Updated: Sep 4, 2020
Part of the experience in learning English is to explore cultural activities, history and customs. Learning about interesting facts add to your overall knowledge, increase your vocabulary and understanding of the British customs.
As part of our General English course we dedicate a day per week on both of our on line and face to face courses to talk about cultural facts and this makes CSL courses more interesting as we bring the English language to you with additional interest.
So here it is... few interesting facts about the UK
Wales has more castles per square mile than any other European country, with Caerphilly castle being the largest in Wales and the second largest in Europe behind Windsor.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, 1 hour away from London.
Built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion, England’s Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Approximately 500 people live and work in the castle. Worth a visit when you come for your studies!
Longest word in Welsh
Wales has a railway station named “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”.
Locals refer to the village asLlanfair, or asLlanfair PG(pronounced roughly "Hlan-var Pee Gee"), to distinguish it from other places in Wales called "Llanfair(something)". Although typed as 58 characters, it is only 50 letters, because in Welshllngandchare treated as single letters. Learn more
The most popular drink in Britain - Tea
British people are obsessed with a cup of tea and it became a way of life and part of their culture. Having a cup of tea is also a social occasion.
If you really want to drink tea like the British, you will add your milk last.
Since the 18th century, the UK has topped the list for highest tea consumption, getting through approximately 165 million cups of tea a day, that makes approx 60 billion cups of tea per year!
Are you ready to try a cup of tea when you arrive? It is on us!