The English-speaking area - Cours d'Anglais avec Maxicours

01 49 08 38 00 - appel gratuit de 9h à 18h (hors week-end)

The English-speaking area

800 million people speak English in the world. 450 million are native speakers*.

1. The British Isles

Country Nationality Population Capital Sports Currency*
England English 50 million London football,
cricket,
rugby
Pound sterling*
Scotland* Scottish 5 million Edinburgh Pound sterling
Wales* Welsh* 3 million Cardiff Pound sterling
Northern Ireland* British and/or
Irish*
1.7 million Belfast hurling*,
Gaelic
football
Pound sterling
Republic of Ireland Irish 4 million Dublin Euro

Notice!

Great-Britain (GB)
is made up of:
? England,
? Scotland
? Wales.
The United Kingdom (UK)
is made up of:
? Great-Britain
? plus Northern Ireland.

2. Other English-speaking countries




Country Nationality Population Capital Sport Currency
The USA
(composed
of 50 states)
American 295 million Washington football,
baseball,
basketball
US dollar
Australia Australian 20 million Canberra cricket,
surfing
Australian
dollar
Canada Canadian 32 million Ottawa hockey Canadian
dollar
New Zealand New Zealander 4 million Wellington rugby,
cricket
New Zealand
dollar

In some African countries and in India people speak English too.

3. More information about Great-Britain and the USA
  Great-Britain The USA
Institutions Monarchy (Queen Elisabeth II)
Prime Minister
Parliament
President (George W. Bush)
Congress
Religion Anglican
Protestant
Catholic
Protestant
Catholic
Typical food Fish and chips,
Steak and kidney pie*,
Eggs and bacon for breakfast
Pizzas, Chinese food,
Tacos, hamburgers
What to read*:
famous* writers
Agatha Christie,
Charles Dickens,
William Shakespeare,
Arthur Conan Doyle,
Robert Louis Stevenson
Jack London,
Herman Melville,
Mark Twain,
Richard Wright
What to see*:
famous monuments
or places
In London:
? The Tower of London,
? Big Ben,
? Buckingham Palace,
? Westminster Abbey,
? St Paul's cathedral

Boston
New Orleans
San Francisco
New York City
The Niagara Falls*
The National parks:
? Yellowstone
? Grand Canyon
? Yosemite

Famous names Queen Elisabeth I
Queen Victoria
George Washington
Pres. JF Kennedy
Pres. Lincoln
Holidays and
traditions
Christmas
Halloween
Saint Valentine's day
Thanksgiving
Independance day
Saint Valentine's day

Vocabulary:

Native English speaker: personne dont l'anglais est la langue maternelle
Currency: monnaie
Pound sterling: livre sterling
Scotland: Ecosse
Wales: Pays de Galles
Northern Ireland: Irlande du Nord
Scottish: écossais
Welsh: gallois
Irish: irlandais
Hurling: jeu de hockey typiquement irlandais
Steak and kidney pie: tourte à la viande et aux rognons de b?uf
What to read: à lire
Famous: célèbre
What to see: à voir
Niagara Falls: chutes du Niagara

Comment as-tu trouvé ce cours ?

Évalue ce cours !

 

Découvrez
Maxicours

Des profs en ligne

Géographie

Des profs en ligne

  • 6j/7 de 17h à 20h
  • Par chat, audio, vidéo
  • Sur les 10 matières principales

Des ressources riches

  • Fiches, vidéos de cours
  • Exercices & corrigés
  • Modules de révisions Bac et Brevet

Des outils ludiques

  • Coach virtuel
  • Quiz interactifs
  • Planning de révision

Des tableaux de bord

  • Suivi de la progression
  • Score d’assiduité
  • Une interface Parents