England is one of four countries which combined is called Great Britain. The full name is “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, and it is England, Wales and Scotland together that make up Great Britan, while Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, together make up Ireland. The country is famous for its bad weather, but also for a lot of other stuff. The capital city of the United Kingdom is London, which lies in England, and almost 8 million of Englands 53 million people live in London. There’s no King in England at the moment, but Queen Elisabeth II is still alive.
England also has some famous landmarks. The Big Ben is one of them, and is probably the best known landmarks in London, with its 98 meter tall clock tower which rise upon the river Themse.
There’s also a reason why London is called the “City of Parks”, because every part of London has at least one park, and all of the parks are truly spectacular. Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James Park are three of the most familiar parks in London.
England arranges plenty of events too, and this summer the Olympics found place in London. It included many big highlights, and the country were certainly proud of them self. It is also worth to say that they arranged paralympics too. It is also arranged many many football games each week, where Premier league is the most popular.
London is well known for it’s great musicals and several theatre shows, where people from all over the world travel to London so they can watch them.
In England the taxes varies between 20%-40%, based upon how much you earn. Some of these tax moneys finances the schools, so it’s free of charge for everyone between 3-18 years old, but it isn’t unusual to go on private school.
England is as you maybe knew before, a very free country, where you can be whoever you want to be and say almost everything want to say, and the government is also planning to legalize gay marriage.
There are British people, whose parents first came to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, from all kinds of different countries. Their home are mainly in big English cities.
All this tell us that the people of England are a mixed race, with different habits, traditions, appearance, and religions. Therefor it is also different cultural and social values in the English and GB society, which is important to respect.
As always, I hope you found this text informative.