— Hi, Nikita!
— Hi, Dima!
— Do you know the full name of the UK?
— Of course. It is ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.
— What does Great Britain consist of?
— It includes England, Wales, Scotland.
— Do you remember their capitals?
— Sure. London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast in Northern Ireland.
— They all have their national symbols, don’t they?
— Quite right. There are four of them: red rose, thistle, daffodil and clover.
— What else can you tell me about the UK?
— Well, English is the main official language but people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own languages and dialects, which aren’t easy to understand.
— Do you know that there are more than 5.000 islands in the UK?
— Yes, the geographical position influences the climate greatly: it’s cool and changeable.