The United Kingdom

Jessica Ding, Period 6

Welcome to the United Kingdom!

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy. This means that the UK has a queen, but she rules by a constitution drawn up by the people. The UK uses the British pound and the exchange rate is 0.6241. People in the UK speak English, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, and/or Cornish. Some popular phrases are: Good afternoon, Good morning, and Good night.

Interesting Things

There is a Scottish national dish called Haggis that is made from ground sheep insides that are mixed with oats and spices. Then they are tied in a sheep's stomach and cooked. England helped develop soccer, boxing, and tennis. In the 1500s, the Scots invented golf. Every year, the people in the United Kingdom celebrate New Year's Eve. If you goto the United Kingdom, be sure to visit the Big Ben and/or the Chunnel. Also, if you want to know more about British history, visit the British Museum. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum are also great favorites.

Work Cited

Picture of Big Ben: Usa.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.energyeducation.tx.gov/environment/section_2/topics/what_is_smog/img/422afyi_ben.jpg>. Picture of the flag: USA Government Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. http://adoption.state.gov/content/images/flags/united_kingdom_flag.gif. pie chart: "Create A Graph." Create A Graph. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2013. http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx?ID=ef5d37cd966540c1b430ce2594b359df. Information: The World Factbook 2009. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2009.https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Information:

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