OBJECTIVES: By the end of the lesson the students will be able:o To revise the family vocabulary;o To understand and use correctly the topical vocabulary;o To understand the governmental system in the United Kingdom;o To analyze and use the information given at the lesson;o To read for general and specific information;o To answer the questions based on the information learned
Can you name any European countries that have kings or queens?
Do you know whatthe surname of the British royal family is? WINDSOR
“Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of theUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and NorthernIreland and of Her other Realms and Territories. Queen, Head of theCommonwealth, Defenderof the Faith, etc, etc, etc.”
Queen Elizabeth II Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was born in London on April, 211926. Five weeks later she was christened in the chapel ofBuckingham Palace and was given the name Elizabeth AlexandraMary Windsor. Princess Elizabeth had her early education at home. After herfather succeeded to the throne, her studies include lessons onhistory and law. She married Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey onNovember 20, 1947. The Queen and the Duke celebrated their golden weddinganniversary in London in 1997.
“Q is for the Queen, who inhalf a century, has not put a foot wrong once. Her accumulated wisdom isextraordinary. Her charm is infinite. She is duty personified.” The Duke of Devonshire, The Sunday Telegraph, April 23, 2000
THE QUEEN‟S DUTIES The Queen is the Head of the State The Queen is the Head of the Commonwealth The Queen is the Head of the Armed Forces (she can declare war) The Queen is the Head of the Church of England (she appoints bishops and archbishops) The Queen has Government duties: ♣ Opening the Parliament ♣ Approving the appointment of the Prime Minister ♣ Giving her assent to bills ♣ Giving honours and medals The Queen represents the Nation
The Queen as the monarch ispolitically neutral but has theright to be consulted, toencourage and to warn theGovernment of the day. Shehas regular Tuesday eveningaudiences with the PrimeMinister. They talk aboutworld news and have a drink,perhaps a gin and tonic or awhisky.
THE QUEEN‟S PUBLIC DUTIES Queen Elizabeth II isvery popular and muchrespected all over the world.She acts as a patroness for anumber of charities and otherorganizations. She is a symbol of unityand continuity within theCommonwealth of Nations. In the afternoonElizabeth II often goes out onpublic engagements – shegets thousands of invitationseach year. She openshospitals, bridges andfactories.
PRINCE PHILIP Elizabeth married Lieutenant Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Lieutenant Mountbatten was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and a great-great- grandson of Queen Victoria. Today he is called HRH (His Royal Highness) Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip supports the Queen in her Royal Duties: gives interviews, works with lots of charity organizations, travels around the UK and abroad with the Queen and alone. The Duke of Edinburgh is interested in environment, wildlife, science, technology, sports.
PRINCE CHARLES Queen‟s children PRINCESSANNE PRINCE ANDREW PRINCE EDWARD
Who is the nextBritish monarch? PRINCE CHARLES
PRINCE CHARLES Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor wasborn on 14 November 1948 at Buckingham Palace. He is theeldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke ofEdinburgh. The Prince of Wales is well known for his charitywork. He is also well known for his high profile marriages toLady Diana Spencer and subsequently to Camilla, The Duchessof Cornwall.
What are the duties of Queen‟s children?THEY ALL SUPPORT THE QUEEN IN HERROYAL DUTIES: WORK WITH CHARITYORGANIZATIONS, TRAVEL AROUND THEUK AND ABROAD WITH OFFICIAL VISITS.
QUEEN‟S GRANDCHILDREN The Queen also has eightgrandchildren: four grandsons and fourgranddaughters. Their names are PrinceWilliam and Prince Henry (or Harry), thesons of the Prince of Wales; Prince PeterPhilips, Princess Zara Philips – thechildren of the Royal Princess; PrincessesBeatrice and Eugenie – the daughters ofthe Duke of York; Lady Louise and JamesViscount Severn – the children of the Earlof Wessex.
1. Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st of April 1952.2. Queen Elizabeth II is the Official Head of the United States of America.3. Prince Philip is the Queen’s husband.4. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II have got five children.5. Prince Charles is the eldest son of the British Royal Couple.6. Prince Philip is the Prince of Wales.7. Prince Charles’s formal title is the Prince of Cornwall.8. Prince Charles will become king of England when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, retires or dies.
Buckingham Palace is the Queens official and mainroyal London home, although the Queen regularly spends timeat Windsor Castle and Balmoral in Scotland. It has been the official London residence of Britainsmonarchy since 1837. Queen Victoria was the first monarch tolive there. Buckingham Palace was originally a grand house builtby the Dukes of Buckingham for his wife. George IV begantransforming it into a palace in 1826.
THE ROYAL STANDARDWhen the Queen is at home, you can see her royal flag flying from the flag pole on top of Buckingham Palace. This flag is called the Royal Standard.
Balmoral Castle in Scotland is theprivate residence of the Queen. It has remained a favourite residence for the Queen and her family during thesummer holiday period in August and September. The Castle is located on the large Balmoral Estate
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence inScotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburghs Royal Mile against the spectacularbackdrop of Arthurs Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotlands rich history.
Do you knowsome interesting facts about the Queen?
THE QUEEN‟S BIRTHDAYS The Queen’s Official Birthday (sometimes known as “the Queen’s Birthday”) is now celebrated on the first, second or third Saturday in June, and is marked in London by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, which is also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade. The real birthday of the sovereign is on the 21st of April, and the date is a private celebration.
HOW LONG HAS THE QUEEN BEEN REIGNING? The Queen succeeded her father, George VI, when he died in 1952, because she was his eldest child. Only five other kings or queens in British history have reigned for 50 years or more: Queen Victoria (63 years) King George III (59 years) James I of England (58 years) Edward III (50 years) King Henry III (56 years)
THE QUEEN‟S OTHER REALMSAs well as being the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is the Queen of Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, NewZealand, Papua New Guinea, St. Christopher & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & theGrenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
The Queen has 9Royal thrones – oneat the House of Lords,two at WestminsterAbbey and six in theThrone Room atBuckingham Palace.
The Queen sends atelegraph to couplescelebrating their diamondwedding anniversary
The Queen alsosends a telegraphto people whoreach the grandage of 100 years.
There are no number plates on theQueen’s cars. She also never carriesmoney with her. As the Head of theState the Queen has to remainimpartial to the different politicalparties.
THE QUEEN‟S FAVOURITE PETS The Queen hasowned more than 30 corgis during her reign. HerMajesty currently has 5 corgis.
How many children doesthe Queen have?A. 8B. 4C. 5D.2
How manygrandchildren does theQueen have?A. 5B. 4C. 10D.8
When we first meet theQueen we say:A. Good morningB. Hello, sweatheartC. Nice to meet youD.Your Majesty
When we first meet PrincePhilip we say:A. HelloB. Your Royal LownessC. Your Royal HighnessD.Your Royal Middleness
Which sport do PrinceCharles and his sons liketo play?A. Water poloB. GolfC. PoloD.Kerling
Which of the following things does the Queen not have?A. Number plates on her carB. Money in her handbagC. A vote at general elections
What are her favouritepets?A. CorgisB. BulldogsC. Shepherd‟s dogsD.Rottweilers
Royal opinions Comment on the following statements•The main reason for having a Royal family is toattract more tourists to a country•I would hate to be a member of a Royal family•I would love to be a member of a Royal family•Countries that have Royal families should beproud of them•Royal families spend too much public money•Royal families are an important part of acountry’s history
Homework Imagine that you are the Queen or King for a day. Whatwould you do? Where would you go? Who would you meet? Youhave all the money you need and all the people you need tohelp you plan your ideal day.Morning:Afternoon:Evening:Night: