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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

(1926 -)



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(Updated on 02/08/2014)

 



INFORMATION :

 

 

 

  • Queen's 90th birthday celebrated with trooping the colour parade - 11 June 2016
    "Display of military pomp and pageantry in central London honours longest reigning and oldest monarch in British history...
    Crowds greeted the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s arrival on Horse Guards Parade – Henry VIII’s former jousting yard – in a vintage carriage, Queen Victoria’s 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton, accompanied by mounted troops from the Life Guards and Blues and Royals."

    (theguardian.com)


    "Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of of Edinburgh in a carriage
    as the royal procession makes its way up the Mall to Buckingham Palace."

  • Queen's Speech: the key points - Article + Photos + Video - 18 May 2016
    "Reforms to prisons, universities, adoption and the care system are at the heart of the Government's agenda for the coming year,
    set out in the Queen's Speech to Parliament..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

 

  • Queen Elizabeth II Poised to Be Britain’s Longest Serving Ruler - Text + Audio - 9 September 2015
    "Queen Elizabeth II is set reach an important milestone this week – becoming Britain’s longest-ruling head of state.
    Queen Elizabeth has worked with 12 British prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.
    At age 89, she continues to travel and attend official events."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • From tartan to tippling: the A to Z of things two queens have in common
    "On Wednesday the Queen takes the mantle of Britain’s longest-serving monarch from her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria,
    and here we compare their reigns."

    (theguardian.com)

  • How rich is the Queen? - Article + Photos - 25 June 2015
    "News that the Crown Estate returned record profits of £285m last year means the Queen is expected
    to receive a further £2m in public funding next year. But just how rich is the Queen and where does her wealth come from?"

    (BBC)

  • Queen's speech 2015: Cameron's plan to axe Human Rights Act delayed - Politics live - 27 May 2015
    (theguardian.com)




    Queen's Speech 2015 - Published on 28 May 2015
    "Find out more about the main announcements from the day."
    (de.slideshare.net)

    The Queen's Speech - Live Reporting
    (BBC)

  • Chauffeur - February 2015
    "
    Hours of work: 48 hours per week, over five days, Monday to Sunday...
    About the role: As chauffeur you will work as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors....
    About you: Holding a full UK driving licence, (preferably with no endorsements) you will have professional driving experience.
    You will be a good team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills...."

    (theroyalhousehold.tal.net)

 

 

 

 

  • 50 facts about the Queen's reign (royal.gov.uk)

 

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JOB :

 

  • Queen advertises for royal chewing gum remover to clean up her palaces + a video - 1 October 2014
    (dailymail.co.uk)

    • An official advert for a part-time cleaner posted on British Monarchy website
    • The successful applicant will be required to pick sticky gum off furniture
    • Their time will be divided between Holyroodhouse and Buckingham Palace 
    • They will also have to clean all stairs, make beds and do the washing-up 

 

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT :

 

 

 

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LESSON PLAN :

 

WEBQUESTS :

 

 


LISTENING :

  • The longest-reigning UK monarch - AUDIOS
    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Poised to Be Britain’s Longest Serving Ruler - Text + Audio - 9 September 2015
    "Queen Elizabeth II is set reach an important milestone this week – becoming Britain’s longest-ruling head of state.
    Queen Elizabeth has worked with 12 British prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.
    At age 89, she continues to travel and attend official events."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • The Queen's Birthday - Listen to the story - with a comprehension quiz and a lesson plan - 19 April 2006
    (BBC)

  • Queen's Official Birthday - mp3 + script
    "In this programme we look at the history of the Queen's official birthday and its connection with the military ceremony of Trooping the Colour."
    (BBC)

 

 

STORY :

 

  • The Queen's Hat - Steve Antony (writer and illustrator)
    E-book press HERE
    (steveantony.com)
    Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille) :
    "Un superbe petit livre, pour du 'story telling' en primaire ou à exploiter, même en 6ème."

 

VIDEOS :

 

 

  • Prince Charles pays Shakespearean tribute to the Queen - 21 April 2016
    "Prince Charles read an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII which includes the lines:
    "She shall be, to the happiness of England, an aged princess; many days shall see her, and yet no day without a deed to crown it."

    (BBC)

 

  • I don't lie awake waiting to be king - VIDEO - 20 April 2016
    "On the eve of the Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday, the next but one king - Prince William - has been speaking to the BBC about his grandmother, his interpretation of "royal duty" and recent criticisms that he is a somewhat "reluctant royal".
    The prince also told the BBC's Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell about his own ambitions for the monarchy when he finally succeeds to the throne." 

    (BBC)

  • 65 years, 1 Queen and 12 Presidents - 21 April 2016
    "Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for nearly 65 years.
    There have been 12 American presidents in that time, and she has met nearly all of them.
    Tim Allman looks at the special relationship between residents of Buckingham Palace and the White House."

    (YouTube)

  • The Queen's birthday: 90 years in 90 seconds - VIDEO - 16 April 2016
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

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CARTOONS :

 

 

 

After the coronation