Belarusian schoolchildren got a letter from Queen Elisabeth II
It was an English teacher’s idea to write a message to the British queen. Olga Khil, a teacher at school No. 22 in the city of Brest helped her 6-form pupils to compose a letter in which they described Belarus, their native city and their families and asked her a couple of questions. They sent the letter last year.
This September the Brest schoolchildren got a reply from the queen. Elisabeth II thanked the guys and praised for good knowledge of English. The queen answered all the questions, told about the Great Britain, her palace and an unusual hobby – hat collecting.
“Everything that the children know about Great Britain they know from books and films, but owing to the queen’s letter faraway Britain became a little bit closer to them. Their interest to learning English has increases,” says director of the school, Svetlana Yarmoshik.
Perhaps, the children will send another letter to an English native speaker.