Link topic sentences and paragraphs

Link the topic sentences in the left-hand column to the appropriate paragraph in the right-hand column. (The topic sentences have been listed in the correct order.)

Exercise

 

1        Queen Victoria was born in Kensington Palace, London on 24 May 1819.
A       But it was not until a second meeting in 1839 that she said of him, “ …dear Albert… He is so sensible, so kind, and so good, and so amiable too. He has besides, the most pleasing and delightful exterior and appearance you can possibly see.” As a monarch, Victoria had to propose to him. They were married in 1840 and heir marriage proved to be very happy.
2        Princess Victoria met her future husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, when she was just 16 years old in 1836.
B       Accompanying her were her husband and the engineer of the Great Western line, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The Queen and Albert, Prince Consort, both complained the train was going far too fast at 20 Mph, fearing the train would fall off the railway line.
3        On 20 June 1837, Victoria was awakened by her mother to find that William IV had died from heart failure at the age of 71.
C       Oxford fired twice, but both bullets missed. He was tried for high treason, but was acquitted on the grounds of insanity. The shooting had no effect on the Queen's health or on her pregnancy, and the first of her nine children, named Victoria, was born on 21 November 1840.
4        During Victoria's first pregnancy, eighteen-year old Edward Oxford attempted to assassinate the Queen while she was riding in a carriage with Prince Albert in London.
D      At birth she was fifth in line for the British crown. She was christened in the Cupola Room of Kensington Palace on 24 June 1819 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. She was taught German, English, Italian, Greek, Chinese, and French, arithmetic, music and her favourite subject, history. When she learned from Baroness Lehzen that one day she could be queen, Victoria replied, “I will be good.”
5        On 13 June 1842, Victoria made her first journey by train, travelling from Slough railway station (near Windsor Castle) to Bishop's Bridge, near Paddington (in London), in a special royal carriage provided by the Great Western Railway.
E       In her diary Victoria wrote, “I was awoke at 6 o'clock by Mamma …who told me the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham were here and wished to see me. I got out of bed and went into my sitting-room (only in my dressing gown) and alone, and saw them. Lord Conyngham then acquainted me that my poor Uncle, the King, was no more, and had expired at 12 minutes past 2 this morning, and consequently that I am Queen…” Her coronation took place on 28 June 1838.

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