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Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials on The Queen Copyrights owned by the author

The Quee n
Frears (2006) English

by Stephen

Teaching Materials (form 3)

Lo Wai Yin

Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author

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Students are assigned another three tasks D-F. 2. processing information (listening) and summarizing ideas 4. collision that may be encountered for these two.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Guidelines for teachers Stages Pre-Watching Steps 1.e. Task B in particular as it covers matter of language and content 4. i. Whilewatching 1. teacher checks their answer by having students demonstrate their work to the whole class. These three tasks are regarded as a mini project on Queen Elizabeth that helps students understand the film afterwards better 5. understand and analyze the plot of The Queen by summarizing into their own words with the help timeline frame 2. Two lessons/one day before the film is played. 2. then express in their own words in English. students will be able to 1. how these two units work without interrupting each other. Teacher first introduces the basic structure of British Royal Family and also British government. students will be able to 1. Teacher first briefly introduces the film The Queen by Stephen Frears (2006) to the class a week ahead 2. Teacher particularly needs to demonstrate one By the end of the whilewatching tasks. informing students what these three tasks are testing: making inferences. Teacher goes through the three tasks briefly in class to ensure every student understand what they are required to do. Teacher goes through the three tasks quickly. Students are assigned three tasks A-C as homework. with the help of overhead projector 6. understand in what way to greet the Royal Family appropriately by listening to a particular scene and making 3 . and process information gained. They are asked to finished individually by searching information on Queen Elizabeth II online or referring to print work 3. Teacher needs to pay attention to Task B particularly in terms of students’ use of language Objectives By the end of the prewatching tasks. search information on Queen Elizabeth II and British Royal Family online or referring to print work. They are asked to finish these by the end of the lesson in which the film is played 3.

students will be able to 1. Students are suggested to write down their ideas on the piece of worksheet given and discuss both views and also their opinions 5. inherited.g. It is assumed that teacher needs to spend one more extra lesson on exploring every collision in dept without making it too academic. B. or Task D alone-it covers the skill of making inferences-it meant to be difficult for form. A. understand where the words ‘People’s Princess’ came from and what it is meant to British people and also to people over the word by listening to the statement made by Tony Blair after the death of Princess Diana Post-watching 1. use English language to conduct a discussion on the collisions involved in the film among their group 4 . elected and so on by giving concrete examples from the film or from Hong Kong 4. Before the discussion starts. Teacher goes through all the answers if time is allowed.3 students especially have not much knowledge about British culture. Since this may be difficult to f. or C. objectively use appropriate examples from the film to support each side of their topic 3. Students are reminded to make some notes in their words while watching 6. 3 students inferences 3. so examples for the film are required as a good demonstration By the end of the postwatching task. teacher explains some terms like modernization. This task is basically in the form of group discussion among 5 students in a group 2.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author example of Task D. e. Inherited Power VS elected Power. Instincts of Privacy VS Media Demands 3. Tradition VS Modernization. understand in detail what collisions that the Royal Family encounters in the film 2. clearly stating the differences between ‘False’ and ‘Note Stated’they are confusing to students 5. Teacher needs to participate in every group of the class to help interpret and elaborate students’ ideas when needed 6. Students are divided into groups and given ONE specific topic to discuss.

These while-watching tasks do not simply involve skills of listening but also making inferences and summarizing ideas in their own words. without interrupting too much. students will have a brief knowledge about Queen Elizabeth II and the basic structure of her family. Since the film deliberately delivers the message of collisions The Queen encountered after the death of Princess Diana. For the post-watching task. teacher is assumed to have enough preparation.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Synopsis When the news of the death of Princess Diana is shocking people in Britain. it is meant to be the most difficult one for students at their age. All the Tasks from A-G are like a step-by-step basis to the exploration of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. With the award-winning film The Queen as a language arts appreciation and also a foundation to introduce British Royal Family and British Government. they are asked to make some notes that help them finish the while-watching tasks. Students are expected to conduct a group discussion with their peers on different kinds of collisions they are assigned. Tony Blair finds the urge to reconnect The Queen to the people. a newly elected and young Prime Minister understands the people’s need for a word from the Royal Family and also a reassurance. rather than sole background information on The Royal Family. in general. The tasks were set with a purpose of leading students to think and organize. instead of simply writing down words they have listened while watching. it is hoped that students will be able to explore more about British culture in terms of its structure of the Royal family and its corelationship with the government. As the collision of media demands for emotional expression and instincts of privacy grows. Rationale behind The Queen The Queen by Stephen Frears (2006) was chosen and its teaching materials were set with my belief that Hong Kong students. For this. 5 . Queen Elizabeth II decides to take it as a private matter and not to respond to the tragedy. To ensure every student is engaged in watching the film and able to follow the plots. Teacher needs to play an important role of assistant and guidance in the task. or it will not achieve what is wanted. Tony Blair. By having students search information about The Queen online or with reference to print works ahead as pre-watching tasks (mini project). lack a sense of global matters or literally things around them. which help their understanding of the film and the following tasks afterwards.

