The Reading / Listening - Crowdfunding - Level 0

Malaysians gave $2 million to help their country's new government. The government will fix problems left by the old government. One big problem is the national debt. The old government lost a lot of money. The government is using Internet crowdfunding to get money. People can give money using their credit card.



The $2 million is very small because the country's debt is $251 billion. Malaysia said it was important for people to help. People voluntarily want to share their money. The idea came from a woman who loves and is proud of her country. She started to raise money. Other people joined her. They also wanted to help.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Crowdfunding - Level 1 Crowdfunding - Level 2   or  Crowdfunding - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44327407
  • https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysians-donate-s235m-in-24-hours-to-hope-fund-set-up-to-help-reduce-national-debt
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/malaysia-started-a-crowdfunding-campaign-to-pay-off-debt-2018-6


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. Malaysians gave
  2. help their country's new
  3. fix
  4. One big problem is
  5. lost a
  6. Internet
  7. People can
  8. using their credit
  1. crowdfunding
  2. give money
  3. lot of money
  4. card
  5. problems
  6. $2 million
  7. government
  8. the national debt

Paragraph 2

  1. The $2 million
  2. the country's debt is
  3. Malaysia said
  4. The idea came
  5. proud
  6. She started
  7. Other people joined
  8. They also wanted to
  1. it was important
  2. to raise money
  3. help
  4. her
  5. is very small
  6. of her country
  7. $251 billion
  8. from a woman

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Malaysians gave $2 million (1) ___________________ country's new government. The government (2) ___________________ left by the old government. One (3) ___________________ the national debt. The old government (4) ___________________ of money. The government (5) ___________________ crowdfunding to get money. People can (6) ___________________ their credit card.

The $2 million (7) ___________________ because the country's debt is $251 billion. Malaysia (8) ___________________ important for people to help. People voluntarily (9) ___________________ their money. The (10) ___________________ a woman who loves and is (11) ___________________ country. She started to raise money. Other people joined her. They (12) ___________________ help.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Malaysiansgave$2milliontohelptheircountry'snewgovernment.The
governmentwillfixproblemsleftbytheoldgovernment.Onebigproble
misthenationaldebt.Theoldgovernmentlostalotofmoney.Thegovern
mentisusingInternetcrowdfundingtogetmoney.Peoplecangivemone
yusingtheircreditcard.The$2millionisverysmallbecausethecountry's
debtis$251billion.Malaysiasaiditwasimportantforpeopletohelp.Peop
levoluntarilywanttosharetheirmoney.Theideacamefromawomanwh
olovesandisproudofhercountry.Shestartedtoraisemoney.Otherpeo
plejoinedher.Theyalsowantedtohelp.

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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