THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY - Estúdio447 English Club - Workshop de Inglês

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

INTRODUCTION
In this workshop we will be discussing the British Royal Family. We will look at the tradition of the family as well as focusing on key individuals. Let’s discuss the facts and gossip while debating what role royal families should play in the 21st Century.


KING GEORGE V
The British Monarchy is among the longest serving royal families in the world. In 1917, George V (the grandfather of the Queen today) changed the family surname to the House of Windsor, from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha due to anti-German public sentiment. World War l began in 1914 meaning that in the eyes of the British people Germany was the enemy. As a result the British Royal Family had to quickly reinvent their identity and think of a more English sounding surname.


QUEEN ELIZABETH
Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's 40th monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned in the year 1066. There have been 12 U.S. Presidents during her reign. In the past 60 years, the Queen has undertaken 261 official overseas visits, including 96 state visits, to 116 different countries. As the Head of State, the Queen meets with the Prime Minister every Tuesday in order to keep close contact with him. There is a special relationship between the Queen and whoever is the Prime Minister irrespective of his or her political party, although the Queen remains politically neutral, she plays a role in the mechanics of calling a general election. The Queen is the only person in Britain who can drive without a license or number plate on her car. Elizabeth has sent more than 175,000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and the Commonwealth and she once demoted a butler (servant) for giving her dogs whiskey. [1]


PRINCE PHILIP
Prince Philip, aka. The Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of the Queen. At 95 years old he is the oldest-ever male member of the British Royal Family. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. His family was exiled from Greece when he was still an infant. After being educated in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939, at the age of 18. Destined to a life of royalty, in 1939 he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth. During World War II he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets and after the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth.

In Britain, Prince Philip is legendary for....
 

*** THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY WORKSHOP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CONVERSATION WORKSHOP IN FULL, WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND A FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE. 
 

The rest of this workshop will discuss...

  • PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES PRINCESS DIANA
  • CAMILLA
  • PRINCE WILLIAM
  • KATE MIDDLETON
  • PIPPA MIDDLETON
  • PRINCE HARRY
  • THE PLAYBOY PRINCE
  • HOW RICH ARE THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY?
  • HOW MUCH DOES THE ROYAL FAMILY COST?
  • WHO DECIDED THE QUEEN GETS TO BE QUEEN

QUESTION

Would you like to see anything change about the British Royal Family?
Please let us know by leaving a response in the comment section below.

 

VOCABULARY

  • monarchy: (noun) [Portuguese: monarquia] - a form of government with a monarch (King or Queen) at the head.
  • to crown: (verb) [Portuguese: coroar] - ceremonially place a crown on the head of (someone) in order to invest them as a monarch.
  • number plate: (noun) [Portuguese: placa de carro] - a sign affixed to a vehicle displaying a series of letters or numbers indicating that the vehicle has been registered with the state.
  • to demote: (verb) [Portuguese: despromover] - to give (someone) a lower rank or less senior position, usually as a punishment.
  • butler: (noun) [Portuguese: mordomo] - the chief manservant of a house.
  • deaf: (adjective) [Portuguese: surdo] - lacking the power of hearing or having impaired hearing.
  • scrutiny: (noun) [Portuguese: escrutínio] - critical observation or examination.
  • leather: (noun) [Portuguese: couro] - a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process.
  • toilet seat: (noun) [Portuguese: assento da privada]
  • nobility: (noun) [Portuguese: nobreza] - the quality of being noble in character, mind, birth, or rank.
  • aristocracy: (noun) [Portuguese: aristocracia] - the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.
  • paparazzi: (noun) [Portuguese: paparazzi] - a freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them.
  • sweetheart: (noun) [Portuguese: amada] - used as a term of endearment or affectionate form of address.
  • adultery: (noun) [Portuguese: adultério] - sex between a married person and someone who is not that person's wife or husband
  • reign: (noun) [Portuguese: reinado] - the period of time during which a king, queen, emperor, etc., is ruler of a country.
  • fleet: (noun) [Portuguese: frota] - a number of naval vessels or vessels carrying armed crew members.
  • bloody good: (expression) [Portuguese: muito bom]  – when something is ‘very good’
  • philanthropist: (noun) [Portuguese: filantropo] - a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.
  • to conceive: (verb) [Portuguese: conceber] - become pregnant with (a child).
  • rumour: (noun) [Portuguese: boato] - a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
  • Brits: (noun) [Portuguese: Britânicos] - an abbreviation for ‘British people’
  • escapade: (noun) [Portuguese: escapada] - a reckless adventure or wild prank.
  • scandal: (noun) [Portuguese: escândalo] - an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
  • lavish: (adjective) [Portuguese: pródiga] - sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
  • liability: (noun) [Portuguese: responsabilidade] - a person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to cause embarrassment or put one at a disadvantage.
  • despotic regime: (noun) [Portuguese: regime despótico]
  • cheerleader: (noun) [Portuguese: chefe de torcida] - a person who leads cheers and applause, especially at a sports event.
  • handsomely: (adverb) [Portuguese: generosamente]
  • to backfire: (verb) [Portuguese: pela culatra] - (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended.
  • betrayal: (noun) [Portuguese: traição] - the quality of not being loyal to a person, country, or organization; unfaithfulness.
  • stamp collection: (noun) [Portuguese: coleção de selos]
  • assets: (noun) [Portuguese: ativos] - a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
  • to belong: (verb) [Portuguese: pertencer] - be the property of.
  • swan: (noun) [Portuguese: cisne] - a large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage.
  • stretches: (noun) [Portuguese: estensão] - a continuous area or expanse of land or water.
  • welfare: (noun) [Portuguese: bem-estar] - the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.
  • divine rights: (noun) [Portuguese: direitos divinos]
  • throne: (noun) [Portuguese: trono] - a ceremonial chair for a sovereign, bishop, or similar figure.
  • Pope: (noun) [Portuguese: Papa] - the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • revenue: (noun) [Portuguese: receita] - income, especially when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature.
  • revered: (verb) [Portuguese: reverenciar] - feel deep respect or admiration for (something).

REFERENCES

  1. “90 facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 90” Kuipers, Rachel, USA Today, 10th June 2016
  2. “Prince Philip: 90 of the Duke of Edinburgh's most excruciating gaffes and jokes” Saul, Heather, The Independent, 17th July 2015
  3. Prince Charles Biography – biography.com
  4. “Five quirky royal traditions upheld by The Queen and Prince Charles” Krol, Charlotte, The Telegraph, 4th January 2016
  5. Diana, Princess of Wales, Wikipedia
  6. Prince William Biography
  7. "Most expensive security event in history: Royal wedding cost rises to £20m as police earn double time for working bank holiday" Daily Mail. 6 March 2011.
  8. “Royal wedding gives £2bn boost to UK tourism” The Guardian, Wood, Zoe, 29th April, 2011
  9. “Royal wedding: marriage will cost economy £5bn” Wallop, Harry, The Telegraph, 23rd November 2010
  10. Prince Harry Biography – biography.com
  11. Prince Andrew – Wikipedia
  12. “It was all going so well for the Royal Family” Oborne, Peter, 5th January 2015, The Telegraph
  13. “Prince Andrew: 'Cheerleader in chief for the arms industry" Channel4.com, 10th March 2011
  14. “Just How Rich Are Queen Elizabeth And Her Family?” Kroll, Luisa, 22nd April 2011, Forbes
  15. “The royal family value for money? They aren't worth tuppence” Bennett, Catherine, The Guardian, 28th June 2014
  16. “Royal Family faces major financial review as costs soar by a third in three years” Palmer, Richard, Express, 30th May 2015

 

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