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Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal, who is fifth in line to the British throne, talked exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television channel. In a very candid interview, the young prince spoke at length about his charity projects and the effect the loss of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him at an early age. Harry confessed that for a long time after his mother's death, he did not want to fulfill the expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphans in Lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position and fame to do good.



Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positive outlook on life. He said he used to "bury his head in the sand," but now views life "very, very differently". He said: "I was fighting the system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." He explained that things have changed 180 degrees, saying: "Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your local community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, just do good. Why wouldn't you?"

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

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/


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Warm-ups

1. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about making a difference. 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?

       prince / difference / throne / exclusively / candid / charity / confessed / orphans /
       positive / outlook / sand / fighting / system / boring / walking / old lady / good

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. GOOD: Students A strongly believe everyone has to do good every day in everything they do; Students B strongly believe not.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. GOOD DEEDS: What are the pros and cons of these? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Pros

Cons

Giving to charity

 

 

Opening a door for someone

 

 

Doing someone's work

 

 

Buying someone flowers

 

 

Paying a stranger a compliment

 

 

Doing voluntary work

 

 

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5. PRINCE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "prince". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. HELPFUL PEOPLE: Rank these with your partner. Put the people in the best position to make a difference at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • pilot
  • politician
  • prince
  • journalist
  • teacher
  • nurse
  • soldier
  • lawyer

Before reading / listening

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

  1. There are seven people ahead of Prince Harry to be the next king/queen. T / F
  2. Prince Harry was interviewed by an American news channel.     T / F
  3. Prince Harry spoke openly and honestly about his life.     T / F
  4. Harry works with orphans and war veterans.     T / F
  5. Harry told reporters he has always had a positive outlook on life.     T / F
  6. Harry told reporters he used to bury his head in the sand.     T / F
  7. Prince Harry said it is good to be bad.     T / F
  8. Harry encouraged people to help old ladies and open doors.     T / F

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

  1. exclusively
  2. candid
  3. at length
  4. loss
  5. perspective
  6. positive
  7. views
  8. lucky
  9. position
  10. local
  1. looks at
  2. death
  3. place
  4. view
  5. open
  6. fortunate
  7. only
  8. neighbourhood
  9. optimistic
  10. for a long time

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

  1. fifth in line
  2. talked
  3. In a very candid
  4. the young prince spoke at
  5. given him a new perspective
  6. he did not always have such a positive
  7. he used to bury
  8. Now I'm just so fired
  9. lucky enough
  10. helping
  1. outlook on life
  2. length
  3. her across the road
  4. on life
  5. interview
  6. up and energised
  7. to the British throne
  8. to be in a position
  9. his head in the sand
  10. exclusively

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
throne
fulfill
royal
veterans
length
fame
candid
loss

Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old (1) ____________, who is fifth in line to the British (2) ____________, talked exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television channel. In a very (3) ____________ interview, the young prince spoke at (4) ____________ about his charity projects and the effect the (5) ____________ of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him at an early age. Harry confessed that for a long time after his mother's death, he did not want to (6) ____________ the expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphans in Lesotho and working with war (7) ____________ has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position and (8) ____________ to do good.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
sand
fired
positive
good
degrees
fighting
local
something

Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a (9) ____________ outlook on life. He said he used to "bury his head in the (10) ____________," but now views life "very, very differently". He said: "I was (11) ____________ the system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." He explained that things have changed 180 (12) ____________, saying: "Now I'm just so (13) ____________ up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make (14) ____________ of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your (15) ____________ community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, just do (16) ____________. Why wouldn't you?"

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference ______
     a.  on the world
     b.  in the worldly
     c.  on the worlds
     d.  in the world

2)  The 32-year-old royal, who is fifth in line to the ______
     a.  British throne
     b.  British drone
     c.  British anon
     d.  British thrown

3)  In a very candid interview, the young prince ______
     a.  spoke at lengthways
     b.  spoke at length
     c.  spoke at longitude
     d.  spoke at longing

4)  he did not want to fulfill the expectations of ______
     a.  being a prince
     b.  been a prince
     c.  be in a prince
     d.  being in a prince

5)  working with war veterans has given him a new ______
     a.  perceptive on life
     b.  perspiration on life
     c.  perspective on life
     d.  perspicacious on life

6)  Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positive ______
     a.  outdate on life
     b.  outing on life
     c.  outage on life
     d.  outlook on life

7)  He said he used to bury his head ______
     a.  in the diamonds
     b.  in the rice
     c.  in the sand
     d.  in the breakfast cereal

8)  He explained that things have changed ______
     a.  180 watts
     b.  180 degrees
     c.  180 volts
     d.  180 centimetres

9)  Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be ______
     a.  on the position
     b.  in the position
     c.  on a position
     d.  in a position

10)  opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, ______
     a.  just doing good
     b.  just does good
     c.  just done good
     d.  just do good

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal, who is (1) ___________________ the British throne, talked exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television channel. In a very (2) ___________________, the young prince spoke at length about his charity projects and the (3) ___________________ his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him (4) ___________________. Harry confessed that for a long time after his mother's death, he did not want (5) ___________________ expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphans in Lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can (6) __________________ and fame to do good.

