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AUGUST 2014 - PART 1 - NEW SITES


 

12/08/2014


SOLDIERS' KITS

Soldiers' Kits, 1066 to the Present - with PHOTOS
(neatorama.com)

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MYSTERIES

15 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in the World
"From hieroglyphs indecipherable even today to stories of hikers found dead in unexplainable positions,
we count 15 mysteries that have yet to been solved or even understood."

(YouTube)

 

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DISEASES

Why do Bats Transmit so many Diseases like Ebola?
(YouTube)

 

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TECHNOLOGY

Future's 10 Mind-Blowing Technologies About to Emerge - 8'27
10. Super smart assistants
9. Hypersonic trains
8. Wearable computers
7. Advanced 3D-printing
6. Lab-grown organs
5. Super immersive gaming
4. Bionic arms
3. Driverless cars
2. Holographic technology
1. Eternal life

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SCHOOL

Illustration for an English class
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Aurore Sartre (Ac. Grenoble)

 


WISH / HOPE / LESSON

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Wish x Hope - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FORBIDDEN!

Pink Kahuna - On the beach - a video
You can't / You mustn't / It's forbidden to / It's not allowed to...

(videakid.hu)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


SIMPLE PAST / LESSON

Kung Fu Panda 2 & Madagascar 3: Simple Past - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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CLASSROOM ENGLISH

L'école et le Classroom English - Animations - Jeux
Le matériel scolaire / Les consignes / Les objets présents dans une salle de classe

Par Magali Pauzié - Ac. Montpellier
(jerevisemonanglais.fr)

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SIGHTSEEING / LESSON

Barcelona - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a time-lapse short film about Barcelona by Rob Whitworth and the theme of sightseeing.
Students plan a sightseeing weekend, plan a time-lapse film about their city, and watch a short film."
Time: 60 minutes

(film-english.com)

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IMMIGRATION / ELLIS ISLAND

Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island
(motherjones.com)


"It's hard to say exactly how many of Ellis Island's
child migrants were unaccompanied, but a leading

historian says they were in the several thousands." 

 


"Statue of Annie Moore and her brothers in Cobh, Ireland.
There's another statue of Moore at Ellis Island.
"

 

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Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)


SKAKESPEARE

Shakespeare and comedy
"This lesson provides students with an introduction to the features of Shakespearean comedy, highlighting the similarities between 
what contemporary audiences find funny and Shakespeare's humour. Suitable for students at B2+ level."

Lesson plan
Worksheet
 Comedy cards for Warmer

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Shakespeare and violence
"This lesson is about execution in Shakespeare's time. It provides students with an understanding of the violent background to Shakespeare's writings and also aims to raise students' awareness of the very public nature of executions in the playwright's  lifetime.
This lesson contains explicit reference to violent punishment, torture and death. It is therefore recommended that you only use this lesson
if you are confident that none of your students will be made to feel upset or uncomfortable by its content."

Lesson plan
Student worksheet
Crime and punishment cards for Task 5
PowerPoint

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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SMOKING

Woman wins $23 bn from tobacco company (July 22, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A court in the USA has ordered the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds to pay a woman $23.6 billion in damages."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BEEF

Beef production damages the environment (July 24, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new study says beef production is very damaging to the environment."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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INSECTS

Falling insect numbers dangerous to humans (July 28, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The number of insects in the world has fallen by 45 per cent in the past 35 years.
Scientists say this could be dangerous for humans. A report on insect numbers has been published."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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11/08/2014


DIGITAL SPYING

UN Warns on Digital Spying - TEXT + AUDIO
"Report warns many countries are taking part in digital spying too often and on too many people."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STATES / NICKNAMES

Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 4 - TEXT + AUDIO
Buckeyes, Sooners, Quakers, Volunteers and Cowboys
"The final in a four part series on state nicknames."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan Shows Off Smart Watches, Glasses at a Technology Exhibition - VIDEO
"Electronics that can be worn on the body star at the 2014 Computex Taipei computer show."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

High Technology Can Aid Agriculture - VIDEO
"Farmers use products like weather-tracking technology to make planting decisions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMALS

From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World - TEXT + AUDIO
"Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya.
And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

Barbecue From Around The World
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


ART

Artsy
"Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are an online platform for discovering, learning about, and collecting art. Our growing collection comprises 175,000+ artworks by 25,000+ artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions. Artsy provides one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online."

