The Reading / Listening - British Royal Family - Level 3

The British royal family is in shock. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided to leave the UK and walk away from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will move to Canada. They both want a new life away from the paparazzi in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died because paparazzi photographers chased the car she was in. Harry does not want journalists to affect the life of his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his decision on social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living in Canada would provide his family, "with the space to focus on the next chapter".



The UK media reported that the Queen was not happy with Prince Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry about his future. Reporters said Charles might cut the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have official titles as members of the royal family - they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If they leave the UK, they may lose those titles. Reporters say they hope to make money from their fame. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's waxworks museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its royal family display.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    British Royal Family - Level 0 British Royal Family - Level 1   or  British Royal Family - Level 2

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


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Warm-ups

1. ROYAL FAMILIES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about royal families. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       British / royal family / shock / new life / paparazzi / journalists / decision / focus /
       media / money / official / future / title / fame / opinion / racist / museum / display
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. ROYALTY: Students A strongly believe royalty is a great thing; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. PRINCE: What are the good and bad things about being a prince? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good Things

Bad Things

Privacy

 

 

Duties

 

 

Hobbies

 

 

Shopping

 

 

Friends

 

 

Food

 

 

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5. SHOCK: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "shock". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. MOVE: Rank these with your partner. Put the best place to move to at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Tahiti
  • Bhutan
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • Finland

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. shock a. Followed someone to get them.
      2. paparazzi b. A sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience.
      3. chased c. Have an effect on; make a difference to.
      4. affect d. Plan to do something.
      5. intend e. Photographers who follow celebrities to get photographs of them.
      6. chapter f. Put your time, energy and thoughts into something.
      7. focus g. A period of time in a person's life or a country's history, etc.

    Paragraph 2

      8. media h. Something people made up their mind to do.
      9. decision i. Being known or talked about by many people.
      10. official j. The main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.
      11. title k. About a position with duties, actions, and responsibilities.
      12. fame l. A person who betrays or does something really, really bad to a friend or country.
      13. traitor m. A name that describes someone's position or job.
      14. racist n. A person who shows or feels negative feelings against people who are a different colour to them.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The UK's Prince Harry said he would walk to Canada from the UK.     T / F
  2. Harry and Meghan want to get away from the media in the UK.     T / F
  3. Prince Harry told the world about his move on Twitter.     T / F
  4. Harry said he would write another chapter of the book he's writing.     T / F
  5. The British Queen is very happy that Harry is going to Canada.     T / F
  6. Prince Harry's father may give him less money from now.     T / F
  7. Most people in Britain are happy for Harry.     T / F
  8. A London waxworks museum removed its figure of Prince Harry.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. shock
  2. chased
  3. affect
  4. intend
  5. chapter
  6. happy
  7. titles
  8. fame
  9. traitor
  10. display
  1. plan
  2. exhibition
  3. stage
  4. forms of address
  5. pleased
  6. upset
  7. celebrity
  8. betrayer
  9. pursued
  10. change

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The British royal family is
  2. leave the UK and walk
  3. They both want a new life away
  4. We intend to step back
  5. the space to focus on
  6. official
  7. members of
  8. The opinion of people in the UK
  9. the media was racist
  10. removed Meghan and Harry from
  1. is divided
  2. in shock
  3. its royal family display
  4. the royal family
  5. as 'senior' members
  6. away from the royal family
  7. towards Meghan
  8. titles
  9. the next chapter
  10. from the paparazzi

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
paparazzi
decision
shock
focus
chased
step
walk
affect

The British royal family is in (1) ____________. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided to leave the UK and (2) ____________ away from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will move to Canada. They both want a new life away from the (3) ____________ in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died because paparazzi photographers (4) ____________ the car she was in. Harry does not want journalists to (5) ____________ the life of his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his (6) ____________ on social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to (7) ____________ back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living in Canada would provide his family, "with the space to (8) ____________ on the next chapter".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
members
divided
decision
titles
display
cut
racist
fame

