What comes to your mind if we talk about British? The queen? Fish and chips? Maybe Shakespeare? Here is a list of the things that are generally deemed very "British" and hope it resonates with your impression of the UK.
1. Fish and Chips 炸鱼薯条
Three years ago that fish and chips-or fish ‘n’ chips - beat the queen in a poll and tops the list of 50 things deemed the most British by its nationals. The British are more affectionate toward this national‘delicacy', which can be found around almost every street corner in the UK, than they are their monarch.
2. The Queen 英国女王
Having ascended the throne in 1952, Elizabeth II is the world's oldest reigning monarch. What's more is that she is like a symbol of British culture.
3. Afternoon tea 下午茶
Tea has been a staple in Britain since the 1700s. But "afternoon tea" is more than just what is consumed; It is a great British tradition. It is basically a light meal in the late afternoon, and just tea is not enough, it is usually accompanied by scones, cupcakes, bread, butter and jam. The popularity of English afternoon tea is not restricted to Britain now, a lot of hotels and restaurants in other countries also feature the pleasant refreshment tailored to suit local tastes.
4. William Shakespeare 威廉·莎士比亚
Shakespeare was a literary figure who is widely considered the most important writer in Europe's Renaissance era and the greatest writer in the English language world. He was a poet and a playwright. His works, including plays, sonnets and poems are still the subject of literary research and widely adapted to varied artistic forms (theater, movies, TV dramas) around the world in many languages.
5. The Beatles 披头士乐队
Formed in 1960, the Beatles was considered the greatest and most influential band of the pop era. Although the band broke up in 1970, its fan base is so solid that "Beatlemania" continues today, and that is why a museum in Liverpool called "The Beatles Story" is a hot destination annually attracting numerous visitors from home and abroad.