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Who’s next?
Activity 1

Who's next?

Royal Family

Phonology tip

For Queen Elizabeth II, we say “Queen Elizabeth the second” /ˈsɛkənd/.

Culture note

The Succession to the Crown Act passed in 2013 states that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of sex, would be the one ruling. Before that, there was a “male‑preference” criterion, which means that a boy would access to the throne first before a girl even if she was older.
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Look at the family tree above.

a. How many people are you familiar with?

b. Who is the monarch today? Since when?

c. Who are the next three people in the succession line?

Read the culture note.

a. Explain the consequences of this act of law on the next generation.

b. When will Harry, Duke of Sussex, access the throne?

c. Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall have no royal title. Guess why.

Useful vocabulary: Next in line is… then… and to finish…
I have already seen… I have never seen…

Let's talk this out!

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Pair work

Share your findings with your classmates.

Which is your favourite member of the British Royal Family? Why?

Is the Succession to the Crown Act a good thing? Why or why not?

Useful vocabulary: I reckon / imagine… In my opinion / For me…
What surprises me is… I find it outraging / revolting ≠ open-minded

Language in progress

Les adjectifs

Exercices p. 230
Précis grammatical p. 262
  • En anglais, les adjectifs sont invariables (pas de -s au pluriel, ni de marque du féminin ou du masculin).
    Ex : The next people in the succession line are…
  • L’adjectif se place généralement devant le nom.
    Ex : The current monarch is Elizabeth II.

Let's learn!

Guess who!

  • Take three minutes to memorise as many names and connections from the picture as you can.
  • Pick a member of the Royal Family and give three clues to your partner to help him / her guess who you chose. Score points each time you successfully guess who your partner chose.

Over to you!

Welcome to the family!

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or in !

Lead a one-minute flash news about a newcomer in the Royal Family (real or invented)!

Using the recorder below, give facts about her/him and present her/his connection with the Queen.
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