The UK media reported that the Queen was not happy with Prince Harry's (9) ____________. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry about his future. Reporters said Charles might (10) ____________ the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have official titles as (11) ____________ of the royal family - they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If they leave the UK, they may lose those (12) ____________. Reporters say they hope to make money from their (13) ____________. The opinion of people in the UK is (14) ____________. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the media was (15) ____________ towards Meghan. London's waxworks museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its royal family (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The British royal family ______
     a.  is in stock
     b.  is in shock
     c.  is in smock
     d.  is in sock
2)  Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided to leave the UK ______
     a.  and walk up
     b.  and walk away
     c.  and walk down
     d.  and walk on
3)  They both want a new life away ______
     a.  from the papal lazy
     b.  from the paparazzi
     c.  from the papa lazy
     d.  from the pap a Rasta
4)  We intend to step back ______ members
     a.  as 'senior'
     b.  was 'senior'
     c.  has 'senior'
     d.  that's 'senior'
5)  provide his family, "with the space to focus on ______"
     a.  the next chapter
     b.  the next chipper
     c.  the next chopper
     d.  the next chap her

6)  The UK media reported that the Queen was not happy with ______
     a.  Prince Harry's decider
     b.  Prince Harry's derision
     c.  Prince Harry's diss icon
     d.  Prince Harry's decision
7)  Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry ______
     a.  about his few char
     b.  about his phew chart
     c.  about his future
     d.  about his foo tar
8)  Charles might cut the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan ______
     a.  have officially titles
     b.  have official titles
     c.  have official title
     d.  have officially title
9)  Reporters say they hope to make money ______
     a.  from their framed
     b.  from their famous
     c.  from their fame
     d.  from their frame
10)  others support Harry and say the ______
     a.  media was racist
     b.  media was racism
     c.  media was racial
     d.  media was ray cyst

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The British royal family (1) ___________________. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has (2) ___________________ the UK and walk away from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will move to Canada. They both want a (3) ___________________ from the paparazzi in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died because paparazzi photographers (4) ___________________ she was in. Harry does not want journalists to affect the life of his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about (5) ___________________ social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living in Canada would provide his family, "with the (6) ___________________ on the next chapter".

The UK media reported that the Queen was (7) ___________________ Prince Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry (8) ___________________. Reporters said Charles might cut the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have (9) ___________________ members of the royal family - they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If they leave the UK, they may (10) ___________________. Reporters say they hope to make money from their fame. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the (11) ___________________ towards Meghan. London's waxworks museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. How does Britain's royal family feel right now?
  2. What does Harry want to get away from?
  3. What website did Harry use to tell the world he was moving?
  4. What are Harry and Meghan stepping back as?
  5. What does Harry want to focus on in Canada?
  6. What might Prince Charles give Harry less of?
  7. What is Prince Harry's official title?
  8. What did the article say Harry hoped to make from his fame?
  9. Who did Harry say was racist towards Meghan?
  10. What did a London museum remove from its display?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How does Britain's royal family feel right now?
a) happy
b) shocked
c) angry
d) OK
2) What does Harry want to get away from?
a) everything
b) high taxes
c) London traffic
d) the paparazzi
3) What website did Harry use to tell the world he was moving?
a) Instagram
b) Twitter
c) Facebook
d) his personal website
4) What are Harry and Meghan stepping back as?
a) dukes and duchesses
b) ambassadors
c) senior members of the royal family
d) a married couple
5) What does Harry want to focus on in Canada?
a) writing
b) the next chapter
c) hiking
d) charities

6) What might Prince Charles give Harry less of?
a) land
b) time
c) money
d) advice
7) What is Prince Harry's official title?
a) the Duke of Suffolk
b) the Duke of Wessex
c) the Duke of Essex
d) the Duke of Sussex
8) What did the article say Harry hoped to make from his fame?
a) money
b) a company
c) a website
d) a difference
9) Who did Harry say was racist towards Meghan?
a) the media
b) a friend
c) a servant
d) a truck driver
10) What did a London museum remove from its display?
a) a large painting of Harry
b) Harry and Meghan
c) photos of Harry
d) Harry's army uniform

Role play

Role  A – Canada
You think Canada is the best place to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Tahiti, Finland or Japan.

Role  B – Tahiti
You think Tahiti is the best place to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Canada, Finland or Japan.

