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Prince William is urging young men to talk about their feelings more. It comes after his brother, Prince Harry, said he had counselling 20 years after the death of their mother, Princess Diana. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Express your feelings

Prince William says not expressing your feelings can lead to mental health problems. His brother, Prince Harry, has said he had counselling after 20 years of "not thinking" about the death of their mother.

Language challenge

There is an adjective which describes people who don't talk about their feelings. What is it?

a) observed
b) reserved
c) preserved

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The story

Prince William has said that the traditional British value of not showing your feelings should not be allowed to affect people's health. William's mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car crash when he and his brother Prince Harry were young.

Yesterday, Prince Harry revealed he'd had counselling after spending 20 years "not thinking" about his mother's death.

Key words and phrases

stiff upper lip
quality of not showing feelings in a difficult situation

opens up
starts to talk about feelings

went off the rails
started to behave in a way that's not socially acceptable

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! เยี่ยม! แย่หน่อย! คุณทำคะแนนได้:
x / y

Downloads

You can download the audio and PDF document for this episode here. 

Language challenge - answer

b) reserved

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Pronunciation in the News - our video which teaches you pronunciation using the latest BBC World News bulletins. This time, we're finding out how to pronounce the word election.

Session Vocabulary

  • stiff upper lip
    quality of not showing feelings in a difficult situation

    opens up
    starts to talk about feelings

    went off the rails
    started to behave in a way that's not socially acceptable