№124 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
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1 ) Do you know who the woman in the photograph is? What do you know about her?
Compare your knowledge with the biographical information in the box below.
Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952. In addition she is head of the Commonwealth.
Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926 in London. Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret were educated at home. On the outbreak of war in 1939, they were evacuated to Windsor Castle. In 1945, Elizabeth joined the war, working as a driver. In November 1947, she married a distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten (formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark), who was created Duke of Edinburgh. The couple have four children and eight grandchildren. Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in June, 1953. In 2011, the Queen celebrated her 85th birthday and in 2012 her diamond jubilee (60 years on the thrown).
2 a) Discuss the questions below in pairs.
• Do you think it's easy to be a queen?
• Have you ever thought about what the Queen's daily routine looks like? What time does she begin her day? Do you think she has got much spare time?
• If you were a king or a queen, what would your timetable be like?