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Harry and Meghan: The royal wedding

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: In the news

  • 60 mins
  • In class
  • Reading
  • B2, C1


Learning goals:

  • Read and understand an authentic news article about the British royal family
  • Be able to use a variety of reading strategies effectively

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria:

  • Put the main ideas of the article in order
  • Identify the definitions of new language based on its use in the article
  • Correctly answer comprehension questions about the article
  • Share opinions and information about weddings and royalty

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Activities (11)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

No instructions

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 3 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Video


Student instructions

What do you know about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

Watch the video and discuss the questions with another student:

• What can you see happening?

• Who can you see?

• Which parts of the wedding look very modern, and which parts look very traditional?


Teacher notes

 

Lead in

Lead in

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Matching, closed


Student instructions

Who's who in the House of Windsor? Match the descriptions to the names.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to check and build on students' knowledge of the main members of the British royal family. It is not important if students get the answers wrong.
Language note

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Sequencing, closed


Student instructions

Read the article and put the main ideas in the order that they are mentioned.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise identifying, understanding, and sequencing the main ideas in a news report.

 

Language

Language

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual
  • Matching, closed


Student instructions

Study the language in bold in the article. Then match the definitions to the words and phrases.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to identify the meaning of key language in the article.
Language notes
• A quire is the part of the church, at the front, where the singers and other important people sit. It is sometimes spelt choir.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Gap fill, closed


Student instructions

Complete the text about wedding nightmares. You do not need to use all of words and phrases.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise using key language from the article.

 

Apply

Apply

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students freer practice in using the key language.

 

Comprehend

Comprehend

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Text entry, model


Student instructions

Read the reference material 'Reading for detail and inference'. Then read the article again and answer the questions. You will need to make inferences for some of the answers.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise reading for detail and inference.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Discussion


Student instructions

Discuss the questions in pairs or groups.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to discuss their opinions of the issues raised in the lesson. Have students talk about the questions in pairs or small groups.
Suggested answers

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students the opportunity to react to the events in the text according to their own opinions and experiences.
Culture notes.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 3 mins
  • Individual
  • Text entry, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to reflect on the objectives of the lesson and whether they were achieved.

 
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