Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton

Learn English meaning of ‘Kate Middleton’

Date: Mar 11 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Fashion, Pop Culture

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

It doesn’t matter where you live. People all over the world are obsessed with royalty. In English-speaking countries, people love to learn about the British royal family. In the 1990s, people were obsessed with Princess Diana of Wales, but today, they are talking about Kate Middleton. Kate Middleton became famous when she married Prince William and became the Duchess of Cambridge.

Not only do people love Kate Middleton because she is royalty, but also they love her because she creates many fashion trends. People look for her at public events in order to see what she is wearing. Many of her outfits have become world famous. Kate Middleton is very poised and beautiful. Many modern women try to live up to her fashion standards.

Sara loves Kate Middleton’s fashion, but Julie doesn’t understand why people are obsessed with her. Listen to their conversation in today’s English lesson.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Sara_R:  I saw the most beautiful picture of Kate Middleton in this long blue dress. She’s just so poised. I love her!

Julie:  She’s very pretty, but I guess I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with royalty.

Sara_R:  I don’t know. It’s kind of exciting, and she sets the bar high for trends and fashion.

Julie:  But what’s her purpose, really? I mean, I know that doesn’t sound very kind, but I just don’t understand it.

Sara_R:  Well… she is part of the royal family

Julie:  See, I don’t even know how it works. Is she an heir to anything…

Sara_R:  Oh, I don’t know actually…

Julie:  … or isn’t it her husband? It’s very confusing to an American.

Sara_R:  I guess I am pretty confused. I just really like her outfits. Though, Princess Di did set the bar pretty high.

Julie:  She did.

Sara_R:  Yes.

Julie:  She had just millions of followers it seemed.

Sara_R:  And she also was very poised…

Julie:  And a humanitarian.

Sara_R:  It’s true. So, I don’t know if Kate has quite lived up to that.


Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Comparatives and Superlatives" from this lesson Go Super!


Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!


Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >


Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Sara loves to see pictures of Kate Middleton so that she can learn about her latest fashion trends. She tells Julie about the blue dress that Kate Middleton wore recently. Julie agrees that she is beautiful, but she doesn’t understand why people become so obsessed with members of the royal family.

In fact, Julie and Sara are both confused about the British royal family. They don’t know if Kate Middleton is an heir to the royal throne or just the wife of Prince William. They compare Kate Middleton to Princess Diana, who set the bar high for British royalty. Princess Diana was famous for helping many people, but Kate Middleton is most famous for her fashionable outfits.

Who is your favorite member of a royal family? Would you like to be royalty?



Log in to Comment



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

حیوونای حرومزاده میدونم اعتقادی به خدا ندارین ولی مطمئن باشین یه روز تاوان همه عذابایی که به من دادینو پس میدین این حرف من یادتون باشه لعنت بهتون 

10:16 AM Mar 13 2016 |

1 person likes this




I don´t have anything to say about Kate , except that she is pritty and poised,but although Lady Di was also not from royal background,  she was a queen in herself. She melted the hearts of the people with her beauty, serenity and humanitarian endeavours. Also a brilliant trendsetter. 

09:51 AM Mar 12 2016 |




Among women the person for me to live up to is Nadezhda Savchenko.
She’s got the spirit! Ukraine should be proud to have such heroes!

04:30 PM Mar 11 2016 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like Kate Middleton,i don’t like to be royalty at all.

12:58 PM Mar 11 2016 |


United States

It is very nice to hear Sara ’s voice again . I like her voice . I feel like being in the bar when I hear her voice . lol 

08:19 AM Mar 11 2016 |




Prince Harry I think. He’s more like us not royalty:). I mean he’s jus a guy with virtues and vices and it so natural and very attractive to simple people:)

03:52 AM Mar 11 2016 |







live up to

08:47 PM Mar 10 2016 |

Likes (9):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast