The Reading / Listening - Harry and Meghan - Level 2

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have said goodbye to social media. The Duke (formerly Prince Harry) and his wife Meghan have reportedly stopped posting. They want to focus on their new life in the USA. A newspaper in the UK wrote that the couple have no plans to use social media for their non-profit organisation or personal lives. It said the couple are sad and tired of all the "hate" they see online. They both stepped down as active members of the British royal family last year. Since then, many people have attacked them on their Instagram account.



Harry and Meghans' main social media account on Instagram has 10.4 million followers. The couple have not posted any new content since March 2020. A source said the couple were "very unlikely" to use it again. Meghan has spoken out about the harm social media can do. She was attacked many times after she married into Britain's royal family. She said she experienced "almost unsurvivable" online abuse. She said she was the most trolled person in the world in 2019. Social media companies are in the news for suspending the accounts of US President Donald Trump.

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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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. They want to focus
  2. A newspaper
  3. the couple have no plans
  4. their non-profit
  5. tired of all the "hate"
  6. They both stepped
  7. members of the British
  8. people have attacked
  1. royal family
  2. organisation
  3. them
  4. on their new life
  5. down
  6. to use social media
  7. they see online
  8. in the UK

Paragraph 2

  1. 10.4 million
  2. spoken out about the harm
  3. She was attacked
  4. married into Britain's
  5. experienced almost unsurvivable
  6. the most trolled person
  7. Social media companies are in
  8. suspending the accounts of US
  1. President Donald Trump
  2. royal family
  3. the news
  4. many times
  5. in the world
  6. followers
  7. online abuse
  8. social media can do

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may (1) ___________________ to social media. The Duke (formerly Prince Harry) (2) ___________________ Meghan have reportedly stopped posting. They want (3) ___________________ their new life in the USA. A newspaper in the UK wrote that the couple have (4) ___________________ use social media for their non-profit organisation or personal lives. It said the couple are sad and tired of all the "hate" (5) ___________________. They both stepped down as active members of the British royal family last year. Since then, many people (6) ___________________ on their Instagram account.

Harry and Meghans' main social media account on Instagram has 10.4 million followers. The couple have (7) ___________________ new content since March 2020. (8) ___________________ the couple were "very unlikely" to use it again. Meghan has (9) ___________________ the harm social media can do. She was attacked many times (10) ___________________ into Britain's royal family. She said she experienced "almost unsurvivable" online abuse. She said she was (11) ___________________ person in the world in 2019. Social media companies are in the news (12) ___________________ accounts of US President Donald Trump.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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TheDuke(formerlyPrinceHarry)andhiswifeMeghanhavereportedlyst
oppedposting.TheywanttofocusontheirnewlifeintheUSA.Anewspape
rintheUKwrotethatthecouplehavenoplanstousesocialmediafortheirn
on-profitorganisationorpersonallives.Itsaidthecouplearesadandtire
dofallthe"hate"theyseeonline.Theybothsteppeddownasactivememb
ersoftheBritishroyalfamilylastyear.Sincethen,manypeoplehaveatta
ckedthemontheirInstagramaccount.HarryandMeghans'mainsocial
mediaaccountonInstagramhas10.4millionfollowers.Thecouplehave
notpostedanynewcontentsinceMarch2020.Asourcesaidthecouplewe
re"veryunlikely"touseitagain.Meghanhasspokenoutabouttheharms
ocialmediacando.ShewasattackedmanytimesaftershemarriedintoB
ritain'sroyalfamily.Shesaidsheexperienced"almostunsurvivable"onl
ineabuse.Shesaidshewasthemosttrolledpersonintheworldin2019.S
ocialmediacompaniesareinthenewsforsuspendingtheaccountsofUS
PresidentDonaldTrump.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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