Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. (Oren Arnold)
If you know English language you will understand the British without difficulties. It is not enough to know only English you have to study culture too.
Traditions of Great Britain Do you know that in Britain: Left-hand transportation? English breakfast is famous for it is solidity? British value home and relatives? British love animals? Sport games-golf, cricket,polo? British value pure English language? The most important holidays are Christmas and Easter?
What kind of British traditions and celebrations do you know?
Complete the sentences. 1. Britain is full of customs and traditions. 2. There are numerous royal traditions in Britain, some are ancient, others are modern. 3. And on the Queens official birthday, there is a traditional ceremony called the Trooping of the Colour. 4. There is a very special royal tradition. 5. There are only six public holidays a year in Great Britain. 6. At Christmas everyone decorates their houses with holly, ivy colourful lamps. 7. Mistletoe brings good luck, people say. 8. Father Christmas brings their presents in the night. 9. In Britain the most important meal on December 25th is Christmas dinner. 10. December 26th is Boxing Day. 11. Now, Boxing Day is an extra holiday after Christmas Day. 12. Every Year the people of Norway give the city of London a present.
TrueFalse Every nation and every country has its own traditions and customs. + The Queen is the only person in Britain with two birthdays.+ The changing of the Guard happens every month at Buckingham Palace. + There are only six public holidays a year in Great Britain.+ The most popular holiday in Britain is Thanksgiving Day.+ Queen Victorias husband, Prince Albert, brought the Russian tradition to Britain. + A modern tradition is Christmas mistletoe.+ Boxing Day is an extra holiday after New Years Day+ In July the young swans on the Thames are about two months old. + In England people celebrate the New Year.+ Traditionally people decorate their trees on Christmas Eve – thats December 31st. + A traditional feature of Christmas in Britain is the Christmas tree. +