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The United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland
occupies the territory of the British
Isles. They lie to the north-west of
Europe. Once upon a time the
British Isles were an integral part of
the mainland.
As a result of sinking of the land
surface they became segregated.
The Great Britain is separated from
the continent by the English Channel.
The country is washed by the waters of
the Atlantic Ocean. Great Britain is
separated from Belgium and Holland by
the North Sea, and from Ireland- by the
Irish Sea.
There are several islands
along the coasts.
The total area of the British
Isles is 325,000square km. The
total area of the great Britain is
244,000 square km.
The main islands are the Isle of
Man and the Isle of Wight.
The surface of the country is varied.
Great Britain is the country of
valleys and plains.
The mountains in Britain are not
very high.
Scotland is the most mountainous
region with the highest peak, Ben
Nevis.
It has no active
volcanoes, and earth
tremos which does no
more than rattle teacups
in a few houses which is
reported in the national
news media.
The insular geographical position
of Great Britain promotes the
development of shipbuilding,
different trading contacts with other
countries. It has also allowed the
country to stay independent for
quite a long period of time.
New Vocabulary:
to rattle
volcano
earth tremos
to be separated
insular
to govern
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Questions:
Where is Great Britain situated?
What is the total area of Great
Britain?
What is the official name of this
country?
Is Great Britain a mountainous
country?
What is the result of the country's
physical geography?
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