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Life On The Edge (TV channel - BBC World)

Globalization is bringing the world together – and not always in ways we find comfortable. Whether it’s the credit crunch, civil conflicts, soaring food prices or climate change, millions today are living Life On The Edge.

This series follows four stories of people as they face up to the dangers, disasters and dilemmas of 21st century Planet Earth.

Teacher’s Notes:Suggested variant of the review on the episode “Superstitions”:

Obsessions can be inherited, they can even be caught. Millions of people around the world are overpowered by them – from pulling their Study the model and complete the task. own hair to uncontrollable spending. This absorbing two part series interweaves real-life experience with dramatic reconstruction as doctors, scientists and suffers attempt to understand the roots of obsession.

DIANA: Queen of People’s Hearts - 1


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Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 and died August 31, 1997

the Spencersin the 15th century the Spencers were among the wealthiest traders in Europe. With their fortune they collected an earldom from Charles I, built Althorp House in Northamptonshire, acquired a coat of arms and a motto “God defend the right”. For the next Study the model and complete the task. three centuries Spencers occupied various offices at State and Court.

Northamptonshire the estate of the Spencer family

Althorp House the ancestral home of the Spencer family

the 8th Earl Spencer, Viscount Althorp, Jonnie Spencer - Diana’s father

Frances Roche, Lady Althorp – Diana’s mother, the daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. Frances Roche married Jonnie Spencer at Westminster Abbey in June 1954.

The Althorps’ divorce went through in April 1969.

Reine Spencer Diana’s step-mother. Reine and Jonnie Spencer married on July 14, 1977

Barbara Cartland Diana’s step-grandmother

Lord Mountbatten, Great Uncle of Prince Charles.Before his assassination in 1979, gave Prince Charles Study the model and complete the task. advice on selecting the perfect bride.

Duch the family nickname for Diana

Mark Phillips, first husband of Anne, Princess Royal.

Clarence House home of the Queen Mother

Coleherne Court a three-room apartment in a mansion block, Diana’s present from her parents, she lived there before her marriage.

Highgrove House a house in Gloucestershire, England, which is owned by the Princes of Wales

Balmoral, Balmoral Castlea castle in Scotland which is one of the homes of the British Royal family

Hansel and Gretel the chief characters in the fairy story of that name by the Grimm Brothers. Hansel, a boy, and Gretel, a Study the model and complete the task. girl, are left alone in a forest. They discover a house made of gingerbread and belonging to a wicked witch. The witch wants to eat them, but Gretel pushes the witch into an oven and the children go home with her riches.

Coronation Street – a TV serial

gingerbread a cake or biscuit

gorge oneself onsomething - to fill oneself completely with food in a greedy way: He gorged himself on cream cakes.

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