The Reading / Listening - British Royal Family - Level 1

Britain's royal family is in shock. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan decided to leave the UK. They will move to Canada. They want a life away from the media in the UK. Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died after the paparazzi chased her car. Harry does not want this to happen to his family. He told the world about his decision on Instagram. He wrote: "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." They want space to focus on their life.



The Queen was not happy with Harry's decision. She talked to Harry about his future. Harry's father Prince Charles might cut off money to his son. 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 a traitor; others support him and say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's Madame Tussauds museum has removed its wax figures of Meghan and Harry from its display.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    British Royal Family - Level 0 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
  2. They want a life away
  3. died after the paparazzi
  4. Harry does not want
  5. He told the world
  6. We intend to step
  7. senior
  8. They want space to
  1. chased her car
  2. about his decision
  3. focus on their life
  4. from the media
  5. members
  6. is in shock
  7. this to happen
  8. back

Paragraph 2

  1. She talked to Harry
  2. Charles might cut off
  3. royal
  4. The opinion of people in the UK
  5. Some say Harry is
  6. the media was racist
  7. London's Madame Tussauds
  8. wax figures of
  1. titles
  2. about his future
  3. is divided
  4. towards Meghan
  5. museum
  6. Meghan and Harry
  7. money to his son
  8. a traitor

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's royal family (1) ___________________. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan (2) ___________________ the UK. They will move to Canada. They want (3) ___________________ from the media in the UK. Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died after the paparazzi (4) ___________________. Harry does not want this to happen to his family. He told the world about his decision on Instagram. He wrote: "We (5) ___________________ back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." They want (6) ___________________ on their life.

The Queen was (7) ___________________ ith Harry's decision. She talked to Harry (8) ___________________. Harry's father Prince Charles might cut off money to his son. Harry and Meghan may lose their (9) ___________________ they leave the UK. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry (10) ___________________; others support him and say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's Madame Tussauds museum (11) ___________________ wax figures of Meghan and Harry (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Britain'sroyalfamilyisinshock.PrinceHarryandhiswifeMeghandecide
dtoleavetheUK.TheywillmovetoCanada.Theywantalifeawayfromthe
mediaintheUK.Harry'smother,Diana,PrincessofWales,diedafterthep
aparazzichasedhercar.Harrydoesnotwantthistohappentohisfamily.
HetoldtheworldabouthisdecisiononInstagram.Hewrote:"Weintendt
ostepbackas'senior'membersoftheRoyalFamily."Theywantspacetof
ocusontheirlife.TheQueenwasnothappywithHarry'sdecision.Shetalk
edtoHarryabouthisfuture.Harry'sfatherPrinceCharlesmightcutoffmo
neytohisson.HarryandMeghanmaylosetheirroyaltitlesiftheyleaveth
eUK.TheopinionofpeopleintheUKisdivided.SomesayHarryisatraitor;
otherssupporthimandsaythemediawasracisttowardsMeghan.Londo
n'sMadameTussaudsmuseumhasremoveditswaxfiguresofMeghana
ndHarryfromitsdisplay.

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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