Prince Harry appears at the High Court, accusing Associated Newspapers of illegally gathering private information. Neil and Beth talk about the language around this story so you can talk about it too.
He’s said it’s his ‘life’s work’ to challenge the press… Now Prince Harry has appeared at the High Court in London to show how serious he is about it. The Prince, along with other celebrities like Sir Elton John, accuses Associated Newspapers of illegally gathering private information. The publisher denies all the claims.
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Key words and phrases:
🔎 life’s work – the thing you dedicate your life to achieving because you care so much about it
– Her house was her life’s work. She put a lot of effort into making it look beautiful.
– Writing a musical is Beth’s life’s work. She’s dedicated to it.
🔎 snooping – looking for private information in a dishonest way
– My brother always snoops around my bedroom looking for things he can tell my parents about.
– The private investigator was snooping on his client’s ex-wife.
🔎 bluffing – threatening to do something you’re not really going to do
– I told my boss I would leave if she didn’t give me a promotion, but I was just bluffing.
– I’ll take that phone away from you for a week if you don’t tidy your room. I’m not bluffing!
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✔️0:00 – Introduction
✔️0:20 – Story
✔️1:09 – Headline 1: Prince Harry has begun his ‘life’s work’ – by turning up in court when he didn’t need to be there – The Independent
✔️2:41 – Headline 2: Prince Harry Clashes With Daily Mail in UK Snooping Lawsuit – Bloomberg UK
✔️4:24 – Headline 3: Prince Harry shows he is not bluffing in vendetta against Daily Mail owner – The Guardian
✔️5:47 – Language summary
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