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Awful England

Travel writers insult Brits.

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What do you think of the British? Which of the adjectives below best describes them? Give reasons.

2 Reading I

Read the article. Which adjectives are mentioned in relation to the British?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. What do you think the author means by the following? Give examples.

1. “The English are most contradictory people imaginable.”

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