The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Britain's Prince Harry wants military service to return. This is when people spend time in the army before work or university. In Britain, compulsory military service ended in 1960. Many countries still have it. Harry spent 10 years in the army. He said it helped him a lot and did "amazing things" for him. He said it keeps people out of trouble. Different people do it for different reasons". He added: "I've had an epic ten years….The Army keep giving me great jobs."



Prince Harry would encourage his niece and nephew (Prince George and Princess Charlotte) to join the army when they grow up. He said it helped people and made them stronger for life. He spoke about his own military service, saying: "It's done no harm, just good, for me….I would say enjoy the role, because at first it's just pressure…It's like any job - you've got to learn how to do it." He will work in Africa from now on conservation projects.

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Sources
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-calls-national-service-5710878
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/11610690/Prince-Harry-calls-to-bring-back-National-Service.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people spend

a.

different reasons

2.

compulsory

b.

ten years

3.

Many countries still

c.

time in the army

4.

it helped him

d.

giving me great jobs

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it keeps people out

e.

have it

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Different people do it for

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military service

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I've had an epic

g.

of trouble

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The Army keep

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a lot



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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niece and

a.

army

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join the

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the role

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when they grow

c.

stronger

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made them

d.

pressure

5.

It's done no

e.

nephew

6.

I would say enjoy

f.

projects

7.

at first it's just

g.

harm

8.

conservation

h.

up

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Britain's Prince Harry wants military (1) ___________________. This is when people spend (2) ___________________ before work or university. In Britain, (3) ___________________ service ended in 1960. Many countries still have it. Harry spent 10 years in the army. He said it helped him a lot and (4) ___________________ for him. He said it keeps people (5) ___________________. Different people do it for different reasons". He added: "I've had (6) ___________________ ….The Army keep giving me great jobs."

Prince Harry would encourage his (7) ___________________ (Prince George and Princess Charlotte) to join the army when (8) ___________________. He said it helped people and made them stronger for life. He (9) ___________________ own military service, saying: "It's (10) ___________________, just good, for me….I would say enjoy the role, because at first it's just pressure… (11) ___________________ - you've got to learn how to do it." He will work in Africa from now on (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britain'sPrinceHarrywantsmilitaryservicetoreturn.Thisiswhenpeopl
espendtimeinthearmybeforeworkoruniversity.InBritain,compulsory
militaryserviceendedin1960.Manycountriesstillhaveit.Harryspent1
0yearsinthearmy.Hesaidithelpedhimalotanddid"amazingthings"for
him.Hesaiditkeepspeopleoutoftrouble.Differentpeopledoitfordiffere
ntreasons".Headded:"I'vehadanepictenyears….TheArmykeepgivin
gmegreatjobs."PrinceHarrywouldencouragehisnieceandnephew(Pri
nceGeorgeandPrincessCharlotte)tojointhearmywhentheygrowup.H
esaidithelpedpeopleandmadethemstrongerforlife.Hespokeabouthis
ownmilitaryservice,saying:"It'sdonenoharm,justgood,forme….Iwo
uldsayenjoytherole,becauseatfirstit'sjustpressure…It'slikeanyjob-
you'vegottolearnhowtodoit."HewillworkinAfricafromnowonconserva
tionprojects.

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WRITING

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