Английский язык по новостям: Queen visits the BBC

  • 10 июня 2013
Британская королева Елизавета II
Image caption Королева встретилась с журналистами корпорации и выступила в эфире BBC Radio 4

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В этом аудиоматериале: британская королева Елизавета II официально открыла новую штаб-квартиру Би-би-си.

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The British Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has officially opened the BBC's new headquarters. The Queen, who is commemorating sixty years since her coronation, took a tour of the newsroom and met journalists from the World Service. She also made an announcement live on air to declare Broadcasting House open.

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The Queen first visited Broadcasting House in 1939. Back then she was a young princess, accompanying her father King George VI and her mother, Queen Elizabeth. Fourteen years later she was crowned.

In her six decades as Queen, the BBC's headquarters have seen many changes and challenges.

During the Second World War the iconic art deco facade was damaged in the Blitz.

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Producers and announcers regularly took cover in a special air raid bunker. Since then, some of the building's wood panelled offices have been made famous by those who worked in them. Room 101 gave George Orwell inspiration for his novel 1984.

In recent years, Broadcasting House has had a one-and-a-half billion dollar revamp.

The Queen will see the state-of-the-art glass fronted extension and inspect the BBC's multi-media newsroom.

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Изучаемая лексика в контексте:

  • headquarters - штаб-квартиру
  • she was crowned - ее короновали
  • iconic - символический
  • facade - фасад
  • bunker - бункере
  • inspiration - вдохновение
  • revamp - перестройка
  • state-of-the-art - современную (построенную по последнему слову техники)
  • multi-media - мультимедийный

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