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It was the fairy-tale wedding of the century. Kings, queens, royalty and VIPs from around the world were at London’s Westminster Abbey to celebrate the wedding of Britain’s Prince William of Wales and Catherine "Kate" Middleton. Thousands lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the happy couple as their open-top coach took them to Buckingham Palace. And two billion TV viewers worldwide watched the marriage of William and Kate, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate was born on the 9th of January, 1982 in a small English countryside town. She lived in Amman, Jordan between 1984 and 1986; her parents worked for British Airways. She studied the history of art at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2006, Kate joined the clothing fashion chain Jigsaw as an accessory buyer. She has become a style icon and is frequently on the “best-dressed women” lists of glossy fashion magazines.

Prince William of Wales was born on the 21st of June, 1982. He is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. From his birth, it was expected he would one day become king of England. His early years were spent out of the public spotlight, following the tragic death of his mother. He graduated from Scotland’s St. Andrews University and went on to join the military. He is now a helicopter rescue pilot.

William and Kate met at university. Reports are William became interested in Kate after seeing her on a catwalk at a college fashion show. The world’s media soon followed them everywhere and newspapers were full of speculation about their on-off relationship. Kate frequently appeared with William at royal events. William proposed to Kate in Kenya in October 2010. The world will now watch every step of their married life together.


Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.

SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

VIPs

a.

sight

2

glimpse

b.

rural

3.

worldwide

c.

often

4.

countryside

d.

Very Important People

5.

style

e.

globally

6.

frequently

f.

fashion

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

expected

g.

glare

8.

spotlight

h.

fashion runway

9.

tragic

i.

thought

10.

catwalk

j.

sad

11

media

k

stage

12

step

l

press

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

the fairy-tale wedding

a.

military

2

Thousands lined the streets

b.

fashion magazines

3.

catch a glimpse

c.

a style icon

4.

She has become

d.

day become king

5.

glossy

e.

of the century

6.

it was expected he would one

f.

followed them everywhere

7.

out of the public

g.

the streets

8.

join the

h.

off relationship

9.

The world’s media soon

i.

of the happy couple

10.

their on-

j.

spotlight


LISTENING GAP FILL

It was ___________________ of the century. Kings, queens, royalty and VIPs from around the world were at London’s Westminster Abbey to ___________________ of Britain’s Prince William of Wales and Catherine "Kate" Middleton. Thousands lined the streets to ___________________ the happy couple as their open-top coach took them to Buckingham Palace. And two ___________________ worldwide watched the marriage of William and Kate, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate was born on the 9th of January, 1982 in a small ___________________. She lived in Amman, Jordan between 1984 and 1986; her parents worked for British Airways. She studied ___________________ the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2006, Kate joined ___________________ Jigsaw as an accessory buyer. She has become a style icon and is frequently on the “best-dressed women” ___________________ magazines.

Prince William of Wales was born on the 21st of June, 1982. ___________________ son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. From his birth, it was ___________________ he would one day become king of England. His early years were ___________________ public spotlight, following the tragic death of his mother. He graduated from Scotland’s St. Andrews University and ___________________ military. He is now a helicopter rescue pilot.

William and Kate met at university. Reports are William ___________________ Kate after seeing her on a catwalk at a college fashion show. The world’s media soon followed them everywhere and newspapers were ___________________ about their ___________________. Kate frequently appeared with William at royal events. William proposed to Kate in Kenya in October 2010. The world will ______________________ of their married life together.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

It was the fairy-tale / tail wedding of the century. Kings, queens, royal / royalty and VIPs from around the world were at London’s Westminster Abbey to celebrate the wedding of Britain’s Prince William of Wales and Catherine "Kate" Middleton. Thousands lined / line-up the streets to catch a glimpse of the happy couple as their open-top coach took them to Buckingham Palace. And two billion TV viewers worldwide watched the marriage of William and Kate, now / know the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate was born on the 9th of January, 1982 in a small English countryside town. She lived in Amman, Jordan between / from 1984 and 1986; her parents worked for British Airways. She studied the history of art at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2006, Kate joined the clothing / cloth fashion chain Jigsaw as an accessory buyer. She has become a style icon and is frequented / frequently on the “best-dressed women” lists of glossy / glassy fashion magazines.

Prince William of Wales was born on the 21st of June, 1982. He is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. From his born / birth, it was expected he would one day become king of England. His early years were / are spent out of the public spotlight, following the tragic / tragedy death of his mother. He graduated from Scotland’s St. Andrews University and went on to join the military / militia. He is now a helicopter rescue pilot.

