Урок английского языка "Королевская семья" : Иностранные языки

T: Good morning. Today we will continue and summarize the topic "Family". I have a surprise for you. At our lesson you will have an opportunity to talk to children like you but from Great Britain. Let me introduce them: Julia and Mary. Today we will talk about families in Russia and Great Britain. And what is more interesting our guests will tell us about the Royal Family. We\'ve discussed this family at our previous lessons and you can share your information with Julia and Mary.
As we know everybody has a family. Is your family important for you? What does your family mean for you?


Family means a lot for me.
I have a family that loves me.
We support each other in different situations.

P2: The only people who will always love and understand me are my family.
P3: I enjoy spending time with my family. We don\'t see the world in the same way. But I know they wish me well and I appreciate their pieces of advice, but sometimes ignore them.

T: I think it is clear that there is no difference between ordinary families in Russia and Great Britain. So I offer to continue our meeting with discussing the Royal family.

Julia and Mary, please tell us about this great family. And you, children, be very attentive and add your information, ask questions if you have any.

Julia: It is a great pleasure for us to tell you about our most famous family - the Royal family. It is rather large. The members of the Royal family: the Queen\'s husband Mr. Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, her sons Charles - Prince of Wales, Andrew - Duke of York, Edward – Earl of Wessex, her only daughter Princess Anne, Prince Charles\' wife Camilla Parker-Bowles and his sons Prince William and Prince Henry and others.

Family review (computer presentation) (См. Приложение1)

P4: We\'ve read that for more than a thousand years Britain has always had kings or queens except for the ten years between 1649 and 1659. In the past, kings had great power and they really helped to make history. They started wars, made laws, and did things in their own way. But gradually more and more power went to Parliament.

Elizabeth II calls the Windsor family a “Firm”. She thinks of it as a business rather than a family. And the main business of the royal family is…well, probably being royal. And they are paid for it. The Queen is one of the richest women in the world and yet she gets about 8 million pounds a year to be queen. But many people agree that she does her job well and she deserves her salary.

P5: When Elizabeth was 13 she met Prince Philip of Greece. He was six years older then her. He came from the Greek royal family, but also had relatives in the Danish, British and Russian royal families. During the war he was in the Navy and that was when Elizabeth first saw him. Certainly at that time she was only a schoolgirl, but later they fell in love and in 1947 they got married.

The next few years were very happy. They had their first children: a son, Charles, born in 1948, and a daughter, Anne, born in 1950.

P6: In 1952 King George VI died. Elizabeth was only 25 and she was Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Like other kings and queens since 1066, she came to Westminster Abbey for the coronation in the royal carriage with its fine horses. But, unlike other kings before her, she wanted the ceremony to be on television. The church and the government didn\'t welcome the idea. It was an important ceremony and not a public show, they said. But Elizabeth won. The whole country watched how the heavy gold crown was placed on the young Queen\'s head.

Mary: And now I have a chance to show you a short film about this ceremony.

(video film “The coronation”, computer presentation)

P7: What traditional ceremonies does the Queen have to keep?

Julia: There are hundreds of traditional ceremonies which the Queen has to keep. Each year, in September or October, there is the State Opening of Parliament. The Queen, wearing her crown, arrives at the Houses of Parliament by carriage. There she reads the Queen’s Speech, which discusses the government’s work for the next year.

Another traditional ceremony takes place on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. The Queen gives out purses of money to older people who have done good work. This is called “ Maundy money” and tradition is almost seven hundred years old.

Every summer the Queen gives three or more royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace. About 8,000 guests come to each party.

P8: And what do the members of the Royal family usually do?

Mary: The Queen and other members of royal family often travel abroad as guests of other countries. They meet important visitors. They are invited to the opening of hospitals, schools, museums, embassies – not long ago Princess Anne came to Moscow for the opening ceremony of the new British Embassy. So their life is quite busy. Besides, the Queen acts as head of the government – so every day she reads official papers from the government and once a week she has a meeting with the Prime Minister. She also has to read the report of the day from the Parliament. Any law made by Parliament really becomes a law only if the Queen agrees to it. But no king or queen has refused a new law since 1701!

