Pupils’ Portrait Winners

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 06 December 2018 > Pedagogy

Back at the beginning of the school year, we launched three pupil competitions. The A1+ level competition was to write a 50-word text about a special image, like “The People’s Portrait” we featured in September. We were absolutely inundated with replies for the three competitions, which we are slowly working through. Please apologise to your … Continue reading “Pupils’ Portrait Winners”

We Will Rock You

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 November 2018 > What's On

Queen is approaching its fiftieth anniversary, and has had one of the most successful careers in rock history. After a string of hits in the 70s and 80s, brought to a halt by the death of frontman Freddie Mercury, their jukebox musical We Will Rock You gave the band a second career. Now the remaining … Continue reading “We Will Rock You”

Pupils’ Portrait Competition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 19 September 2018 > Pedagogy

The People’s Portrait is in fact two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II made up of a collage of images sent in by the general public. People were asked to send in a photo and short description or anecdote. We have an A1+-level Ready-to-Use Resource about the portraits for you to introduce the topic to your … Continue reading “Pupils’ Portrait Competition”

The People’s Portrait

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 August 2018 > Ready to Use

This A1 plus-level article deals with a special piece of art in Greater London, linked to the iconic Queen Elizabeth II. The theme will enable pupils to review personal descriptions as well as the preterite and participate to a fun writing contest, coming very soon. Language points: Vocabulary: British monarchy, family members, adjectives of personality … Continue reading “The People’s Portrait”

The Queen Goes Green

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 24 April 2018 > In the News

Britain’s Prince Charles has long been recognised for his involvement in ecology. Now the Queen is turning to conservation, protecting forests all over the Commonwealth, from a tiny 2.5 hectare site in Antigua and Barbuda to the 6.4 million hectares of the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada. The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy originated in an idea … Continue reading “The Queen Goes Green”

The Queen at 90

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 August 2016 > Celebrate

Britain broke out the bunting and the Union Jacks to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. There are not many 90-year-olds who are still doing a full-time job, even in the Queen now relies more on her children and grandchildren to represent the Royal Family abroad. After becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch on 9 September 2015, … Continue reading “The Queen at 90”

Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 July 2016 > Webpicks

Queen Elizabeth II is now officially Britain’s longest reigning monarch. On 9 September, 2015, she overtook Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days, from 1837 to 1901. The BBC site has a summary article about the Queen’s reign. It’s B2 level, but elements such as the comparison between Elizabeth and … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools”