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Unformatted text preview: LearnEnglish Professionals SPOTLIGHT ON ENGLAND AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdoms international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. What do a red cross, roses, three lions and Jerusalem have in common? Listen and find out. Optional activity: While you listen, decide whether the following sentences are true or false. Sentence True or False? 1. The Saint Georges Cross can be seen in the Union Jack. 2. Saint George was a Christian martyr from the eleventh century. 3. Saint Georges day, on 23rd April, is a very special day for the majority of English people. 4. Both the red rose and the white rose are symbols of England. 5. 'Jerusalem' is the official English national anthem. Three Symbols, a Saint and a Song One of Englands symbols that you will recognise from football shirts around the world is the Saint Georges Cross: a red cross on a white background. This is the English flag and it is also incorporated into the UnionCross: a red cross on a white background....
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