The Reading / Listening - Monaco's Millionaires - Level 1

Monaco on the Mediterranean coast has run out of space for millionaires. Monaco is less than 2 square kilometers in size. It is called the playground of the rich. It is famous for its Formula 1 Grand Prix, its casino and a luxury harbor. Over 30 per cent of its 38,000 residents are millionaires. House prices are the highest in the world. The average price is around $100,000 per square meter. About 2,700 more millionaires will move there in the next 10 years.



Monaco's Prince Albert II will build more homes. There is a $2.1 billion project to fill in a large area of the sea with concrete. The area will have a harbor, a park, a Japanese garden, and 120 luxury homes. Rich people want the new homes, luxury lifestyle and no income tax. Experts say the area will damage sea life. The Prince said he cares about the environment. He said sea life will be moved to a new reef.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Monaco's Millionaires - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. run out
  2. the playground
  3. Over 30 per cent of
  4. House prices are the highest
  5. The average
  6. around $100,000 per
  7. About 2,700 more millionaires
  8. in the next
  1. in the world
  2. will move there
  3. of space
  4. 10 years
  5. its 38,000 residents
  6. price
  7. of the rich
  8. square meter

Paragraph 2

  1. build more
  2. fill in a large
  3. 120 luxury
  4. no income
  5. Experts say the area
  6. he cares about
  7. He said sea life will
  8. a new
  1. will damage sea life
  2. be moved
  3. area
  4. reef
  5. homes
  6. tax
  7. homes
  8. the environment

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Monaco on the Mediterranean coast (1) ___________________ of space for millionaires. Monaco is less (2) ___________________ kilometers in size. It is called (3) ___________________ the rich. It is famous for its Formula 1 Grand Prix, its casino and (4) ___________________. Over 30 per cent of its 38,000 residents are millionaires. House prices (5) __________________ in the world. The average price is around $100,000 (6) ___________________. About 2,700 more millionaires will move there in the next 10 years.

Monaco's Prince Albert II will (7) ___________________. There is a $2.1 billion project to fill in a (8) ___________________ the sea with concrete. The area will have a harbor, a park, a Japanese garden, and (9) ___________________. Rich people want the new homes, luxury lifestyle and (10) ___________________. Experts say the area will (11) ___________________. The Prince said he cares about the environment. He said (12) ___________________ be moved to a new reef.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MonacoontheMediterraneancoasthasrunoutofspaceformillionaires.
Monacoislessthan2squarekilometersinsize.Itiscalledtheplayground
oftherich.ItisfamousforitsFormula1GrandPrix,itscasinoandaluxuryh
arbor.Over30percentofits38,000residentsaremillionaires.Housepri
cesarethehighestintheworld.Theaveragepriceisaround$100,000per
squaremeter.About2,700moremillionaireswillmovethereinthenext1
0years.Monaco'sPrinceAlbertIIwillbuildmorehomes.Thereisa$2.1bil
lionprojecttofillinalargeareaoftheseawithconcrete.Theareawillhave
aharbor,apark,aJapanesegarden,and120luxuryhomes.Richpeople
wantthenewhomes,luxurylifestyleandnoincometax.Expertssaythea
reawilldamagesealife.ThePrincesaidhecaresabouttheenvironment.
Hesaidsealifewillbemovedtoanewreef.

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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Free writing

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