Role  C – Finland
You think Finland is the best place to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Tahiti, Canada or Japan.

Role  D – Japan
You think Japan is the best place to move to. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Tahiti, Finland or Canada.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'royal'

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  • and 'family'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • shock
    • wife
    • died
    • affect
    • step
    • next
    • happy
    • brother
    • official
    • lose
    • racist
    • display




    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 - British Royal Family

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'royal'?
    3. What do you think of Britain's royal family?
    4. What do you think of Prince Harry?
    5. Why does Harry want to move to Canada?
    6. What do you know about Prince Harry's mother?
    7. How much of a role model is Harry for putting his family first?
    8. What do you think being a prince is like?
    9. What do you think 'the next chapter' of Harry's life is?
    10. What advice do you have for Harry?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'family'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think about royal families?
    5. Why is the British Queen unhappy with Harry's decision?
    6. What will Prince Harry now do for money?
    7. Why do some people think Harry is a traitor?
    8. What kind of life will Harry and Meghan have in Canada?
    9. What advice do you have for Meghan?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Prince Harry?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The British royal family is (1) ____ shock. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided to leave the UK and (2) ____ away from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will move to Canada. They both want a new life away from the paparazzi in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died because paparazzi photographers (3) ____ the car she was in. Harry does not want journalists to affect the life of his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his (4) ____ on social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to step back (5) ____ 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living in Canada would provide his family, "with the space to focus (6) ____ the next chapter".

    The UK media reported that the Queen was not happy with Prince Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William (7) ____ to Harry about his future. Reporters said Charles might (8) ____ the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have official titles as members of the royal family - they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If they (9) ____ the UK, they may lose those titles. Reporters say they hope to make money from their (10) ____. The opinion of people in the UK is (11) ____. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the media was (12) ____ towards Meghan. London's waxworks museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its royal family display.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     in     (d)     of    
    2. (a)     walk     (b)     jog     (c)     crawl     (d)     hop    
    3. (a)     chased     (b)     chases     (c)     chasing     (d)     chase    
    4. (a)     decision     (b)     decide     (c)     decides     (d)     decider    
    5. (a)     was     (b)     as     (c)     is     (d)     has    
    6. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     by     (d)     on    
    7. (a)     scolded     (b)     whispered     (c)     talked     (d)     whistled    
    8. (a)     burn     (b)     fold     (c)     make     (d)     cut    
    9. (a)     leave     (b)     live     (c)     leaving     (d)     leaves    
    10. (a)     fame     (b)     famous     (c)     famed     (d)     famously    
    11. (a)     multiplied     (b)     divided     (c)     subtracted     (d)     added    
    12. (a)     race     (b)     racial     (c)     racist     (d)     racism

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  because paparazzi photographers chased the car she was in. Harry does not want journalists to affect the life of his
    (...)  to leave the UK and walk away from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will move
    (...)  to Canada. They both want a new life away from the paparazzi in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died
    (...)  wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his decision on social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to step
    (...)  Duchess of Sussex. If they leave the UK, they may lose those titles. Reporters say they hope to make
    (...)  money from their fame. The opinion of people in the UK is divided. Some say Harry is a
    (...)  museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its royal family display.
    (...)  the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have official titles as members of the royal family - they are the Duke and
    (...)  provide his family, "with the space to focus on the next chapter".
    1  ) The British royal family is in shock. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided
    (...)  The UK media reported that the Queen was not happy with Prince Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father
    (...)  back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living in Canada would
    (...)  Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry about his future. Reporters said Charles might cut
    (...)  traitor; others support Harry and say the media was racist towards Meghan. London's waxworks

    Put the words in the right order

    1. decided   Prince   Harry   the   UK   .   leave   has   to
    2. want   a   paparazzi   .   from   away   life   They   the
    3. world   his   Harry   about   decision   .   told   the
    4. members   .   to   back   We   as   intend   senior   step
    5. the   focus   space   next   to   chapter   .   on   The
    6. Harry's   not   The   decision   .   with   happy   was   Queen
    7. he   the   Cut   son   .   to   money   his   gives
    8. the   royal   family   .   Official   of   members   as   titles
    9. divided   .   is   UK   people   opinion   of   The
    10. towards   media   the   Meghan   .   racist   say   People   was

