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Is the Monarchy in the UK an anachronism or a tradition? 10 класс Culture corner Урок-дискуссия Цель: совершенствование лингвострановедческой и социокультурной компетенций школьников
Учитель английского языка МОУ СОШ №5
Дремлюгина Светлана Викторовна
You don`t know what is anachronism?
a chronological mistake;
a person or thing which
seems to belong to a different time.
The aims of our mini-research will be
to learn specific information about British Monarchy
to answer the questions:
What is the role of the monarchy in modern Britain?
What governmental powers does the Queen actually hold?
Is the Monarchy in the UK
an anachronism or a tradition?
By the end of the lesson you should be able:
to talk about the political structure of Great Britain
to learn more about the historical role of the
to answer the main question of the project
“Is the Monarchy in the United Kingdom
From the history of the British monarchy
Monarchy is a form of government in which supreme power is absolutely and belong to the head of state.
The Queen`s ancestor is King Egbert, who united England in 829.
The only interruption in the history of the monarchy was the republic, which lasted from 1649 to 1660.
The Queen is the Head of State
The Queen Elizabeth the Second is the 14th monarch since William the Conqueror, and the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Queen Victoria.
The Queen's title in Britain is
'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith'.
Some facts from the biography
The Queen Elizabeth the Second was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London.
She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
She became Queen at the age of 25.
The Princess was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace.
She was named after her mother, while her two middle names are those of her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra, and paternal grandmother, Queen Mary.
The Private Life of Elizabeth II
On November 20, 1947, Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, duke of Edinburgh, the former Prince Philip of Greece, at Westminster Abbey in London.
She has four children and eight grandchildren.
The Royal Family Tree
Lady Louise Windsor
James, Viscount Severn
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch.
It was built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703.
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live there.
When the Queen is in residence the palace is closed to the public.
During the two months (August and September),
the doors are opened to the public.
The Queen is a part of Parliament
Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the Second
is Commander in Chief of all British forces;
is the only person with the power and the authority to:
-dismiss the Prime Minister;
-appoint a new Prime Minister.
The Queen Elizabeth the Second is the most powerful monarch of any democracy in the world.
Monarchy is a symbol of unity and tradition in the United Kingdom.
Monarchy helps to preserve some of the older culture that seems to be being lost over most of Europe and in the world.
Monarchy is the bases of political independence and neutrality of the head of state.
Monarchy is also attracts tourists to the Great Britain.
«God save the Queen!»
What is your opinion on monarchy?
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