Seminar preparation & downloadable materials

TOPIC

READING ASSIGNMENT/DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS

1

Introduction

   
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 4. Identity; 5. Attitudes

2

The Country, the People and their Identities

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 1.Country and People
  2. Article-Activity-British Unity in Diversity.doc
  3. Article-Quiet Revolution-Genies out of Boxes.doc

3

Geography and Regional differences

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 3.Geography; BRITAIN IN CLOSE-UP: Snapshot Britain
  2. Article-Spoken in the UK.doc
  3. Article-Well-spoken Employees Wanted.doc
  4. Languages Spoken in UK (Wikipedia article).pdf
  5. Newspaper article A-Guardian-North tops wealth survey May 14 2003.htm
  6. Newspaper article C-Guardian-Lonely in London, but neighbourly in north-east Sep 22 2003.htm

4

System of Government

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 7. The Monarchy; 8.The Government; 9. Parliament

5

British Politics

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 6.Political Life; 10. Elections

6

Education

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 14. Education

7 

The Media

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 16. The Media
  2. Kinds of Wordplay in British Newspapers
  3. British daylies' website addresses

8 

The Welfare State

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 18. Welfare

9 

Northern Ireland

 
  1. BACKGROUND READING MATERIALS: Northern Ireland-article from Encyclopedia Encarta
  2. Activity-home assignment for Brighton bomb classroom activity
  3. Article-Guardian-Paisley and Adams agree deal, March 26, 2007

10 

Britain and the World

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: BRITAIN: 12. International relations