royal.aspx. and also asked to finish the three tasks individually. you are asked to finish the three 6 . You may wish to visit the official website of the British Monarchyhttp://www.gov. you are suggested to search information about Queen Elizabeth II regarding the three aspects of her early life.uk/Home. her working day and her marriage and family in the Internet.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Guidelines for students Pre-watching tasks (A-C): To help you better understand the film The Queen directed by Stephen Frears (2006). Format: Homework (Mini Project on Queen Elizabeth II) While-watching tasks (D-F): While watching the film The Queen.

e. you will be first given a piece of worksheet that leads you to think about two sides of ONE collision you will be discussing. A. By doing this. or C.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author tasks. B. summarizing ideas and also making inferences. You are suggested to read the questions at least once before watching in order to familiarize yourself with the situation. Inherited Power VS elected Power. These tasks involve different skills of processing information. Instincts of Privacy VS Media Demands. You are asked to conduct a discussion on the topic you are assigned among your group. and make some notes while watching. Tradition VS Modernization. i. Format: Class work (Group discussion on the different collisions encountered throughout The Queen) Task A: Early life The following is an incomplete profile of Queen Elizabeth II in her early life. Full name Name after (3 people) 7 . each of you will be divided into groups of 5. Format: Class work (Listening and short-writing) Post-watching task (G): After watching the film The Queen. You may need to find some information on the Internet to help you finished this task.

Afternoon and Evening. Morning work is usually 8 .Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Date of birth Place of birth The first child of whom Year in which Princess Margaret was born Year in which her grandfather. King George V died Year in which her father acceded to the throne as King Edward VIII Place receive education Interests to Task B: Working day The Queen’s work is basically divided into three parts: Morning.

to present them individually with their prize. Complete the following timeline for her morning section. senior members of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces on their appointment and retirement. information in the form of policy papers. The Queen will often lunch privately. Write ONE word in each space. which are sent up to her by the Private Secretaries in the famous 'red boxes'. If there is an Investiture. and English bishops and judges on their appointment. The Queen’s working schedule often follows by a series of official meetings or 'audiences'. Every few months. she and The Duke of Edinburgh will invite a dozen guests from a wide variety of backgrounds to an informal lunch. letters and other State papers. The Queen receives from government ministers. She will see a number of important people. On a regional visit. newly appointed British ambassadors. The Queen chooses a selection among approximately 300 letters from the public to read herself and tells members of her staff how she would like them to be responded. She usually meets around 100 people at each Investiture to present Orders. and from her representatives in the Commonwealth and foreign countries. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh lunch with a wide variety of people in places ranging from town halls to hospitals. The first one has been done for you as an example.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author claimed to be busiest among the three. including overseas ambassadors and high commissioners. telegrams. Note that the most suitable word may or may not appear in the article. approved and signed. 9 . All of these papers have to be read and. Cabinet documents. decorations and medals. where necessary. The Queen may also meet a number of people who have won prizes or awards in a variety of fields such as literature or science. two of her Private Secretaries with the daily quota of official papers and documents. Every morning. She will then see. separately.

