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The building of the nation
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Pre-Celtic Britain
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Britain was already inhabited six thousand years ago.
B: The early inhabitants of Britain cut down the forests in order to build places to live in.
C: From the 4th century BC they created spaces both for ceremonies and defence.
D: Stonehenge is in the northwest of England.
E: During the Bronze Age the inhabitants of Britain started metalworking and manufacturing leather.
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The Middle Ages: key dates
Complete the sentences with the correct year in which the events took place.

1. Hadrian's wall was built in ________.
2. The Romans withdrew from Britain in ________.
3. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was commissioned in ________.
4. William I was crowned in ________.
5. The Domesday Book was completed by ________.
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The Celts
Complete the text with the correct information.

From the 8th century the Celts began to arrive from ________ and the signs of their ________ in Britain can still be found today in languages such as Welsh and ________. They were ________, hunters, fishermen and ________ workers and they introduced new tools, which made it easier to cultivate the soil and to find shelter in times of war. There were no differences between ________ and there was even a ________, Boadicea, who rebelled against the ________. When we speak about the Celts, we immediately think of their priests, the ________, who had a major role in religion, justice, education and medicine. ________ was fundamental for the Celts: most of all, ________ was important as it was considered the origin of life, and symbolised immortality and reincarnation.
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The Romans
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The Romans invaded Britain in the first century BC.
B: They were not interested in settling in Britain.
C: Britain was considered an excellent military base in case of war.
D: Many Roman constructions have survived.
E: The names of many current British cities come from Roman bridges.
F: The name of the British capital means 'the lowest bridgeable point' on the river that flows through it.
G: The Romans were chased away by the Barbarian raiders.
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The Anglo-Saxons
Complete the text with the words below.

The Anglo-Saxons were peoples coming from Northern ________ and they settled South of Hadrian's Wall because they preferred the ________ rather than the higher parts of the country. The basis of their society was the ________, and they used to meet in a ________. The name of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms was ________. They brought Britain back to ________.
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The Vikings and Alfred the Great
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The Danes occupied England and developed their culture there.
B: They helped maintain the culture they had found on the island.
C: Alfred the Great gave an important impulse to culture.
D: Alfred the Great was the first to introduce a legal system in the country.
E: The collapse of Saxon England was due to another Viking attack.
F: The Saxons succeeded in defeating the Normans.
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The Normans
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. William ruled the ________ of Normandy.
2. He gave ________ to his barons in return for military service.
3. In the spring of 1066 William ________ his barons to claim the English crown.
4. There were 8,000 ________ in the Norman army.
5. The ________ soldiers formed an impenetrable shell with their shields.
6. The Anglo-Saxon king, Harold, was ________ by an arrow in his eye.
7. William was crowned in Westminster Abbey, in London, on ________, 1066.
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Invasions
Complete the text with the words below.

In the gradual settlement of Great Britain different ________ mixed. The invasions were either temporary, as in the case of the Romans, or permanent, like the ones of the Celts and the Anglo-Saxons. The Celts settled in Wales, the Saxons in Wessex and the ________ in the North East. The Celts and the Anglo-Saxons converted to ________ with important consequences, such as the building of churches and monasteries, and the writing of illuminated ________. The Normans introduced the ________ system and the values of ________.
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William the Conqueror
Tick the word or phrase which is not related to William the Conqueror.
A: Domesday Book.
B: Battle of Hastings.
C: Cavalry.
D: Castles.
E: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
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The development of English
Read the sentences and choose the correct alternative to complete them.

1. The history of the English language began with the settlement of the ________.
2. The existence of a number of dialects was due to ________.
3. The periods into which the history of the English language can be divided are ________.
4. After the Norman Conquest the languages spoken in England were ________.
5. The presence of many synonyms in English is due to ________.
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