The Reading / Listening - Level 6

A British princess has made her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, posed for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June issue will feature the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the eminent British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will also go on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in an exhibition called Vogue 100. By choosing British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law. Princess Diana graced the cover of the magazine four times.



A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's happiness at appearing in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a pleasure to work with. The duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with. A natural."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/duchess-of-cambridge-looks-casual-in-first-fashion-magazine-shoot-for-vogue-centenary-a3237751.html
  • http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/04/kate-middleton-first-vogue-cover
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36177725


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. VOGUE MAGAZINE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Vogue Magazine. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

princess / model / fashion / magazine / photograph / eminent / countryside / footsteps / spokesman / delighted / centenary / pleasure / portraits / fun / relaxed / natural

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. FASHION: Students A strongly believe fashion is a waste of time and money; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY: What is important when taking these photos? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

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5. DEBUT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "debut". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. MAGAZINES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • nature
  • business
  • home and garden
  • where to go / what to see
  • fashion
  • cooking
  • cars
  • sports

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A British princess appeared in a fashion magazine for the second time.     T / F
  2. The magazine Vogue is celebrating its 50-year anniversary.     T / F
  3. A French photographer took the photos of the princess.     T / F
  4. Kate's mother-in-law was on Vogue's cover four times.     T / F
  5. The princess said she was delighted to have done the photo shoot.     T / F
  6. The princess forgot to thank the photographer for the photos..     T / F
  7. This was the first time Kate had taken part in such a photo shoot.     T / F
  8. The photographer said Kate was a natural.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. debut
  2. anniversary
  3. issue
  4. eminent
  5. display
  6. delighted
  7. institution
  8. pleasure
  9. appreciate
  10. sense
  1. great
  2. edition
  3. organisation
  4. happy
  5. commemoration
  6. value
  7. first appearance
  8. feeling
  9. show
  10. joy

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. A British princess has made her
  2. posed
  3. The publication's June issue will
  4. the pictures will also go
  5. following in the footsteps
  6. The duchess was delighted
  7. celebrating the centenary of
  8. She hopes that people
  9. the photo
  10. she was a joy
  1. feature the photographs
  2. shoot
  3. an institution
  4. for seven photographs
  5. to work with
  6. debut as a model
  7. appreciate the portraits
  8. to play a part
  9. on display
  10. of her mother-in-law

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
feature
choosing
made
posed
graced
go
eminent
footsteps

A British princess has (1) ____________ her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, (2) ____________ for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June issue will (3) ____________ the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the (4) ____________ British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will also (5) ____________ on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in an exhibition called Vogue 100. By (6) ____________ British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following in the (7) ____________ of her mother-in-law. Princess Diana (8) ____________ the cover of the magazine four times.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
appreciate
institution
pleasure
happiness
sitting
sense
part
platform

A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's (9) ____________ at appearing in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an (10) ____________ that has given a (11) ____________ to some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a (12) ____________ to work with. The duchess had never taken (13) ____________ in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people (14) ____________ the portraits with the (15) ____________ of relaxed fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first (16) ____________ for a magazine and she was a joy to work with. A natural."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  posed for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous ______
     a.  styles magazine
     b.  styled magazine
     c.  styling magazine
     d.  style magazine

2)  The publication's June issue will feature the photographs of the ______
     a.  34-year-old royally
     b.  34-year-old royals
     c.  34-year-old royal
     d.  34-year-old royalty

3)  go on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in an exhibition ______
     a.  cold Vogue 100
     b.  called Vogue 100
     c.  calling Vogue 100
     d.  calls Vogue 100

4)  Kate is following in the footsteps of ______
     a.  the mother-in-law
     b.  her mother-in-law
     c.  her mothers-in-law
     d.  her mother-in-laws

5)  Princess Diana graced the cover of the ______
     a.  magazine four time
     b.  magazine for time
     c.  magazine four times
     d.  magazine for times

6)  A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's happiness at ______ magazine
     a.  appearance in the
     b.  appears in the
     c.  appearing in the
     d.  a pairing in the

7)  The duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the ______ institution
     a.  centenary of an
     b.  sent in array of an
     c.  cent in array of an
     d.  scent in array of an

8)  The duchess had never taken part in a photography ______ before
     a.  shoot like this
     b.  shot like this
     c.  chute like this
     d.  chutes like this

9)  She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the ______ fun
     a.  scents of relaxed
     b.  senses of relaxed
     c.  sense of relaxed
     d.  scent of relaxed

10)  This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was ______ with
     a.  a joy too work
     b.  the joys to work
     c.  the joy to work
     d.  a joy to work

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A British princess has made her debut (1) ___________________ the front cover of the fashion magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, (2) ___________________ photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June (3) _______________ the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the eminent British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will (4) ___________________ at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in (5) ___________________ Vogue 100. By choosing British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following (6) ______________ her mother-in-law. Princess Diana graced the cover of the magazine four times.