↓ Information in the form of papers from government 4). ______________. ↓ Only two of her Private Secretaries will meet The Queen regarding official papers and 3). _________________. and give 7). _________________. ↓ The Queen will then see a number of important people ranging from those who are from 8). The Queen often enjoy it 11). ______________ to 9).Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author A selection of letters from the public is 1). ↓ The Queen has to read all of these papers.______________ their prize individually from The Queen. __chosen__ by The Queen to be read. ↓ The Queen tells members of her staff in what 2). ↓ 10 . ↓ For those who have won prizes or awards in different fields are 10). _____________ she would like to respond those letters. d____________ ‘red boxes’. her representatives in Commonwealth and 5). ______________ and sign if needed. ↓ During lunchtime. ______________ having the media to join. _________________ countries is first received by The Private Secretaries then given to The Queen in the 6).

onwards.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author A dozen guests with different backgrounds will be invited by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to a 12). c___________ lunch. You 11 . in which it shows some members of the family‘s lineage from George V. Task C: Marriage and Family The following is an incomplete Windsor family tree. Queen Elizabeth II’s paternal grandfather.

George V 1867-1953 Queen Elizabeth II Lady Diana Spencer ( 12 .Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author are asked to finish it by filling their names. year of birth and year of death if necessary.

e). Tony Blair has to bow to The Queen again before shaking her hand. They have to turn their body back when they leave the audience room. True False Not stated a). right after he has been elected to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. g). they bow three times from the neck. 13 . Tony Blair has to introduce himself to The Queen. Standing by the door. Tony Blair (starred Michael Sheen). Robin Janvrin will knock the door before Tony Blair and his wife reach the audience room.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Task D: How to greet The Queen In The Queen. Robin Janvrin and Tony Blair will go straight inside the audience room without having to wait to be called. d). f). and his wife Cherie Blair (starred Helen McCrory) are told how to greet The Queen. They have to say ‘Nice to meet you Ma’am’ to The Queen before leaving. Finish this task by choosing the best answer and blacken ONE circle only for each statement. b). c). The first one has been done for you as an example.

sadly.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Task E: Tony Blair’s Statement Tony Blair makes his first statement to the public after the death of The Princess Diana in a car accident in Paris. She touched the lives of so many others in Britain._____________. They 4)._____________ her. _____________ one of the people. …Whose own life was often. She was the 8). They 6). 2). The following is an incomplete speech that he makes. They 5). The people everywhere not just 3). everywhere. _________________ 14 . _____________ her. They regarded her 7). ________________ faith with Princess Diana. fill in the blanks with an appropriate word. touched by 1). Your answers must be correct in both language and content. _____________ in Britain. ________________ the world with joy and with comfort.

______________. Now. till her funeral back to the United kingdom on 6 September 1997. you are asked to complete the 15 . Stephen Frears simply divided the whole story into 8 main days. how she will remain in our 10). The statement was adapted from ‘The Queen’ by Stephen Frears (2006) Task F: The 8 Days The director of The Queen. forever. from the night Princess Diana was fatally injured in a car accident in Paris on 30 August 1997. ____________ and 11).Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Princess. And that’s how she will 9). ___________ our memories.

place.Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author table below. Date/ place People involved Summarized incident 30 August 1997 Paris Princess Diana. filling in the date. people involved and sentences to summarize the incident of each day. 6 Septem ber 1997 UK Task G: Collisions 16 .

newly elected Prime Minister 17 .Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author A. Inherited Power VS Elected Power Inherited Power The British Royal Family - Elected Power Tony Blair.

Tradition VS Modernization Tradition Modernizatio n 18 .Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author B.

Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author - The Royal Family’s reaction to the death of Diana. newly elected Prime Minister The British (newspapers etc) press - The British people-their desire for a public funeral and general outpouring of emotion The changing of Diana’s funeral arrangements by the Royal Family - C. they keep a vey British ‘stiff upper-lip’ The burial of Dodi Al Fayhed. according to Muslim culture he is buried soon after his death The initial plans Diana’s funeral for - Tony Blair. Instincts of Privacy VS Media Demands Instinct of 19 Media .

Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author Privacy - Demands The British (newspapers etc) press The initial plans for Diana’s funeral 20 .

Lo Wai Yin Teaching materials of The Queen Copyrights owned by the author ~The End~ 21 .

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