Activity 3

They lived royally ever after

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Briefly present this video: Who are they? What are they doing? Where are they? When does it take place?

Name as many people as you can from the video. Who are they?

How do they look? Why?

Useful vocabulary: I can spot / recognize…
I find the couple’s vows very… / They look + adj.
This video takes place in…
It shows…
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What is the aim of this video? Where and when was it broadcast?

What can you say about the wedding (organisation, key moments, people involved…)?

What is the joke made by William at the beginning of the video? Explain it.

Useful vocabulary: It is divided into / split into…
Usually, the couple…
Considering / due to…
William is joking about…

From French to English

La traduction de « pendant »

Exercices p. 230
  • During + nom (+ prétérit)
    Ex : (When?) It was during the wedding.
  • For + chiffre (+ prétérit)
    Ex : (How long?) Victoria was Queen for 63 years.
While = pendant que + proposition
Ex : The crowd was cheering while they were arriving.

For (+ present perfect) = depuis
Ex : She has been queen for more than 65 years.

Catherine and William’s Royal Wedding, 2011.


Watch the video.
Then, click on your path!




  • touching / moving (adj.)
  • trendy / popular (adj.)
  • soppy / sickly / lovey-dovey (overly sentimental) (adj.)
  • bride /ˈbraɪd/ / groom (n.)
  • wedding / marriage /ˈmærɪdʒ/ (n.)
  • be broadcast live (v.)
  • get married = to marry each other (v.)

Over to you!

Share your thoughts!

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 3
and / or
Activity 4

You are being street-interviewed by a British TV channel.

Speak your mind about one of the most recent British royal weddings.
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Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates.

Is the wedding traditional? Why or why not?

Why can we say that this wedding was a media sensation?

Did you watch it? Why or why not?

Do you think a similar event would have been broadcast live on TV in France?

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