+ Artsy Education:
"Artsy’s unique variety of tools make it an ideal educational resource for educators and students..."

+ See Banksy's official page on Artsy
(artsy.net)

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LONDON PARADES

Two London parades compared
"This lesson compares two of London's biggest parades: the Lord Mayor's Show, which originates from the same time as the Magna Carta,
 in 1215, and the Notting Hill Carnival, which has been held every year since 1966 and is one of the largest street festivals in the world.
The lesson incorporates speaking activities, reading and some grammar.
If appropriate, Task 6 can be used as the basis for preparing and giving formal presentations in a later session."

London_festivals_lesson_plan.pdf
London_festivals_student_A_worksheet.pdf
London_festivals_student_B_worksheet.pdf
London_festivals.pptx

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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PLAYS AND PLOTS

Plays and Plots
"This lesson provides an introduction to plays and plots. It explores the differences between plays and films with a reading comprehension. It introduces different emotions with a word search. It looks briefly at the basic elements of some Shakespeare plays and gives students an opportunity to devise a simple plot. Students will practise their speaking and reading skills."
Topics: Differences between plays and films; plots and emotions

Lesson plan + Worksheet
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Shakespeare and love: Romeo and Juliet
"This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It looks at the themes and language that Shakespeare uses to describe love. It gives students reading, speaking and writing practice. The topic - the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Level: B2+."

Lesson plan + Student worksheet
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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REFUGEE

What Makes a Refugee? - Text + AUDIO
"Thousands of children have traveled to the United States from Central America without one or both parents.
Officials are struggling to deal with the situation. The growing number of arrivals has led to a debate over whether or not they can stay."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


A Refugee Speaks

"A refugee escaped El Salvador to protect her life..."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

60+ Costumes From The 2014 San Diego Comic Con
(neatorama.com)

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SUN

Newsy Video: Surgeon General Issues 'Call To Action' Against Tanning + Full transcript >>
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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DRIVERLESS CARS

UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January - 30 July 2014 + VIDEOS
+ Competition cash
+ How do driverless cars work?
+ International rivals

(BBC)

Newsy Video: U.K. To Allow Driverless Cars On Public Roads + Full transcript >>
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)



Cartoon: Driverless Cars
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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SLOW MOTION MOVIE SCENES

Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes
(YouTube)

 


Top 10 Action Packed Slow Motion Scenes
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


AMERICAN INDIANS

National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and New York
(nmai.si.edu)

The National Museum of the American Indian "is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to the life, languages, literature,
history, and arts of the Native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian
on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004, on Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, Southwest;
 the George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland." 

(Wikipedia)

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HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

Hollywood Movies Used to Teach Science - a video
"Sometimes Steve Wolf gets blown up or is set on fire. But he claims his job is not really dangerous at all.
He works as a stuntman and a special-effects expert for movies and television.
He says his breathtaking activities result from science. And he likes to share that science with school children."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOR NEW TEACHERS

A Survival Guide for New Teachers
(edweek.org)

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Thanks to Evelyne Laplaze

 


POSTCARDS

Postcards. (Past Simple and Present Perfect)
"I have visited 5 different countries. Explore the picture to see the countries I have been to.
Next, click on "Play this game" and read the postcards I sent when I was visiting.
"
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ROBOTS

Brazil Hosts a World Cup for Robots - a video - 11 August 2014
"Robots take the field in the International Event known as RoboCup.
Teams from many nations competed for the prize this year in the city of Joao Pessoa, Brazil. This year, Australia won top honors."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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UTOPIA / DYSTOPIA

Utopia/Dystopia
Helpful Hints for Exploring Utopian/Dystopian Texts
Utopian/Dystopian Framework - Questions

(openlab.citytech.cuny.edu)


‘Divergent’ is an Education Dystopia
(cagle.com)


Divergent Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Shailene Woodley, Theo James Movie HD
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Sophie Coquilhat-Brocq de Haut (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


TECHNOLOGY / SLEEP

People use technology more, sleep less (August 09, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"People in Britain now spend more time watching TV, gaming, and using their mobile phones and computers than sleeping."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Learning Hacking to Stop Hackers - AUDIO - 11 August 2014
"This kind of training is important to companies and governments. They want more young people to enter the information security field to help defend against online criminals. Just one attack can cost a companies millions of dollars."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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10/08/2014


MOVIE QUOTES

Search and Instantly Watch Movie Quotes
"Search through over 250,000 lines of dialogue in 155 movies."

