Реферат: The great Britain

                          THE GREAT BRITAIN

     You've beenstuding English for a long time. But what do you know

about thecountries where it is spoken? English has been introduced in

the South Africa,Australia, New Zealand and many other countries.

     To the Noth-West of the continent ofEurope  there  lie two  big

islands, calledThe British Isles. One of these islands  consists  of

England, Scotlandand Walls. The smaller one is Ireland. The  Nothern

Sea separatesEngland from Germany and Scandinavian countries,  while

The EnglishChannel separates England from France and Belgium.

     The highest mountains are in Scotlandand  Walls.  They are  not

higher that thosein the Crimea. In North-West there are many beatiful

lakes whith greengrassy shores all around. There are many rivers  in

Britain, but noneof them are very long.

     The Themse in which London is situated orthe Severn  which flows

into the IrishSea are the longest rivers. Many rivers have been joint

by the channels.So, it is possible to  travel  to any  part  of  the

country by water.

     The British Isles lie the same distancefrom the Equator  as  the

central part ofthe ex-USSR between Moscow and Kiev but the climate is

different fromthat part of our country. It is much milder, snow never

lies very long onthe ground in winter. There's much rain and fog  in

winter and fewsunny days.

     The population is over 52 mln people.London is  the  capital of

the GreatBritain. After the World War II London became the  greatest

businesstown-market. Now it is the biggest industrial city. London is

one of the widestsities of the world. It lies on both sides of river

Themse. You canget there from the continent by air or by sea.

     The London Bridge is 600  years old.  The  importents parts  of

London are: theSity, the West-End, the East-End and  theWestminster.

THe Sity isoften  called  the commercial  heart  of the  sity.  The

West-End is therichest part of London. It is in the west of the sity

and it's streetsand parks are the finest in the capital. You can find

many museums,theatres and big shops in the West-End. Trafalgar Square

is there too. Itis one of the finest with Nelson Column on it.  Four

big lions areplaced in the foot.

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