority of which lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. • Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age ), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168, 000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110, 000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America. • The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 1800 s.

  Niagara Falls Niagara Falls

  Banff  • Banff is the largest town in Banff  National  Park Banff • Banff is the largest town in Banff National Park , in Alberta’s Rockies , Canada. It is the first incorporated municipality located within a Canadian national park, and at 1, 463 m (4, 800 ft), it is the town with the second highest elevation in Canada, the highest being Lake Louise. It is surrounded by mountains, notably Mount Rundle , Sulphur Mountain , Mount Norquay , and Cascade Mountain , and is situated above Bow Falls near the junction of the Bow and Spray Rivers. Banff is located 126 km (78 mi ) west of Calgary and 58 km (36 mi) east of Lake Louise , on the Trans-Canada Highway. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership. • Banff is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations , known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a major destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking , biking , scrambling and skiing areas within the region. Two ski resorts are located in close proximity: Sunshine Village and Ski Norquay.

  Banff  Banff

  Famous people and places in the USA Famous people and places in the US

  Washington, George • Washington, George,  1732– 99, 1 st President of the United Washington, George • Washington, George, 1732– 99, 1 st President of the United States (1789– 97), commander in chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, called the Father of His Country. • He was born on Feb. 22, 1732 (Feb. 11, 1731, O. S. ), the first son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington, on the family estate (later known as Wakefield) in Westmoreland co. , Va. Of a wealthy family

  Washington, George Washington, George

  Statue of Liberty  • The Statue of Liberty given to the United States Statue of Liberty • The Statue of Liberty given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. It represents a woman wearing a stola , a radiant crown and sandals , trampling a broken chain , carrying a torch in her raised right hand a tabula ansata , where the date of the Declaration of Independence

  Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty

  Famous people and places in Australia Famous people and places in Australia

  Sydney Opera House • Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre on Sydney Opera House • Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre on Bennelong Point in Sydney , New South Wales , Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon , who, in 2003, received the Pritzker Prize , architecture’s highest honour. The citation stated: • “ There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20 th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.

  Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House

  Nicole Kidman  • Nicole Mary Kidman , (born 20 June 1967) is an Nicole Kidman • Nicole Mary Kidman , (born 20 June 1967) is an American born Australian actress, fashion model, singer and humanitarian. Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Australia since 1994. In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia , Australia’s highest civilian honour. In 2006, she was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry. • Her performances in films such as Days Of Thunder (1990), To Die For (1995) Moulin Rouge ! (2001) . The Hours (2002) was acknowledged with several notable film awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress , a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2003, Kidman received her star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood , California. • She is also known for her marriage to Tom Cruise and her current marriage to country musician Keith Urban. • As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.

  Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman

  New Zealand New Zealand

  Māori • The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They probably Māori • The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They probably arrived in southwestern Polynesia in several waves at some time before 1300, settled and developed a distinct culture. • Māori society was destabilised from the late 18 th century by the weapons and diseases introduced by Europeans, and after 1840 they lost an increasing amount of their land, and went into a cultural and numerical decline. However their population began to increase again from the late 19 th century, and a marked Māori cultural revival began in the 1960 s and continues.

  Maori  Maori

  English is an international language English is an international language




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