The Reading / Listening - Level 5

A British princess has made her debut as a model on the cover of the magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, posed for the 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The June issue will have the photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They were taken by the famous photographer Josh Olins in the English countryside. Two of the pictures will be on display at London's National Portrait Gallery in its Vogue 100 exhibition. Kate is following in the footsteps of her famous mother-in-law. Princess Diana was on the cover of the magazine four times.



A spokesman for the duchess spoke about her happiness. 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." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a pleasure to work with….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."

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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 debut
  2. posed for the
  3. The June
  4. taken by the
  5. Two of the pictures will be
  6. following in the
  7. her famous mother-
  8. on the cover of the
  1. in-law
  2. issue
  3. on display
  4. as a model
  5. magazine four times
  6. 100-year anniversary
  7. famous photographer
  8. footsteps

Paragraph 2

  1. The duchess was delighted to play
  2. celebrating the centenary
  3. the most renowned
  4. She hopes that people appreciate
  5. the sense of relaxed
  6. the photo
  7. This was the duchess's first
  8. she was a joy
  1. the portraits
  2. sitting for a magazine
  3. of an institution
  4. a part
  5. to work with
  6. photographers
  7. fun
  8. shoot

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A British princess has (1) ___________________ model on the cover of the magazine Vogue. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, (2) _________________ 100-year anniversary of the world-famous style magazine. The June (3) ___________________ photographs of the 34-year-old royal. They (4) ___________________ the famous photographer Josh Olins in the English countryside. Two of the pictures (5) ___________________ London's National Portrait Gallery in its Vogue 100 exhibition. Kate is following in the footsteps of her famous mother-in-law. Princess Diana was (6) ___________________ the magazine four times.

A spokesman for the duchess (7) ___________________ happiness. He said: "The duchess was delighted (8) ___________________ celebrating the centenary of an institution that has (9) ___________________ to some of the most renowned photographers." He added: "She would like to thank Josh Olins for being (10) ___________________ to work with….She hopes that people appreciate the portraits (11) ___________________ relaxed fun with which they were taken." Mr Olins spoke about the photo shoot. He 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

ABritishprincesshasmadeherdebutasamodelonthecoverofthemagaz
ineVogue.Kate,theDuchessofCambridge,posedforthe100-yearan
niversaryoftheworld-famousstylemagazine.TheJuneissuewillhave
thephotographsofthe34-year-oldroyal.Theyweretakenbythefamou
sphotographerJoshOlinsintheEnglishcountryside.Twoofthepictures
willbeondisplayatLondon'sNationalPortraitGalleryinitsVogue100exh
ibition.Kateisfollowinginthefootstepsofherfamousmother-in-law.Pr
incessDianawasonthecoverofthemagazinefourtimes.Aspokesmanfo
rtheduchessspokeaboutherhappiness.Hesaid:"Theduchesswasdeli
ghtedtoplayapartincelebratingthecentenaryofaninstitutionthathasg
ivenaplatformtosomeofthemostrenownedphotographers."Headded
:"ShewouldliketothankJoshOlinsforbeingsuchapleasuretoworkwith
….Shehopesthatpeopleappreciatetheportraitswiththesenseofrelaxe
dfunwithwhichtheyweretaken."MrOlinsspokeaboutthephotoshoot.
Hesaid:"Thiswastheduchess'sfirstsittingforamagazineandshewasaj
oytoworkwith.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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Answers

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