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How much do you know about the UK?

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    #culture #uk #teens #adults #intermediate #upperintermediate
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  • What countries does the United Kingdom consist of?
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland
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  • What is the Union Jack?
    the national flag of the United Kingdom
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  • What is Ireland's National Day called and when does it take place?
    St Patrick's Day is celebrated on March, 17.
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  • What is the national flower of Wales?
    daffodil
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  • Where was William Shakespeare born?
    In Stratford-upon-Avon
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  • Where does cockney slang originate from? Which English city?
    London
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  • This is one of a few countries in the world where there are no wild native snakes. Which UK country is it?
    Ireland (not only the northern part of course)
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  • Who wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'?
    Geoffrey Chaucer
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  • What is the oldest university in Britain?
    The University of Oxford (1096)
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  • Rugby is considered to be a/an ... national sport. English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish?
    Welsh
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  • Does the Queen have the power to declare war and to make peace?
    Yes
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  • Which country is the leek the national emblem of?
    Wales
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  • What nationality were Alexander Graham Bell, Sean Connery and Alexander Fleming? English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish?
    Scottish
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  • Who tried to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament in 1605?
    Guy Fawkes
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  • How many spoonfuls of tea are added to tea traditionally brewed in a china teapot for 4 people?
    5 - one for each person and one for the teapot.
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  • What is a public house and what do people usually do there?
    They meet friends, talk, drink beer and play darts because it's a pub.
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  • Which of the UK countries is famous for its moors and lochs (in one of the lakes the legendary monster lives)?
    Loch Ness - with Nessie, the monster, is a lake in Scotland.
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  • Where can you find the Crown of Queen Elizabeth and be frightened by the ghost of Sir Thomas More?
    At the Tower of London.
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  • When was Britain's written constitution created? In what century?
    Britain doesn't have a written constitution.
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  • What is Big Ben?
    It's the bell inside the clock tower in the Palace of Westminster in London.
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  • What is the capital of Scotland?
    Edinburgh
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  • What is the traditional Scottish tartan skirt called?
    kilt
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  • What is the jig?
    It's a traditional Irish folk dance.
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  • Which of the UK countries is called the Emerald Isle?
    Ireland
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  • Who lives at 10 Downing Street?
    The British Prime Minister
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