Unit 2: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 14

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to marry. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English. 

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

A royal romance

Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne, is going to marry American actress Meghan Markle.

Language challenge

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are getting married, were introduced by a mutual friend. Mutual means something equally shared. Which of these does not mean ‘something equally shared’?

a) a bilateral agreement

b) a reciprocal deal

c) common ground

d) unrequited love           

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The story

Prince Harry and his girlfriend, the American actress Meghan Markle, have announced their engagement. They're to marry next spring.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were delighted for the couple, and wish them every happiness.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said it had been wonderful getting to know Meghan, while the Prince of Wales said he was thrilled.

The couple, who met through mutual friends, have been together for 16 months.

Key words and phrases

in love

not working properly

(as) thick as thieves
very close and private

To do

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

News Review quiz

3 Questions

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

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Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y


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Language challenge - answer

d) unrequited love


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