The British Isles
The British Isles
The British Isles form a group lying off the north-west coast of the
Continent of Europe ,mainly within the rectangle 50-60 degrees North
and 0-10 degrees West.
Their total area is about 121,600 square miles.
The two largest island are Great Britain, including England, Wale ,
Scotland and Ireland; comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic
The seas surrounding the British Isles are the North Sea , the Atlantic
Ocean and the English Channel.
Great Britain is the largest island in Europe. Its western coast is
deeply indented; on the contrary, its eastern coast is for the most part
The mountainous and hilly areas lie to the north and west ; south-east
England and the Midlands are know as Lowland Britain.
Great Britain and Ireland are separated by the North Channel , the
Irish Sea , and St. Georges’ s Channel. Great Britain and Northern
Ireland make up the
United Kingdom (UK).
England occupies the southern part of the island of Great Britain;
Scotland occupies the northern part of the island of Great Britain ;
Wales is a peninsula on the south-western of great Britain ; Northern
Ireland takes up the northern corner of Ireland.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGES
The first people in Britain about whose languages we have definite
knowledge are the Celts. Celtic was therefore presumably the first
Indo-European languages to be spoken in the country we now know as
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I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher romy28 di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Cultura inglese e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Carlo Bo - Uniurb o del prof Casanova Cesarina.
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