(quotacle.com)

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CROP CIRCLES

Crowds flock to giant German crop circle - 31 July 2014 
"A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.
Opinions vary widely on whether the circle is man-made, or a gift from the stars.
Tim Allman reports."

(BBC)

 

 

L'art du «crop circle» - diaporama
(20minutes.fr)

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HORSE

The Queen's Gold Cup winner Estimate tests positive for morphine - 22 July 2014
(theguardian.com)

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FOOD

Food
1. VOCABULARY
2. LISTENING
3. DEVELOPING CONVERSATIONS
4. GRAMMAR
5. CONVERSATION PRACTICE
6. READING
etc...
(avanzado2eoi.wikispaces.com)

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SLEEP

How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?
(YouTube)

 

 

Britons spend more time using tech than sleeping
(BBC)

 

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WASHINGTON DC

Washington DC from murder capital to boomtown - 6 August 2014 - PHOTOS + VIDEOS
"A quarter of a century ago, Washington DC had a fearsome reputation for crack abuse and rampant gun violence
- it was the "murder capital" of the US. But now, once-blighted neighbourhoods close to the centre of the capital are thriving."

(BBC)

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NEW PAGES on RESCOL 2 :

SHAKESPEARE

Activities to print Quotes PLAYS :
Cartoons Resources 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Cinema Shakespeare mystery (The -) 'Hamlet'
Games to print Songs 'Macbeth'
Interactive activities Television 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Interactive games The Globe Theatre 'Romeo and Juliet'
Lesson plans The writer 'Twelfth Night'
Listening Videos  
Music Vocabulary SONNETS
Posters Webquests  
PowerPoint Presentations    

 

08/08/2014


GOTHIC FICTION

What is Gothic Literature?
"Gothic literature project for Mr. Farina's Honors English 2 class."
(YouTube)

 

HORROR FICTION
"Easy introduction to Fiction, more precisely to Horror or Gothic narrative.
You can find some definitions (plot, setting, ...) and activities, too (page 3).
Very brief summaries of Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde. Hope you like it!"
 
If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.
(eslprintables.com)


Gothic Fiction and The Art of Story Telling - Séquence 3ème-4ème
(fr.calameo.com)

Gothic Fiction - Séquences - 3ème LV1
(academie-en-ligne.fr)

Thanks to Rose THIBAUDEAU (Ac. Nantes)

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Gothic Literature - Séquence 4 + Corrigés des activités
Contents:
1.The Castle of Otranto (text A)
2.Focus on... mood!
3.“The Pit and the Pendulum” (text B)
4.Practise … expressing supposition!
5.Reaching autonomy (text C)

(academie-en-ligne.fr)

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05/08/2014


A NEW PAGE :

CINEMA and LITERATURE

EXAMPLES
LESSON PLANS
LISTS

 


SUN

Sun bracelet measures UV exposure - 30 July 2014 - VIDEO
(BBC)

Newsy Video: Surgeon General Issues 'Call To Action' Against Tanning Full transcript >>
(englishblog.com)

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WW1

WW1 commemorations: Royals 'plant' ceramic poppies at Tower of London - 5 July 2014 + PHOTOS + VIDEO
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have "planted" a ceramic poppy
at the Tower of London marking the centenary of World War One."

+ World War One centenary: As it happened
+ WW1 timeline
+ Was it really the first world war?
+ The kit of a British soldier

(BBC)

Newsy Video: German, Britain Mark WWI Centenary In Very Different Ways +  Full transcript >>
(englishblog.com)

Highlights from WW1 centenary events across the globe - VIDEO - 4 August 2014
+ 'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations
(BBC)

In pictures: World War One anniversary
"Ceremonies have been held across the UK and in Belgium to mark 100 years since Britain joined World War One."

