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Session 35

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. The prince is fifth in line to the British throne. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Duchess gives birth to third child

There's a new royal baby! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating the birth of their third child. The little prince is fifth in line to the UK throne. Neil and Dan bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge

Well-wishers cheered The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they left the hospital after the birth of their third child. But what exactly is a well-wisher?

a) someone who encourages or supports you
b) someone who throws money into fountains for good luck
c) someone who finds water underground

Watch the video and complete the activity




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The story

Here in Britain, Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, have left the hospital in London where she gave birth to their third child.

The baby boy is fifth in line to the throne. Well-wishers cheered as the family appeared in front of the press before they drove off to Kensington Palace.

A statement said Catherine and her new son are both doing well.

Key words and phrases

happened or developed 

  • The CEO was forced to resign when the scandal unfolded.
  • No one knew how the situation would unfold, so everyone kept quiet and waited.

fewer in number than

  • I voted to stay but I was outnumbered by those who wanted to leave.
  • City were outnumbered by United after their defender was sent off.

goes into meltdown
goes out of control

  • He goes into meltdown every time we mention a mistake he's made.
  • The website went into meltdown within minutes. Too many people wanted tickets.

To do

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

News Review quiz

3 Questions

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Language challenge - answer

a) someone who encourages or supports you


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