The Reading / Listening - Level 2

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



Prince Harry would encourage his niece and nephew to join the army when they grow up. He said: "I would definitely encourage George and Charlotte…to have some sort of involvement in the Armed Forces." He said it was a great way of helping people and making them stronger for life. Harry spoke about the effect of military service on his life. He said: "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." Prince Harry 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.

Harry wants military service

a.

different reasons

2.

spend a year or

b.

things" for him

3.

compulsory

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me great jobs

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He said the army did "amazing

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two in the army

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keep you out

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ten years

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different people do it for

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to return

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I've had an epic

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of trouble

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The Army keep giving

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military service



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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his niece and

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just pressure

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have some sort

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to do it

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t was a great way of

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on his life

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the effect of military service

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projects

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It's done no

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nephew

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enjoy the role, because at first it's

f.

of involvement

7.

you've got to learn how

g.

harm

8.

conservation

h.

helping people

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Britain's Prince Harry wants military (1) ___________________. This is when young people (2) ___________________ two in the army before working or going to university. In Britain, compulsory military (3) ___________________ 1960. Many countries around the world still have it. Prince Harry spent 10 years in Britain's army. He said (4) ___________________. He said the army did "amazing things" for him. He said it, "does keep (5) ___________________" and that, "different people do it for different reasons". He added: "I've had (6) ___________________. I've had great fun. The Army keep giving me great jobs."

Prince Harry (7) ___________________ niece and nephew to join the army when they grow up. He said: "(8) ___________________ encourage George and Charlotte…to (9) ___________________ involvement in the Armed Forces." He said it was a great way of helping people and making them stronger for life. Harry spoke (10) ___________________ military service on his life. He said: "It's done no harm, just good, for me….I would (11) ___________________, because at first it's just pressure…It's like any job - you've got to learn how to do it." Prince Harry will work in Africa from now (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britain'sPrinceHarrywantsmilitaryservicetoreturn.Thisiswhenyoung
peoplespendayearortwointhearmybeforeworkingorgoingtouniversit
y.InBritain,compulsorymilitaryserviceendedin1960.Manycountries
aroundtheworldstillhaveit.PrinceHarryspent10yearsinBritain'sarmy
.Hesaidithelpedhimalot.Hesaidthearmydid"amazingthings"forhim.
Hesaidit,"doeskeepyououtoftrouble"andthat,"differentpeopledoitfo
rdifferentreasons".Headded:"I'vehadanepictenyears.I'vehadgreatf
un.TheArmykeepgivingmegreatjobs."PrinceHarrywouldencourageh
isnieceandnephewtojointhearmywhentheygrowup.Hesaid:"Iwould
definitelyencourageGeorgeandCharlotte…tohavesomesortofinvolve
mentintheArmedForces.Hesaiditwasagreatwayofhelpingpeopleand
makingthemstrongerforlife.Harryspokeabouttheeffectofmilitaryser
viceonhislife.Hesaid:"It'sdonenoharm,justgood,forme….Iwouldsay
enjoytherole,becauseatfirstit'sjustpressure…It'slikeanyjob-you'v
egottolearnhowtodoit."PrinceHarrywillworkinAfricafromnowonconservationprojects.

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