Prince Harry told journalists that he did not (7) ___________________ a positive outlook on life. He said he used to "bury his (8) ___________________," but now views life "very, very differently". He said: "I was (9) ___________________, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." He explained that things have changed 180 degrees, saying: "Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be (10) ___________________ be in a position to make a difference…to make something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your (11) ___________________, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, just do good. (12) ___________________?"

Comprehension questions

  1. How old is Prince Harry?
  2. How many people are ahead of him in line to the British throne?
  3. What kind of interview did Prince Harry give?
  4. What did Harry at one time not want to fulfill?
  5. What has working with veterans given Prince Harry?
  6. What did Prince Harry used to bury in the sand?
  7. What did Prince Harry say he was fighting?
  8. By how much did Harry say his life had changed?
  9. What did Prince Harry say it was boring to be?
  10. Who did Harry say people should open a door for?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How old is Prince Harry?
a) 30
b) 32
c) 31
d) 39

2) How many people are ahead of him in line to the British throne?
a) 2
b) 5
c) 3
d) 4

3) What kind of interview did Prince Harry give?
a) a candid one
b) a funny one
c) a strange one
d) a quiet one

4) What did Harry at one time not want to fulfill?
a) a contract
b) an urge
c) expectation
d) a need

5) What has working with veterans given Prince Harry?
a) many stories
b) a new perspective on life
c) hope
d) food for thought

6) What did Prince Harry used to bury in the sand?
a) a bone
b) his homework
c) his head
d) his diamonds

7) What did Prince Harry say he was fighting?
a) his grandmother
b) fat
c) age
d) the system

8) By how much did Harry say his life had changed?
a) 180 degrees
b) a little
c) not much
d) totally and completely

9) What did Prince Harry say it was boring to be?
a) bad
b) good
c) honest
d) a prince

10) Who did Harry say people should open a door for?
a) the Queen
b) an old lady
c) the children of the world
d) him

Role play

Role A — Teacher

You think a teacher is in the best position to make a difference. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people can't make such a big difference. Also, tell the others who of these can make the least difference (and why): soldier, politician or prince.

Role B — Soldier

You think a soldier is in the best position to make a difference. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people can't make such a big difference. Also, tell the others who of these can make the least difference (and why): teacher, politician or prince.

Role C — Politician

You think a politician is in the best position to make a difference. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people can't make such a big difference. Also, tell the others who of these can make the least difference (and why): soldier, teacher or prince.

Role D — Prince

You think a prince is in the best position to make a difference. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people can't make such a big difference. Also, tell the others who of these can make the least difference (and why): soldier, politician or teacher.

After reading / listening

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

'positive'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'outlook'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • always
    • system
    • 180
    • enough
    • boring
    • lady
    • fifth
    • team
    • loss
    • early
    • long
    • fame




    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 - UK's Prince Harry vows to make a difference

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'difference'?
    3. What do you know about Britain's Prince Harry?
    4. What difference do you make to people's lives?
    5. What more can you do to make a difference?
    6. Do royals have a bigger duty than others to make a difference?
    7. What difference could Prince Harry make?
    8. What do you do for charity?
    9. Who have you helped recently?
    10. What is the effect on the world of selfishness?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. How important is it to make a difference?
    3. Have you ever buried your head in the sand?
    4. Have you ever fought against the system?
    5. Has your life ever changed 180 degrees?
    6. What can you do today to make a difference?
    7. What was the last thing you were fired up about?
    8. Why is it "boring to be bad"?
    9. How would the world be different if we all did good?
    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)

    Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal, who is fifth in (1) ____ to the British throne, talked exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television channel. In a very (2) ____ interview, the young prince spoke at (3) ____ about his charity projects and the effect the (4) ____ of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him at an early age. Harry confessed that for a long time after his mother's death, he did not want to fulfill the expectations of (5) ____ a prince. His charity work helping orphans in Lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective (6) ____ life and on how he can use his position and fame to do good.

    Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positive outlook on life. He said he used to "bury his (7) ____ in the sand," but now views life "very, very differently". He said: "I was fighting the system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." He explained that things have changed 180 (8) ____, saying: "Now I'm just so fired (9) ____ and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make (10) ____ of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your (11) ____ community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, just do good. Why (12) ____ you?"

