A Royal record – level 2

09-09-2015 07:00

Queen Victoria was the longest ruling British monarch. However, her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II broke the record rule of 63 years and 216 days.

The Royal Mint released a new coin to commemorate the event. There are five portraits of the Queen on the coin – the first one shows the Queen when she was young, and the last shows what Elizabeth looks like now.

The coin is made from silver and people can buy it for £20. One hundred and fifty thousand coins are available to buy.

Difficult words: rule (to be the king or queen), mint (a place where coins are made), commemorate (to celebrate, show respect).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you like Queen Elizabeth II?

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