Иностранные языки и языкознание
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Our CountryBritain, is .only a small country, but every part is different. Scotland is a land of mountains, lakes and romantic castles. Thewinters are cold, with plenty of snow, but the summers are often warm and sunny. Deer live in the hills, and the rivers are full of salmon. Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, is very beautiful. The heartof the city is the castle, where the kings of Scotland lived for centuries. Edinburgh has a busy cultural life. Every year, in August,
the International Festival takes place. Musicians, actors and singers come from all over the world and thousands of visitors fill the city. In the evening, the opera house, the theatres and concert halls arefull. In cafes and pubs, small groups sing, act and read poetry. The castle is at its best in Festival tune.Every night there is a magnificent military «Tattoo». Highland soldiers wearing «kilts» play the bagpipes and march to the music. Tartans, the patterns of the kilts, have an interesting history. Since the fifteenth century, each Scottish family (or ‘clan') has worn its own tartan as a kindof badge. It was a useful way of recognising people, especially in times of war.
•чMany tartans date only from the nineteenth century, but some of the old patterns still exist. «Dress» tartans, worn on special occasions, have light, bright colours. Hunting tartans are usually green, blue, or brown. Wales is a country of high mountains and pretty valleys. But Wales has plenty of industry, too. There ny factories and coal mines there. The people of Wales are very musical. Every year they have a festival of Welsh music and poetry called an «Eisteddfod».
A hundred years ago the north of England was the industrial heart of the country. The old factories have gone now

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