Revision. The Royal Family. Name two facts about the Queen. How many different types of Guards are there. Give their names. Name three of the Queen’s grandchildren. What is the British motto? Who is Andrew, Duke of York?. Answers. The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace in London.
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The Royal Family • Name two facts about the Queen. • How many different types of Guards are there. Give their names. • Name three of the Queen’s grandchildren. • What is the British motto? • Who is Andrew, Duke of York?
Answers • The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace in London. • She came to the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI. Her coronation, at Westminster Abbey, followed on June 2, 1953. • The Queen is married to the HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. • 3. Household Cavalry, Foot Guard and Yeoman Wardens. • Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Philips, Zara Philips, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise, James Viscount Severns. • Dieu et mondroit (God and My right) • One of the Queen’s sons.
Valentine’s Day • When is Valentine’s Day? • What are we celebrating? • Who is Cupid? • Give two examples of a Valentine’s Day Superstition/Tradition. • What happens on Valentine’s Day in Britain?
Answers • 14th February, every year. • We are celebrating love and affection between couples. • Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wounding both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love. • the first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband; • if the names of all a girl's suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband-to-be. • if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person. • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. • In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!“ • 5. Each year in Britain, we spend around £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day. Traditionally these were sent anonymously, but nowadays we often make it clear who is sending each 'Valentine'.
Acceptable Behaviour in the UK/ Good Manners • What are the British said to be like? • Name two ways in which the British greet each other. • Give 3 examples of a ‘Term of Endearment’ that is used in the UK. • Name two things you SHOULD do in Britain. • Name two things you SHOULDN’T do in Britain.
Answers • The English are said to be reserved in manners, dress and speech. • A handshake is the most common form of greeting. • One kiss is given amongst friends and family. • dear, dearie, flower, love, chick, chuck, me duck, me duckie, mate, guv, son, ma'am, madam, miss, sir, or treacle. • 4. (EG.) Do Pay as you Go: • Pay for drinks as you order them in pubs and other types of bars. • Do say "Please" and "Thank you": • It is very good manners to say "please" and "thank you". It is considered rude if you don't. You will notice in England that we say 'thank you' a lot. • Do cover your Mouth: • When yawning or coughing always cover your mouth with your hand. • 5. (EG.) Do not greet people with a kiss: We only kiss people who are close friends and relatives. • Avoid talking loudly in public • It is impolite to stare at anyone in public.Privacy is highly regarded. • Do not ask a lady her ageIt is considered impolite to ask a lady her age