LISTENING AND WRITING - THE WEALTHY PRINCE

Level: Advanced

 

 

THE WEALTHY PRINCE

Click the image below to watch the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFAvvk9gM9U

 

Listen to the video. Its quite long, 10 minutes; so you will need to replay the different parts

several times to find the answers to the questions.

 

Grammar Study – Reported Speech

 

The video presenter reported the conversations with Prince Adschman.

He speaks in the present tense in the video, to report their dialogues with realistic effect.

When we report (tell someone) about what someone said, we mostly use a 'that' clause.

'Reported speech' is in newspapers and magazines – the reporter tells us what he heard/what was said . He reports the conversations. The conversations are reported.

Common words and phrases to use when reporting speech

  • e.g. The reporter said that Raman is the favourite pussy cat of his Highness.

  • The reporter asked (name of interviewee) ... what/ why/ how/ when/ if.......

.....................................................................?

  • Paxino /or Prince Adschman said/ replied/ answered/ explained that..................................................................(write the information)


EXERCISE 1

Introduction 00:00-00:41

Q.1 Who is the “German shooting star” and what is he going to do?


Q.2 Which country are they in?


Q.3 What does Raschid say about his pet?


Q.3 What is the profession of Paxino?


Q.4 How does the reporter describe Raschid's palace?


VOCABULARY

inherit

verb

adventurer

noun (verb = to adventure/to travel)

magnificent

adjective


The taxi conversation: 01:21 – 02:17

Listen for these words and phrases:

 

success story

a noun phrase with 2 nouns

The first noun acts like an adjective - the story is is about success/being successful

orientation

direction of travel

traffic jungle

a noun phrase with 2 nouns.

The second noun acts like an adjective, describing the traffic

the desert sun

a noun phrase with 2 nouns.

The first noun acts like an adjective,

describing the sun.

Q.6 What does Paxino plan to do? (Use 'reported speech')

e.g. Paxino said that he will/would like to/plans to.......................


He explained that there are advantages to building in Adshman,

rather than Dubai.

Q.7 What are his reasons?

He explained that...................

He stated that...........................

He predicted that.......................

The meeting with the Prince 02:18-3:06

The reporter asked Paxino how he would greet (say hello to) a Prince?

Q.7 How did Paxino say he would address the Prince?


Q.8 What details does the reporter give us about Rashid?


Q.9 Who is Prince Rolex? (joke!)


Q.10 What did the Prince say to the reporter about his plans?

Prince Adschman explained that...........................................................


The Prince's taste and his Palace 03:07-06:03

Q.11 What did the reporter say about the Prince's colour taste in cars?

What did Prince Adschman say about his colour 'quirk'?

(Use reported speech) ...........................................................................


Q.12 How does the reporter describe the Prince's palace?

(use reported speech) ...........................................................................


Q.13 What era of time does the reporter say the palace reminds him of?


Q.14 What does Paxino say about the interior design in the Palace?

(use reported speech).............................................................................


Q.15 What does Rashid say about International stye?.................................................

Q.16 What time of year does he hunt with the falcons?


Q.17 What are the Prince's marriage plans?

Video: 07:01


Q.18 What is the obsession of Prince Adschman?


Q.19 How does he treat his unusual pet like a dog?



EXERCISE 2

Write a short article for a magazine about Prince Rashid Adschman.

Include some information about:-

 

If you like the video, there is a Part 2 on YouTube,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCODxKeNJT8

Part 2 is about Paxino's luxurious lifestyle and ostentatious interior design.


Extra exercise (if you want):

 

MONEY: The Wealthy Prince. Listening Exercise. Questions copyright Amelia Hoskins, Talking English today. March 2013

Youtube video copyright: RTL German TV station, 'The Life of the Super Rich'