The Reading / Listening - Kylie Jenner - Level 4

Imagine being a billionaire at 21. Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire. She became a billionaire two years earlier than Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner made most of her money from her cosmetics business. She started this at the age of 15 and owns the company. It generates an estimated $360 million in annual sales. It is estimated to be worth around $900 million.



Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in 1997. She got into business when she was 14 and created clothing for a fashion brand. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics line. 'Time' magazine called her one of the world's most influential teens. Today, she is a successful model, TV reality star and social media personality and influences the fashion industry. Talking about being a billionaire, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I work really hard."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Kylie Jenner - Level 5 or  Kylie Jenner - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47455998
  • https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2188781/forbes-names-kylie-jenner-youngest-self-made
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/alist/kylie-jenner-net-worth-2019-is-she-worth-more-than-the-kardashian-sisters-a4083381.html


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. Imagine being a
  2. the world's youngest self-
  3. She became a billionaire
  4. Jenner made most
  5. her cosmetics
  6. She started this
  7. $360 million in
  8. It is estimated to be worth
  1. at the age of 15
  2. of her money
  3. around $900 million
  4. made billionaire
  5. two years earlier
  6. annual sales
  7. business
  8. billionaire at 21

Paragraph 2

  1. clothing for a
  2. she launched her own
  3. one of the world's most influential
  4. she is
  5. social media
  6. influences the fashion
  7. a nice pat
  8. I work
  1. a successful model
  2. industry
  3. cosmetics line
  4. really hard
  5. teens
  6. on the back
  7. personality
  8. fashion brand

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Imagine being a billionaire at 21. Entrepreneur, (1) ___________________ and model Kylie Jenner has (2) ___________________ youngest self-made billionaire. She became a billionaire two (3) ___________________ Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner (4) ___________________ her money from her cosmetics business. She started this at the age of 15 and (5) ___________________. It generates an estimated $360 million (6) ___________________. It is estimated to be worth around $900 million.

Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in 1997. She (7) ___________________ when she was 14 and (8) ___________________ a fashion brand. A year later, she launched (9) ___________________ line. 'Time' magazine called her one of the world's (10) ___________________. Today, she is a successful model, TV reality star and social media personality and (11) ___________________ industry. Talking about being a billionaire, she said: "That's a (12) ___________________ the back....I work really hard."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Imaginebeingabillionaireat21?Entrepreneur,socialmediastarandmo
delKylieJennerhasbecometheworld'syoungestself-madebillionai
re.ShebecameabillionairetwoyearsearlierthanMarkZuckerberg.Jen
nermademostofhermoneyfromhercosmeticsbusiness.Shestartedthi
sattheageof15andownsthecompany.Itgeneratesanestimated$360
millioninannualsales.Itisestimatedtobewortharound$900million.Ky
lieKristenJennerwasbornin1997.Shegotintobusinesswhenshewas1
4andcreatedclothingforafashionbrand.Ayearlater,shelaunchedhero
wncosmeticsline.'Time'magazinecalledheroneoftheworld'smostinfl
uentialteens.Today,sheisasuccessfulmodel,TVrealitystarandsocial
mediapersonalityandinfluencesthefashionindustry.Talkingaboutbei
ngabillionaire,shesaid:"That'sanicepatontheback....Iworkreallyhar
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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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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