Quiz on Britain.
I. Choose the best option for the gaps.
1. Great Britain is an island made up of _________ .
a, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland b, England, Scotland and Wales
c, England and Scotland d, England only
2. The official head of state in Britain is ________ .
a, President b, Prince
c, Queen d, King
3. The leek and the daffodil are both plants used to symbolize _________ .
a, Wales b, England
c, Scotland d, Ireland
4. Britain is __________ Italy.
a, about the same size as b, smaller than
c, larger than d, exactly the same as
5. The British flag is red, _______ and white. It is known as _________ .
a, green – Queen’s flag b, yellow – King’s flag
c, blue – Union Jack d, black – National flag
6. About _________ people live in Britain and _______ people in London.
a, 58 million – 7.7 million b, 35 million – 4.5 million
c, 73 million – 10 million d, 100 million – 10.5 million
7. Although Britain is in the north of Europe, the average temperature is quite mild because of warm water from ________ .
a, the Gulf of Mexico b, the Mediterranean
c, the English Channel d, the North Sea
8. In 1066 the English king was defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of __________.
a, Brighton b, London
c, Dover d, Hastings
9. What is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?
a, Birmingham b, Dublin
c, Dover d, Belfast
10. What is the highest mountain in Britain?
a, Ben Mecdui b, Chairn Toul
c, Ben Nevis d, Ben Lawers
11. ’Bobbies’, ’fuzz’, ’cops’ and ’pigs’ are all nicknames for __________ .
a, shop assistants b, postmen
c, tourists d, police officers
12. The day after Christmas is known as ________ .
a, Boxing day b, Christmas Eve
c, Christmas Day d, Halloween
13. The Great Plague was a(n) _______ in the seventeenth century.
a, celebration b, illness
c, sports event d, family festival
14. ’Auld Lang Syne’ means __________ is a song from Scotland, sung on New Year’s Eve.
a, yesterday b, tomorrow
c, on Monday d, a long time ago
15. What does the following proverb mean? ’Nothing ventured nothing gained.’
a, You have to try or you won’t get anything b, Don’t question good luck.
c, Act early and you can save a lot of trouble. d, From one problem to another.
16. The proverb ’Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’ means _______ .
treasure-hunt-in-london.pdf This is a collection of exercises about London. It is aimed at students of level B1-B2. Contains a lot of useful information about the sights of London, the Tube and so on. It is a great material for teaching English speaking culture in the classroom.
Источник: engblog.ru (День Колумба (Columbus Day): история праздника http://engblog.ru/columbus-day)
Christmas, NEW YEAR
- Christmas: history, traditions, interesting facts (Мой сайт на SchoolRack)
- New Year games or how to have fun all night.
Источник: engblog.ru ( Новогодние игры, или веселье на всю ночь http://engblog.ru/new-year-games)