The Reading / Listening - Karl Lagerfeld - Level 6

Following the death in Paris on Tuesday of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is emerging that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars. His fluffy, white Birman cat, Choupette, became a global, feline icon after she became Lagerfeld's pet and companion. In an interview last year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would leave part of his estimated $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could be set to inherit millions of dollars. The cat is not exactly short of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in the world. She made $3 million as a model in one year for just two jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics brand.



Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly admits that he "stole" Choupette from her former owner. He explained: "Choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him." Lagerfeld joked: "He got another cat who became fat." Lagerfeld spent years pampering his pet. He fed her on a diet of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only dream of. She is looked after by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's far too sophisticated."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Karl Lagerfeld - Level 4  or  Karl Lagerfeld - Level 5

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


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Warm-ups

1. CATS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about cats. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       legendary / fashion / designer / inherit / millions / pet / global / feline / cash / brand /
       admit / owner / friend / return / fat / diet / crab / salmon / lifestyle / sophisticated
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. INHERITANCE: Students A strongly believe inheritances should not go to pets; Students B strongly believe they should.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: Would you leave money to these people / things in your will? Why (not)? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Why?

Why not?

A pet cat

 

 

A cousin

 

 

Your parents

 

 

Your best friend

 

 

A charity

 

 

A university

 

 

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5. FASHION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "fashion". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. PETS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best pets at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • snakes
  • cows
  • elephants
  • crocodiles
  • cats
  • dogs
  • goldfish
  • tortoises

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. legendary a. Information, facts or circumstances becoming known.
      2. emerging b. Being soft and nice to touch and having soft fibers from fur or fabrics such as wool or cotton.
      3. inherit c. Earned money.
      4. fluffy d. Receive money, property, or a title from someone after they die.
      5. estimated e. A large amount of money or assets.
      6. fortune f. Remarkable enough to be famous; very well known.
      7. made g. Roughly calculated or judged the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. unashamedly h. Says to be true or to be the case.
      9. admits i. Having previously filled a particular role or been a particular thing.
      10. former j. Having a lot of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture.
      11. pampering k. The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
      12. diet l. Giving someone every, comfort, and kindness; spoiling.
      13. luxurious m. Openly and without guilt or embarrassment.
      14. sophisticated n. Very, very comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable, especially in a way that involves great expense.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Lagerfeld's cat is a Siamese.     T / F
  2. Lagerfeld said his cat is the richest cat in the world.     T / F
  3. Lagerfeld's cat made $3 million in two jobs as a model.     T / F
  4. Lagerfeld's cat did some modeling for a Japanese confectionary brand.    T / F
  5. Lagerfeld said he "stole" the cat from its previous owner.     T / F
  6. Choupette ate regular cat food every day.     T / F
  7. Choupette is looked after by three maids.     T / F
  8. Lagerfeld said his cat wasn't very sophisticated.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. following
  2. emerging
  3. icon
  4. estimated
  5. brand
  6. admits
  7. pampering
  8. luxurious
  9. dream
  10. sophisticated
  1. fantasize
  2. roughly calculated
  3. worldly
  4. label
  5. becoming known
  6. opulent
  7. star
  8. confesses
  9. after
  10. spoiling

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. news is
  2. a global, feline
  3. part of his estimated
  4. The cat is not exactly short
  5. a Japanese cosmetics
  6. Lagerfeld spent years pampering
  7. He fed her on a diet
  8. She enjoyed a luxurious
  9. She is looked after
  10. She's far too
  1. icon
  2. lifestyle
  3. brand
  4. by two maids
  5. sophisticated
  6. emerging
  7. his pet
  8. of cash
  9. of king crab
  10. $150 million fortune

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
away
diet
former
sophisticated
admits
dream
pampering
mine

Following the (1) ____________ in Paris on Tuesday of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is (2) ____________ that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars. His (3) ____________, white Birman cat, Choupette, became a global, feline (4) ____________ after she became Lagerfeld's pet and companion. In an interview last year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would leave part of his (5) ____________ $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could be set to inherit millions of dollars. The cat is not (6) ____________ short of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in the world. She made $3 million as a (7) ____________ in one year for just two jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
away
diet
former
sophisticated
admits
dream
pampering
mine

Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly (9) ____________ that he "stole" Choupette from her (10) ____________ owner. He explained: "Choupette belonged to a friend of (11) ____________ who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was (12) ____________. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him." Lagerfeld joked: "He got another cat who became fat." Lagerfeld spent years (13) ____________ his pet. He fed her on a (14) ____________ of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only (15) ____________ of. She is looked after by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's far too (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is emerging that his pet cat could _____
     a.  inherits millions
     b.  inherit million
     c.  inherit millions
     d.  inherits million
2)  Lagerfeld said he would leave part of his estimated $150 ______ Choupette
     a.  million fortunes to
     b.  million fortunately to
     c.  million fortunate to
     d.  million fortune to
3)  The cat is not exactly ________
     a.  shorts of cache
     b.  shot of cache
     c.  shots of cash
     d.  short of cash
4)  She made $3 million as a model in one year for ______
     a.  adjusts two jobs
     b.  just two jobs
     c.  adjust two jobs
     d.  a just two jobs
5)  one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese ______
     a.  cosmetics brand
     b.  cosmetics bland
     c.  cosmetics braid
     d.  cosmetics blade

6)  Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly admits that he "stole" Choupette from her ______
     a.  firmer owner
     b.  former owner
     c.  farmer owner
     d.  framer owner
7)  He got another cat who became fat. Lagerfeld spent years ______ pet
     a.  pamper in his
     b.  papering his
     c.  primping his
     d.  pampering his
8)  He fed her on a diet of king crab, ______ caviar
     a.  smoking salmon and
     b.  smokes salmon and
     c.  smokeless salmon and
     d.  smoked salmon and
9)  She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can ______
     a.  only dream off
     b.  only dreams of
     c.  only dream of
     d.  only dreamed of
10)  I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's far ______
     a.  too sophisticate
     b.  too sophisticated
     c.  two sophisticates
     d.  to sophisticate it

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Following (1) ___________________ Paris on Tuesday of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, (2) ___________________ that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars. His fluffy, white Birman cat, Choupette, became a global, (3) ___________________ she became Lagerfeld's pet and companion. In an interview last year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would (4) ___________________ his estimated $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could be (5) ___________________ millions of dollars. The cat is not exactly short of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in the world. She made $3 million as a model in one year (6) ___________________ jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics brand.

Karl Lagerfeld (7) ___________________ he "stole" Choupette from her former owner. He explained: "Choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid (8) ___________________ of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette (9) ___________________ to him." Lagerfeld joked: "He got another cat who became fat." Lagerfeld spent (10) ___________________ pet. He fed her on a diet of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can (11) ___________________. She is looked after by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's (12) ___________________."

Comprehension questions

  1. On what day of the week did Karl Lagerfeld die?
  2. What kind of cat is Choupette?
  3. What magazine did Karl Lagerfeld talk to?
  4. What did the article say Choupette is not short of?
  5. How much did Choupette earn for doing two jobs?
  6. For how long did Lagerfeld's maid initially look after Choupette?
  7. What happened to the other cat Lagerfeld's friend got?
  8. What does Choupette eat besides crab and salmon?
  9. Who looks after Choupette?
  10. Why didn't Lagerfeld let Choupette advertise foodstuffs?




Multiple choice quiz

1) On what day of the week did Karl Lagerfeld die?
a) a Sunday
b) a Thursday
c) a Tuesday
d) a Monday
2) What kind of cat is Choupette?
a) a Birman
b) a tabby
c) a Siamese
d) a tiger
3) What magazine did Karl Lagerfeld talk to?
a) TIME
b) The Lady
c) World Cats
d) Vogue
4) What did the article say Choupette is not short of?
a) friends
b) cash
c) fish
d) fur

5) How much did Choupette earn for doing two jobs?
a) $2 million
b) $4 million
c) $3 million
d) $5 million

6) For how long did Lagerfeld's maid initially look after Choupette?
a) 12 weeks
b) two weeks
c) two months
d) 12 days
7) What happened to the other cat Lagerfeld's friend got?
a) it attacked Choupette
b) it had kittens
c) it ran away
d) it got fat
8) What does Choupette eat besides crab and salmon?
a) truffles
b) caviar
c) steak
d) ice cream
9) Who looks after Choupette?
a) two maids
b) a world-famous vet
c) a cattery
d) a charity

10) Why didn't Lagerfeld let Choupette advertise foodstuffs?
a) Choupette was ill
b) the fee was too low
c) she was too busy
d) she's too sophisticated

Role play

Role  A – Cats
You think cats make the best pets. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their pets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): goldfish, elephants or snakes.

Role  B – Goldfish
You think goldfish make the best pets. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their pets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): cats, elephants or snakes.

Role  C – Elephants
You think elephants make the best pets. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their pets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): goldfish, cats or snakes.