(BBC)

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03/08/2014


TECHNOLOGY

Sight
"A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo." 

(vimeo.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

hitchBOT
"I am hitchBOT — a robot from Port Credit, Ontario.
This summer I will be traveling across Canada, from coast-to-coast. I am hoping to make new friends,
have interesting conversations, and see new places along the way. As you may have guessed robots cannot get driver’s licences yet,
so I’ll be hitchhiking my entire way. I have been planning my trip with the help of my big family of researchers in Toronto.
I will be making my way from the east coast to the west coast starting in July.
As I love meeting people and hearing stories, I invite you to follow my journey and share your hitchhiking stories with me as well.
If you see me by the side of the road, pick me up and help me make my way across the country!"

(vimeo.com)

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INTERNET DANGERS

Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift'
"Dave is an extremely gifted clairvoyant who finds out specific financial information.
This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online.
And by doing so urging everybody to be vigilant..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)


SUMMER REVIEW

IDEAS FOR A SUMMER REVIEW (2014) :

- The death of Nadine Gordimer,
- The first Mandela Day without Mandela
- The Tour de France (which left from  Yorkshire and went through 6 English cities) :
Itinéraire : le Yorkshire prend un joli tour
- D-Day celebrations (Obama in Colleville cemetery),
- Prince George's first birthday,
- Wimbledon (where Alison Cornet kicked Serena Williams Out, and Andy Murray lost despite having Amélie Mauresmo as a coach).
- There are rumours of a break-up between Beyoncé and Jay-Z who are not so crazy in love as before

- The anniversary of the beginning of World War 1
- The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
- Selfie Queen with hockey players
- A spoof by Al Yankovic of  Pharrell William's tune Happy : Because I'm tacky

- Elie Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) died on June 24, 2014
- Samsung finds China child labour 'evidence' (BBC)
- Harry Potter Grows Up - "In a new short story, Harry Potter is older and grayer, but still battling dark magic." (timeforkids.com)
- Bastille Day fireworks light up Paris (BBC)
- Marvel : a black captain America and  a Woman thor
- Smartwatch
- A hitchrobot in Canada
- July 18 ONU Mandela day 
- Crash Malaysian flight above Ukraine 
- July 22 Royal Baby 1st birthday

- Obama Gave Prince George a Totally Retro Birthday Gift (time.com)
- Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier destroying roof (BBC)

Thanks to the teachers from the e-teach list

 


IMMIGRATION

Useful Infographic On Immigration Reform
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

"Golden Door" - Analysis and documents
(crdp.ac-paris.fr)
Nuovomondo, "literally "new world" and also known as Golden Door, is a 2006 drama film
based on a family's migration from Italy to New YorkU.S.A. at the beginning of the 20th century."

(Wikipedia)

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OAK APPLE DAY

Oak Apple Day St Neot 2014 - in Cornwall, England.
"St Neot Historians will be holding an Exhibition in Cott Barn in early August to commemorate the start of the First World War.
War started on 4th August 1914..."

"We celebrate Oak Apple Day annually in St Neot." (Chris Timms)
+ St Neot and Warleggan Community Archive
(stneot.org.uk)

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"PSYCHO"

"Psycho" by Hitchcock
"Watch the slideshow and play the game ..., alone or with a partner."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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02/08/2014

 

NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2 :

THE BRITISH MONARCHY


CONTENTS :

TEACHING
SPECIAL PAGES
Activities to print Interactive games Buckingham Palace Royal residences
Art Lesson plans Coronation exhibition Royal weddings
Cartoons Listening Elizabeth I (Elizabethan England) The Crown jewels
Cinema Literature Henry VIII The line of succession
Facts Pictures King Arthur The official websites
Games to print Videos King Edward II The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
History Vocabulary Kings and Queens The Royal Baby
Interactive activities Webquests Mary, Queen of Scots  The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate
  Prince Charles The Stuarts
    Prince Harry The swans
    Prince Philip The Tudors
    Prince William Titles
    Queen Elizabeth II Trooping the Colour
    Queen Mary I Vacations
    Queen Victoria and the Victorians William and Kate
    Richard III YouTube Channel
    Royal Ascot Zara Phillips
    Royal family trees