The United Kingdom – an important moment
This week is one of the most important weeks in the history of the United Kingdom and could bring some major changes. At the moment The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. However, following an agreement between the Scottish and the United Kingdom Governments, a vote will take place on Thursday to decide whether Scotland should become a completely independent country. Everyone who lives Scotland can vote by answering simply yes or no.
The population of Scotland is around 4 million people and current opinion polls seem to show that Scottish people are fairly evenly divided between those who want to become independent and those who want to remain part of the UK. We should find out the result on Friday.
an opinion poll a survey asking people how they plan to vote