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In this free English lesson, Chris explains Megxit regarding Harry, Meghan and the Royal Family.
Megxit = Meghan + exit
Harry, Meghan and Archie
Duke and Duchess of Sussex
HRH titles
Frogmore cottage
Buckingham Palace
the Commonwealth

Statement by the Queen:
“Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

"I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

"It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”

Source: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/learn-british-english-free-video-megxit-news-19-january-2020/

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Learn British English Free: sex and gender (with
subtitles / captions)

Sex = male or female (biologically)

List
of genders:

https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/02/heres-a-list-of-58-gender-options-for-facebook-users/

Learn British English Free: drunk or high

https://youtu.be/oXwRPshIhJ8

Chris talks about what different marital statuses mean in official UK documents:
single, never married or civil partnered
married, including separated (this category includes those in both opposite-sex and same-sex marriages) same sex marriages since March 2014
civil partnered, including separated (legal status)
divorced, including legally dissolved civil partners
widowed, including surviving civil partners

Via YouTube: https://youtu.be/lOoU_54DvSg

Chris talks about what different marital statuses mean in official UK documents:
single, never married or civil partnered
married, including separated (this category includes those in both opposite-sex and same-sex marriages) same sex marriages since March 2014
civil partnered, including separated (legal status)
divorced, including legally dissolved civil partners
widowed, including surviving civil partners

Via YouTube: https://youtu.be/lOoU_54DvSg

British English lesson by Chris: I beg your pardon

Stronger: I do beg your pardon

Use when:

you don’t understand or need someone to repeat something

someone does or says something rude

you do something rude (like ‘excuse me’)

Pronunciation: your = /yuh/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pePGD-N6YRY

British English lesson by Chris: I beg your pardon

Stronger: I do beg your pardon

Use when:

you don’t understand or need someone to repeat something

someone does or says something rude

you do something rude (like ‘excuse me’)

Pronunciation: your = /yuh/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pePGD-N6YRY

Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:

Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.

Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.

Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:

Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.

Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.