Jul 252013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: The wait is over! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby boy has arrived.
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born on Monday 22nd July and is 3rd in line to be the future king.
In 6 Minute English we talk about what to say when a new baby arrives and what kind of life a royal baby can look forward to.

This week’s question:

When was Prince William – the father of the new baby – born? Was it:

a) 21st May 1982
b) 21st June 1982
c) 21st October 1982

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


little one: baby
maternity unit: part of the hospital where babies are born
a baby shower: a party where people give gifts for the new baby
protocol: accepted way of behaving at official occasions
delivered: (in this case) given birth to
upbringing: how a child is treated and educated by its parents
nanny: a woman whose job is to help take care of someone’s children
nappies: thick pieces of soft cloth or paper fastened between a baby’s legs to catch solid and liquid waste. The American word is diaper.

6 Minute English – Royal baby talk Transcript Video


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