Life In The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is made up of four individual countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland; each have their own unique heritage and culture. The United Kingdom has a total population of around 63 million people, around 53 million of whom live in England. The official language in the United Kingdom is English, although Welsh and Celtic languages are still in use in certain areas.
A multicultural society; it is common for a wide variety of world languages to be used in the home and on the street. English has a number of regional accents, with the ‘Geordie’ accent being widely used in the Newcastle area. Don’t worry about this; your ears will soon adapt to the different sounds.
Newcastle is a relatively small but culturally and economically thriving city surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England. More than 40,000 students already live here (that’s about one in seven of the population), which makes students pretty important in the scheme of things.