The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Britain's Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has made her debut on the cover of Vogue magazine. The 34-year-old royal posed for the 100-year anniversary of the style magazine's June issue. Seven photos were taken by the famous photographer Josh Olins in the English countryside. Two of them will be in an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery. Kate's mother-in-law Princess Diana was on the cover of the magazine four times.



The duchess said she 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". She thanked Josh Olins for being a pleasure to work with. She also hoped that people could see "the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken". Mr Olins said: "This was the duchess's first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with. A natural."

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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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. made her
  2. posed for
  3. photos were taken by the
  4. in the English
  5. Two of them will be
  6. Kate's mother-
  7. Diana was on the cover
  8. four
  1. in-law
  2. debut
  3. times
  4. the 100-year anniversary
  5. famous photographer
  6. of the magazine
  7. in an exhibition
  8. countryside

Paragraph 2

  1. The duchess said she
  2. play a part in
  3. the centenary of
  4. some of the most renowned
  5. a pleasure
  6. the sense of relaxed
  7. This was the duchess's first
  8. she was a
  1. an institution
  2. joy to work with
  3. to work with
  4. fun
  5. was delighted
  6. sitting
  7. photographers
  8. celebrating

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, (1) _________________ on the cover of Vogue magazine. The 34-year-old (2) __________________ 100-year anniversary of the style magazine's June issue. Seven photos (3) ___________________ famous photographer Josh Olins in the English countryside. Two (4) ___________________ in an exhibition at London's (5) ___________________ Gallery. Kate's mother-in-law Princess Diana (6) ___________________ of the magazine four times.

The duchess said she (7) ___________________ play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has (8) ___________________ some of the (9) ___________________ photographers". She thanked Josh Olins for being a (10) ___________________ with. She also hoped that people could see "the sense of relaxed (11) ___________________ were taken". Mr Olins said: "This was the duchess's (12) ___________________ magazine and she was a joy to work with. A natural."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Britain'sPrincessKate,theDuchessofCambridge,hasmadeherdebuto
nthecoverofVoguemagazine.The34-year-oldroyalposedforthe100-
yearanniversaryofthestylemagazine'sJuneissue.Sevenphotosweret
akenbythefamousphotographerJoshOlinsintheEnglishcountryside.T
woofthemwillbeinanexhibitionatLondon'sNationalPortraitGallery.Ka
te'smother-in-lawPrincessDianawasonthecoverofthemagazinefou
rtimes.Theduchesssaidshewas,"delightedtoplayapartincelebratingt
hecentenaryofaninstitutionthathasgivenaplatformtosomeofthemos
trenownedphotographers".ShethankedJoshOlinsforbeingapleasure
toworkwith.Shealsohopedthatpeoplecouldsee"thesenseofrelaxedfu
nwithwhichtheyweretaken".MrOlinssaid:"Thiswastheduchess'sfirst
sittingforamagazineandshewasajoytoworkwith.Anatural."

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 — Write your own questions

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

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

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Free writing

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