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Kennis van land en volk. Eindexamenleerlingen moeten (met betrekking tot de traditionele moederlanden) elementaire kennis hebben van: Hoofdzaken van de staatsinrichting Zeer belangrijke gebeurtenissen uit de (recente) geschiedenis Belangrijke geografische gegevens

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Eindexamenleerlingen moeten (met betrekking tot de traditionele moederlanden) elementaire kennis hebben van:

Hoofdzaken van de staatsinrichting

Zeer belangrijke gebeurtenissen uit de (recente) geschiedenis

Belangrijke geografische gegevens

Hoofdzaken van het onderwijssysteem

Opvallende verschillen met de eigen cultuur

england
England ?
  • The United Kingdom:

England, Scotland, Wales and NorthernIreland (= Ulster) + a few islands (e.g.Isle of Wight)

  • (Great) Britain:

England, Scotland and Wales

  • The British Isles:

The United Kingdom + Republic of Ireland (Eire)

So… use the word British(Britten)!

scotland
Scotland
  • Kilts, clans
  • Loch Ness
  • Edinburgh festival
  • Sean Connery
  • Sir Arthur ConanDoyle
  • Annie Lennox
  • SimpleMinds
wales
Wales
  • Cymru
  • Rugby
  • Laura Ashley
  • RoaldDahl
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • The Stereophonics
england1
England
  • 84% of UK lives in England
  • Wimbledon
  • Stonehenge
  • Robin Hood
  • William Shakespeare
  • David Beckham
  • JK Rowling
northern ireland
NorthernIreland
  • Giant’sCauseway
  • Guinness
  • Titanic was built in Belfast
  • CS Lewis
  • James Nesbitt
  • George Best
the troubles
The Troubles

1921: Ulster (mainly Protestant) and Eire (mainlyCatholic)

Ulster: late 1960s - conflicts

Protestants/Catholics

1972: British army

BloodySunday

IRA + SinnFein (= ourselves)

UDA + Democratic Unionist Party

1998:

The Belfast agreement

ireland
Ireland
  • Agriculture
  • Irish (Gaelic)
  • Music
  • Jonathan Swift
  • EoinColfer
  • U2
  • The Cranberries
history
History:
  • Celts & Picts
  • 55 BC – 450 AD - Romans
  • 450 - Angles/Saxons/ Jutes
  • 8th century – Vikings
  • 1066 – Battle of Hastings
  • ManyKings & Queense.g.:
      • Henry VIII (The Tudors) – religion!
      • Elizabeth I (The Tudors) – goodqueenBess
      • Victoria ( The Hanoverians) – 1837-1901
      • Elizabeth II (House of Windsor) – currentqueen
a few other important events dates
A few other important events/dates:

1973: Britain enters

the EuropeanCommunity

1979-1991: MargaretThatcher

Britain’sfirstfemale Prime Minister

queen elizabeth ii 1952
Queen Elizabeth II (1952- )

Daughter of George VI

Prince Philip (married: 1947)

Prince Charles

Princess Anne

PrinceAndrew

Prince Edward

house of commons
House of Commons

Democraticallyelected house,

makeslaws and checks

the work of Government

* Constituencies

* 650 electedmembers

* MP (Member of Parliament)

* 5 years

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PM (Prime Minister) = Minister President

  • Home Office = Ministerie van Binnenlandse zaken
  • Foreign Office = Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer = Minister van Financiën
  • A Secretary (of State) = minister
  • A Minister (of State) = staatssecretaris
house of lords
House of Lords

A forum of expertise,

makinglaws and providing

scrutiny of Government

* More than 1,000 members

* appr. 250 active* bishops, judges, lifepeers* Hereditarypeers* notelected

current leaders
Current Leaders

Nick Clegg

David Cameron

Ed Milliband

exams
Exams?
  • At 16 : GCSE
  • Twoyears later: A- levels (usually in threesubjects)
  • Highereducation: universities/polytechnics
  • University: Cambridge & Oxford
  • Furthereducation: part-time studies combinedwithwork
  • Boarding schools: Eton (boys)
special days
Special Days:
  • 14 February: Valentine’sDay
  • 31 October: Hallowe’en
  • 5 November: Guy FawkesNight (1605)
  • 11 November: PoppyDay (RemembranceDay)
  • 26 December: BoxingDay
miscellaneous
Miscellaneous:
  • NHS (National Health Service) vs. private care
  • Sports: Football & Cricket
  • Newspapers:
    • Tabloids: The Sun/Daily Mirror
    • Qualitypress: The Times / The Independent / The Guardian
  • Magazine: The Economist
  • TV: BBC
  • Food: Fish and chips
  • Pubs (Public House) – Pub Grub
the national anthem
The National Anthem:

God save ourgracious Queen!

Long live ournoble Queen!

God save the Queen!

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us,

God save the Queen.

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