Learn English with the News – Prince William Secretly Volunteers for Mental Crisis Hotline

Prince William anonymously helps give mental crisis help to those in need via the foundation he started with his fellow royal family members. Watch the video and do the accompany exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:


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Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:


Prince William secretly volunteers for a mental crisis hotline | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Prince William secretly volunteers for a mental crisis hotline | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.


Prince William secretly volunteers for a mental crisis hotline | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.


Full Text:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, revealed he has secretly been volunteering to assist people struggling with mental health issues during the coronavirus lockdown. The Duke has been volunteering with the Shout hotline, the United Kingdom’s first 24/7 crisis text line that launched in May 2019, helping patients receive advice and have someone to listen to when they were feeling vulnerable. The organization was created by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex following a £3 million investment in funding from The Royal Foundation. Prince William told the Shout team that he pitched in during the lockdown to help members during the video call that took place last month. Princess Kate has been volunteering herself to help with calls for those who are self-isolating or vulnerable, Kensington Palace announced. The calls are part of the Royal Voluntary Service’s National Health Service Volunteer Responders program, which was set up to support the National Health Service and those vulnerable to Covid-19, according to the announcement. Prince William has been very vocal in the past about mental health. In January, he narrated a one-minute video encouraging millions of soccer fans to think about their mental health. Last year, he spoke openly about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, for a BBC documentary on mental health and how men should feel comfortable discussing the topic. In 2018, the Duke launched the website Mental Health at Work, which provides resources and tools to improve mental health in the workplace.


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