The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The Beatles said money can't buy us love. Many people believe it cannot buy happiness and that it causes evil. New research says money can buy happiness. A study compared what 625 people bought with their personality. The conclusion was that buying the right things can bring happiness.



The study could change how people think about money and happiness. Internet companies could recommend things that make us happier. A researcher said spending money could be very important. It could be as important to our happiness as finding the right job and the right friends.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-Cambridge-study-suggest-money-reall-buy/story-29071289-detail/story.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/money-can-buy-happiness---if-you-spend-in-the-right-way-accordin/
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160407155550.htm


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 can't buy

a.

buy happiness

2.

Many people

b.

evil

3.

it causes

c.

was that

4.

New

d.

right things

5.

money can

e.

research

6.

what 625 people

f.

us love

7.

The conclusion

g.

bought

8.

buying the

h.

believe it



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The study could change

a.

right job

2.

money

b.

companies

3.

Internet

c.

money

4.

recommend things that make

d.

and happiness

5.

spending

e.

friends

6.

It could be as

f.

us happier

7.

finding the

g.

how people think

8.

the right

h.

important

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Beatles (1) ___________________ buy us love. Many people believe it cannot buy happiness (2) ___________________ causes evil. New research (3) ___________________ buy happiness. A study (4) ___________________ 625 people bought with their personality. (5) ___________________ was that buying the right things can (6) ___________________.

The study (7) ___________________ people think about money and happiness. Internet companies (8) ___________________ things that (9) ___________________. A researcher said spending money (10) ___________________ important. It could be (11) ___________________ our happiness as finding the right job and the (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheBeatlessaidmoneycan'tbuyuslove.Manypeoplebelieveitcannotb
uyhappinessandthatitcausesevil.Newresearchsaysmoneycanbuyha
ppiness.Astudycomparedwhat625peopleboughtwiththeirpersonalit
y.Theconclusionwasthatbuyingtherightthingscanbringhappiness.Th
estudycouldchangehowpeoplethinkaboutmoneyandhappiness.Inte
rnetcompaniescouldrecommendthingsthatmakeushappier.Aresear
chersaidspendingmoneycouldbeveryimportant.Itcouldbeasimporta
nttoourhappinessasfindingtherightjobandtherightfriends.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

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Answers

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