The Reading / Listening - British Royal Family - Level 0

Britain's royal family is shocked after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan decided to leave the UK. They want a life away from the UK's media. Harry's mother, Diana, died after the media chased her car. Harry does not want this to happen to his family. He wrote: "We [will] step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family."



The Queen is not happy. She talked to Harry about his future. Harry and Meghan may lose their royal titles if they leave the UK. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is bad; others support him. They say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's Madame Tussauds took away a wax figure of Harry.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    British Royal Family - Level 1 British Royal Family - Level 2   or  British Royal Family - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/09/uk/prince-harry-queen-announcement-gbr-intl/index.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/09/prince-harry-meghan-decision
  • https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/09/meghan-flies-back-canada-archie-staying-nanny-12033794


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Britain's royal family is
  2. Meghan decided to
  3. a life away from the UK's
  4. the media chased her
  5. Harry does not
  6. happen
  7. We will step
  8. senior members of
  1. media
  2. the Royal Family
  3. want this
  4. shocked
  5. back
  6. car
  7. leave the UK
  8. to his family

Paragraph 2

  1. She talked to Harry
  2. lose their royal
  3. if they leave
  4. The opinion of
  5. Some say Harry
  6. others support
  7. the media was racist
  8. a wax
  1. towards Meghan
  2. the UK
  3. is bad
  4. figure of Harry
  5. titles
  6. people in the UK
  7. about his future
  8. him

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's (1) ___________________ shocked after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan (2) ___________________ the UK. They want a (3) ___________________ the UK's media. Harry's mother, Diana, died (4) ___________________ chased her car. Harry does not want (5) ___________________ to his family. He wrote: "We [will] (6) ___________________ 'senior' members of the Royal Family."

The Queen (7) ___________________. She talked to Harry about his future. Harry and Meghan may lose (8) ___________________ if they leave the UK. The (9) ___________________ in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is bad; (10) ___________________. They say the (11) ___________________ towards Meghan. London's Madame Tussauds (12) ___________________ wax figure of Harry.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Britain'sroyalfamilyisshockedafterPrinceHarryandhiswifeMeghande
cidedtoleavetheUK.TheywantalifeawayfromtheUK'smedia.Harry's
mother,Diana,diedafterthemediachasedhercar.Harrydoesnotwantt
histohappentohisfamily.Hewrote:"We[will]stepbackas'senior'mem
bersoftheRoyalFamily."TheQueenisnothappy.ShetalkedtoHarryabo
uthisfuture.HarryandMeghanmaylosetheirroyaltitlesiftheyleavethe
UK.TheopinionofpeopleintheUKisdivided.SomesayHarryisbad;oth
erssupporthim.TheysaythemediawasracisttowardsMeghan.London'
sMadameTussaudstookawayawaxfigureofHarry.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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