Biobox: A New Monarch

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2022 > Ready to Use

Our bioboxes are short “Who Am I?” quizzes to help introduce pupils to famous figures in the English-speaking world. This one is about Britain’s new King Charles III. You can download the MP4 file below to use in class.  

The End of an Era

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 September 2022 > In the News

On 8 September, the British Royal Family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. Britain’s longest reigning monarch had been on the throne for 70 years, which had been marked this summer by Platinum Jubilee celebrations. She was immediately succeeded by her son Charles, who will be known as King … Continue reading “The End of an Era”

The Queen’s Birthdays

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 02 June 2022 > Celebrate

Why does the British monarch have two birthdays? Queen Elizabeth II’s real birthday is 21 April (she was 96 in 2022). But since 1748, the monarch’s official birthday is celebrated in June, because the weather is better. This year, it’s on 2 June. The official birthday is marked by  the  Trooping the Colour ceremony near … Continue reading “The Queen’s Birthdays”