The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new baby daughter Charlotte. She was born on Saturday. The world waited for two days to find out the name. Charlotte has two middle names, Elizabeth and Diana. Her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. If her grandfather (Prince Charles), father (Prince William), and brother (Prince George) all die, she will be Britain's queen after Queen Elizabeth dies.



British people are happy with the princess' names. They are traditional and they are linked to her family. Charlotte is the female Charles – Prince Charles is her grandfather. A Queen Charlotte lived in the 18th century. Charlotte's middle name is the same as her great-grandmother's Queen Elizabeth. Finally, her second middle name is that of her grandmother, Diana Princess of Wales. Someone tweeted it was a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3067494/Such-lovely-tribute-Royal-fans-react-enthusiastically-Kate-William-s-decision-daughter-Charlotte-Elizabeth-Diana.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/princess-charlotte/11581712/Princess-Charlotte-Elizabeth-Diana-why-William-and-Kate-made-their-name-choices-for-the-royal-baby.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

their new baby

a.

names

2.

She was born

b.

for two days

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The world waited

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on Saturday

4.

find

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daughter

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Charlotte has two middle

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dies

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Her title is

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out the name

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she will be Britain's

g.

Her Royal Highness

8.

after Queen Elizabeth

h.

queen



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

British people are happy

a.

Charles

2.

They are

b.

century

3.

they are linked

c.

traditional

4.

Charlotte is the female

d.

grandmother's

5.

Prince Charles is her

e.

with the princess' names

6.

Queen Charlotte lived in the 18th

f.

to Diana

7.

the same as her great-

g.

to her family

8.

it was a tribute

h.

grandfather

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (1) ___________________ daughter Charlotte. She was born on Saturday. The world (2) ___________________ to find out the name. Charlotte (3) ___________________ names, Elizabeth and Diana. (4) ___________________ Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. (5) ___________________ (Prince Charles), father (Prince William), and brother (Prince George) all (6) ___________________ Britain's queen after Queen Elizabeth dies.

British people (7) ___________________ the princess' names. They are traditional and (8) ___________________ to her family. Charlotte (9) ___________________ Charles – Prince Charles is her grandfather. A Queen Charlotte lived (10) ___________________. Charlotte's middle name is the same as her great-grandmother's Queen Elizabeth. Finally, her second (11) ___________________ of her grandmother, Diana Princess of Wales. Someone tweeted it (12) ___________________ Diana, Princess of Wales.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britain'sDukeandDuchessofCambridgenamedtheirnewbabydaught
erCharlotte.ShewasbornonSaturday.Theworldwaitedfortwodaystofi
ndoutthename.Charlottehastwomiddlenames,ElizabethandDiana.H
ertitleisHerRoyalHighnessPrincessCharlotteofCambridge.Ifhergran
dfather(PrinceCharles),father(PrinceWilliam),andbrother(PrinceGe
orge)alldie,shewillbeBritain'squeenafterQueenElizabethdies.British
peoplearehappywiththeprincess'names.Theyaretraditionalandthey
arelinkedtoherfamily.CharlotteisthefemaleCharles–PrinceCharlesi
shergrandfather.AQueenCharlottelivedinthe18thcentury.Charlotte'
smiddlenameisthesameashergreat-grandmother'sQueenElizab
eth.Finally,hersecondmiddlenameisthatofhergrandmother,DianaPri
ncessofWales.SomeonetweeteditwasatributetoDiana,PrincessofWa
les.

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WRITING

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