A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's (7) __________________ in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that (8) ___________________ to some of (9) ___________________ photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a (10) ___________________ with. The duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the (11) ___________________ fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she (12) ___________________ with. A natural."

Comprehension questions

1.    How many photos did the duchess pose for?

 2.    In which month will the magazine publish the photos of the duchess?

 3.    What country does the photographer come from?

 4.    Where will two of the photos be on display?

 5.    How many times was Princess Diana on the cover of Vogue magazine?

 6.    How did the duchess feel about playing a part in the celebrations?

 7.    Who did the duchess want to thank?

 8.    How many times has Kate now taken part in such a photo shoot?

 9.    What does the duchess hope people will do regarding the portraits?

10.    What did the photographer call the duchess?





Multiple choice quiz

1.  How many photos did the duchess pose for?
   a.  8
   b.  7
   c.  6
   d.  5

2.  In which month will the magazine publish the photos of the duchess?
   a.  September
   b.  July
   c.  May
   d.  June

3.  What country does the photographer come from?
   a.  the USA
   b.  India
   c.  England
   d.  France

4.  Where will two of the photos be on display?
   a.  the National Portrait Gallery
   b.  the British Museum
   c.  Buckingham Palace
   d.  Vogue's London office

5.  How many times was Princess Diana on the cover of Vogue magazine?
   a.  3
   b.  4
   c.  5
   d.  6

6.  How did the duchess feel about playing a part in the celebrations?
   a.  delighted
   b.  tired
   c.  normal
   d.  hopeful

7.  Who did the duchess want to thank?
   a.  Vogue
   b.  everyone
   c.  her photographer
   d.  her husband

8.  How many times has Kate now taken part in such a photo shoot?
   a.  1
   b.  2
   c.  3
   d.  4

9.  What does the duchess hope people will do regarding the portraits?
   a.  copy them
   b.  buy them
   c.  photograph them
   d.  appreciate them

10.  What did the photographer call the duchess?
   a.  beautiful
   b.  Dutch
   c.  a natural
   d.  Mrs Windsor

Role play

Role A — Fashion

You think fashion magazines are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their magazines aren't so good. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): sports magazines, business magazines or where-to-go / what-to-see magazines.

Role B — Sports

You think sports magazines are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their magazines aren't so good. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): fashion magazines, business magazines or where-to-go / what-to-see magazines.

Role C — Business

You think business magazines are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their magazines aren't so good. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): sports magazines, fashion magazines or where-to-go / what-to-see magazines.

Role D — Where to go / What to see

You think where-to-go / what-to-see magazines are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their magazines aren't so good. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): sports magazines, business magazines or fashion magazines.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'magazine'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'fashion'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • spokesman
    • given
    • thank
    • never
    • fun
    • joy
    • model
    • seven
    • issue
    • go
    • ever
    • four




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Duchess of Cambridge on Vogue cover

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'fashion'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about Britain's Duchess of Cambridge?
    5. What do you know about the fashion magazine Vogue?
    6. What do you think of fashion magazines?
    7. What will the princess being on the front cover do for the magazine?
    8. What makes a good photographer?
    9. What do you think the Vogue 100 exhibition will be like?
    10. How similar and different are Kate and Diana, Princess of Wales?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What magazine would you like to be on the front cover of?
    3. What is the best photo you've taken, and why?
    4. What makes a good portrait photograph?
    5. What kind of model would you be in a photo shoot?
    6. What kind of photographer would you like to be?
    7. What is your favourite fashion magazine and why?
    8. What kind of photos do you like?
    9. How much of a joy are you to work with?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the photographer?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A British princess has (1) ____ her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, (2) ____ for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June (3) ____ will feature the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the (4) ____ British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will also go (5) ____ display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in an exhibition called Vogue 100. By choosing British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following in the (6) ____ of her mother-in-law. Princess Diana graced the cover of the magazine four times.

