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Last updated at 11:23 BST, Thursday, 16 June 2011

Posh People

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip

Would you call the British royal family posh?

Alice and Rob talk about the British class system, and discuss whether posh people are discriminated against.

This week's question:


Which member of the pop group The Spice Girls was nicknamed Posh Spice? Was it:

a) Emma Bunton

b) Geri Halliwell

c) Victoria Adams

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Posh People

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Vocabulary

categorised

divided into sets or groups

persecuted

treated worse than other people (maybe because of your race, religion or lifestyle)

elegant

pleasing and graceful in appearance

perceived

believed

discrimination

treating a person or a group of people worse than others

an open season

a period of time when the usual rules don't apply

minorities

small groups in society

unrepresentative

here, not typical of a group of people or viewpoint

(the) establishment

(the) government, authorities, and influential people in society (e.g. the media)

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