Role  D – Snakes
You think snakes make the best pets. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their pets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): goldfish, elephants or cats.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'inherit'

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  • and 'millions'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • stole
    • mine
    • return
    • diet
    • dream
    • far
    • following
    • inherit
    • interview
    • short
    • model
    • brand




    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 - Karl Lagerfeld's cat set to inherit millions

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'inherit'?
    3. What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld?
    4. Should pets be allowed to inherit millions of dollars?
    5. What do you think of cats as pets?
    6. What would you do if you inherited $150 million?
    7. Are you ever short of cash?
    8. Would you leave money to animals in your will?
    9. Why do people keep pets?
    10. Is it right that a cat can earn $3 million as a model?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'millions'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How will the millions of dollars be spent on Choupette?
    5. How would your life change if you inherited millions?
    6. Why does a cat need two maids?
    7. Would you like to have luxurious food every day?
    8. Are there too many posts of cats on YouTube and Facebook?
    9. How sophisticated are you?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Choupette the cat?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Following the death in Paris on Tuesday of (1) ____ fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is emerging that his pet cat could (2) ____ millions of dollars. His fluffy, white Birman cat, Choupette, became a global, (3) ____ icon after she became Lagerfeld's pet and companion. In an interview last year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would leave part of his estimated $150 million fortune (4) ____ Choupette. She could be set to inherit millions of dollars. The cat is not (5) ____ short of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in the world. She made $3 million (6) ____ a model in one year for just two jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics brand.

    Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly admits that he "stole" Choupette from her (7) ____ owner. He explained: "Choupette belonged to a friend of (8) ____ who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him." Lagerfeld (9) ____: "He got another cat who became fat." Lagerfeld spent years (10) ____ his pet. He fed her on a diet of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only dream (11) ____. She is looked after by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's (12) ____ too sophisticated."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     legend     (b)     legends     (c)     legendary     (d)     legendarily    
    2. (a)     inherit     (b)     inherited     (c)     inherits     (d)     inheritance    
    3. (a)     feline     (b)     bovine     (c)     canine     (d)     equine    
    4. (a)     to     (b)     of     (c)     at     (d)     by    
    5. (a)     richly     (b)     expensively     (c)     fast     (d)     exactly    
    6. (a)     has     (b)     is     (c)     was     (d)     as    
    7. (a)     former     (b)     firmer     (c)     framer     (d)     farmer    
    8. (a)     I     (b)     my     (c)     me     (d)     mine    
    9. (a)     joked     (b)     jest     (c)     guffawed     (d)     humored    
    10. (a)     papering     (b)     pampering     (c)     pumping     (d)     pestering    
    11. (a)     on     (b)     of     (c)     at     (d)     by    
    12. (a)     far     (b)     more     (c)     lots     (d)     very

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. news is egnremgi
    2. His ylfffu, white Birman cat
    3. became a global, eefnil icon
    4. his estimated $150 million frtnoeu
    5. The cat is not lxacyet short of cash
    6. a Japanese sosmtcice brand

    Paragraph 2

    1. Lagerfeld dhauanlseym admits that
    2. her roferm owner
    3. Lagerfeld spent years mgenrppai his pet
    4. smoked salmon and acvari
    5. She enjoyed a lxurousiu lifestyle
    6. She's far too scthdeosatipi

    Put the text back together

    (...)  salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only dream
    (...)  Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly admits that he "stole" Choupette from her former owner. He explained: "Choupette belonged
    (...)  $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could be set to inherit millions of dollars. The cat is not exactly short
    (...)  cat, Choupette, became a global, feline icon after she became Lagerfeld's pet and
    (...)  companion. In an interview last year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would leave part of his estimated
    1  ) Following the death in Paris on Tuesday of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is
    (...)  who became fat." Lagerfeld spent years pampering his pet. He fed her on a diet of king crab, smoked
    (...)  of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in the world. She made $3 million as
    (...)  emerging that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars. His fluffy, white Birman
    (...)  to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was
    (...)  of. She is looked after by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise
    (...)  away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him." Lagerfeld joked: "He got another cat
    (...)  a model in one year for just two jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics brand.
    (...)  cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that. She's far too sophisticated."

