The Reading / Listening - Harry and Meghan - Level 1

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have stopped using social media. Harry and Meghan want to focus on their life. A UK newspaper wrote that the couple will not use social media for their charity or for their personal lives. It said they are tired of the "hate" they see online. They stopped being active members of the British royal family last year. After that, many people attacked them online.

Harry and Meghan's main social media account has 10 million followers. The couple were "very unlikely" to use it again. Meghan has spoken about the harm social media can do. She was attacked many times after she got married. She said she experienced "almost unsurvivable" online abuse. She said she was the most trolled person in the world. Social media companies are in the news for stopping the accounts of US President Donald Trump.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Harry and Meghan - Level 0 Harry and Meghan - Level 2   or  Harry and Meghan - Level 3

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 activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. stopped
  2. focus
  3. use social media for
  4. for their personal
  5. tired of the "hate" they
  6. active
  7. the British
  8. many people attacked them
  1. royal family
  2. their charity
  3. see online
  4. online
  5. using social media
  6. lives
  7. on their life
  8. members

Paragraph 2

  1. very
  2. the harm social media
  3. She was attacked many
  4. after she
  5. almost unsurvivable online
  6. the most trolled person
  7. companies are in
  8. the accounts of US
  1. the news
  2. unlikely
  3. President Donald Trump
  4. can do
  5. in the world
  6. got married
  7. abuse
  8. times

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (1) ___________________ using social media. Harry and Meghan (2) ___________________ on their life. A UK newspaper (3) ___________________ couple will not use social media for their charity or for (4) ___________________. It said they are tired of the "hate" they see online. They stopped being (5) ___________________ the British royal family last year. After that, (6) ___________________ them online.

Harry and Meghan's (7) ___________________ account has 10 million followers. The couple (8) ___________________ to use it again. Meghan has spoken (9) ___________________ social media can do. She was attacked many (10) ___________________ got married. She said she experienced "almost unsurvivable" online abuse. She said she was the (11) ___________________ in the world. Social media companies are (12) ___________________ for stopping the accounts of US President Donald Trump.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheDukeandDuchessofSussexmayhavestoppedusingsocialmedia.H
arryandMeghanwanttofocusontheirlife.AUKnewspaperwrotethatthe
couplewillnotusesocialmediafortheircharityorfortheirpersonallives.I
tsaidtheyaretiredofthe"hate"theyseeonline.Theystoppedbeingactiv
emembersoftheBritishroyalfamilylastyear.Afterthat,manypeopleatt
ackedthemonline.HarryandMeghan'smainsocialmediaaccounthas1
0millionfollowers.Thecouplewere"veryunlikely"touseitagain.Megha
nhasspokenabouttheharmsocialmediacando.Shewasattackedmany
timesaftershegotmarried.Shesaidsheexperienced"almostunsurviva
ble"onlineabuse.Shesaidshewasthemosttrolledpersonintheworld.S
ocialmediacompaniesareinthenewsforstoppingtheaccountsofUSPre
sidentDonaldTrump.

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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