Топик: Customs and traditions
Customs and traditions
I am going to tell you about English customs and
traditions.First of all it concerns United Kingdom political system. In Great
Britain there is no written constitution, only customs, traditions and
precedents. After the English Revolution of
Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy headed by King (now Qeen,
Elixabeth the second). Traditionally the qeen acts only on the advice of her
Ministers. She reigns but she does not rule.
Englishmen have traditions not only in political, but
in social life. For example, London, the capital of England, is traditionally
devided into three parts: the West End, the East end,and the City. The City is
a histrorical, financial and business centre of London. The East End is the
district inhabied by the workers, and the West End is a fashionable shopping
and entertaining centre. English people like to spend their free time in
numerous pubs where they can have a glass of
beer and talk about different things with their friends.
The English are traditional about their meals. They
eat eggs and bacon with toasts for breakfast, pudding or apple pie for dessert.
Every English family has five o'clock tea. A typical feature of an english
house is a fireplace, even when there is central heating in the house.
English people like domestic animals. Every family has
a pet:a dog, a cat or a bird.
Politeness is a characteristic feature of Englishmen.
They often say "Thank you", "Sorry", "Beg your
pardon". Russian people,I think, have to learn this good custom.
Englishmen have many traditional holidays, such as
Christmas, St.Valentine's Day, Mother's day, Easter and others.
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