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Who are they? Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth Fry Edward Elgar Adam Smith Charles Darwin
British currency uses both notes and coins. One pound sterling is equal to one hundred pence. Pence are indicated by the letter ‘p.’ £1 = 100p
The sign for the pound is £.
The five-pound note (fiver)
The five-pound note, is blue and green in colour and has a portrait of Elizabeth. The lady who has been on the £5 since 2002 is Elizabeth Fry. She was honoured for her philanthropy, humanitarian and social reform work in the 1800s.
the twenty-pound note (old)
The twenty -pound note (new)
The twenty-pound note is purple. The £20 note that was first published in 2007 shows a portrait of Adam Smith, a Scottish philosopher and economist from the 1700s; a man often cited as “the father of modern economics”.
The ten-pound note (tenner)
The ten-pound note is orange in colour. The current £10 note was first issued in the year 2000, and has an image of a man who most people would probably recognise: Charles Darwin; biologist and founding father of the theory of evolution.
The fifty – pound note
The £50 note that’s been in circulation since 2011 has two people on it: engineer and scientist, James Watt, and manufacturer Matthew Boulton. Together they are both honoured for their roles in developing steam engine technology in the 1700s
Scotland even has a £100 note. Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet.
RNE ex.2, page 53 illustration prisoner various recently composer building
A penny pictured the portcullis of Westminster Palace.
The two pence coin pictured the Prince of Wales feathers. The five pence coin pictured the thistle (a Scottish symbol).
The ten pence coin pictured a lion, which is wearing the crown of the Monarch. The twenty pence coin pictured the Tudor Rose. The rose is the national flower of England.
The fifty pence coin shows part of the royal shield.
Put the verbs in the brackets into the correct tense: Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom. She …..… (be) also the constitutional monarch of 16 states known as the Commonwealth realms /relmz/. Elizabeth …….. (be) born in London, and educated privately at home. When her father………….. (die) in 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and others. Her coronation service in 1953 ………… (be) the first to be televised. During her 59-year reign, the second – longest for a British monarch, she ……………….. (become) queen of 25 other Commonwealth countries as they gained independence. was was was died became
Her Silver and Golden Jubilees ……….. (be) celebrated in 1977 and 2002; her Diamond Jubilee ………….. (be) celebrated this summer. In 1947, she ……………….. (marry) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. She ………… (have) a deep sense of religious and civic duty. Elizabeth is the patron of over 600 charities and other organizations. She ……….. (love) horses and dogs. Her clothes consist mostly of overcoats and decorative hats. Elizabeth's personal popularity is very high in Great Britain. were has been married has loves /sivik/
Idioms and phrases relating to money 1 Money doesn’t grow on trees - - money is always hard to get 2 Money is the root of all evil- - money can often make people do bad things 3 I’m not made of money- - I only have a certain amount of money that belongs to me 4 That will cost me an arm and a leg- - something is too expensive, it costs too much
Your homework : SB ex 4,5 page 53 do Internet search for information who Charles Darwin was, the route of his ship the HMS Beagle and the pictures of some flowers and animals (the humming bird!) Charles Darwin came across on his travels. do Internet search for information who Peter the Great was and where we can find his name in our city.
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