I am going to tell you about English customs and
traditions. First of all it concerns United
political system. In Great Britain
there is no written constitution, only customs, traditions and precedents.
After the English Revolution of Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy
headed by King (now Queen, Elizabeth the second). Traditionally the queen acts
only on the advice of her Ministers. She reigns but she does not rule.
Englishmen have traditions not only in political, but
in social life. For example, London,
the capital of England,
is traditionally divided into three parts: the West
the East end, and the City. The City is a historical, financial and business
center of London.
is the district inhabited by the workers, and the West
is a fashionable shopping and entertaining center. English people like to
spend their free time in numerous pubs where they can have a glass ofbeer and talk about different things with their friends.
The English are traditional about their meals. They eat
eggs and bacon with toasts for breakfast, pudding or apple pie for dessert.
Every English family has
tea. A typical feature of an English house is a fireplace, even when there is
central heating in the house.
English people like domestic
Every family has a pet: a dog, a cat or a bird.
Politeness is a
characteristic feature of Englishmen. They often say "Thank you",
"Sorry", "Beg your pardon". Russian people, I think, have
to learn this good custom.
Englishmen have many traditional
holidays, such as Christmas, St.Valentine's Day, Mother's day, Easter and