Queen Elizabeth visits Germany – level 2

29-06-2015 15:00

Queen Elizabeth II meets with presidents and prime ministers on a regular basis. However, on her trip in Germany, a robot gave her welcome.

The robot’s designers wanted to make it bow to the queen, but the robot could fall over, so they just made it wave to her.

Later, the queen was presented with a painting which was based on an old photograph. The photograph shows young Elizabeth on a pony with her father.

The painting, however, was a bit too different from the picture, as the queen did not recognise her father. Also, she didn’t like the pony’s blue colour.

Difficult words: on a regular basis (normally), bow (to bend the the upper part of the body to show respect).

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

What do you think about the queen and the robot?

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