Adventure of English: The Normans

Theme: History of the English Language, History of the UK

1. Before watching the video use the dictionary to check your understanding of the following notions:

  • To pledge loyalty (to);
  • To claim the throne;
  • Ruthless;
  • Pierced with an arrow;
  • An affront;
  • A monk;
  • To impose a rule (on);

2. Check your background knowledge of the following:

  • Who was William the Conqueror?
  • What country did he rule before the Normans invaded Britain?
  • What language did he speak?