Queen's Speech 2018

Queen’s Speech 2018

Facebook Tweet

II. Erzsébet hagyományosan, minden évben elmondott karácsonyi beszédének 2018-as változatát nézheted meg és olvashatod el ebben a leckében. Vajon minek örül a Királynő és miből merít erőt?

For many, ’A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ from King’s College, Cambridge, is when Christmas begins.

Listened to by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of ’Once In Royal David’s City’.

The priest who introduced this service to King’s College Chapel exactly 100 years ago was Eric Milner-White.

He had served as a military chaplain in the First World War. Just six weeks after the armistice, he wanted a new kind of service, which with its message of peace and goodwill, spoke to the needs of the times.

2018 has been a year of centenaries. The Royal Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with a memorable fly-past demonstrating a thrilling unity of purpose and execution.

We owe them and all our Armed Services the deepest gratitude.

My father served with the Royal Navy during the First World War. He was a midshipman on board HMS Collingwood at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

The British fleet lost 14 ships and 6,000 men in that engagement.

My father wrote in a letter: “How and why we were not hit, beats me.”

Like others, he lost friends in the war. At Christmas, we become keenly aware of loved ones who have died, whatever the circumstances.

But of course, we would not grieve if we did not love.

Closer to home it has been a busy year for my family.

With two weddings and two babies, and another child expected soon, it helps to keep a grandmother well occupied.

We have had other celebrations too, including the 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales.

Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so.

Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil.

Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism.

But through the many changes I have seen over the years, faith, family, and friendship have been not only a constant for me but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.

In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948.

Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people –  a third of the world’s population.

Its strengths lie in the bonds of affection it promotes, and a common desire to live in a better, more peaceful world.

Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.

Indeed the Commonwealth Games, held earlier this year on Australia’s Gold Coast, are known universally as the friendly games because of their emphasis on goodwill and mutual respect.

The Christmas Story retains its appeal since it doesn’t provide theoretical explanations for the puzzles of life.

Instead, it is about the birth of a child, and the hope that birth 2,000 years ago brought to the world.

Only a few people acknowledged Jesus when he was born, now billions follow him.

I believe this message of peace on Earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone – it’s needed as much as ever.

A very Happy Christmas to you all.

Vocabulary

chorister

énekkari tag

priest

lelkész

service

istentisztelet

chapel

kápolna

military chaplain

tábori lelkész

armistice

fegyverszünet, tűzszünet

peace

béke

goodwill

jóakarat

centenary

centenárium, százéves évforduló

fly-past

légibemutató

thrilling

szenzációs

unity

egység

purpose

cél

execution

kivitelezés

to owe

tartozni valakinek valamivel

gratitude

hála

navy

tengerészet

fleet

flotta

engagement

csata

aware

tudatában lenni valaminek

whatever the circumstances

bármilyen körülmények között haltak is meg

to grieve

gyászolni

wedding

esküvő

wisdom

bölcsesség

baffling

zavarbaejtő, érthetetlen

propensity

hajlam

evil

rossz, gonoszság

faith

hit

generosity

nagylelkűség, nemeslelkűség

self-sacrifice

önfeláldozás

to fall victim to

áldozatul esni valaminek

tribalism

a többséghez igazított viselkedés

comfort

vigasztalás

reassurance

megerősítés

bond

kötelék

affection

szeretet

to promote

sugallni, mutatni, előmozdítani

desire

vágy

respect

tisztelet

fellow human being

embertárs

emphasis

hangsúly

mutual

kölcsönös

appeal

vonzerő

explanation

magyarázat

to acknowledge

elismerni, felismerni

out of date

divatjamúlt

to heed

figyelni valamire, törődni valamivel

Nehézségi szint:
középfok
Tetszett a lecke? Oszd meg barátaiddal is!
Kapcsolódó anyagok

Advent Calendar Day 25: Interesting things about the Queen’s Christmas Message

Erzsébet királynő minden karácsonykor beszédben szólítja meg népét. Sok érdekességet gyűjtöttünk össze ebbe a leckébe a Királynő beszédéről. Délután pedig egy újabb leckében a beszédet is elolvashatod és meghallgathatod majd.
Tovább

Queen’s Speech 2017

Erzsébet királynő 2017-es karácsonyi üzenetét hallgathatjátok meg és olvashatjátok el ebben a leckében.
Tovább

Queen’s Speech 2015

Hallgassuk meg és olvassuk el II. Erzsébet angol királynő karácsonyi beszédét. 
Tovább

Queen’s speech and how the royal family celebrates Christmas

II. Erzsébet éves karácsonyi beszédét hallgathatod meg és olvashatod el ebben a leckében, és az is kiderül, hogy hogyan ünnepel karácsonykor a királyi család.
Tovább

Advent Calendar Day 13: What does the Queen get for Christmas?

Azt már tudjuk, hogy a személyzet mit kap a királynőtől karácsonyra. Az a mai videóból és szövegből fog kiderülni, hogy a királyi családban hogyan zajlik az ajándékozás. Királyi ajándékot kap-e a királynő?
Tovább