The Reading / Listening - Monaco's Millionaires - Level 0

Monaco has run out of space for millionaires. It is a playground for the rich. It is famous for its casino and harbor. Over 30 per cent of people there are millionaires. House prices are the highest in the world - around $100,000 per square meter. About 2,700 more millionaires will move there in the next 10 years.



Monaco's Prince Albert II has said OK to a $2.1 billion project to fill in a large area of the sea. There will be a park, a Japanese garden, and 120 luxury homes. Rich people want the luxury lifestyle and no income tax. Experts say the project will kill sea life. The Prince said sea life will live in a new area.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Monaco's Millionaires - Level 1 Monaco's Millionaires - Level 2   or  Monaco's Millionaires - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180206-the-country-running-out-of-space-for-its-millionaires
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5099939/Monaco-s-1-5billion-plan-reclaim-land-sea.html
  • https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/monaco-builds-into-the-sea-to-attract-more-millionaires-1.677409


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Monaco has run
  2. famous
  3. Over 30
  4. house
  5. the highest
  6. $100,000 per
  7. more millionaires will
  8. in the next
  1. square meter
  2. out of space
  3. 10 years
  4. for its casino
  5. move there
  6. prices
  7. per cent of people
  8. in the world

Paragraph 2

  1. Monaco's Prince
  2. a $2.1
  3. fill in
  4. There will
  5. 120 luxury
  6. no income
  7. sea
  8. live in a new
  1. area
  2. life
  3. be a park
  4. Albert II
  5. a large area
  6. billion project
  7. tax
  8. homes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Monaco has run (1) ___________________ for millionaires. It is a playground (2) ___________________. It is famous for its (3) ___________________. Over 30 per cent of people there are millionaires. (4) ___________________ the highest in the world - around $100,000 (5) ___________________. About 2,700 more millionaires will move there in the (6) ___________________.

Monaco's Prince Albert II has said OK to a $2.1 (7) ___________________ fill in a large area (8) ___________________. There will be a park, a Japanese garden, and (9) ___________________. Rich people want the luxury lifestyle and (10) ___________________. Experts say the project will (11) ___________________. The Prince said sea life will live in (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Monacohasrunoutofspaceformillionaires.Itisaplaygroundfortherich.
Itisfamousforitscasinoandharbor.Over30percentofpeoplethereare
millionaires.Housepricesarethehighestintheworld-around$100,000
persquaremeter.About2,700moremillionaireswillmovethereinthene
xt10years.Monaco'sPrinceAlbertIIhassaidOKtoa$2.1billionprojectt
ofillinalargeareaofthesea.Therewillbeapark,aJapanesegarden,and1
20luxuryhomes.Richpeoplewanttheluxurylifestyleandnoincometax.
Expertssaytheprojectwillkillsealife.ThePrincesaidsealifewillliveinan
ewarea.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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