William and Kate met at university. Reports are / do William became interested in Kate after seeing her on / in a catwalk at a college fashion show. The world’s media soon follows / followed them everywhere and newspapers were full of speculation about their on-off relationship. Kate frequently appeared / appalled with William at royal events. William proposed to Kate in Kenya in October 2010. The world will now watch every step of their married life together.


SPELLING

These jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

fiayr-tale wedding

2.

brecealte the wedding

3.

catch a eilpmgs

4.

billions of TV ewesivr

Paragraph 2

5.

tuercoynids town

6.

She studied the horytsi of art

7.

become a tysel icon

8.

yoslgs fashion magazines

Paragraph 3

9.

the stedel son

10.

he would one day beecmo king

11.

the iacrgt death of his mother

12.

a helicopter cesreu pilot

Paragraph 4

13.

met at vysnruiiet

14.

a ktwacal at a college fashion show

15.

their on-off niepohlrtias

16.

William odspproe to Kate

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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off relationship. Kate frequently appeared with William at royal events. William proposed

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of Wales. From his birth, it was expected he would one day become king of England. His early years were spent out of the public

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and 1986; her parents worked for British Airways. She studied the history of art at the University of St. Andrews in

(    )

billion TV viewers worldwide watched the marriage of William and Kate, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

1  )

It was the fairy-tale wedding of the century. Kings, queens, royalty and VIPs from around the world were

(    )

William and Kate met at university. Reports are William became interested in Kate after seeing her on a catwalk at a college fashion

(    )

at London’s Westminster Abbey to celebrate the wedding of Britain’s Prince William of Wales and Catherine "Kate" Middleton. Thousands

(    )

show. The world’s media soon followed them everywhere and newspapers were full of speculation about their on-

(    )

Scotland. In 2006, Kate joined the clothing fashion chain Jigsaw as an accessory buyer. She has become a style

(    )

icon and is frequently on the “best-dressed women” lists of glossy fashion magazines.

(    )

lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the happy couple as their open-top coach took them to Buckingham Palace. And two

(    )

Prince William of Wales was born on the 21st of June, 1982. He is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess

(    )

Kate was born on the 9th of January, 1982 in a small English countryside town. She lived in Amman, Jordan between 1984

(    )

to Kate in Kenya in October 2010. The world will now watch every step of their married life together.

(    )

spotlight, following the tragic death of his mother. He graduated from Scotland’s St. Andrews University and went on to join the military. He is now a helicopter rescue pilot.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1. It     century     -     the     of     tale     fairy     the     wedding.     was
2. streets     to     Thousands     catch     lined     a     the     glimpse.    
3. marriage    viewers    worldwide    two    watched    billion     the     TV.    
4. 9th     Kate     of     was     January     born     ,     the     1982
5. on     Frequently     lists     women     dressed     -     best     the
6. expected     one     king     was     would     become     It     he     day.    
7. years    were    spent    out    of    the    public    spotlight    His    early.    
8. a     now     is     He     pilot     rescue     helicopter.    
9. fashion     show     Seeing     her     on    a    catwalk    at    a    college.
10. frequently     royal     appeared     events     with    William    Kate    at.

DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

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

1.

What do you know about Prince William & Kate Middleton?

2.

Would you like to meet William & Kate?

3.

What would you like to know about William & Kate and why?

4.

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

1.

What did you learn from this text about William & Kate?

2.

What questions would you like to ask William & Kate?

3.

What would their answers be to those questions?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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THE WILLIAM & KATE SURVEY

Write five questions about William and Kate in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about William and Kate for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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 more information about Prince William & Kate Middleton. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. WILLIAM & KATE POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the lives of William & Kate. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about William & Kate. Include an imaginary interview with them. Write about what they do every day and what they think about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to William & Kate. Ask them three questions about their married life. Give them three suggestions on what they should do to be good royals. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “William & Kate expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

VIPs

a.

sight

2

glimpse

b.

rural

3.

worldwide

c.

often

4.

countryside

d.

Very Important People

5.

style

e.

globally

6.

frequently

f.

fashion

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

1.

expected

g.

glare

2

spotlight

h.

fashion runway

3.

tragic

i.

thought

4.

catwalk

j.

sad

5.

media

k

stage

6.

step

l

press

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

the fairy-tale wedding

a.

of the century

2

Thousands lined

b.

the streets

3.

catch a glimpse

c.

of the happy couple

4.

She has become

d.

a style icon day

5.

glossy

e.

fashion magazines

6.

it was expected he would one

f.

become king

7.

out of the public

g.

spotlight

8.

join the

h.

military

9.

The world’s media soon

i.

followed them everywhere

10.

their on-

j.

off relationship

ALL OTHER EXERCISES

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