The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Britain's Prince Harry wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal is fifth in line to the British throne. He talked exclusively to a British documentary team. In a candid interview, he spoke at length about his charity work and the effect the loss of his mother had on him at an early age. Harry confessed that for a long time after, he did not want to meet the expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphans and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position as a royal to do good.



Prince Harry said he did not always have such a positive outlook on life and used to "bury his head in the sand". He said: "I was fighting the system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." Things have changed 180 degrees. He said: "Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your local community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady….Whatever it is, just do good."

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38355368
  • http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-wants-to-make-a-difference-to-peoples-lives-a3423091.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/18/prince-harry-finds-mission-serve-africa/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. fifth in line to
  2. He talked exclusively to a British
  3. In a candid
  4. he spoke at
  5. the effect the loss of his mother
  6. meet the expectations
  7. war
  8. a new perspective
  1. of being a prince
  2. length
  3. on life
  4. documentary team
  5. veterans
  6. the British throne
  7. had on him
  8. interview

Paragraph 2

  1. have such a positive
  2. bury his head
  3. Things have changed
  4. Now I'm just so fired
  5. lucky enough to be in a position
  6. make something
  7. it was fun to be good and
  8. Whatever it is,
  1. up and energised
  2. 180 degrees
  3. of my life
  4. just do good
  5. boring to be bad
  6. outlook on life
  7. to make a difference
  8. in the sand

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's Prince Harry (1) ___________________ difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal is (2) ___________________ the British throne. He talked exclusively to a British documentary team. In (3) ___________________, he spoke at length about his charity work and the effect the loss of his mother had on him at an early age. Harry confessed (4) ___________________ time after, he did not want to meet the expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphans and working (5) ___________________ has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position (6) ___________________ good.

Prince Harry said he did not always have such (7) ___________________ on life and used to "bury (8) ___________________ sand". He said: "I was fighting the system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." Things have changed (9) ___________________. He said: "Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky (10) ___________________ in a position to make a difference…to make something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether (11) ___________________ community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady….Whatever (12) ___________________ good."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Britain'sPrinceHarrywantstomakeadifferenceintheworld.The32-ye
ar-oldroyalisfifthinlinetotheBritishthrone.HetalkedexclusivelytoaBri
tishdocumentaryteam.Inacandidinterview,hespokeatlengthabouthi
scharityworkandtheeffectthelossofhismotherhadonhimatanearlyag
e.Harryconfessedthatforalongtimeafter,hedidnotwanttomeettheex
pectationsofbeingaprince.Hischarityworkhelpingorphansandworkin
gwithwarveteranshasgivenhimanewperspectiveonlifeandonhowhec
anusehispositionasaroyaltodogood.PrinceHarrysaidhedidnotalways
havesuchapositiveoutlookonlifeandusedto"buryhisheadinthesand".
Hesaid:"Iwasfightingthesystem,going,'Idon'twanttobethisperson'."
Thingshavechanged180degrees.Hesaid:"NowI'mjustsofiredupande
nergisedtobeluckyenoughtobeinapositiontomakeadifference…toma
kesomethingofmylife."Theprincesaiditwas,"funtobegoodandboringt
obebad".Hesaid:"Whetherit'sinyourlocalcommunity,yourvillage...w
alkingdownthestreet,openingadoorforanoldlady….Whateveritis,just
dogood."

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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