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Conheça a 'rainha dos suvenires' da família real

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A historic day that one of the UK's biggest royal fans has been looking forward to.

Queen Elizabeth II has now overtaken Queen Victoria as the UK's longest-serving monarch. Victoria was on the throne for 63 years, seven months and two days.

Margaret Tyler, the self-styled 'queen of royal memorabilia', has turned her house into a shrine to Britain's royals.

Each room is dedicated to a member of the family. But Queen Elizabeth has two rooms all to herself.

Transcrição em português

Um dia histórico que uma das maiores fãs da família real britânica estava aguardando ansiosamente.

A rainha Elizabeth 2ª ultrapassou a rainha Vitória como monarca de reinado mais longo na história do país.

Margaret Tyler, que se autoproclama 'rainha dos suvenires reais', transformou sua casa em um templo dedicado aos membros da família real.

Cada quarto é dedicado a um integrante da família. Mas a rainha Elizabeth 2ª tem dois.

Vocabulary

overtaken

gone past

longest-serving person in a position for the most amount of time

self-styled named by herself

memorabilia objects collected which are connected to an event or person

shrine (here) a place to pay respect to a person or institution

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

overtaken/ longest-serving / self-styled / memorabilia / shrine

1. South African police are investigating the raid of a church run by a _________ prophet accused of making his followers eat snakes, rats and hair.

2. The Hobbit has been _________ by Taken 3 at the top of the North American box office chart after spending three weeks in the top spot.

3. A postbox in Bristol has been turned into a ______ by people upset about a decision to remove it.

4. A firefighter who trained to follow in his father's footsteps is retiring after 47 years of service. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service said Chris Thompson was the _________ firefighter in its history.

5. A collection of _________ devoted to George IV's only child Princess Charlotte, who died giving birth nearly 200 years ago, is to go on sale.

Answers

South African police are investigating the raid of a church run by a self-styled prophet accused of making his followers eat snakes, rats and hair.

Source: South Africa police investigate 'snake pastor' church raid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33846897

The Hobbit has been overtaken by Taken 3 at the top of the North American box office chart after spending three weeks in the top spot.

Source: The Hobbit overtaken by Taken 3 at US box office

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30777391

A postbox in Bristol has been turned into a shrine by people upset about a decision to remove it.

Source: Doomed postbox turned into shrine http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/8183378.stm

A firefighter who trained to follow in his father's footsteps is retiring after 47 years of service. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service said Chris Thompson was the longest-serving firefighter in its history.

Source: Longest-serving Staffordshire firefighter retires http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-23683828

A collection of memorabilia devoted to George IV's only child Princess Charlotte, who died giving birth nearly 200 years ago, is to go on sale.

Source: George IV's daughter Princess Charlotte items to be sold in Essex http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-34101696