    A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's happiness (7) ____ appearing in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was delighted to play a part (8) ____ celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a (9) ____ to some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a (10) ____ to work with. The duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the (11) ____ of relaxed fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a (12) ____ to work with. A natural."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)   made   (b)   done   (c)   given   (d)   been  
    2. (a)   pasted   (b)   posted   (c)   posed   (d)   poised  
    3. (a)   tissue   (b)   fissure   (c)   issue   (d)   assure  
    4. (a)   ancient   (b)   ambient   (c)   content   (d)   eminent  
    5. (a)   on   (b)   in   (c)   to   (d)   of  
    6. (a)   shadow   (b)   footsteps   (c)   reputation   (d)   times  
    7. (a)   as   (b)   of   (c)   to   (d)   at  
    8. (a)   as   (b)   in   (c)   at   (d)   to  
    9. (a)   home   (b)   height   (c)   platform   (d)   block  
    10. (a)   pleases   (b)   pleased   (c)   pleasing   (d)   pleasure  
    11. (a)   slants   (b)   scents   (c)   scent   (d)   sense  
    12. (a)   happy   (b)   joy   (c)   pleased   (d)   bliss

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    1. (    )     royal. They were taken by the eminent British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the
    2. (    )     choosing British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following in the footsteps of
    3. (    )     thank Josh Olins for being such a pleasure to work with. The duchess had never taken part in a photography
    4. (    )     of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June issue will feature the photographs of the 34-year-old
    5. (    )     shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed
    6. 1  )   A British princess has made her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion
    7. (    )     A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's happiness at appearing in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was
    8. (    )     some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to
    9. (    )     her mother-in-law. Princess Diana graced the cover of the magazine four times.
    10. (    )     delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to
    11. (    )     pictures will also go on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in an exhibition called Vogue 100. By
    12. (    )     fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo
    13. (    )     shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with. A natural."
    14. (    )     magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, posed for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary

    Put the words in the right order

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A British princess has made / done her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, posted / posed for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary from / of the world-famous style magazine. The publication's June issuance / issue will feature / future the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the eminent / eminence British photographer Josh Olins in January in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will also come / go on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London in / on an exhibition called Vogue 100. By choosing / chosen British Vogue for her first ever cover, Kate is following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law. Princess Diana graced / placed the cover of the magazine four times.

    A spokesman for the duchess spoke about Kate's happiness to / at appearing in the magazine. He said: "The duchess was delighted / delighting to play a part in celebration / celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to / as some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history." He added: "She would like to thank / please Josh Olins for being such a pleased / pleasure to work with. The duchess had never done / taken part in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate / depreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo / photos shoot. He said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy / joyous to work with. A natural."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a british princess has made her debut as a model on the front cover of the fashion magazine vogue kate the duchess of cambridge posed for seven photographs for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine the publication's june issue will feature the photographs of the 34-year-old royal they were taken by the eminent british photographer josh olins in january in the english countryside two of the pictures will also go on display at britain's national portrait gallery in london in an exhibition called vogue 100 by choosing british vogue for her first ever cover kate is following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law princess diana graced the cover of the magazine four times

    a spokesman for the duchess spoke about kate's happiness at appearing in the magazine he said "the duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country's history" he added "she would like to thank josh olins for being such a pleasure to work with the duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before she hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken" mr olins spoke about the photo shoot he said "this was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with a natural"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    shionmagazineVogue.Kate,theDuchessofCambridge,posedforseve
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    he34-year-oldroyal.TheyweretakenbytheeminentBritishphotograp
    herJoshOlinsinJanuaryintheEnglishcountryside.Twoofthepictureswi
    llalsogoondisplayatBritain'sNationalPortraitGalleryinLondoninanex
    hibitioncalledVogue100.BychoosingBritishVogueforherfirstevercov
    er,Kateisfollowinginthefootstepsofhermother-in-law.PrincessDi
    anagracedthecoverofthemagazinefourtimes.Aspokesmanfortheduc
    hessspokeaboutKate'shappinessatappearinginthemagazine.Hesaid
    :"Theduchesswasdelightedtoplayapartincelebratingthecentenaryof
    aninstitutionthathasgivenaplatformtosomeofthemostrenownedpho
    tographersinthiscountry'shistory."Headded:"ShewouldliketothankJ
    oshOlinsforbeingsuchapleasuretoworkwith.Theduchesshadneverta
    kenpartinaphotographyshootlikethisbefore.Shehopesthatpeopleap
    preciatetheportraitswiththesenseofrelaxedfunwithwhichtheyweret
    aken."MrOlinsspokeaboutthephotoshoot.Hesaid:"Thiswastheduche
    ss'sfirstsittingforamagazineandshewasajoytoworkwith.Anatural."

    Free writing

    Write about fashion magazines for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Fashion magazines are a waste of time. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Vogue magazine. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. VOGUE MAGAZINE: Make a poster about Vogue magazine. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. FASHION: Write a magazine article about and fashion fashion magazines being a waste of time. Include imaginary interviews with people who believe this and with people who do not believe it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to a fashion expert. Ask him/her three questions about Vogue magazine. Give him/her three ideas on it. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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