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Geography Presentation Report

Culture of England

Christy Chong (10) Sue Fong (12) Joanne Kou (16) Michelle Wu (31)

Leader’s report: Allocation of work Signature Christy Chong (10) Doing PowerPoint Sue Fong (12) Finding Information Joanne Kou (16) Doing PowerPoint Michelle Wu (31) Finding Information .

The World Map which shows the location of Britain .

so a group of merry singing people set out to fix it. So it's a fixing song rather than a falling down song.The map shows the Channel and Tunnel which connecting Britain and France The Channel and Tunnel is informally known as the Chunnel. It is an underground rail tunnel that runs below the English Channel and connects Great Britain and France. Famous Places in England London Bridge Why London Bridge is falling down sounds so happy? It was originally a merry tune about London Bridge in a state of disrepair. originally. .

The nickname of the Bell It is the name of the champion boxer called Benjamin Caunt. It is the name of the one who made the Big Ben. who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell. the name of the one who made the Big Ben. The clock first ticked on 31 May 1859. radio and television broadcast its bell to welcome the start of the New Year. And people mainly celebrate New Year in the Big Ben. It named after the Speaker of the House at the time called Sir Benjamin Hall. .Big Ben It is the nickname for the great bell of the clock in London and it is a symbol of the United Kingdom and London.

. And one revolution takes about 30 minutes. The wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned egg-shaped passenger capsules.London Eye It is a giant 135-metre tall Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom and it is in a great position at the heart of London. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

He had written about 38 plays. natural philosopher. alchemist and theologian and was known for universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. Sir Isaac Newton He is an physicist. He often called the England’s national poet. 154sonnets. or not to be: that is the question. 2 long narrative poems and several other poems And one of his famous quotations was: "To be. astronomer. He was inspired to formulate his theory of gravitation by watching the fall of an apple from a tree and he was the most influential person in the history of science. . mathematician.Famous people in England William Shakespeare He was the greatest writer in the English language." It was from Hamlet.

Famous food in England Fish and chips It is a popular take-away food that was originated in the United Kingdom in 1858 or 1863. Therefore. chilly. garlic. over cooked vegetables. it is hard to buy simple things like peppers.The food in England Why do the food in England taste so bland (not very spicy)? It is because restaurants in Britain served bland soup. . bland roasts. etc in the 1950s. It consists of deep-fried fish in batter or breadcrumbs with deepfried potatoes.

Yorkshire Pudding It is not usually eaten as a dessert and is a part of the main course. It is a sort of batter baked in the oven and usually moistened with gravy. English Cheeses It is enjoyed by over 98% of households in England. There are many types of . It is made from flour. Many cheeses are named after the place or area they are made in England. eggs and milk.

.cheeses such as Cheddar. Tea breaks Tea breaks are when tea and biscuits are served and the traditional time for tea breaks are at 11:00 am and 4 pm in the afternoon. Stilton. Traditional Drinks in Britain Tea It is traditionally brewed in a warmed china teapot and most Britons like their tea strong and dark.Cheshire and Double Gloucester. Red Leicester. but with a lot of milk.

Superstitions Good Luck: (1) Lucky to meet a black cat Black Cats are featured on many good luck greetings cards and .If something is not quite to your taste. it’s probably ‘Not your cup of tea'.

(3) Horseshoe It brings good luck. white rabbits”. On the first day of the month it is lucky to say “White rabbits. We touch. (2) Touch wood It is lucky to touch wood. Horseshoes are generally a sign of good luck and feature on many good luck cards. knock on wood. to make something come true.birthday cards in England. white rabbits. .

(2) Friday is considered to be an unlucky day (3) Friday the thirteenth is a very unlucky day because Jesus was crucified on a Friday.Bad Luck: (1) The number thirteen is unlucky. (4) Ladder It is unlucky to walk underneath a ladder. .

lawn tennis. mirrors were considered to be tools of the gods. football. Sports Sports play an important part in the life in Britain and is a popular leisure activity. Many of the world‘s famous sports began in Britain including cricket. golf and rugby. .(5) Break a mirror Seven years bad luck to break a mirror. In ancient time.

The famous football team is Manchester United and the famous football player is David Beckham.England’s national sport is cricket. Football is the most popular sports. .