The Reading / Listening - Kylie Jenner - Level 6

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



Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in August 1997. She got into business at a young age. When she was 14, she created a line of clothing for a fashion brand. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which transformed into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine listed her as one of the most influential teens in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV reality star and social media personality. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about her billionaire status, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I didn't expect anything. I did not foresee the future.... I work really hard."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Kylie Jenner - Level 4  or  Kylie Jenner - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. KYLIE JENNER: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Kylie Jenner. 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?
       imagine / billionaire / social media / business / magazine / Facebook / estimated /
       business / clothing / fashion / brand / cosmetics / model / personality / status
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. COSMETICS: Students A strongly believe cosmetics are important; Students B strongly believe they aren't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. $1 BILLION: What would you do with $1 billion and why? Complete this table and share what you wrote with your partner(s). Change partners often.

 

What?

Why?

Charity

 

 

House

 

 

Family

 

 

Friends

 

 

Travel

 

 

Food

 

 

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5. BILLIONAIRE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "billionaire". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. SELF-MADE: Rank these with your partner. Put the best areas to be a successful, self-made business person at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • fashion
  • book stores
  • IT
  • English schools
  • chef
  • celebrity
  • artist
  • investor

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. entrepreneur a. Roughly calculated or judged the value, number, quantity, or extent of.
      2. self-made b. A brother or sister.
      3. sibling c. A large amount of money or assets.
      4. bulk d. A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
      5. fortune e. Produces something (ideas, money, energy, electricity, etc.).
      6. generates f. Having become successful or rich by one's own efforts.
      7. estimated g. The majority or greater part of something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. line h. A famous person.
      9. launched i. The relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something.
      10. influential j. Be aware of beforehand; predict.
      11. celebrity k. Started something for the first time (e.g. a business, campaign, movie, project, etc.).
      12. status l. Touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand.
      13. pat m. Having a great effect on someone or something.
      14. foresee n. A range of commercial goods, fashion items, cosmetics, etc.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The magazine 'The Economist' listed Kylie Jenner as a billionaire.     T / F
  2. Mark Zuckerberg was a billionaire at a younger age.     T / F
  3. Kylie Jenner's company generates over $350 million a year.     T / F
  4. Kylie Jenner's company is said to be worth over a billion dollars.     T / F
  5. Ms Jenner started her first company when she was just 12 years old.     T / F
  6. Ms Jenner's first cosmetic company was called Kylie Lip Kits.     T / F
  7. 'Time' magazine listed her as one of the world's most influential teens.    T / F
  8. Kylie said being a billionaire was a nice pat on the back.     T / F

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

  1. imagine
  2. just
  3. fortune
  4. generates
  5. annual
  6. line
  7. launched
  8. influential
  9. personality
  10. foresee
  1. wealthy
  2. predict
  3. yearly
  4. started
  5. powerful
  6. visualize
  7. variety
  8. celebrity
  9. exactly
  10. creates

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

  1. imagine being a billionaire
  2. the world's youngest self-
  3. Jenner is the youngest sibling
  4. She made the bulk of her fortune from her
  5. It now generates an estimated $360million
  6. She got into
  7. she created a line
  8. one of the most influential
  9. That's a nice pat
  10. I did not foresee
  1. of clothing
  2. in annual sales
  3. best-selling cosmetics
  4. business at a young age
  5. made billionaire
  6. on the back
  7. teens in the world
  8. at the age of 21
  9. the future
  10. in the Kardashian family

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
just
sibling
worth
self
imagine
generates
founder
bulk

Can you (1) ____________ being a billionaire at the age of 21? Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done (2) ____________ that. According to the business magazine 'Forbes', Ms Jenner has become the world's youngest (3) ____________ -made billionaire. She is so successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook (4) ____________ Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner is the youngest (5) ____________ in the Kardashian family. She made the (6) ____________ of her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business Kylie Cosmetics, which she started at the age of 15. She founded and owns the beauty company. It now (7) ____________ an estimated $360million in annual sales. Her company is estimated to be (8) ____________ around $900 million.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
transformed
status
age
reality
brand
foresee
influential
industry

Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in August 1997. She got into business at a young (9) ____________. When she was 14, she created a line of clothing for a fashion (10) ____________. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which (11) ____________ into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine listed her as one of the most (12) ____________ teens in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV (13) ____________ star and social media personality. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion (14) ____________. Talking about her billionaire (15) ____________, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I didn't expect anything. I did not (16) ____________ the future.... I work really hard."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has ______
     a.  done justly that
     b.  done just what
     c.  did just that
     d.  done just that
2)  Ms Jenner has become the world's youngest ______ billionaire
     a.  self-done
     b.  self-had
     c.  self-made
     d.  self-taken
3)  Jenner is the ______
     a.  youngest sable
     b.  youngest sibling
     c.  youngest subbing
     d.  youngest siding
4)  She made the ______ her fortune
     a.  bulk of
     b.  baulk of
     c.  bilk of
     d.  balk of
5)  It now generates an estimated $360million ______
     a.  in annually sales
     b.  on annual sales
     c.  in annual sales
     d.  on annually sales

6)  When she was 14, she created a line of clothing for ______
     a.  a fashions brand
     b.  a fashion brand
     c.  a fashions bland
     d.  a fashionista blend
7)  'Time' magazine listed her as one of the most ______
     a.  influences teens
     b.  influenza teens
     c.  influentially teens
     d.  influential teens
8)  Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV ______ and ...
     a.  reality star
     b.  realty star
     c.  real little star
     d.  re-ability star
9)  Talking about her billionaire status, she said: "That's a nice ______ back"
     a.  spat on the
     b.  part on the
     c.  pat on the
     d.  pact on the
10)  I didn't expect anything. I did not ______ future
     a.  foreseen the
     b.  foreseeable the
     c.  four seas the
     d.  foresee the

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Can you (1) ___________________ billionaire at the age of 21? Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner (2) ___________________ that. According to the business magazine 'Forbes', Ms Jenner has become the world's (3) ___________________ billionaire. She is so successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner is the youngest sibling in the Kardashian family. She made (4) ___________________ her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business Kylie Cosmetics, which she started at the age of 15. She (5) ___________________ the beauty company. It now generates an estimated $360million in annual sales. Her company is estimated to (6) ___________________ $900 million.

Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in August 1997. She (7) ___________________ at a young age. When she was 14, she created a (8) ___________________ for a fashion brand. A year later, she (9) ___________________ cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which transformed into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine listed her as one of the (10) ___________________ in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV reality star and (11) ___________________. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about her billionaire status, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I didn't expect anything. I did not (12) ___________________.... I work really hard."

Comprehension questions

  1. What magazine said Kylie Jenner was the youngest billionaire?
  2. How quicker than Mark Zuckerberg did Kylie become a billionaire?
  3. What did Kylie Jenner make the bulk of her fortune from?
  4. At what age did Kylie start her cosmetics company?
  5. How much is Kylie Cosmetics worth today?
  6. What did Kylie help launch when she was 14?
  7. What was the name of Kylie's first line of cosmetics?
  8. What magazine said Kylie was once an influential teen worldwide?
  9. What did Kylie say she didn't expect?
  10. What did Kylie say she did not foresee?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What magazine said Kylie Jenner was the youngest billionaire?
a) Friends
b) Forbes
c) Fibs
d) Fame
2)  How quicker than Mark Zuckerberg did Kylie become a billionaire?
a) 5 years
b) 4 years
c) 3 years
d) 2 years
3) What did Kylie Jenner make the bulk of her fortune from?
a) her cosmetics business
b) modelling
c) social media
d) acting
4) At what age did Kylie start her cosmetics company?
a) 14
b) 13
c) 15
d) 12
5) How much is Kylie Cosmetics worth today?
a) $700 million
b) $900 million
c) $600 million
d) $800 million

