Session 38

Reports suggest that Meghan Markle's father may not attend her wedding to Prince Harry. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

ክፍለ-ስራሓት ናይዚ ምዕራፍ

ድምር ነጥቢ ናይዚ ክፍለ-ስራሓት 38

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News Review

Megan Markle's father may not attend her wedding

Reports suggest that Meghan Markle's father may not attend her wedding to Prince Harry. It follows the appearance of photographs showing him being measured for a wedding suit and reading newspaper stories about his daughter. He is reported to have said that he did not want to cause his daughter embarrassment by attending the wedding. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge

Who takes photos of celebrities to sell to newspapers and magazines?

a) shutterbugs
b) photojournalists
c) paparazzi

ነቲ ቪድዮ ብምዕዛብ ነቲ ስራሕ ዕመምዎ

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The story

There is uncertainty whether Meghan Markle's father will attend Saturday's wedding between his daughter and Prince Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne.

It follows reports that Thomas Markle cooperated with a paparazzi photographer to pose for pictures. Mr. Markle had been expected to walk his daughter down the aisle, but he's now reported to have told journalists that he's decided not to go.

Key words and phrases

fiasco
complete embarrassing failure

  • Filming was a complete fiasco - the cameras didn't work and the sound was bad.
  • There was a bit of a fisaco when the best man realised he'd lost his speech!

bails
quits before the end

  • Don't rely on John for anything. He always bails at the last minute.
  • He bailed on the presentation to go to the beach?! Tell him he's fired immediately!

frantic
out of control due to worry or urgency

  • After the earthquake, their frantic rescue attempts saved many lives.
  • Dan's mum was frantic with worry when she couldn't find him at the theme park.

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.

ኣገናዕ፡ ፈተናኹም ዛዚምኩም
Excellent! Great job! ሕማቕ ዕድል! ዘመዝገብኩምዎ ነጥቢ ...:
x / y

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Language challenge - answer

c) paparazzi

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