• BRITISH HOUSES

Most people in Britain live in a house, although in the big cities a lot of people live in flats.

Generally, people in Britain don´t live in the city centre. The buildings there are usually just offices and shops. Most people live in suburbs.

Most houses have a living room, a dining room a a kitchen downstairs.

Upstairs there are usually two or three bedrooms and a bathroom. Children usually have their own bedroom. Some share a room with a brother or sister. A lot of houses have a garde, too.

When people describe a house, they say how many bedrooms it´s got, eg. It´s a two-bedroomed flat.

It´s a four-bedroomed house.

In some countries people often have a flat in a town and a house in the country, but this is not very common in Britain.

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a block of flats
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a cottage



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a detached-house
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a terraced house

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a semi-detached house



  • FREE TIME OR HOBBIES

Children in Britain have the same hobbies as Spanish children. They usually go out with their friends, go to dance, play computer games, go to the cinema, the park, etc.


  • SPORTS

Sports play an important part in the life in Britain and is a popular leisure activity.

Many of the world's famous sports began in Britain.

They are: cricket, football (soccer), rugby, basketball, bowls, swimming, horse racing, polo, tennis, golf and badminton.



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cricket
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soccer


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rugby
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netball


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horse racing



  • PUBS

Pubs are popular social meeting places. They are an important part of British life.

People talk, eat, drink, meet their friends and relax there.

Pubs opens 24 hours a day.


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food in a pub
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  • LANGUAGE

In Britain, the main language is English (British English). It is not the same as American or Australian English.

  • The English language is a language,originating from England.

  • Some English words derived from Latin.

  • English is the third most common language (native speakers).


  • TEENAGERS

The life for English teenagers is similar to the Spanish teenagers. They enjoy chatting to and texting friends on their mobiles, hanging out with their mates, listening to the latest music on their MP3 players, shopping for the latest fashions or just watching movies on the television or at the cinema (movie house).

The amount of pocket money for seven to 11-year-olds is £6.31 or £9.15 per week.


Teenagers. (In this link you can see and read five days at week for an English teenager).


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