The Reading / Listening - Film Star Pay - Level 0

China is limiting movie star pay. Actors try to avoid tax. The government said money is not the most important thing in life. Many young people are "blindly chasing celebrities". This gives people the wrong idea about what real life is like. The government said movies should help society, not movie stars.



The government made rules for movie companies. Actors' salaries will be less than 40 per cent of the cost of the movie. Chinese people support this. They say "greedy" actors show off their "Hollywood lifestyle" and this is bad. One person wrote: "Society has given them too much and they give nothing back."

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Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-44641582
  • https://www.screendaily.com/news/china-caps-actors-pay-following-fan-bingbing-controversy/5130511.article
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/china-caps-film-star-pay-citing-money-worship-and-fake-contracts


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. China is limiting movie
  2. Actors try to
  3. money is not the most important
  4. Many young
  5. blindly
  6. This gives people the
  7. what real life
  8. movies should help
  1. is like
  2. people
  3. chasing celebrities
  4. avoid tax
  5. wrong idea
  6. star pay
  7. society
  8. thing in life

Paragraph 2

  1. The government made
  2. Actors' salaries
  3. Chinese people
  4. "greedy"
  5. show off their
  6. this is
  7. Society has given
  8. they give nothing
  1. support this
  2. back
  3. "Hollywood lifestyle"
  4. them too much
  5. rules
  6. will be less
  7. bad
  8. actors

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

China is limiting movie star pay. Actors (1) ___________________ tax. The government said money is (2) ___________________ important (3) ___________________. Many young people are "blindly chasing celebrities". (4) ___________________ the wrong idea about what real (5) ___________________. The government said movies should help society, (6) ___________________.

The government (7) ___________________ movie companies. Actors' salaries (8) ___________________ than 40 per cent of the (9) ___________________ movie. Chinese people support this. They say "greedy" actors (10) ___________________ "Hollywood lifestyle" and (11) ___________________. One person wrote: "Society has given them (12) ___________________ they give nothing back."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Chinaislimitingmoviestarpay.Actorstrytoavoidtax.Thegovernments
aidmoneyisnotthemostimportantthinginlife.Manyyoungpeopleare"
blindlychasingcelebrities".Thisgivespeoplethewrongideaaboutwhat
reallifeislike.Thegovernmentsaidmoviesshouldhelpsociety,notmovi
estars.Thegovernmentmaderulesformoviecompanies.Actors'salari
eswillbelessthan40percentofthecostofthemovie.Chinesepeoplesup
portthis.Theysay"greedy"actorsshowofftheir"Hollywoodlifestyle"an
dthisisbad.Onepersonwrote:"Societyhasgiventhemtoomuchandthe
ygivenothingback."

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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