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QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s DIAMOND JUBILEE. This year, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her diamond jubilee. A jubilee is a celebration held because of an.

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1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s DIAMOND JUBILEE

2 This year, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her diamond jubilee. A jubilee is a celebration held because of an anniversary. In the case of a King or Queen it marks the number of years that they have been King or Queen.

3 Different Jubilees What do you think the different jubilees mean? Silver Jubilee Diamond Jubilee Platinum Jubilee Golden Jubilee 60 years 25 years 70 years 50 years

4 Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21 st April She became Queen in 1952 after he father, George VI, died in She was only 25 years old at the time.

5 She is the Queen of 16 of 54 Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saints Kitts and Nevis.

6 She is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip is famous for saying bad things.

7 Prince Philip’s mistakes 1. "Ghastly." Prince Philip's opinion of Beijing, during a 1986 tour of China. 2. "Ghastly." Prince Philip's opinion of Stoke-on-Trent, as offered to the city's Labour MP Joan Walley at Buckingham Palace in "Deaf? If you're near there, no wonder you are deaf." Said to a group of deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in "You managed not to get eaten then?" To a British student who had trekked in Papua New Guinea, during an official visit in 1998.

8 Even though Prince Philip says a lot of bad things, people still love the Queen. In 2007, she was voted the greatest living Britain.

9 Who are the greatest living people in your country? With your partner(s), talk about who might win these awards: overall sport entertainment politics education humanitarian issues science other _________________

10 Who are the greatest living people in the world? With your partner(s), talk about who might win these awards: overall sport entertainment politics peace humanitarian issues science other _________________

11 With your partner(s), decide who might win these “Not the Greatest Person” awards: overall sport entertainment politics peace humanitarian issues science other _________________


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