Magyar nyugdíjasok kaptak levelet a Királynőtől – szókincs, olvasott szövegértéses feladat

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Nemrégiben néhány magyar nyugdíjas levelet kapott II. Erzsébet brit királynőtől, de miért is? A következő cikkből minden kiderül. Készítettünk egy feladatot is hozzá.

Hungarian pensioners received a letter from Queen Elizabeth – here is why

Queen Elizabeth II wrote a letter to the pensioner residents of a retirement house in Hungary. According to hellovidek.hu, the residents of the retirement house were surprised to receive a letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Never before has such an important letter arrived at Dóc, a small village of Southern Hungary, 162 km far from Budapest.

The residents received a royal greeting from Queen Elizabeth written in the summer residence of the British Royal Family. According to delmagyar.hu, the Ápolás Extra Egyesület (Extra Care Association) is operating a family-style residential home in Dóc. Nursing director Lili Bajusz and Norbert Rostás, chairman of the association, have been working in England in nursing homes. They created their own retirement home based on that experience, following the patterns they saw in England.

Apart from individual care, they organise many programs, but their opportunities narrowed during the coronavirus epidemic. As a result, for example, they were watching movies together. They watched The Crown, a series about the life of Elizabeth II.

Many of the residents fancied the beautifully decorated, handwritten letters showed in the series. That resulted in the idea that they would send a letter to the Queen. They sent it in early summer when they celebrated her becoming the longest-sitting monarch on the British throne and grieved for the loss of Prince Philip. Therefore, they not only greeted Elizabeth II, but offered their condolences, too.

The Queen received hundreds of letters every day. However, she only reads the ones that are handwritten and, in some way, unique. Therefore, they chose a special, pinkish, glittering paper. They attached a photo montage of the residents, too.

The reply came from the Balmoral Castle signed by Elizabeth Leeming, the first secretary of the Queen. She conveyed Her Majesty’s thanks for the letter and the photo. Mr Rostás said they had sent their letter addressed to Buckingham Palace in June because then the Queen was there. However, it seems that it was worth sending it after her when she moved to her summer residence.

source: Daily News Hungary

A cikk elolvasása után válaszolj a következő kérdésekre.

  1. Who received a letter from Queen Elizabeth II?
  2. What experience helped Lili Bajusz and Norbert Rostás to create
    their own retirement home?
  3. How did the coronavirus epidemic affect their programmes?
  4. What were pensioners doing during the pandemic?
  5. What did they really enjoy in the series?
  6. Why did they send their letter to the Queen in early summer?
  7. What did they write in their letter?
  8. Why did they choose a special, pinkish, glittering sheet of paper?
  9. Who wrote the reply?
  10. Where did the reply come from?

 

keys/megoldások:
1. the pensioner residents of a retirement house in Hungary;
2. They have been working in England in nursing homes and they followed the patterns they saw there.
3.
It narrowed their opportunities to organise many programmes.
4.  They were watching movies together.
5. They fancied the beautifully decorated, handwritten letters showed in the series.
6. Because the Queen celebrated her becoming the longest-sitting monarch on the British throne and grieved for the loss of Prince Philip then.
7. They greeted the Queen as the longest-sitting monarch on the British throne and offered their condolences to her as well.
8. Because the Queen only reads letters that are handwritten and, in some way, unique.
9. Elizabeth Leeming, the first secretary of the Queen
10. It came from the Balmoral Castle because the Queen had moved to her summer residence.

Vocabulary

pensioner residents nyugdíjas lakók
retirement house idősek otthona
to receive kapni
greeting üdvözlet
according to valaki/valami szerint
to operate működtetni/üzemeltetni
residential home nyugdíjasház
Nursing director ápolási igazgató
chairman of the association egyesület elnöke
patterns példák/minták/rendszerek
apart from valamin kívül
to narrow opportunities leszűkíteni a lehetőségeket
to fancy tetszeni
to result in végződni valamiben
to grieve for gyászolni valakit
loss elvesztés
to offer their condolences részvétet nyilvánítani
unique egyedi
Therefore emiatt
glittering csillogó/fénylő
to attach csatolni
reply válaszlevél
to convey átadni (üzenetet)/
közvetíteni(üzenetet)
to be worth megéri
to affect hatással lenni valamire

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