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Britain Revealed: Innovators, Fighters, Royals, Writers, Pub-goers and More

Diana Cordea


ISBN 978-615-81689-5-3

January, 2021

Paperback, in colour, pp. 270

For email orders, please contact us at publishing@trivent-publishing.eu


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Why do Brits call their flag a “Jack”? How did the leek become a symbol of Wales? Does the Tube run 24/7? Who was the Widow of Windsor? Can you take part in a coronation? What was a Greenwood marriage? Was the Giant’s Causeway built by an Irish giant? Which British literary figures won the Nobel Prize for Literature? How can you register a record in the Guinness Book of Records? What is the emergency phone number in the UK?

Providing well-organised material on the UK’s history, geography, literature, royalty and society, Diana Cordea’s "BRITAIN REVEALED" is a condensed and easy to read book about all things British. It is an excellent user-friendly reference for prospective visitors to the UK, Anglophiles, or readers wishing to know and understand popular British culture. 

Most importantly, "BRITAIN REVEALED" is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language, who wish to make their English and optional classes more exciting. The plethora of information provided in this comprehensive teaching aid can be adapted to various levels of language proficiency and can be used in various classroom activities. Focusing on essential questions concerning British culture and civilisation, this volume is also attractive to learners, who will thus have the opportunity of brushing up on their English in a versatile and practical way.  

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Britain Revealed

Britain Revealed


Britain Revealed: Innovators, Fighters, Royals, Writers, Pub-goers and More

Diana Cordea


ISBN 978-615-81689-5-3

January, 2021

Paperback, in colour, pp. 270

For email orders, please contact us at publishing@trivent-publishing.eu


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

Why do Brits call their flag a “Jack”? How did the leek become a symbol of Wales? Does the Tube run 24/7? Who was the Widow of Windsor? Can you take part in a coronation? What was a Greenwood marriage? Was the Giant’s Causeway built by an Irish giant? Which British literary figures won the Nobel Prize for Literature? How can you register a record in the Guinness Book of Records? What is the emergency phone number in the UK?

Providing well-organised material on the UK’s history, geography, literature, royalty and society, Diana Cordea’s "BRITAIN REVEALED" is a condensed and easy to read book about all things British. It is an excellent user-friendly reference for prospective visitors to the UK, Anglophiles, or readers wishing to know and understand popular British culture. 

Most importantly, "BRITAIN REVEALED" is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language, who wish to make their English and optional classes more exciting. The plethora of information provided in this comprehensive teaching aid can be adapted to various levels of language proficiency and can be used in various classroom activities. Focusing on essential questions concerning British culture and civilisation, this volume is also attractive to learners, who will thus have the opportunity of brushing up on their English in a versatile and practical way.  

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Foreword, Tracy Hayes  Download PDF

Introduction, Laura Torok  Download PDF


CHAPTER 1. General Facts

CHAPTER 2. Britain's Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth of Nations

CHAPTER 3. Key Geographical Facts

CHAPTER 4. London – The Capital of a Kingdom

CHAPTER 5. Great British Cities

CHAPTER 6. Main Events in British History

CHAPTER 7. British Parliament, Government and Political Parties

CHAPTER 8. The British Royal Family

CHAPTER 9. The English Language

CHAPTER 10. British Holidays and Celebrations

CHAPTER 11. British Myths and Legends

CHAPTER 12. British Literature

CHAPTER 13. Customs and Social Issues

CHAPTER 14. Symbols of Britain

CHAPTER 15. Schools and Universities

CHAPTER 16. Tips for Tourists


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DIANA CORDEA is a passionate English teacher from Romania. She holds a B.A. in Romanian and English language and literature from “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania, and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Oradea, Romania, as well as numerous teaching certificates and participations at national and international conferences. Apart from her work with students, she is also an avid reader and researcher of everything connected to foreign languages, literature, British culture and civilization, as well as social history.

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