Αγγλικά (Ε Δημοτικού) - Βιβλίο Μαθητή (Εμπλουτισμένο)
Unit 1
British Video Edugame ReadingSelf01
Lesson 3 THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

ALEAD-IN Lead-in Activity

 

Read this text quickly, without understanding every word. Where can you find a text like this?

 

Visit the British Isles!

 

The British Isles are situated on the west side of Europe.

Geographically the

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British Isles are made up of two main islands, Great Britain and Ireland.

Politically the two islands are made up of:

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Εικόναthe United Kingdom, which includes Great Britain (with England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland

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Εικόναthe Republic of Ireland, in the southern part of Ireland. The population of the United Kingdom is about 59 million. That's 6 times more than Greece. About 10-12 million people live in London, its capital. London is about twice as big as Athens. The Republic of Ireland has a population of 3,7 million. One third of its people live in its capital, Dublin.

ΕικόναEach country has a national flower. The national flower of England is the rose; for Wales, the daffodil; for Scotland, the thistle and for the Republic of Ireland, the shamrock.

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Εικόνα Go to Appendix, page 134, for additional information on the symbols of Great Britain.

BREADINGReading Activity

Find the information in the text above and complete the table below.

 

  United Kingdom Ireland Your prefecture*
Capital city      
Population      

* prefecture=νομός

 

CVOCABULARY

Find words or phrases in the text that fit in the four categories of the table below.

 

countries geography terms size/ number national flowers
       
       
       

 

Project
Project
  1. How about a leaflet from Greece?
  2. Now go to Appendix, UNIT 1, PROJECT (page 134).
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SELF - ASSESSMENT TEST

 

Name:.....................................................       Class:..............................

Date:.......................................................       Score:............./ 100

 

 

 

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A. Read and decide: True (Εικόνα) or False (Εικόνα)

 

Pedro is an eleven-year-old boy from Spain. He lives in Barcelona with his father and his twin sisters Maria and Granada.

 

Pedro is a pupil in the fifth class of Primary school. He loves school and he is very good at maths and languages. He can solve mathematical problems very quickly and he can also speak English and French. In his free time, Pedro loves riding his bike and drawing. He is also fond of surfing the Net and chatting to children from all over Europe.

 

E.g. Pedro is Spanish (Εικόνα)

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  1. He lives with his family in a big city ..............
  2. He's got a brother and a sister ..............
  3. He is very good at English and Italian ..............
  4. His favourite hobbies are cycling and drawing ..............
  5. Pedro is very good at computers ..............

 

Points: ....... / 20

 

B. Computers. Look at the pictures and tick the right box.

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Εικόνα modem

Εικόνα tower

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Εικόνα keyboard

Εικόνα mouse

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Εικόνα screen

Εικόνα printer

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Εικόνα speakers

Εικόνα microphone

& headphones

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Εικόνα scanner

Εικόνα printer

   

 

Points: ....... / 10

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C. Countries and Nationalities. Fill in the spaces.

  1. Someone who comes from Great Britain is ................. while someone who comes from ................ is French.
  2. What nationality is your uncle? He is ..................... and lives in Rome.
  3. Athens is the ................ capital, Lisbon is the ....................... capital, Berlin is the capital of ........................ and Amsterdam is the ......................... capital.
  4. People in Moscow speak ..................... .
  5. Franz lives in Switzerland. He's ...............................
  6. A lot of people who live and work in Greece come from Tirana in ........................... .

 

Points: ....... / 30

 

D. Answer the following questions. Write true answers.

  1. What time does school start ? .......................................................................................
  2. How do you go to school? .............................................................................................
  3. Which school subject do you like best? .........................................................................
  4. Do you do your homework alone? ................................................................................
  5. What do you do in the afternoons? ..............................................................................

 

Points: ....... / 20

 

E. Match the sentences

  1. Red, white and blue.
  2. Well, I don't really like it. I prefer pop music.
  3. He's Swiss.
  4. I'm Dutch. I am from Holland
  5. It's to the west of Britain.
  6. She says it's an awful experience.
  7. I hate it!!
  8. She's French.
  9. I prefer Maths.
  10. Well, I don't mind school, but I hate homework!!
  1. Hi ! I'm Greek! Where are you from?
  2. Which do you prefer? Maths or Science?
  3. Do you like school?
  4. Nadine comes from Marseilles.
  5. How about heavy metal music?
  6. Sue hates going to the dentist.
  7. Do you like horse riding?
  8. Henry doesn't come from Germany.
  9. Which are the colours of the British flag?
  10. Where's Ireland?

 

Points: ....... / 20

 

Tick what's true for you:

 

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Learning strategies in English

 

I LEARN ENGLISH BECAUSE I LIKE...

  • Learning about other countries and people
  • Filling in charts
  • Listening for specific information
  • Scanning a text
  • Learning more about young people in other countries

 

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Now I can:

 

 

  • Name the various parts of the computer
  • Talk about what I like and what I don't like to do in my free time
  • Write and talk about my school life