Being Queen is not a 9 to 5 job, and Elizabeth II has to work from early in the morning until late at night. Of course, she has some free time. In her spare time Elizabeth II enjoys horse racing, fishing, and working in the country side. She also likes taking photos on her travels.

P9: We know that in 1981, people not only in Britain but in many other countries watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Diana looked lovely in her beautiful dress with a long train. She seemed a perfect bride for Prince of Wales. She was young, beautiful, elegant. Her family were relatives of the royal family, so there were no problems there.

(video film “The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer”, computer presentation)

Diana and Charles had two sons, William and Harry. Journalists and reporters were quick to write about royal scandals. They followed Diana everywhere and wrote a lot about her private life. Finally Diana decided to tell her own story. She worked with a journalist and his book Diana, Her True Story was printed in 1992 and sold millions of copies. The Queen called 1992 her ‘terrible year’. The book and newspaper reports told everybody about Prince Charles’ lover Camilla Parker-Bowles. Charles and Diana divorced.

T: Well, I think you have known very interesting facts about Lady Di. And now I\'d like you to do a small test. Please fill in the blanks and then read the text. Our guests will correct you if you are wrong.

Test 1




Diana Frances _________ (Lady Diana) was _______ on July 1, 1961. She ______ two older ________ , Sarah and Jane, and a younger _______ , Charles. After _______ school in 1978 she worked as a ________ , waitress, cleaning ________ and a ________ at the kindergarten. Her ________ with the Prince of Wales began in 1980. Diana and Charles were _______ on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s ________/ The ________ was _________ in 74 countries and _________ by 750 million people worldwide. Diana was the first English woman to _______ an heir to England’s throne in over 300 years.


accident/announced/beloved/charity/divorce/fell in love/fleeing/mother/paparazzi

She was a devoted ______ to her sons. She also worked for ______ and was ______ by public for her warmth and humanity. The separation of the Prince and Princess was ________ on December 9, 1992. The ______ became official on August 28, 1996. In 1997 Princess Diana ________ with Emad ‘Dodi’ Fayed, the son of a billionaire. Their romance ended abruptly on August 31, 1997 when both were killed in a car ________ in Paris while ______ from ________.

Mary: Yes you are right. And as you mentioned Lady Diana had two sons. Do you know anything about them?

P10: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor was born on the 21st of June 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He was the first future king of England born in hospital and the first who attended the nursery school. He has always been popular with his classmates. William spent 3 years at Wetherby school in London. At the age of eight he was sent to a boarding school in Ludgrove were he spent 5 years. During this time his parents separated.

In 1995 Prince William left Ludgrove and then he entered Eton College. He often visits Queen Elizabeth on the weekends at Windsor Castle. It has been widely reported that Prince William is allowed to attend clubs and discos if he obeys the rules set down for him by the queen.

Princess Diana’s influence on William was very strong. Most people note the marked resemblance between Princess Diana and William.

William is the second in line of succession to the throne, behind his father. Now he is 26.

P11: Prince Henry Charles Albert David, was born on September 15, 1984 at St Mary’s Hospital, in central London, is third in line of succession to the throne, behind his father and his elder brother, Prince William.

Harry attended the same schools as William, and in September 1998, he followed his elder brother to Eton, the most famous private school in Britain founded in 1440 by Henry VI.

Harry wasn’t as academically gifted as his brother William. At Eton Harry had a reputation for being ‘one of the lads’, unlike his more serious brother William. But in his 24 year his name hit the headlines in a rather unpleasant way. His experiments with cannabis became public knowledge. Prince Charles’s reaction was quick.

In March, 2003 Harry played one of the leading parts in Much Ado About Nothing.

William’s role as the future king is clearly defined, but Harry, is the ‘spare’, as his mother called. Harry is much more relaxed, showing his feelings and saying what he thinks.

T: And now we invite our guests to watch the film about the Royal family and then we will have a small quiz which will be the summary of all we knew about the Royal family. I hope it will be interesting for you to take part in it. Please take any place you like. We will watch the film only once as you\'ve already seen it at our previous lessons. But now you will have to do several exercises after watching it. But first listen and repeat some words which will help you to understand the film.

