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Bài gửiTiêu đề: British Culture Part II!   Fri May 28, 2010 2:49 pm

What proportion of people in the UK own their own home? – Two thirds.
52. What are the roles of the whips in parliament? – Responsible for discipline in their party. And ensure attendance of MPs at voting time in the House of Commons.
53. What type of constitution does the UK have? – An unwritten constitution.
54. During the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups to the UK came from which countries? – United States, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
55. How might you stop young people playing tricks on you at Halloween? – Give them Sweets or chocolate.
56. How many members are there in the Northern Ireland Assembly? – 108 Members.
57. Who is the Monarch not allowed to marry? – Anyone who is not a Protestant (đạo Tin lành).
58. What is the purpose of the Council of Europe? – To develop conventions which focus on human rights, democracy, education, the environment, health and culture.
59. Type of Government? – Constitutional monarchy.
60. England is surrounded by the North Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
61. British national Flags is known as the Union Jack.
62. The longest river in the UK is the River Severn (both Wales and England)
63. The longest river in England: River Thames.
64. The largest Lake in UK: Lough Neagh (Ireland); Windermere (England)
65. The deepest lake in UK is Loch Morar.
66. British industry: service industries (70%, many successful small companies in the UK)
67. Sir Tim Berners – Lee investor of the World Wide Web.
68. Scotland has six cities.
69. The Scotland‘s capital is Edinburgh.
70. The Scotland‘s largest city is Glasgow.
71. The Scotland’s national flower is? – Thistle.
72. Scotland has famous lake: Loch Ness.
73. Scotland is also famous for its clans, kilts, medieval castles.
74. Scotland has been part of the UK since 1707.
75. The judiciary determines common law and interprets legislation.
76. The UK is divided into 659 constituencies (khu vực bầu cử)
77. The England’s capital is? – London.
78. The longest River in England is? – Thames
79. The largest Lake in England is? – Windermere.
80. The England’s national flower is? – The Tudor rose (red, white)
81. The capital and largest city in Wales is? – Cardiff.
82. The Wales’ national flower is? – Leek, Daffodil.
83. The national Game of Wales is Rugby.
84. Wales is on the western side of Great Britain.
85. The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia.
86. The Northern Ireland ‘s capital and largest city is Belfast.
87. The Northern Ireland’ national flower is? – Shamrock.
88. The three categories of state schools in England and Wales are: Community schools; Foundation schools, Voluntary schools.
89. Many voluntary schools are connected to a particular religious faith.
90. LEAs ( Local Education Authorities) responsible for employing staff and for admission arrangements in community and voluntary controlled shools.
91. State schools in Scotland are managed by local authorities.
92. Controlled schools in Northern Ireland are managed by education and library boards.
93. Integrated schools are both for Catholic and Protestant children.
94. In England and Wales, all children must attend school at their fifth birthday. Primary school: age 5 to 7; junior school: 7 to 11;
95. Independent schools are not funded by the state and obtain most of their finances from fees paid by parents.
96. Britain is a tea-drinking nation.
97. Houses in Britain: Detached House, Semi-detached houses, Terraced houses, Cottages, Bungalows.
98. The largest and most expensive type of house is a detached house, which is not joined to other houses and has a garden all round it. Detached houses have at least three bedrooms and one or more living rooms plus a separate dinning room and kitchen downstairs.
99. Semi-detached houses are built in pairs with one house joined to the other along one side. These houses usually have two or three bedrooms. There is a separate garden at the front and the back for each house.
100. Terraced houses date from Victorian and Edwardian times (the late 19th and early 20th century) and were built mainly for working-class people. Four or more houses are joined together in a row. There is little or no front garden, so the front door of each house opens onto the pavement. Access to the back garden is through the house. They were originally quite small. They had two bedrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen/ dinning room, an arrangement called “two up, two down.” Most have now been extended and bathrooms added, and in some towns they have become fashionable with professional people.
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