Задания 19-25


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No man without a secret


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, enjoyed practical jokes. He is said to have once sent a telegram to twelve of ___HE___ friends, all people of great significance and power. The telegram said: “Flee at once, the secret ___DISCOVER___.” Within 24 hours all twelve ___LEAVE___ the country.



Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning U.K. monarch


On September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her tenure of 63 years 7 months plus surpassed that of the famous Queen Victoria. In some respects Elizabeth ___MAKE___ the monarchy less formal and remote. In 1958, for example, she stopped ___ATTEND___ the annual Queen Charlotte’s Ball, where over a hundred 17- or 18-year-old girls from Britain’s richest families had traditionally presented themselves to the monarch. She sent her ___CHILD___, 3 boys and a girl, to school, ending the practice of royal sons and daughters being educated at home by private tutors. She also allowed television cameras limited access to her palaces and, through them, provided to the general public glimpses of her daily life and leisure interests, the ___PROMINENT___ of which was horse racing.




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