Read, listen and learn or repeat some words and expressions about England.
(Lasi, klausies un iemācies vai atkārto dažus vārdus par Angliju!)
Green colour on the map.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain. It is the largest country of the British Isles.
England — [ˈɪŋ.ɡlənd] — Anglija
- The flag of England
The flag of England is derived from Saint George's Cross. The association of the red cross as an emblem of England can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606.
the flag of England — [ˌflæɡ əv ˈɪŋ.ɡlənd] — Anglijas karogs
Saint George's Cross — [seɪntˈdʒɔː.dʒiːz.krɒs] — Svētā Jura (Georga) krusts
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, in the south-east of England on the River Thames. It has a population of over 13 million people and is the location of the UK Parliament, the Queen's main home Buckingham Palace and other main institutions of country.
London — [ˈlʌn.dən] — Londona
The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries.
Englishman — ['ɪŋglɪʃmən] — anglis
Englishwoman — [ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃˌwʊm.ən] — angliete
the English — [ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ] — angļi
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global language. It is named after the Angles. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages and to a greater extent by Latin and French.
English — [ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ] — angļu valoda