Queen Elizabeth II Comic Strip

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 13 May 2022 > Ready to Use


This comic strip about Queen Elizabeth II will get your pupils ready to understand what will be happening for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations that will be concentrated around the weekend of 2-5 June. These two pages are devoted to Elizabeth’s childhood and her first meeting with Philip, and accompanied with activities at A1+ level.

A second session covering the events that led to her coronation seventy years ago will follow soon.

We’ve provided the comic strip both in classic PDF form and in an animated video form, with audio. Feel free to use either or both.

A second session covering the events that led to her coronation seventy years ago will follow soon.

Vocabulary and grammar

  • kings and queens
  • family vocabulary (to be revised)
  • reactions and feelings
  • be going to
  • simple past (died, refused, became, was)

Pronunciation.

  • five/the fifth
  • six/the sixth
  • second
  • / ɪ / vs /iː/
  • Stress and /ə/

Here are the two episodes in video version. You can find them on this page for your students.



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