T: Very well. And now I\'m sure it will be easy for you to pass the test. Please, have a look at the screen and listen attentively.

(video film “The Royal family”, computer presentation)


The Royal family is a focal part of British life, whose members attract worldwide interest with their lifestyles under constant scrutiny from the media. Their position remains one of great fascination and is based on a history of more than 1500 years.

Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State in many countries besides Britain, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Despite this list, her powers are strictly limited as figurehead in each democratic state.

She married Prince Philip in 1947. He is called the Duke of Edinburgh and was the son of a Greek prince, although his family was originally from Denmark. Philip supports the Queen in her duties and at the same time, travels extensively to encourage world conservation projects. Until recently he was President of the Worldwide Fund for Nature. He remains active and fit as he approaches his 80’s.

Prince Charles, who is called the Prince of Wales, is the Queen’s eldest son and is set to succeed to the throne one day. He was in the navy before taking on a life of public duties. He is known to have strong opinions on architecture, the environment and against the genetic modification of food. His fairytale marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, did not work, and following its end, she was killed in a tragic car crash.

Diana was recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the world millions mourned her death. In her life, she had devoted her time to charities, specifically those involved with children and AIDS.

Charles and Diana had two sons, Princes William and Harry, who are both still at school. William is set to succeed to the throne as king after his father.

Princess Anne is the Queen’s only daughter and is called the Princess Royal. She is seen as one of the most hardworking Royals. Once voted Britain’s Sportswoman of the Year for competing as a horsewoman in the Olympics, she has since thrown herself into public duties, particularly in support of Save the Children.

Sarah, Duchess of York, was married to the Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew. Fergie, as she is known, remains a public figure and still support children’s charities. She has presented her own TV show and wrote a series of books for children.

The Queen’s youngest son is Prince Edward, who she created Earl of Wessex when he married Sophie Rhys-Jones. He is a television producer with his own company making history documentaries.

In many ways, this is a family like any other, but it is one that fate has placed in an extraordinary position.

T: Please, fill in the gaps in each of the following sentences.

Test 2

The Royal family is a _________ part of British life, whose __________ attract worldwide __________ with their lifestyles under constant __________ from the media.
Diana was ____________ as one of the most ___________ women in the___________ and millions ___________ her death.
In many _________ this is a __________ like any __________, but it is ____________ that fate has __________ in an ___________position.

Dear guests, please check if the children answer right.

Julia: Yes you are right.

T: So I hope it was very interesting for all of us to know so many interesting facts about the Royal family. But now I have a question to discuss. It will be pleasant for me to know your opinion. I think all of you would like to be a member of the Royal family. But don\'t you think that being a member of the Royal family has some disadvantages. Let\'s discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a member of the Royal family.


P1: They have a lot of money.
P2: They can travel around the world, get any education they want.
P3: They can meet interesting people: singers, sportsmen, actors, politicians.
P4: They live in beautiful palaces.
P5: Their life is very interesting, they can work for charity.
P6: They have a lot of beautiful, modern and expensive clothes.


P7: There are hundreds of traditional ceremonies which they have to keep, even if they don\'t want.
P8: They have to read official papers, a lot of letters and answer them.
P9: Journalists and reporters follow them everywhere and write a lot about their private life.
P10: They have to obey the rules set down for them by the Queen.
P11: It is not easy to find a boyfriend or a girlfriend as the whole world will know about it.
T: So now we can see that it is not easy to be a member of the Royal family.
Julia: You have interesting information about the Royal family. It is very pleasant. In many ways, this is a family like any other, but it is one that fane has placed in an extraordinary position.
Mary: We have some presents for you: English magazines, books and posters. You can read about the Royal family, English history and traditions.
T: Now it\'s time to thank our guests for taking part in our discussion and say goodbye to them. Thank you, dear Julia and Mary. We would be very glad to see you again.
T: Well, now we have some time left. So let\'s have a quiz.

Quiz (computer presentation) (См. приложение 2)

T: At our lesson you\'ve shown your interest to the life of the Royal family. We\'ve understood that English and Russian families have the same problems: it is important to be deeply attached to each other and get on very well.

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