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Great Britain: a Country of Traditions.

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Great Britain: a Country
of Traditions
I. English Proverbs:
With the Foxes we Must Play Fox.
When in Rome Do as the Romans Do
So Many Countries, so Many Customs.
With the Foxes we Must Play Fox.
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Christmas
St.Valentine’s Day
Easter
Halloween
Country Defendant
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The 8th of March
Thanksgiving Day
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New Year’s Day
Father’s Day
Victory Day
Maslenitsa
May Day
Independence Day
Pancake Day
Remembrance Day
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Guy Fawkes Day
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 St.Valentine’s Day
пЃ¬ Easter
пЃ¬ Halloween
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New Year’s Day
 Father’s Day
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III.The Holidays and Their Dates
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Guy Fawkes Day
Christmas
New Yer’s Day
Easter
Halloween
St.David’s Day
May Day
St. Valentine’s Day
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1 March
1 May
14 February
April/ May
1 January
5 November
25 December
31 October
IV. What do You Know…
1. English families prefer to live…
a). In flats
b). In own houses
2. On Sundays theatres and shops are…
a). Closed
b). opened
3. British buses are…
a). Single-decked b). Double-decked
and yellow
and red
4.The cars keep to the …
a) left of road
b). Right of road
5. The most popular English game is…
a). Cricket
b). Football
6. English people have tea …
a). For breakfast b). The whole day
and supper
7. The Englishmen have sentimental love for…
a). New things
b). Old things
8. The traditional English house has…
a). Three floors
b). Two floors
9. They have … in their houses.
a). A fireplace
b). Central heating
10. In Great Britain the favourite topic to discuss is … .
a) hobby
b). weather
V. Is It True or False:
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1.The New Year’s tree is a present from people of
America to people of Great Britain.
2.The day after Christmas is New Year.
3. For Christmas Dinner the English eat hamburgers.
4.The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place 5 or 6
nights a week in August and September.
5. The name of the British national flag is “The Stars
and Stripes”
6. The Eisteddfod is a Welsh festival, devoted to
music and poetry.
1.
State Opening the Parliament
1. Before every State Opening of Parliament, the men of the guard in their scarlet
and gold uniforms, gather in the Prince’s Chamber of the house of Lords. Ignoring the
existence of electric light, they search every corner of the cellars beneath the Palace
of Westminster by the light of old candle-lanterns. When they are satisfied that all is
well a message is sent to the Queen and Parliament is free to assemble.
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2. The original Easter eggs were hard-boiled eggs, often beautifully
decorated. The custom of rolling Easter eggs downhill is observed every
Easter Monday at Avenham park, in Lancashire, although chocolate
eggs, or even oranges, can be used nowadays.
a) Pancake Racing
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3. Tossing pancakes, especially while running is nationally famous. The women
of Olney and nearby Warmington wear aprons and headscarves for the occasion
and, armed with pancakes and frying pans, gather in the village square. From
here they race for some 400 metres to the church, tossing their pancakes three
times on the way. The winner receives a prayerbook, after which all the frying
pans are laid around the church and a service of blessing is help.
5. The Tower of London, started in 1708 by William the Conqueror, is
one of the city’s oldest buildings, guarded still be soldiers and Yeoman
Warders of the Tower of “Befeaters” in bright Tutor-style costume. One of
the Tower’s many traditions is the ancient Ceremony of the Keys, when
each night at 9:53 p.m., the chief Warder locks the Tower Gates and
carries the Keys ceremonially to the Resident Governor.
c) Egg Rolling
d) Searching
the Houses of
Parliament
4. In Scotland, some wells are decorated by passers-by with strips of cloth,
representing problems, prayers or wishes. It is traditional to visit the wells before
or on the fist Sunday in May.
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e) Ceremony of the
Keys
Intellectual Game
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1. They show visitors the main places of interest in the Tower
of London.
2. She ruled the country for the longest period of time in the
British history.
3. The official residence of the Queen in London and in
Scotland.
4. This ceremony is held in front of Buckingham Palace every
day.
5.The second name of New Year Eve in Scotland.
6. How do they call the first person to enter a house on New
Year’s Day.
7.This holiday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in March. In
the past the girls who worked in rich houses could go home to
see their parents.
8. Little chicks, baby rabbits and spring-time flowers are the
emblems of this holiday.
9.The tradition of marking the royal swans on the river Thames
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