The Reading / Listening - Kylie Jenner - Level 5

Imagine being a billionaire at the age of 21. Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done that. The business magazine 'Forbes' said Ms Jenner is the world's youngest self-made billionaire. She became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner made most of her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business, which she started at the age of 15. She started and owns the beauty company. It generates an estimated $360 million in annual sales. Her company is estimated to be worth around $900 million.



Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in 1997. She got into business when she was 14. She created a line of clothing for a fashion brand. A year later, she launched her cosmetics line Kylie Lip Kits. This turned into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine called her one of the most influential teens in the world. Today, she has successful careers as a model, TV reality star and social media personality. A newspaper she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about being a billionaire, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I didn't expect anything....I work really hard."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Kylie Jenner - Level 4 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. social media
  2. Kylie Jenner has done
  3. the world's youngest self-
  4. She became a billionaire
  5. Jenner made most
  6. It generates an estimated
  7. annual
  8. estimated to be worth
  1. $360 million
  2. made billionaire
  3. around $900 million
  4. that
  5. sales
  6. two years younger
  7. star
  8. of her fortune

Paragraph 2

  1. She got into business
  2. a line of clothing
  3. she launched her
  4. one of the most influential
  5. the most influential
  6. Talking about being
  7. That's a nice pat
  8. I didn't expect
  1. anything
  2. cosmetics line
  3. on the back
  4. when she was 14
  5. a billionaire
  6. for a fashion brand
  7. celebrity
  8. teens

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Imagine being a billionaire (1) ___________________ of 21? Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done that. The business magazine 'Forbes' said Ms Jenner is (2) ___________________ self-made billionaire. She became a billionaire (3) ___________________ than Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner made most (4) ___________________ from her best-selling cosmetics business, which she started at the age of 15. She started and (5) ___________________ company. It generates an estimated $360 million in annual sales. Her company is estimated (6) ___________________ around $900 million.

Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in 1997. She (7) ___________________ when she was 14. She created a line of clothing (8) ___________________ brand. A year later, she launched her cosmetics line Kylie Lip Kits. This turned into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine called her one of (9) ___________________ teens in the world. Today, she has successful (10) ___________________ model, TV reality star and social media personality. A newspaper she was the most (11) ___________________ the fashion industry. Talking about being a billionaire, she said: "That's (12) ___________________ on the back....I didn't expect anything....I work really hard."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Imaginebeingabillionaireattheageof21?Entrepreneur,socialmediast
arandmodelKylieJennerhasdonethat.Thebusinessmagazine'Forbes'
saidMsJenneristheworld'syoungestself-madebillionaire.Shebeca
meabillionairetwoyearsyoungerthanFacebook'sMarkZuckerberg.Je
nnermademostofherfortunefromherbest-sellingcosmeticsbusiness
,whichshestartedattheageof15.Shestartedandownsthebeautycomp
any.Itgeneratesanestimated$360millioninannualsales.Hercompan
yisestimatedtobewortharound$900million.KylieKristenJennerwasb
ornin1997.Shegotintobusinesswhenshewas14.Shecreatedalineofcl
othingforafashionbrand.Ayearlater,shelaunchedhercosmeticslineK
ylieLipKits.ThisturnedintoKylieCosmetics.'Time'magazinecalledher
oneofthemostinfluentialteensintheworld.Today,shehassuccessfulca
reersasamodel,TVrealitystarandsocialmediapersonality.Anewspap
ershewasthemostinfluentialcelebrityinthefashionindustry.Talkinga
boutbeingabillionaire,shesaid:"That'sanicepatontheback....Ididn'te
xpectanything....Iworkreallyhard."

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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