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Today, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch when she passed the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. The Queen has reigned now for more than 63 years seven months.
The Queen, who is 89, spent today on official duties in Scotland. It is a normal working day for her with no special celebration. Originally though it was to have been a ‘no-fuss day’ spent at Balmoral, but after caving in to demands that she should be seen on such a momentous day, she agreed to undertake an engagement.
Roleplay 1: In groups. One of you is the interviewer. The others are one of the following people. You are outside Buckingham Palace in London in the Discussion FM ‘on the road’ radio studio. Today’s interview is: Queen Elizabeth II is now Britain’s longest serving monarch. 1) A royal fan. 2) The Duke or Duchess of Cambridge. 3) A London taxi driver. -- Roleplay 2: In pairs - Student A is a news reporter in London. Student B is a Royal correspondent. Student A interviews Student B. 3 mins.