British Royal Family

  1. Look carefully at the Royal family tree and have a discussion on the basis of their connections between each other. Use the words below.

        grandmother        mother/father/sister/brother-in-law         grandson

        aunt             uncle                   niece           nephew         cousin         daughter

        wife             husband             sibling      etc.

  Example: -Who is Kate, Duchess of Cambridge to Harry, Duke of Sussex?

                   -Kate is Harry`s sister-in-law.

   ***Duke/Duchess – герцог/герцогиня

        Earl/Countess – граф/графиня

        Viscount – виконт

2. Read the brief biography of the certain members of Royal family and retell it to your partners.

Text 1. 

Prince of Wales

Born: 1948

The Prince of Wales is the Queen's eldest son and first in line to the throne. On 29 July 1981 he married Lady Diana Spencer, who became the Princess of Wales. The couple had two sons, William and Harry. They later separated and their marriage was dissolved in 1996. On 31 August 1997, the Princess was killed in a car crash in Paris. Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles on 9 April 2005. As heir to the throne, his main duties are to support the Queen in her royal commitments.

Text 2. 

Duke of Cambridge

Born: 198

 

Prince William is the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is second line to the throne.  The Duke was 15 years old when his mother died. He went on to study at St Andrews University, where he met his future wife, Kate Middleton. The couple were married in 2011. On his 21st birthday he was appointed a Counsellor of State - standing in for the Queen on official occasions. He and his wife had their first child, George, in July 2013 and their second, Charlotte, in 2015. The prince trained with the Army, Royal Navy and RAF before spending three years as an RAF search and rescue pilot with RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales. He also worked part-time for two years as a co-pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance alongside his royal duties. He left the role in July 2017 to take on more royal duties on behalf of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Text 3. 

Prince Harry

Born: 1984

Prince Harry trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and went on to become a lieutenant in the Army, serving as a helicopter pilot. He has been a Counsellor of State since his 21st birthday, standing in for the Queen on official duties. During his 10 years in the Armed Forces, Capt Wales, as he became known, saw active service in Afghanistan twice, in 2012 to 2013 as an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner. He left the Army in 2015 and now focuses on charitable work, including conservation in Africa and organizing the Invictus Games for injured members of the armed forces.

He married US actress Meghan Markle on 19 May at Windsor Castle.

 3. Here are 10 Fun facts about the Royal Family. Two of them are false. Try to guess which ones. Why do you think it is false?

  1. The Royal Family are not allowed to play Monopoly.

  2. Queen Elizabeth II prefers to wear very bright colors.

  3. The Queen celebrates 2 birthdays.

  4. Non-royals aren’t allowed to touch them.

  5. Members of the Royal Family have to accept absolutely all gifts.

  6. The Queen doesn’t need to buy tickets to travel.

  7. Royals must obtain a marriage license from the Queen.

  8. After marrying into royalty, it possible to ascend to the throne.

  9. Her Majesty's official residence in London is Buckingham Palace.

  10.  The Queen has 8 grandchildren.

4. Chose one member of the Royal family and prepare a 2 min talk for the next lesson. Be ready to ask 5 questions to check your groupmates.