Ведущий: Ladies and gentlemen! Dear friends! We are glad to greet you at our Queen’s birthday party. There are a lot of guests from different countries here .
Introduce yourself, please. Don’t forget to name yourself.
(A “journalist” rushes into the room)
-Sorry, I am late. What is happening here? What is this meeting devoted to?
The birthday of the British Queen.
I beg your pardon. What’s her name?
Shame on you! Don’t you know the Queen’s name? Her majesty Queen Elisabeth.
May I ask you a silly question? As far as I remember Queen Elisabeth was the leader of the pirates in the Middle Ages at Shakespeare’s time.
Stop mocking! You know quite well that it was the daughter of Henry the eighth from Tudor’s dynasty. Her title was Elisabeth the first and now we are going to greet the modern Queen Elisabeth the Second.
But if I am not mistaken her birthday was in April. Why are you celebrating it in two months’ time?
Oh, it’s such a funny story! One of the British monarchs who was born either in winter or in late autumn felt sorry for his people. You know when the Queen’s or King’s birthday is celebrated it is a tradition to lay the tables with delicious food in the streets. But the weather was nasty at that time, it was snowing and a cold wind was blowing so the Parliament agreed to the King’s offer and adopted the law when the monarch’s birthday from that time on is celebrated in June whenever the King was really born.
Oh, it’s really very interesting. But can you tell us the way the guests are chosen for the party?
Well, well, well. Every year the Queen receives thousands of congratulations. They are brought to the Buckingham Palace in big bags and piled before the Queen. Then her majesty comes in and selects one hundred letters at random .The list of lucky ones is published and they are invited to spend a week at the Buckingham Palace.
Oh, that means that anyone can be invited to the Palace? Let’s write down the letters and send them to the Queen.
I beg your pardon, how old is the Queen? Sorry to ask about the woman’s age.
Don’t you know ?She was ninety on the twenty first of April. Now she is two months older.
Sorry, and what is her husband’s name and how old is he?
He is ninety six and his title is Duke of Edinburgh .You know ,he is a Greek prince, that’s why he is only the Queen’s husband but not the king himself.
So ,to make a long story short, who is eager to congratulate her Majesty? Pass me the letters, please.
Thus, everything is ready and we are waiting for the Queen.
Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth the second. (музыка) Stand up, please.
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.
(The Queen comes in)
Many happy returns of the day, your Majesty. Will you choose the letters for the guests’ invitations?
You are welcome!We are glad to greet you at our Majesty’s birthday party!(the ceremony of selection goes on)
But we ‘ll show you a short extract from the meeting of the Queen with the representatives of Russia and especially from the Southern parts of it, namely the Caucasus.
And now just a few questions.
Do you know anything about Russia?
It is the largest country in the world.
It is very cold there.
You can see a lot of bears .
But I heard about Russian vodka and matrioshka, Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy ,Ballet and Putin.
-Where is it situated?
-Somewhere in the north. Siberia.
-In Europe and in Asia.
-Right you are.
-What is its capital?
-What is the longest river?
-The Siberian rivers. Oh, no. The Volga.
-Where is the highest mountain?
-In the Caucasus.
-Wonderful. And now we invite the representatives of Russia. We are eager to listen to your stories.
-We are glad to meet you. Speak up ,please.
-The Russian federation is the largest country in the world. The first part of it is located in Europe, and the second in Asia. The population of Russia is more than one hundred and fifty million people. There are many national republics and nationalities in Russia. In the north of Russia it is cold and wet, but in the south of the country it is very hot. A lot of seas and oceans wash our country. Lake Baikal is the deepest in the world. The biggest cities of Russia are Moscow ,St .Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk ,Novosibirsk, Vladivostok and many others. There are richest deposits of natural gas, oil, coal and other resources here. You can find here animals and plants from taiga, steppe, desert and tropic zones.
-The capital of Russia - is Moscow, with the population of about 10 million people. The foreigners recognize Matryoshka doll as a Russian symbol at once . The President of Russia is Vladimir Putin. Russia is a land of long rivers and deep lakes. The Volga River - is the longest river in Europe. There are many mountains in Russia: The Urals, the Crimea and the highest the Caucasus. Russia is rich in natural resources. The national flag of Russia consists of 3 horizontal stripes of red on the bottom , blue in the middle and white in the top . The white stripe symbolizes the earth, the blue one stands for the sky , and the red symbolizes liberty. It is the most ancient symbol of Russia. Russia has always played an important role in the world. It is one of the leading Powers.
