Scotland the brave!

Famous for kilts, bagpipes, haggis and outstanding natural beauty, Scotland is a country that boasts much culture and tradition.

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Along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and is the most northerly country in the UK.

Scotland has an amazing coastline as well as many lakes, mountains and an abundance of islands off its mainland – over 790 to be precise! It is also home to the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and a capital city, Edinburgh, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Top 10 facts

1. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

2. It is the most northerly country in the UK.

3. Scotland shares a border with England.

4. The region situated at the North of Scotland is called the Highlands. It is a mountainous region.

5. The thistle is Scotland’s national symbol.

6. Scotland’s flag is called the Saint Andrew’s Cross. It has a white cross on a blue background which represents the cross of Scotland’s patron saint, Saint Andrew.

7. The population of Scotland is 5.5 million* (2023 census).

8. There are more than 790 islands in Scotland; the most famous are the Orkney, Shetland and Hebrides islands.

9. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city but Glasgow is the largest city. Other major cities include Aberdeen and Dundee.

10.  Ben Nevis is Scotland’s highest mountain, standing at a height of 1344 metres (4409 feet). It is also the highest mountain in Great Britain. Every year around 400,000 people visit the mountain and 100,000 of them climb to the top!

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The Princess and the pea

               The Princess and the Pea

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "the princess and the pea"Once upon a time, in far away kingdom, in a beautiful castle, there lived a prince who wanted to marry a real princess. He traveled all over the world. He met a lot of princesses but he didn’t find a real princess he liked.

One evening, it was raining very hard, he heard someone knocking at the castle’s door. When he opened the door, he saw a young girl. Her long blond hair was wet. Her clothes were wet. Even her crown was wet ! The girl said she was a real princess.

« I am not sure she is a real princess… « , said the Prince’s mother, « but I know what we are going to do! ». She took a small pea and she put it in the princess’ bed under 20 mattresses.The princess slept on the 20 mattresses all night.

In the morning the Prince asked the Princess : « Did you sleep well last night? ». « Oh, no, I didn’t!, she answered « There was something very hard in my bed and I slept very badly ».

The Prince was very happy because he knew that only a princess could be so sensitive. They got married the next day and lived happily ever after.

RP n°2

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Michael Bond was a cameraman for the BBC. But now he writes stories for children. But how did he get the idea of one of his most famous character, Paddington?

One day Michael Bond is doing the shopping in London. He goes into a toy shop, in Oxford Street. He sees a small bear on a shelf . The bear is alone because it is the last one. He buys it for his wife’s birthday. He gives his present to his wife who thinks the bear is really cute. And suddenly, Michael decides to turn the bear into a hero. He names it Paddington because it is the name of the train station next  to his home. That’s how a star was born!

Ecris ces phrases dans ton cahier puis écris entre parenthèses si elles sont justes (right) ou fausses (wrong). Justifie tes réponses en citant les mots du texte qui t’ont permis de faire ton choix.

1. Michael Bond is a writer.

2. One day, he buys a teddy bear on the internet.

3. He buys the teddy bear for his daughter.

4. She loves the present.


RP n°1

Lis ces 4 petites annonces.

Des ados ont répondu à une de ces annonces. Ils expliquent leur routine. Retrouve laquelle (A-B-C-D?) . Ecris les phrases dans ton cahier et note ta réponse entre parenthèses.

1. Mark :  » I get up very early in the morning but I love my job because I can ride my bike »

2. James : « I am lucky because I don’t work in the evening. I finish at 2pm »

3. Lucy : « I only work 2 hours a day and I can see my friends at the week-ends because I don’t work « 

4. Betty : « I work 3 days a week »