The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A professor says money makes you bad. He studied the behaviour of rich people. It was very different to poor people's behaviour. Rich people break rules and laws. They do not care about others. They also cheat more at games. Money makes rich people think only about themselves and the things they want.



Poorer people are kinder than rich people. They give more of their money to help others. The richer you are, the less kind you are. Rich people can change and become nicer. They will help others more. They must understand that giving and helping is good. If they understand this, they will give more money to others.

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Sources
  • http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/2015/03/17/money-makes-mean/
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31761576
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/could-money-make-you-mean-5350109


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

money makes

a.

different

2.

He studied the behaviour

b.

about themselves

3.

It was very

c.

behaviour

4.

poor people's

d.

about others

5.

Rich people break

e.

you bad

6.

They do not care

f.

more at games

7.

They also cheat

g.

of rich people

8.

people think only

h.

rules and laws



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Poorer people are kinder

a.

others

2.

more of their

b.

help others more

3.

help

c.

less kind you are

4.

The richer you are, the

d.

they will give more

5.

Rich people can change

e.

helping is good

6.

They will

f.

than rich people

7.

giving and

g.

and become nicer

8.

If they understand this,

h.

money

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A professor (1) ___________________ you bad. He studied the behaviour of rich people. It (2) ___________________ to poor people's behaviour. Rich people (3) ___________________ laws. They do (4) ___________________ others. They also (5) ___________________ games. Money makes rich people think only about themselves and the (6) ___________________.

Poorer people (7) ___________________ rich people. They give more of their money (8) ___________________. The richer you are, (9) ___________________ are. Rich people can change and become nicer. They (10) ___________________ more. They must understand (11) ___________________ helping is good. If they understand this, they (12) ___________________ money to others.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Aprofessorsaysmoneymakesyoubad.Hestudiedthebehaviourofrichp
eople.Itwasverydifferenttopoorpeople'sbehaviour.Richpeoplebreak
rulesandlaws.Theydonotcareaboutothers.Theyalsocheatmoreatga
mes.Moneymakesrichpeoplethinkonlyaboutthemselvesandthething
stheywant.Poorerpeoplearekinderthanrichpeople.Theygivemoreoft
heirmoneytohelpothers.Thericheryouare,thelesskindyouare.Richpe
oplecanchangeandbecomenicer.Theywillhelpothersmore.Theymust
understandthatgivingandhelpingisgood.Iftheyunderstandthis,they
willgivemoremoneytoothers.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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