Activity 2

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Over to you!

Welcome to the family!

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1
and / or
Activity 2

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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The Crown
The Crown, by Stephen Daldry, 2016.
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You are in charge of one film.

Look at the poster and watch the trailer. Be ready to present it.

Focus on the main character. Who is she? What do you learn about her personality?

Look at the quotes below. Select the ones from your video. Justify.

The Queen, by Stephen Frears, 2006.

The Queen
The Queen, by Stephen Frears, 2006.

The Crown, by Stephen Daldry, 2016.

Let's talk this out!

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Group work

Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other video.

What are the similarities? The differences?

Would you rather watch the series or the movie? Why?

Debate: “Elizabeth II: bridge or breach between the old and the new monarchy?”

Useful vocabulary: She must have felt powerful ≠ helpless…
She is someone who is connecting / uniting / bridging…
There is a sense of fracture / breach / contrast because…
She felt obliged to obey / follow ≠ disrupt / challenge the rules / traditions…



  • determined (adj.)
  • a strong personality (exp.)
  • comply with / stand firm (v.)
  • head / lead /'liːd/ / rule over (v.)

▬ Movie / series selection ▬

TV series and reports:

  • The Crown, Stephen Daldry, 2016.
  • The Royal House of Windsor, Richard Sanders, 2017.


  • Elisabeth, Shekhar Kapur, 1998.
  • The Queen, Stephen Frears, 2006.
  • The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, 2011.
  • Victoria and Adbdul, Stephen Frears, 2017.
  • The Queen’s Corgi (Animation), Ben Stassen, 2019.
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