-What year was Moscow founded?
-In 1147 by the prince Yuri Dolgoruky.
-Who founded Saint –Petersburg?
-Tsar Peter the First.
-And now the Caucasus. You are welcome.
-The Caucasus is situated in the South of Russia. It is washed by the Black Sea in the West and the Caspian Sea in the East. It is a mountain region with the highest peaks in Europe. There are some national republics here. You can see different plants and animals here. It is also famous for its mineral water and skiing resorts.2 years ago Sochi was a host city of the Olympic Games. Welcome to the Caucasus and you will never be sorry about it.
- Thanks for the invitation. I’d like to tell you about our native land.
Ossetia is a republic in the South of Russia. It borders on Georgia and is situated in the Central Caucasus. You can admire beautiful snow mountains higher than 5 thousand meters, unusual flora and fauna. The guests of the republic enjoy skiing resorts and historical monuments. The name of the famous conductor Gergiev is known all over the world. Ossetia’s people are very brave .There are many heroes of World War II. The republic has a developed industry ,there are many plants and factories in 6 cities. It is connected with many countries by the railways and airways. We love national songs and dances ,children begin learning to dance at an early age. Our people also like sports : football and wrestling. You could see our champions during the Olympic Games. The republic is also known for its mineral water and health resorts. So we invite you to visit our Ossetia and admire its nature and enjoy the culture.
-Which is the highest mountain in the Caucasus?
-Elbrus is not only the highest mountain in the Caucasus but also in Russia and even in Europe.
-What are the most interesting sights in Vladikavkaz?
-You can walk in the park with beautiful lakes where swans live, see monuments to famous people and enjoy the Terek to which our national poets Pushkin and Lermontov devoted their poems.
-Are there many rivers in Ossetia?
-Yes, but you cannot swim there as they are very swift and cold. They take their origin from the glaciers .
-The capital of Ossetia –Vladikavkaz.
-I greet you from the name of Viadikavkaz-the capital of North Ossetia-Alania. It was founded in 1784 as a military fortress guarding the Georgian military road.it is called a blue town as it is surrounded by mountains on all sides and looks blue. There are many schools, institutes and universities here. You can walk along the Peace avenue and look at old buildings. There are also many museums, flowers and monuments in our town. I love it very much and invite you to visit it.
-Thank you for your wonderful story. And now –Her Majesty!
The Queen:Dear friends I am very grateful to you for all wishes .It was very interesting to know about your country and the place you live in. Unfortunately, I have visited Russia only once .But it was not my fault .And I have never been to the Caucasus, let alone Ossetia and Vladikavkaz.So I thank you once again for your wonderful stories.
And now let me tell me about my country and my family. First I must mention that I am the ruler of 16 countries including Canada and Australia. I have been on the throne for more than 54 years .During the World War II I worked as a simple taxi driver. I am fond of dogs and horses. I cannot go out without my bag .But you will not find my passport in it as I haven’t any at all though there is a hook in it. Can you imagine why? Naturally to hang my bag! And what is my other distinguished feature without which you cannot see me? Yes, yes. My hats. Well, now I want to introduce my family to you .I have 4 children, many grand children and some grand-grand children.I live in the Buckingham Palace when in London and Windsor Palace in the suburbs.
And now I would like to ask you a couple of questions.
What is my full name?
-Elizabeth Alexandra Maria.
-What famous event was celebrated in 2002?
-You celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of your rule.
-Churchill had a cigar, Stalin had a pipe and what does the Queen have?
-You have 2 talismans: a bag and a hat.
-Is my family large?
-Of course ,it is. You have a husband,4 children ,many grandchildren and grand grand children.
-Can you name my children?
-The eldest daughter Princess Ann, the Prince of Wales Charles and younger children Andrew and Edward.
-What can you see over the Buckingham palace when the Queen is in London?
_A national flag called Union Jack which comprises fags of England, Scotland and Wales.
-You are quite right .Let me thank you for your interesting reports and your heartily congratulations. You are always welcome to Britain .And now I want to sing with you a song which became a symbol of friendship and love in our country. Look, listen and join.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!
Happy Birthday,your Majesty!
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, Elisabeth,
Happy birthday to you!
-Welcome to the birthday party.
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