Published on February 23, 2009
United Kingdom : United Kingdom Presented by: Kanak Rajshekhar Shashiranjan Shankar Negi Harendra Kamini modi HISTORY OF UNITED KINGDOM : HISTORY OF UNITED KINGDOM FORMED IN 18 CENTURY AD CONSTITUES FOUR NATIONS NAPOLEAN WARS VICTORIAN WARS History : History History of the making of the UK 1536 - Act of Union joins England and Wales 1707 - Act of Union unites Scotland and England, together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1801 - The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1922 - Name changed to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, when most of the Southern counties in Ireland choose independence. Different regions : Different regions Why is England or the UK sometimes called Britain? "England" is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain (or simply Britain), or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK. England Great Britain Scotland Wales UNITED KINGDOM : UNITED KINGDOM Full name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Population: 61 million (UN, 2008) Capital: London Area: 242,514 sq km (93,638 sq miles) Major language: English Major religion: Christianity Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN) Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence Main exports: Manufactured goods, chemicals, foodstuffs GNI per capita: US $42,740 (World Bank, 2007) Internet domain: .uk International dialling code: +44 CULTURE : CULTURE IT HAS VAST AND RICH CULTURE White (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% Beliefs : Beliefs STRICTLY RELIGIOUS AVOID TALK ABOUT SEX STRAIGHT FORWARD ADMIRE PEOPLE HAVING FORTITUDE FOOT BALL Culture of UK : Culture of UK Myths About English Culture : Myths About English Culture ENGLISH PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERED RUDE,IMPATIENT. THEY ARE CONSIDERED AS BLOOD THIRSTY PEOPLE HAVING NO VALUES AND MORALE THEY ARE CONSIDERED AS PEOPLE WHO HAVE RUINED SEVERAL CULTURES. Transition : Transition THE ADVENT OF HIP HOP CULTURE TRANSFORMED NOT EVERY THING BUT FEW MAJOR THINGS IN ENGLISH CULTURE EVERY THING THAT IS SHOWN IN ENGLISH MOVIES DON’T DEPICT THE REAL LIFE. General Behaviour : While delivering speech 80% of the contents are interpreted through the body language while 20% constitute the words. General Behaviour Body language Dresses Gesture Spacing Expression Eye contact Slide 12: DRESSES IN UK Ancient time Modern time Slide 13: Wedding dress Business dress Slide 14: Formal activities Keep smiling Keep personal space Hugging Kissing Backslapping Slide 15: No more spacing Within families & in festivals Business meeting Hand shaking is common Slide 16: Offer handshake upon greeting and leaving. But wait women to proffer first. Maintain good eye contact during your handshake. Introductions include one's title , Mr., Ms, Mrs. With full name. Smile is a sign of friendliness, and in rural areas you may be greeted with a "hello" rather than a handshake. Contd.. Slide 17: Expressions Facial Feelings Attitude Avoid use of Hands Pointing fingers considered to be rude Slide 18: Eye contact Business talk Hand shaking With senior Official head Shopping : Oxford Street (Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus) Covent Garden (Nearest Tube: Covent Garden) Charingcross Road Tottenham Court Road Knightsbridge Shopping Greeting Ettiquette : The Handshake The Kiss Formal greetings Informal greetings Thank you / thanks / cheers Greeting Ettiquette Some Facts : Why does Queen Elizabeth have two birthdays? The Queens birthday is celebrated in other countries too AFTERNOON TEA (The traditional 4 o'clock tea) HIGH TEA (The traditional 6 o'clock tea) Advent Some Facts Contd… : Several calendar for different events Valentine's Day Traditions Why England dominate UK. What are people called in the UK? Does England have its own government? Contd… Superstitions in Britain : Good Luck: Lucky to meet a black cat. Lucky to touch wood . Lucky to find a clover plant with four leaves. A horseshoe over the door brings good luck On the first day of the month it is lucky to say "white rabbits, white rabbits white rabbits Catch falling leaves in Autumn Superstitions in Britain Bad Luck : Unlucky to walk underneath a ladder Seven years bad luck to break a mirror. Unlucky to see one magpie, lucky to see two, etc.. Unlucky to spill salt. If you do, you must throw it over your shoulder to counteract the bad luck. Unlucky to open an umbrella in doors. The number thirteen is unlucky. Friday the thirteenth is a very unlucky day. Friday is considered to be an unlucky day because Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Unlucky to put new shoes on the table. Unlucky to pass someone on the stairs. Bad Luck Some Other Superstitions : Food Superstitions Animal Superstitions Some Other Superstitions What is the British National Anthem? : God save our gracious Queen! Long live our noble Queen! God save the Queen! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God save the Queen……………………… When is the British National Anthem sung? What is the British National Anthem? British Family Life : British Family Life Single-person households Cohabit Married at a later age Family Size Leisure Activities : Leisure Activities Worked a five day week Entertaining Sports and Physical recreation Pubs (Public Houses) Holidays Sports : Sports National sport is Cricket Football (Soccer) Rugby Tennis Horse racing Polo Houses : Houses Types of houses in England Detached (a house not joined to another house) Semi-detached (two houses joined together) Terrace (several houses joined together) Flats (apartments) In 2007 Average wage per year: £23,244 Average house price: £184,924 Cuisines : Cuisines Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Toad-in-the-Hole Roast Meats Fish and chips Cottage Pie English breakfast Eating Etiquette : Eating Etiquette Do’s Dont’s Language : Language English (British English) Wales- welsh e.g. Shwmae? in welsh means How are you? Scotland- Gaelic Over 250 languages are spoken in London England's national costume : England's national costume Wearing a bowler hat. Morris Dancers Beefeaters Scotland-Kilt Marriage customs : Marriage customs Before the Wedding takes place The Wedding Day After the wedding ceremony Wedding Cake The Honeymoon Business Appointments : Business Appointments Work for longer hours Advance appointments Confirm on arrival Timings British prefer to work late Business Dress : Business Dress Conservative business attire Business suit for both Dont’s: Never put pen Never wear a striped tie. Greetings : Greetings A firm hand shake No issues over gender Maintain proper Eye contact A few feet of personal space Informal situation Use titles as Mr, Mrs, Ms and surnames Business Cards : Business Cards Exchange at the initial introduction Bring a plentiful supply Cursory glance. Not compulsory to hand over to every person Business meetings : Business meetings Punctuality: British Trait Senior representative Formal and defined agenda Humor Prone to using sarcasm Contd.. : Claim with Facts and Figures Summarize the meeting with sending letter British are blunt and direct. Contd.. Business Gifts : Business Gifts Not advisable to bring Gifts. Likely to feel embarrassed. Only exceptions would be at the end of deal. Gifts should be small and tasteful but not showy. Invite someone for a meal or to an opera. Contd.. : After work buy a round of drinks. Never exchanged at Christmas. While receiving a gift, please reciprocate it. When invited to a British home, bring a bottle of the best champagne. Contd.. Building Relationships : Quite formal Prefer to work with known people/companies Long term relationships Direct but Modest Building Relationships Any Questions???? : Any Questions????