    Put the words in the right order

    1. cat   of   His   could   dollars   .   inherit   millions   pet
    2. fashion   an   last   interview   year   with   magazine   .   In
    3. his   of   fortune   .   million   estimated   Leave   part   $150
    4. The   is   exactly   short   cat   cash   .   not   of
    5. model   .   $3   made   million   as   a   She
    6. was   not   Choupette   would   that   told   He   return   .
    7. her   of   crab   .   fed   on   diet   He   a
    8. lifestyle   can   luxurious   dream   A   of   .   we   only
    9. after   is   She   looked   maids   .   two   by
    10. do   allow   to   her   I   foodstuffs   .   don't

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Following the death / dead in Paris on Tuesday of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, news is emerged / emerging that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars. His fluff / fluffy, white Birman cat, Choupette, became a global, feline icon / iconic after she became Lagerfeld's pet and companion. In an interview last / past year with fashion magazine Vogue, Lagerfeld said he would leave part by / of his estimated $150 million fortune to Choupette. She could be / get set to inherit millions of dollars. The cat is not exactly short of cash. Lagerfeld said Choupette was the "most famous" and "richest" cat in / on the world. She made $3 million as a / the model in one year for just two jobs - one for a German car company and the other for a Japanese cosmetics brand / bland.

    Karl Lagerfeld unashamedly remits / admits that he "stole" Choupette from her former owner / own. He explained: "Choupette belonged to a friend of mine / me who asked if my maid could take / taken care of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him." Lagerfeld joked / jokes: "He got another cat who became fat." Lagerfeld spent years pandering / pampering his pet. He fed her on a diet / dietary of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar. She enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only dream of. She is looked after / before by two maids. Lagerfeld never let Choupette advertise cat food. He said: "I don't allow her to do foodies / foodstuffs and things like that. She's far / very too sophisticated."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    following the death in paris on tuesday of legendary fashion designer karl lagerfeld news is emerging that his pet cat could inherit millions of dollars his fluffy white birman cat choupette became a global feline icon after she became lagerfelds pet and companion in an interview last year with fashion magazine vogue lagerfeld said he would leave part of his estimated 150 million fortune to choupette she could be set to inherit millions of dollars the cat is not exactly short of cash lagerfeld said choupette was the most famous and richest cat in the world she made 3 million as a model in one year for just two jobs  one for a german car company and the other for a japanese cosmetics brand

    karl lagerfeld unashamedly admits that he stole choupette from her former owner he explained choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away when he came back he was told that choupette would not return to him lagerfeld joked he got another cat who became fat lagerfeld spent years pampering his pet he fed her on a diet of king crab smoked salmon and caviar she enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle most of us can only dream of she is looked after by two maids lagerfeld never let choupette advertise cat food he said i dont allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that shes far too sophisticated"

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    FollowingthedeathinParisonTuesdayoflegendaryfashiondesignerKa
    rlLagerfeld,newsisemergingthathispetcatcouldinheritmillionsofdoll
    ars.Hisfluffy,whiteBirmancat,Choupette,becameaglobal,felineicona
    ftershebecameLagerfeld'spetandcompanion.Inaninterviewlastyear
    withfashionmagazineVogue,Lagerfeldsaidhewouldleavepartofhises
    timated$150millionfortunetoChoupette.Shecouldbesettoinheritmill
    ionsofdollars.Thecatisnotexactlyshortofcash.LagerfeldsaidChoupet
    tewasthe"mostfamous"and"richest"catintheworld.Shemade$3milli
    onasamodelinoneyearforjusttwojobs-oneforaGermancarcompanya
    ndtheotherforaJapanesecosmeticsbrand.KarlLagerfeldunashamedl
    yadmitsthathe"stole"Choupettefromherformerowner.Heexplained:
    "Choupettebelongedtoafriendofminewhoaskedifmymaidcouldtakec
    areofherfortwoweekswhenhewasaway.Whenhecameback,hewastol
    dthatChoupettewouldnotreturntohim."Lagerfeldjoked:"Hegotanoth
    ercatwhobecamefat."Lagerfeldspentyearspamperinghispet.Hefedh
    eronadietofkingcrab,smokedsalmonandcaviar.Sheenjoyedaluxurio
    uslifestylemostofuscanonlydreamof.Sheislookedafterbytwomaids.L
    agerfeldneverletChoupetteadvertisecatfood.Hesaid:"Idon'tallowhe
    rtodofoodstuffsandthingslikethat.She'sfartoosophisticated."

    Free writing

    Write about Karl Lagerfeld for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Is it right that a pet can inherit millions of dollars? Give reasons for and against.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. CATS: Make a poster about cats. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. INHERITANCE: Write a magazine article about pets inheriting lots of money in wills. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on wills. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on leaving money to pets in wills. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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