Session 2

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

William and Kate expecting third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.


Language challenge

Which of these English expressions means to feel extremely unwell?

a) sick as a dog
b) sick to death
c) sick as a parrot

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The story

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they're expecting their third child.

Kensington Palace said the duchess was again suffering from an acute form of pregnancy sickness and had pulled out of an engagement today.

Key words and phrases

morning sickness
feeling of wanting to vomit during early pregnancy

brand
the way a person or family market themselves

in line
likely to receive something

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Language challenge - answer

a) sick as a dog

 

Session Vocabulary

  • morning sickness
    feeling of wanting to vomit during early pregnancy

    brand
    the way a person or family market themselves

    in line
    likely to receive something