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The British royal family is on / in shock. Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry has decided to leave the UK and walk away / about from the royal family. Harry and his wife Meghan will movement / move to Canada. They both want a new life away to / from the paparazzi in the UK. Prince Harry's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died because paparazzi photographers chased / chasing the car she was in. Harry does not want journalists to effect / affect the life of his wife and baby son. Harry told the world about his decision in / on social media. He wrote on Instagram: "We intend to walk / step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." He added that living / live in Canada would provide his family, "with the space to focus on the next chapter / paragraph".

    The UK media reported that the Queen was not happiness / happy with Prince Harry's decision. The Queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William talked to Harry about his / that future. Reporters said Charles might cut / burn the money he gives to his son. Harry and Meghan have official / office titles as members of the royal family - they are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. If they leave / live the UK, they may lose those titles. Reporters say they hope to do / make money from their fame / famous. The opinion of people in the UK is division / divided. Some say Harry is a traitor; others support Harry and say the media was racist for / towards Meghan. London's waxworks museum Madame Tussauds has removed Meghan and Harry from its royal family display / reveal.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the british royal family is in shock queen elizabeths grandson prince harry has decided to leave the uk and walk away from the royal family harry and his wife meghan will move to canada they both want a new life away from the paparazzi in the uk prince harrys mother diana princess of wales died because paparazzi photographers chased the car she was in harry does not want journalists to affect the life of his wife and baby son harry told the world about his decision on social media he wrote on instagram we intend to step back as senior members of the royal family he added that living in canada would provide his family with the space to focus on the next chapter

    the uk media reported that the queen was not happy with prince harrys decision the queen harrys father prince charles and brother prince william talked to harry about his future reporters said charles might cut the money he gives to his son harry and meghan have official titles as members of the royal family they are the duke and duchess of sussex if they leave the uk they may lose those titles reporters say they hope to make money from their fame the opinion of people in the uk is divided some say harry is a traitor others support harry and say the media was racist towards meghan londons waxworks museum madame tussauds has removed meghan and harry from its royal family display

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    TheBritishroyalfamilyisinshock.QueenElizabeth'sgrandsonPrinceHa
    rryhasdecidedtoleavetheUKandwalkawayfromtheroyalfamily.Harry
    andhiswifeMeghanwillmovetoCanada.Theybothwantanewlifeawayf
    romthepaparazziintheUK.PrinceHarry'smother,Diana,PrincessofWa
    les,diedbecausepaparazziphotographerschasedthecarshewasin.Ha
    rrydoesnotwantjournaliststoaffectthelifeofhiswifeandbabyson.Harr
    ytoldtheworldabouthisdecisiononsocialmedia.HewroteonInstagram
    :"Weintendtostepbackas'senior'membersoftheRoyalFamily."Headd
    edthatlivinginCanadawouldprovidehisfamily,"withthespacetofocus
    onthenextchapter".TheUKmediareportedthattheQueenwasnothapp
    ywithPrinceHarry'sdecision.TheQueen,Harry'sfatherPrinceCharlesa
    ndbrotherPrinceWilliamtalkedtoHarryabouthisfuture.Reporterssaid
    Charlesmightcutthemoneyhegivestohisson.HarryandMeghanhaveo
    fficialtitlesasmembersoftheroyalfamily-theyaretheDukeandDuche
    ssofSussex.IftheyleavetheUK,theymaylosethosetitles.Reporterssa
    ytheyhopetomakemoneyfromtheirfame.TheopinionofpeopleintheU
    Kisdivided.SomesayHarryisatraitor;otherssupportHarryandsaythe
    mediawasracisttowardsMeghan.London'swaxworksmuseumMadam
    eTussaudshasremovedMeghanandHarryfromitsroyalfamilydisplay.

    Free writing

    Write about the lesson page for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There is no need for royal families in the world today. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. ROYAL FAMILIES: Make a poster about royal families. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. PRINCE HARRY: Write a magazine article about Prince Harry being right to move to Canada and leave the royal family. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on royal families. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on royal families. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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