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Learning English with the Queen

April 9, 2020

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Let's Learn

Preview the Queen's vocabulary:

  • disruption: something that stops or pauses another thing
  • front line: first in line of defence* (traditionally a war term)
  • vulnerable: more likely to experience harm than others 
  • spare: to save others from harm
  • tackle: to attack a problem and try to solve it
  • resolute: with great purpose
  • attribute: an important part of something
  • applaud: to clap for, congratulate
  • convert: to change into something new
  • endure: to live through something difficult

Let's Watch

Write down any words or expressions you don't know. Look them up in a dictionary. Then watch again.

Let's Review

Answer the questions in the comments area. Can you use some of the Queen's vocabulary? 

  1. Who does the Queen thank?
  2. What happens in the broadcast at 2:03? Why does the Queen think this is important?
  3. According to the Queen, what symbol will remind us of this difficult time?
  4. What historic event does the Queen use to compare difficult times in the past and present?
  5. What message of hope does the Queen give at the end of the broadcast?

*Note: British spelling is used in this post due to the subject matter.

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Adma G.(Student)

Answer the questions in the comments area. Can you use some of the Queen's vocabulary?
1. Who does the Queen thank?
She thanks to everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those are carrying out essential roles.
2. What happens in the broadcast at 2:03? Why does the Queen think this is important?
It is the moment that everybody in United Kingdom applauded the care and essential workers. That moment will be remembered as an expression of their national spirit.
3. According to the Queen, what symbol will remind us of this difficult time?
It will be rainbows drawn by children.
4. What historic event does the Queen use to compare difficult times in the past and present?
In 1940, when the Queen and her sister were children and spoke from Windsor to children who have been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety.
5. What message of hope does the Queen give at the end of the broadcast?
She gives a positive message, and says that we’ll meet everyone who we love and like. She explains that all nations of world are struggling the same problem and we will be successful and this success will belong to every one of us.

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Tanya H.(Student)

  1. The Queen thanked those the people who are staying at home to protect vulnerable persons, as well as the workers who are carrying out essential roles.
  2. She said that everybody in United Kingdom applauded the care and essential workers. That moment will be remembered as an expression of their national spirit. 3.The rainbows drawn by children is now a symbol of this difficult time.
  3. She compared this time with the situation of 1940, when she with her sister have been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. In comparison with those time now all nations of the globe are joint in a common endeavour.
  4. She believe, that nation will successeed to overcome new problem and the success will belong to every one.
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