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Name: Vizi Veronica Cosmina Time of lesson: 10.10 – 11.00

Date: 18.10. – 25.10.2011 Grade: Intermediate

Class: VIIth Textbook: Highflyer

No. of students: 15 Unit: Great Britain

School: Generală Ţigmandru Lesson: British Monarchy

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Lesson aims: 1. to enrich vocabulary
2. to rise the interest for British civilization
3. to learn about monarchy in Britain
4. to develop receptive and communicative skills
5. to learn about British history and geography
6. to develop interrelations and intrarelations skills
7. to develop reading skills
Materials: Worksheets, computer
ACTIVITY 1: Warm up
Aim: to create a relaxing atmosphere

Procedure: / Interaction / Timing

The teacher writes down the absents and asks the / /
students about their day. She jokes with the Ss. / T - Ss / 3
/ /
/ /
ACTIVITY 2: Checking the previous lesson
Aim: to refresh the Ss memory

Procedure: / /
The Ss read the homework and ask for / /
explanations if necessary. The T. makes sure that the / S–T / 5
Ss understand everything. / /
/ /
ACTIVITY 3: Introducing the new lesson
Aim: to learn about British history and geography
to rise the interest for British civilization
to enrich vocabulary
to be able to analyse one’s work
The T. announces the subject. The Ss are encouraged into / /
a brainstorming activity on British politics. The T. gives information / T – S / 10
only if asked by the Ss. The T. gives the worksheets and presents the / /
United Kingdom on the map. The Ss are active participants in the / Ss - T /
presentation. / /
ACTIVITY 4: Practice
Aim: to develop reading skills
to learn about monarchy in Britain
to develop interrelations and intrarelations skills
to develop receptive and communicative skills
After the T. gives the worksheets with the British succession / /
the Ss read it and they have a SINELG activity on the text. They / /
fill out the grid and ask the T. for help whenever necessary. / S–S / 15
on their desk so it is an easy activity. / Ss – T /
/ /
ACTIVITY 5: Practice – Interview
Aim: to develop receptive and communicative skills
to enrich imagination and creativity
to develop interrelations and intrarelations skills
to enrich vocabulary
to be able to analyse one’s work
The Ss choose one S from two groups to sustain a job / /
interview. The T. gives the questions and the Ss are free to give / /
their own responses. There are no wrong answers. The T. will / S–S / 15
intervene only if the Ss ask. At the end of the interview the T. / /
will make the grammatical corrections if necessary. / /
Role play: one S is the queen and the others are the / /
subjects. The Ss will take turn in being the queen. They are given
possible orders or punishments as examples then they will use
their imagination at will. They will have a lot of fun!
Write a short composition about Queen Elisabeth II
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Obligation / necessity

OBS: A doua parte a activităţii conţine fişele cu regina Elisabeta II, citite, discutate,
urmate de încă un joc de rol.



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House of Stuart

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death Claim

6 February 1665 George of daughter

Anne St. James's Denmark 1 August 1714 of
1 May Palace St. James's Kensington James II
1707–1 daughter of Palace Palace (Bill of
August 1714 James II and 28 July 1683 aged 49 Rights
Anne Hyde 17 children 1689)

House of Hanover

The Hanoverian succession came about as a result of the Act of Settlement 1701,
passed by the Parliament of England. In return for access to the English plantations in
North America, the Hanoverian succession and the Union were ratified by the Parliament
of Scotland in 1707. After the death of Anne with no living children, George I, the son of
Sophia of Hanover, granddaughter of James VI of Scotland and I of England through his
daughter Elizabeth of Bohemia, was the closest Protestant heir to the throne.

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
28 May 1660
George Leineschloss
I son of Ernest Sophia Dorothea of son of Sophia
1 Augustus, Brunswick- 11 June 1727 of Hanover,
August Elector of Lueneburg-Celle Osnabrück granddaughter
1714 – Brunswick- 21 November 1682 aged 67 of James I &
11 June Lüneburg and 2 children VI
1727 Sophia of
30 October
Herrenhausen 25 October 1760
11 June Caroline of Ansbach
son of George Kensington son of the
1727 – 22 August 1705
I and Sophia Palace preceding
25 8 children
Dorothea of aged 76

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Although he was the son and heir of Victoria, Edward VII inherited his father's
names and is therefore counted as inaugurating a new royal house.

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
9 November
1841 Alexandra of
Buckingham Denmark 6 May 1910
Palace St George's Buckingham son of the
22 January
son of Victoria Chapel Palace preceding
1901 –
and Prince 10 March 1863 aged 68
6 May 1910
Albert of Saxe- 6 children

House of Windsor
The house name Windsor was adopted in 1917, during the First World War. It was
changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha because of wartime anti-German sentiment in the United
Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death
3 June 1865
George V Mary of Teck
House 20 January 1936
6 May St James's
son of Sandringham son of the
1910 – Palace
Edward VII House preceding
20 January 6 July 1893
and aged 70
1936 6 children
Alexandra of
VIII 23 June 1894 Wallis Warfield
20 January White Lodge Simpson 28 May 1972
– son of Château de Bois de son of the
11 George V Candé Boulogne preceding
December and Mary of 3 June 1937 aged 77
1936 Teck no children
14 December
George VI 1895
11 Sandringham 6 February 1952
December House Sandringham brother of the
1936 – son of House preceding
26 April
6 February George V aged 56
1952 and Mary of
2 children
Philip of Greece
21 April 1926 and
Elizabeth Mayfair Denmark
II daughter of Westminster
daughter of the
6 February George VI Abbey -
1952 – and 20
present Elizabeth November
Bowes-Lyon 1947
4 children

‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted
to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.’ –
Queen Elizabeth II

‘I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do
something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the
people of our brotherhood of nations.’ – Queen Elizabeth II.

