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Session 125

The Queen is backing a plan for Prince Harry and Meghan to spend more time in Canada. Catherine and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story in our new-look News Review.

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Activity 1

News Review

Queen agrees Harry and Meghan plan

The Queen has said she supports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plan to divide their time between the UK and Canada, though there are details still to work out.

Language challenge

Which body-part verb means 'supports'?

a) heads
b) backs
c) legs
d) foots

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The story

The Queen is backing a plan for Prince Harry and Meghan to spend more time in Canada while the Royal Family works out their future roles. But Canada's prime minister says 'more talks are needed over the move' and 'who will pay for their security?'

Key words and phrases

shrewd
showing good judgement that leads to an advantage

  • I made a shrewd investment and used the profit to buy a car.
  • Getting both parties to agree on a ceasefire was a shrewd move.

progressive
modern and encouraging change

  • It's a new political party that has very progressive policies.
  • At one time mixed-sex schools were considered progressive.

railroaded
forced into doing something

  • I was railroaded into signing the contract before I read it properly.
  • The first offer was cheap, but I was railroaded into buying the upgrade.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

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Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge answer

b) backs

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