English Speaking Countries
I chose this project because it is interesting to know some things about English speaking countries. With this project I want to present the all-important things about the biggest English speaking countries.
After all this is a good possibility to improve my English. Those countries are the biggest English speaking countries, where many Latvians people go on holiday that is why I decided to write this project.
We know loads of information about Latvia but we do not know so much information about other countries.
1 Great Britain
Great Britain lies between Ireland and mainland Europe
Great Britain is an island lying off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe and to the east of Ireland, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom. Great Britain is also used as a geopolitical term describing the combination of England Scotland, Wales, which comprise the entire island and some outlying islands. In everyday speech and non-official writing in all English-speaking and most other countries, "Great Britain", and simply "Britain", are much more commonly used than "United Kingdom" to designate the sovereign state officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Great Britain" and the abbreviation "GB" are officially used for the entire country by the Universal Postal Union, the International Olympic Committee, NATO, the International Organization for Standardization, and other organisations. The adjective British have come to refer to things associated with the United Kingdom citizenship, and not just the island of Great Britain.
With an area of 80,800 square miles (209,000 km²) the island of Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles. It is the largest island in Europe, and eighth largest in the world. It is the third most populous island after Java and Honshū.
As recently as 9,000 years ago, Great Britain was not an island at all. The end of the last ice age saw the southeastern part of Great Britain still connected by a strip of low marshes to the European mainland in what is now northeastern France. In Cheddar Gorge near Bristol, the remains of animals native to mainland Europe such as antelopes, Brown Bears, and Wild Horses have been found alongside a human skeleton, Cheddar Man, dated to about 7150 B.C. Thus, animals and humans must have moved between mainland Europe and Great Britain via a crossing.
- Borrowings in English
- English Speaking Countries
- Modern English Period