Name: Queen Elizabeth II

Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Born: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, London
Parents: George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
House of: Windsor
Ascended to the throne: February 6, 1952 aged 25 years
Crowned: June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Philip Mountbatten
Children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward
Current Age: 85 years
She has Reigned for: 58 years
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on 21 April 1926; she
was educated privately, and assumed official duties at 16. During World War II she served
in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and by an amendment to the Regency Act she became
a state counselor on her 18th birthday. On the death of George VI in 1952 she succeeded
to the throne while in Kenya with her husband and was crowned on 2 June 1953.
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II since 1952 has spanned a period of rapid and
occasionally turbulent change. Britain’s position in the world, her economy, and the very
shape and structures of society have all been transformed and many traditional
institutions have suffered in the process. Through all this, the path of the Crown has been
marked out by The Queen herself, in a prolonged display of unwavering devotion to Duty
and quiet pragmatism which has met a nationally-felt need, and has won her the respect
and affection of her peoples. As hereditary head of State for Great Britain and Northern
Ireland, and Head of the Commonwealth, she has symbolic and formal functions and
duties but no direct powers. She is an embodiment of national identity and continuity and,
with her family, performs countless formalities to mark events in the lives of individuals
and communities and provides valuable patronage for innumerable charities.
Supported by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to whom she was married on 20
November 1947, The Queen is head of a large family. The first child of the royal
marriage and the current heir to the throne is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who
was born on 14 November 1948 and was invested as Prince of Wales at Caernarvon
Castle on 1 July 1969. He married Lady Diana Spencer (Princess Diana) on 29 July 1981;
two sons were born to the marriage, Prince William, born 21 June 1982 and Prince Henry
(Harry), born 15 September 1984. However, the marriage broke down and a divorce
followed. These troubles, together with the divorces of Princess Anne and the Duke of
York, were seen by some to diminish the monarchy in public esteem. The death of Diana,
Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997 in a car crash in Paris unleashed a wave of hysteria
stirred up by the media, and the family had to suffer relentless intrusion by the world's
press into their lives.
Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning British monarch since Queen Victoria,
and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 was celebrated with enthusiasm and displays of
loyalty. The Prince of Wales, after suffering a period of unpopularity, has shown
resilience and willingness to meet the public half-way in its new mood. His long-
established concern for the disadvantaged sections of society, and support of a ‘green’
environmental issues, has enabled him to meet on common ground many who might be
put off by grandeur and pomp, while his evident devotion to his two sons Prince William
and Prince Harry has won him a real measure of respect. Initially unpopular his wife
Camilla has shown herself to be capable in her support. Prince Charles’s willingness to
accept change is also reflected in the institution of the monarchy. This has altered
significantly in recent times with The Queen’s decision to pay tax, changes being made to
the Civil List, and the opening of Buckingham Palace to the public to help fund the
restoration of Windsor Castle. Debate about the future of the monarchy continues, but the
Royal Family has shown itself willing to contemplate evolutionary change, and the
Crown of Britain has entered the second decade of the twenty-first century with renewed
vigour and fresh purpose. Planning is in place for 2012 to celebrate both the Olympics in
Britain and the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the
Commonwealth on February 6, 1952. She is head of the British Royal Family, has 4
children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is the 32nd great-granddaughter of
King Alfred the Great who was the first effective King of England 871-899. On 21st
December 2007 she became the oldest reigning British monarch having outlived her
great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who died 22nd January 1901 aged 81 years. On
12th May 2011 Queen Elizabeth II became the 2nd longest reigning monarch in over
1,200 years of British History. She will have to reign until 10th Sept 2015 when she will
be 89 years old to reign longer than her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who
reigned for 63 years and 216 days from 1837-1901. See British Kings & Queens by
Length of Reign.

Her eldest son Prince Charles will be 62 years old on 14th November 2011. The
Queen's husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is 90 years old and celebrated his
90th birthday on 10th June 2011. He is the longest ever serving Royal Consort. On 29th
April 2011 the Queen's grandson Prince William, who is 2nd in line to the throne, married
Catherine (Kate) Middleton in Westminster Abbey. They are now the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge. Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland, and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Great Britain was formed
304 years ago by the Act of Union between England and Scotland on 1st April 1707.

As well as the United Kingdom, she is Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands,
Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and
Saint Kitts and Nevis, where she is represented by Governors-General. The sixteen
countries of which she is Queen are known as Commonwealth Realms, and their
combined population is 134 million. She is Head of the Commonwealth of Nations
comprising 54 member states in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and
Oceania. The aims of the Commonwealth include the promotion of democracy, human
rights, good governance, the rule of law, individual liberty, egalitarianism, free trade,
multilateralism, and world peace. The 2.1 billion people in the member states account for
almost a third of the current world population.

Her reign of over more than half a century has seen 12 Prime Ministers of the
United Kingdom, and numerous Prime Ministers in the Commonwealth Realms of which
she is (or was) also Head of State; between them she has had a total of 140 Prime
Ministers during her reign. There have been 12 US Presidents during her reign.

Possible orders

Bring me a glass of water!

Bring me a chair!

Give me an apple!

Water the flowers!

Open the windows!

Kiss my hands!

Possible punishments

Kneel before me!

Get out of the room!

Massage my feet!

Comb my hair!

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