The Reading / Listening - Harry and Meghan - Level 0

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may stop using social media. Harry and Meghan want to focus on life. A newspaper said the couple will not use social media for their charity or for their personal lives. They are tired of the "hate" they see online. Many people attacked them online last year after they quit the royal family.



The couple have 10 million followers. Meghan said social media can do a lot of harm. She was attacked online after she got married. She said she got "almost unsurvivable" abuse. She said she was the most trolled person in the world. Social media companies are in the news for stopping Donald Trump's accounts.

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Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/10/harry-meghan-quit-social-media
  • https://news.sky.com/story/harry-and-meghan-unlikely-to-return-to-social-media-after-abandoning-instagram-account-12183672
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/harry-meghan-sussex-instagram-twitter-facebook-b1784972.html


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. stop using
  2. Harry and Meghan want
  3. use social media
  4. for their personal
  5. tired of the "hate"
  6. people attacked them
  7. after they
  8. the royal
  1. lives
  2. quit
  3. to focus on life
  4. family
  5. social media
  6. they see online
  7. online last year
  8. for their charity

Paragraph 2

  1. The couple have 10 million
  2. social media can do a
  3. She was attacked
  4. after she
  5. she got almost unsurvivable
  6. the most trolled person
  7. companies are in
  8. stopping Donald Trump's
  1. online
  2. the news
  3. abuse
  4. lot of harm
  5. in the world
  6. followers
  7. accounts
  8. got married

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (1) ___________________ social media. Harry and Meghan (2) ___________________ on life. A newspaper said (3) ___________________ not use social media for their charity (4) ___________________ personal lives. They are tired of the "hate" (5) ___________________. Many people attacked them online last year (6) ___________________ the royal family.

The (7) ___________________ million followers. Meghan said social media can do a (8) ___________________. She was attacked online after (9) ___________________. She said she got "almost unsurvivable" abuse. (10) ___________________ was (11) ___________________ person in the world. Social media companies are (12) ___________________ for stopping Donald Trump's accounts.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheDukeandDuchessofSussexmaystopusingsocialmedia.Harryand
Meghanwanttofocusonlife.Anewspapersaidthecouplewillnotusesoci
almediafortheircharityorfortheirpersonallives.Theyaretiredofthe"ha
te"theyseeonline.Manypeopleattackedthemonlinelastyearafterthey
quittheroyalfamily.Thecouplehave10millionfollowers.Meghansaids
ocialmediacandoalotofharm.Shewasattackedonlineaftershegotmar
ried.Shesaidshegot"almostunsurvivable"abuse.Shesaidshewasthe
mosttrolledpersonintheworld.Socialmediacompaniesareinthenewsf
orstoppingDonaldTrump'saccounts.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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