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)      queue     (b)     angle     (c)     line     (d)     position    
    2. (a)      candid     (b)     candour     (c)     candy     (d)     candidate    
    3. (a)      length     (b)     width     (c)     breadth     (d)     depth    
    4. (a)      loss     (b)     lost     (c)     losing     (d)     lose    
    5. (a)      is     (b)     be     (c)     been     (d)     being    
    6. (a)      to     (b)     by     (c)     at     (d)     on    
    7. (a)      head     (b)     diamonds     (c)     homework     (d)     toys    
    8. (a)      hectares     (b)     megabytes     (c)     volts     (d)     degrees    
    9. (a)      up     (b)     on     (c)     down     (d)     to    
    10. (a)      fun     (b)     something     (c)     work     (d)     a go    
    11. (a)      locus     (b)     local     (c)     locum     (d)     locust    
    12. (a)      wouldn't     (b)     didn't     (c)     wasn't     (d)     bad

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     perspective on life and on how he can use his position and fame to do good.

    (    )     of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him at an early age. Harry confessed that for a long

    (    )     difference…to make something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring

    (    )     being a prince. His charity work helping orphans in Lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new

    (    )     Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positive outlook on life. He said he used to "bury his

    (    )     to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your local community, your village...walking down the street, opening a

    1  )     Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal, who is fifth

    (    )     time after his mother's death, he did not want to fulfill the expectations of

    (    )     in line to the British throne, talked exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television

    (    )     door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it is, just do good. Why wouldn't you?"

    (    )     head in the sand," but now views life "very, very differently". He said: "I was fighting the

    (    )     channel. In a very candid interview, the young prince spoke at length about his charity projects and the effect the loss

    (    )     system, going, 'I don't want to be this person'." He explained that things have changed 180

    (    )     degrees, saying: "Now I'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a

    Put the words in the right order

    1. documentary   Talked   team  exclusively  from   to   Britain's   a  ITV   .
    2. a  In   length  at  spoke   prince  young  the  ,  interview  candid  very  .
    3. expectations  the  fulfill  to  want  not  did  He   prince   a   being   of   .
    4. perspective  war  given   new  with   has  a   Working   veterans  him   .
    5. good   How   he   to   fame   use   his   position   and   do   can   .
    6. always   have   such   a   positive   outlook   on   life   He   did   not   .
    7. that   explained   He   degrees   180   changed   have   things   .
    8. to   make   a   difference   Lucky   enough   to   be   in   a   position   .
    9. be   be  said   to  to   prince  boring   fun  The  and  was  bad  good  it  .
    10. wouldn't   Why  .   good   do   just   ,   is   it   Whatever   you   ?

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Britain's Prince Harry has said he wants to make a differential / difference in the world. The 32-year-old royal, who is fifth / five in line / lining to the British throne, talked exclusive / exclusively to a documentary team from Britain's ITV television channel. In a very candid interview, the young prince spoke at length about his charity projects and the effect / affect the loss of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had on him at an early aged / age. Harry confessed / confused that for a long time after his mother's death, he did not want to fulfill the expects / expectations of being a prince. His charity work helping orphanage / orphans in Lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position and famous / fame to do good.

    Prince Harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positively / positive outlook on life. He said he used to "bury / berry his head in the sand," but now views / view life "very, very differently". He said: "I was fighting the system, coming / going, 'I don't want to be this person / people'." He explained that things have changed 180 degree / degrees, saying: "Now I'm just so fired up / down and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make / do something of my life." The prince said it was, "fun to be good and boring to be bad". He said: "Whether it's in your local / locally community, your village...walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping her across the road. Whatever it be / is, just do good. Why wouldn't you?"

    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)

    Br_t__n's Pr_nc_ H_rry h_s s__d h_ w_nts t_ m_k_ _ d_ff_r_nc_ _n th_ w_rld. Th_ 32-y__r-_ld r_y_l, wh_ _s f_fth _n l_n_ t_ th_ Br_t_sh thr_n_, t_lk_d _xcl_s_v_ly t_ _ d_c_m_nt_ry t__m fr_m Br_t__n's _TV t_l_v_s__n ch_nn_l. _n _ v_ry c_nd_d _nt_rv__w, th_ y__ng pr_nc_ sp_k_ _t l_ngth _b__t h_s ch_r_ty pr_j_cts _nd th_ _ff_ct th_ l_ss _f h_s m_th_r, D__n_, Pr_nc_ss _f W_l_s, h_d _n h_m _t _n __rly _g_. H_rry c_nf_ss_d th_t f_r _ l_ng t_m_ _ft_r h_s m_th_r's d__th, h_ d_d n_t w_nt t_ f_lf_ll th_ _xp_ct_t__ns _f b__ng _ pr_nc_. H_s ch_r_ty w_rk h_lp_ng _rph_ns _n L_s_th_ _nd w_rk_ng w_th w_r v_t_r_ns h_s g_v_n h_m _ n_w p_rsp_ct_v_ _n l_f_ _nd _n h_w h_ c_n _s_ h_s p_s_t__n _nd f_m_ t_ d_ g__d.

