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National stereotypes

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What do people think of when they think of your country?

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The Express English team

What comes to mind, when you think about Britain?

According to these Londoners, it's a strange mixture which includes pigeons, rain, fish and chips and the Queen!

One man also thinks that the British are known for being open-minded.

Did you know?


Misconceptions in national stereotypes can be perpetuated through education, hearsay, the media and jokes, US researchers said.

Language tip

You use the word 'typical' when you want to point out that something is a representative example of a particular type.

Cultural tip

Not all Britons like tea. Some would rather have coffee instead.

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