Royal Baby Born – English Reading Exercise

On 6th May, 2019 Megan Markle, after a long, anticipated wait, gave birth to a baby boy: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child. He was born at 05:26 (BST) and weighed 7lbs 3oz. Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace to welcome baby Archie into the world!

Interestingly, Prince Harry and Megan have broken the mould by choosing non-traditionally royal names to name their bouncing baby boy. The name Archie means “brave” and some sources have been quick to point out that it is a very close anagram of ‘Rachel,’ Megan’s first name. Harrison, originally used as a surname, actually means “son of Harry.” Mountbatten-Windsor is the surname created in 1960 to combine the surnames of the Queen and Prince Philip when they got married. Altogether, creating a truly unique name.

You may have already noticed that baby Archie doesn’t have an official royal title. By royal decree, only the children and grandchildren of a monarch can have a royal title. The Queen made an exception and broke this rule by giving William and Kate’s three children royal titles! Archie will therefore simply be Master. This means he will lead a privileged life but not be bound by royal duties like his cousins.

You may be wondering, if Master Archie will ever be King! Succession to the British throne is by direct bloodline, making baby Archie currently 7th in-line to the throne. After his father, his three cousins, Prince Luis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George respectively, his uncle Prince William and his grandfather Prince Charles. All after the Queen of course, who is the longest-reigning British monarch and has reigned for a whopping 67 years!

Do you know any other interesting facts about the British Royal Family? Write them in the comment box below!

Royal Baby: Vocabulary Quiz

Test your knowledge! Match the vocabulary from the article above with the definition.

Too vs. Enough – English Language Exercise

Too vs. Enough – a classic debate as to how to truly describe your feelings about something. But don’t jump to conclusions – as there are many forms of too and they can get very tricky at times! Today’s blog post is dedicated to consolidating that knowledge, while also working on your Business English language skills!

Before we get started, be sure to have a look at our English language explanation graphic, which describes the many facets of the word too and how to properly use it:

Have you studied it? Now it’s time to test your skills with an English language quiz! Be sure to refer back to this graphic if you are confused about which form of the word you need to use!

Too vs. Enough Fill In the Blank Quiz

Test your knowledge of too vs enough using the following exercise!

How did you do? 100%, perfect score? If you think you need to take it again, click refresh in your browser! A little repetition is always a good thing when it comes to language, and will certainly work in your favor. If you want to check out other Scrambled Eggs English School language exercises, be sure to check out the rest of our blog with tons of English grammar exercises as well as videos. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @scrambledeggsenglish

Learn English with Ted Talk: English Manias

Looking for inspiration to learn English? Ted Talks are an interesting way to stimulate your mind while also informing you on remarkable or pressing subjects in today’s ever-changing world. Today, we will focus on a short Ted Talk by Jay Walker, given in 2009 but still as relevant as ever, about the growing need for English and how it is the language of problem solving. Have a watch here:

After listening, how did you find the vocabulary? Difficult? Well have no fear, here are some exercises you can do to learn the vocabulary once again. After doing this, have another listen and see if you recognize any of the words!

Manias Vocabulary Exercises

Match the vocabulary to their definitions.