United Kingdom of G.B. and Northen Irelands is situated on the British Isles/
The British Isles consists of two large islands, G.B. and Ireland, and about
five thousand small islands. Their total area is over 244,000 square
UK is made up of four countries:England, Wales, Scotland and Northen Ireland.
GB consists of England, Scotland and Wales and doesn't include Northen Ireland.
The capital of the UK is London.
British Isles are separated from European continent by the North Sea and the
English Channel. The western coast of GB is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and
the Irish Sea.
surface of the British Isles varies very much. The north of Scotland is
mountainous and is called the Highlands, while the south, which has beautiful
valleys and plains, is called the Lowlands.
are a lot of rivers in GB, but they are not very long. The Severn is the
longest river, while the Thames is the deepest and the most important one.
mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and the warm waters if Gulf Stream influence the
climate of the British Isles. The weather in GB is very changeable. A fine
morning can change into a wet afternoon and evening and the wrong side out.
The english people say:"Other countries have a climate; in England we
have weather." The English also say that they have three variants of
weather: when it rains in the morning, when it rains in the afternoon or t\when
it rains all day long.
weather is the favourite conversational topic in GB. After they greet each
other they start talking the weather.
best time of the year in GB is spring(of course, it rains in spring too). The
two worst months in britain are January and February. They are cold, damp and
unpleasant. The best place in the world then is at home by the big fire.
Summer months are rather cold and there can be a lot of rainy days. So most
people who look forward to summer holidays, plan to go abroad for the summer.
most unpleasant aspect of English weather is fog and smog. This
is extremely bad in big cities especially in London. The fog spreads
everywhere so cars move along slowly and people can't see each other. They try
not to be run over by a car but still accidents are frequent in the fog.