    Pr_nc_ H_rry t_ld j__rn_l_sts th_t h_ d_d n_t _lw_ys h_v_ s_ch _ p_s_t_v_ __tl__k _n l_f_. H_ s__d h_ _s_d t_ "b_ry h_s h__d _n th_ s_nd," b_t n_w v__ws l_f_ "v_ry, v_ry d_ff_r_ntly". H_ s__d: "_ w_s f_ght_ng th_ syst_m, g__ng, '_ d_n't w_nt t_ b_ th_s p_rs_n'." H_ _xpl__n_d th_t th_ngs h_v_ ch_ng_d 180 d_gr__s, s_y_ng: "N_w _'m j_st s_ f_r_d _p _nd _n_rg_s_d t_ b_ l_cky _n__gh t_ b_ _n _ p_s_t__n t_ m_k_ _ d_ff_r_nc_…t_ m_k_ s_m_th_ng _f my l_f_." Th_ pr_nc_ s__d _t w_s, "f_n t_ b_ g__d _nd b_r_ng t_ b_ b_d". H_ s__d: "Wh_th_r _t's _n y__r l_c_l c_mm_n_ty, y__r v_ll_g_...w_lk_ng d_wn th_ str__t, _p_n_ng _ d__r f_r _n _ld l_dy, h_lp_ng h_r _cr_ss th_ r__d. Wh_t_v_r _t _s, j_st d_ g__d. Why w__ldn't y__?"

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    britain's prince harry has said he wants to make a difference in the world the 32-year-old royal who is fifth in line to the british throne talked exclusively to a documentary team from britain's itv television channel in a very candid interview the young prince spoke at length about his charity projects and the effect the loss of his mother diana princess of wales had on him at an early age harry confessed that for a long time after his mother's death he did not want to fulfill the expectations of being a prince his charity work helping orphans in lesotho and working with war veterans has given him a new perspective on life and on how he can use his position and fame to do good

    prince harry told journalists that he did not always have such a positive outlook on life he said he used to "bury his head in the sand" but now views life "very very differently" he said "i was fighting the system going 'i don't want to be this person'" he explained that things have changed 180 degrees saying "now i'm just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference…to make something of my life" the prince said it was "fun to be good and boring to be bad" he said "whether it's in your local community your villagewalking down the street opening a door for an old lady helping her across the road whatever it is just do good why wouldn't you"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Britain'sPrinceHarryhassaidhewantstomakeadifferenceintheworld.
    The32-year-oldroyal,whoisfifthinlinetotheBritishthrone,talkedexclu
    sivelytoadocumentaryteamfromBritain'sITVtelevisionchannel.Inav
    erycandidinterview,theyoungprincespokeatlengthabouthischarityp
    rojectsandtheeffectthelossofhismother,Diana,PrincessofWales,had
    onhimatanearlyage.Harryconfessedthatforalongtimeafterhismothe
    r'sdeath,hedidnotwanttofulfilltheexpectationsofbeingaprince.Hisch
    arityworkhelpingorphansinLesothoandworkingwithwarveteranshas
    givenhimanewperspectiveonlifeandonhowhecanusehispositionandf
    ametodogood.PrinceHarrytoldjournaliststhathedidnotalwayshaves
    uchapositiveoutlookonlife.Hesaidheusedto"buryhisheadinthesand,"
    butnowviewslife"very,verydifferently".Hesaid:"Iwasfightingthesyst
    em,going,'Idon'twanttobethisperson'."Heexplainedthatthingshave
    changed180degrees,saying:"NowI'mjustsofiredupandenergisedtob
    eluckyenoughtobeinapositiontomakeadifference…tomakesomethin
    gofmylife."Theprincesaiditwas,"funtobegoodandboringtobebad".He
    said:"Whetherit'sinyourlocalcommunity,yourvillage...walkingdown
    thestreet,openingadoorforanoldlady,helpingheracrosstheroad.Wha
    teverifitis,justdogood.Whywouldn'tyou?"

    Free writing

    Write about making a difference for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Helping others should be the main role of royals. 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 story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Make a poster about making a difference. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. DOING GOOD: Write a magazine article about everyone having to do good every day. 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 ideas on what more royal families can do to make a difference. 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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