The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Britain's Prince Harry wants to make a difference. The 32-year-old royal talked exclusively to a documentary team. In a candid interview, he spoke about his charity work and the effect the death of his mother had on him. Harry confessed that for a long time after, it was difficult to be a prince. His charity work helping orphans and war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position to do good.



Harry said he did not always have such a positive outlook and used to "bury his head in the sand". He said: "I was fighting the system." Things have changed completely for him. He said: "Now I'm just so…energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference." He said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He added: "Whether it's in your local community, your village...walking down the street….Whatever it is, just do good."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38355368
  • http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-wants-to-make-a-difference-to-peoples-lives-a3423091.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/18/prince-harry-finds-mission-serve-africa/


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. The 32-year-old
  2. talked exclusively to a documentary
  3. In a candid
  4. the effect the death of his mother
  5. His charity
  6. war
  7. given him a new perspective
  8. how he can use his position
  1. work helping orphans
  2. on life
  3. royal
  4. to do good
  5. team
  6. interview
  7. had on him
  8. veterans

Paragraph 2

  1. he did not always have such
  2. bury his head
  3. I was fighting
  4. Things have changed
  5. Now I'm just so
  6. lucky enough to be in a position to
  7. fun to be good and
  8. Whatever it is, just
  1. the system
  2. make a difference
  3. in the sand
  4. boring to be bad
  5. a positive outlook
  6. do good
  7. energised
  8. completely for him

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's Prince Harry (1) ___________________ a difference. The 32-year-old royal talked (2) ___________________ documentary team. In a candid interview, he spoke about his charity work (3) ___________________ the death of his mother (4) ___________________. Harry confessed that for a long time after, it was difficult to be a prince. His charity work helping orphans and war veterans (5) ___________________ new perspective on life and on how (6) ___________________ position to do good.

Harry said he did not always have such a (7) ___________________ and used to "(8) ___________________ the sand". He said: "I was fighting the system." Things have (9) ___________________ him. He said: "Now I'm just so…energised to (10) ___________________ to be in a position to make a difference." He said it was, "fun to be good (11) ___________________ bad". He added: "Whether it's in your local community, your village...walking down the street…. (12) ___________________ do good."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Britain'sPrinceHarrywantstomakeadifference.The32-year-oldroyalt
alkedexclusivelytoadocumentaryteam.Inacandidinterview,hespoke
abouthischarityworkandtheeffectthedeathofhismotherhadonhim.H
arryconfessedthatforalongtimeafter,itwasdifficulttobeaprince.Hisch
arityworkhelpingorphansandwarveteranshasgivenhimanewperspec
tiveonlifeandonhowhecanusehispositiontodogood.Harrysaidhedidn
otalwayshavesuchapositiveoutlookandusedto"buryhisheadinthesa
nd".Hesaid:"Iwasfightingthesystem."Thingshavechangedcompletel
yforhim.Hesaid:"NowI'mjustso…energisedtobeluckyenoughtobeina
positiontomakeadifference."Hesaiditwas,"funtobegoodandboringto
bebad".Headded:"Whetherit'sinyourlocalcommunity,yourvillage...
walkingdownthestreet….Whateveritis,justdogood."

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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