The Reading / Listening - Karl Lagerfeld - Level 4

After the death of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, there is news his pet cat Choupette could inherit millions of dollars. His fluffy, white cat is a global icon. Lagerfeld told the magazine Vogue that he would leave part of his $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could get millions. She is not short of cash. She got $3 million as a model for just two jobs. One job was for a German car company; the other was for a Japanese cosmetics brand.



Lagerfeld admits that he "stole" Choupette from her former owner. Lagerfeld's friend asked if his maid could take care of Choupette for a while. When he came back, he told his friend he would keep the cat because he loved her so much. Lagerfeld spent years pampering her. He fed her crab, smoked salmon and caviar. We can only dream of her luxurious lifestyle. Choupette never advertised cat food. Lagerfeld said: "She's far too sophisticated."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Karl Lagerfeld - Level 5 or  Karl Lagerfeld - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.yahoo.com/news/karl-lagerfelds-cat-choupette-godson-hudson-kroenig-inherit-designers-150-million-fortune-110735905.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/style/karl-lagerfeld-choupette-cat.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2019/feb/20/karl-lagerfeld-cat-choupette-most-pampered-animal-in-fashion-will


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. the death of legendary
  2. His fluffy,
  3. a global
  4. part of his $150 million
  5. She could
  6. She is not short of
  7. She got $3 million
  8. a Japanese cosmetics
  1. as a model
  2. icon
  3. fortune
  4. brand
  5. white cat
  6. fashion designer
  7. cash
  8. get millions

Paragraph 2

  1. Lagerfeld admits that he
  2. her former
  3. take care of Choupette
  4. would keep the cat because
  5. Lagerfeld spent years
  6. smoked
  7. We can only dream of
  8. She's far too
  1. her luxurious lifestyle
  2. pampering her
  3. "stole" Choupette
  4. sophisticated
  5. for a while
  6. he loved her so much
  7. owner
  8. salmon

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

After the (1) ___________________ fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, there is (2) ___________________ cat Choupette could inherit millions of dollars. His fluffy, white cat is (3) ___________________. Lagerfeld told the magazine Vogue that he would (4) ___________________ his $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could get millions. She is not (5) ___________________. She got $3 million as a model for just two jobs. One job was for a German car company; (6) ___________________ for a Japanese cosmetics brand.

Lagerfeld admits that he "stole" Choupette (7) ___________________ owner. Lagerfeld's friend asked if his (8) ___________________ care of Choupette for a while. When he came back, he told his friend he would keep the cat because he loved (9) ___________________. Lagerfeld spent years pampering her. He fed her crab, smoked (10) ___________________. We can only dream of (11) ___________________. Choupette never advertised cat food. Lagerfeld said: "(12) ___________________ sophisticated."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AfterthedeathoflegendaryfashiondesignerKarlLagerfeld,thereisnew
shispetcatChoupettecouldinheritmillionsofdollars.Hisfluffy,whitecat
isaglobalicon.LagerfeldtoldthemagazineVoguethathewouldleavepa
rtofhis$150millionfortunetoChoupette.Shecouldgetmillions.Sheisn
otshortofcash.Shegot$3millionasamodelforjusttwojobs.Onejobwas
foraGermancarcompany;theotherwasforaJapanesecosmeticsbrand
.Lagerfeldadmitsthathe"stole"Choupettefromherformerowner.Lage
rfeld'sfriendaskedifhismaidcouldtakecareofChoupetteforawhile.Wh
enhecameback,hetoldhisfriendhewouldkeepthecatbecauseheloved
hersomuch.Lagerfeldspentyearspamperingher.Hefedhercrab,smok
edsalmonandcaviar.Wecanonlydreamofherluxuriouslifestyle.Choup
etteneveradvertisedcatfood.Lagerfeldsaid:"She'sfartoosophisticate
d."

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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Answers

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