Geographically Great Britain consists of Highland Britain and Lowland Britain. Highland Britain is in the north and in the west.
The agricultural area of England is toward the English Channel and the Continent of Europe. The soil in many parts of Highland Britain is thin and poor.
Lowland Britain is a area with fertile soil.
Rivers in Britain are narrow, but the Thames. Most of the farms are less than 50 acres each. The types of farms are different in different soil and climatic areas. In the eastern part of Britain most farms are arable. The farmers grow different crops here. In the western part of the country most farms are dairy. Small farms in Britain are usually mixed farms on which farmers both grow crops and keep farm animals.
As we have mentioned most of Britain is the farming land divided into many fields.
Today the main tendency in agricultural development of this country is that small traditional farms are gradually disappearing because they cannot complete with modern big industrial farms.
Britain has a mild climate. The westerly winds from the Atlantic carry the warmth and moisture of lower latitudes into Britain. The weather changes with the wind. Winds from different parts of the world ranging from polar to tropical regions often visit Britain.
Britain has a mild climate. The temperature seldom exceeds 32 C or falls below zero. The driest period is from March to June and the wettest months are from October to January.
This farmers work fields all the year round.
The main agricultural products of Britain are wheat, barley, oats, potatoes, milk and different kinds of meat.
A comparatively high level of agriculture enables Britain to provide about half of the food from its soil.
Britain usually imports meat, butter, wheat, tea, fruit, tobacco etc. There are a few millions of acres of woodland in Great Britain. The estimated private forests make up about a half of the forest area. The size of private woodlands ranges from a few acres to many thousands.
XII Be ready to speak on one of the topics:
1) Agriculture in Kazakhstan
2) Agriculture in America
3) Agriculture in Great Britain
Write the sentences with the clauses underlined first, when it is possible.
1. I'll come round to your place after I've finished work.
2. Let's have a weekend in the country when the weather gets better.
3. You ought to see Paula before you go back to Canada.
4. I enjoyed the lecture, although I didn't understand everything.
5. Your train leaves in half an hour, so you'd better hurry.
6. We won't know what's happening until Sean phones.
7. I'm going to buy, some, new jeans, as we're going out tonight.
8. Somebody broke into the house while they were asleep
9. He hasn't looked at another woman since he met Julie.
10. I'm quite sure that she's telling the truth
11. I'd like to know whether my photos are ready.
12. He didn't understand the policeman because he was deaf.
Put the beginnings and ends together.
Although he was very bad tempered
Always brush your teeth
Always wash your hands
As Liz told you,
Because I knew her family,
Talk to me like that again
Don't do that again
He had a terrible temper,
Ann explained to you
I was sorry for her,
If you do that again,
There'll be trouble
after you have a meal.
and I'll hit you.
before you have a meal.
but everybody liked him.
he had lots of friends.
I did what I could for her.
her mother left for Berlin last Friday.
or Iíll hit you.
so I tried to help her.
that her mother went back home last week.
unless you stop that.
youíll be sorry.