6) What did Kylie help launch when she was 14?
a) a line of clothing
b) a rocket
c) a campaign
d) a blockbuster movie
7) What was the name of Kylie's first line of cosmetics?
a) Kylie Eye Lids
b) Kylie Lip Kits
c) Kylie Face Fits
d) Kylie Mouth Magic
8) What magazine said Kylie was once an influential teen worldwide?
a) Time
b) Vogue
c) The Lady
d) Newsweek
9) What did Kylie say she didn't expect?
a) anything
b) surprises
c) making friends
d) social media

10) What did Kylie say she did not foresee?
a) the end of wrinkles
b) a war-free world
c) eternal happiness
d) the future

Role play

Role  A – Fashion
You think the best way to self-made riches is through fashion. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least desirable of these (and why): I.T, being a chef or being a celebrity.

Role  B – I.T.
You think the best way to self-made riches is through I.T. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least desirable of these (and why): fashion, being a chef or being a celebrity.

Role  C –Chef
You think the best way to self-made riches is through being a chef. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least desirable of these (and why): I.T, fashion or being a celebrity.

Role  D –Celebrity
You think the best way to self-made riches is through being a celebrity. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the least desirable of these (and why): I.T, being a chef or fashion.

After reading / listening

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

'youngest'

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  • and 'billionaire'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • just
    • self
    • founder
    • bulk
    • beauty
    • worth
    • young
    • later
    • teens
    • personality
    • status
    • foresee




    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 - Kylie Jenner becomes world's youngest billionaire

    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 'youngest'?
    3. Can you Imagine being a billionaire at the age of 21.
    4. Would you be a good entrepreneur?
    5. What do you know about Kylie Jenner?
    6. What is the best way to get rich?
    7. What do you think of cosmetics?
    8. Why are Kylie Jenner's cosmetics so good?
    9. What kind of business would you like to start?
    10. What would you do with $1 billion?

    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 'billionaire'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Why do you think Kylie became a great businesswoman?
    5. How important is the fashion industry?
    6. Who are the most influential teens today?
    7. What career would you like to be a success in?
    8. What do you think of reality TV?
    9. When was the last time you got a pat on the back?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Kylie Jenner?

    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)

    Can you (1) ____ being a billionaire at the age of 21? Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done (2) ____ that. According to the business magazine 'Forbes', Ms Jenner has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire. She is (3) ____ successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner is the youngest (4) ____ in the Kardashian family. She made the (5) ____ of her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business Kylie Cosmetics, which she started at the age of 15. She founded and owns the beauty company. It now generates an estimated $360million in annual sales. Her company is estimated to be (6) ____ around $900 million.

    Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in August 1997. She got (7) ____ business at a young age. When she was 14, she created a line of clothing for a fashion (8) ____. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which transformed into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine (9) ____ her as one of the most influential teens in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV (10) ____ star and social media personality. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about her billionaire (11) ____, she said: "That's a nice (12) ____ on the back....I didn't expect anything. I did not foresee the future.... I work really hard."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    (a)     imagine     (b)     imaginary     (c)     imaginative     (d)     images    
    (a)     justly     (b)     adjust     (c)     just     (d)     justice    
    (a)     however     (b)     what     (c)     so     (d)     though    
    (a)     sitting     (b)     sipping     (c)     siding     (d)     sibling    
    (a)     bark     (b)     balk     (c)     bulk     (d)     berk    
    (a)     worthwhile     (b)     worth     (c)     worthy     (d)     worthless    
    (a)     unto     (b)     into     (c)     onto     (d)     ante    
    (a)     bland     (b)     brand     (c)     blend     (d)     bleed    
    (a)     lasted     (b)     lusted     (c)     listed     (d)     lest    
    (a)     real     (b)     realism     (c)     really     (d)     reality    
    (a)     payback     (b)     resolve     (c)     accept     (d)     status    
    (a)     pet     (b)     pot     (c)     pit     (d)     pat

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  just that. According to the business magazine 'Forbes', Ms Jenner has become the world's youngest self-
    (...)  line called Kylie Lip Kits, which transformed into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine listed her as one of the most influential
    (...)  made billionaire. She is so successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook
    (...)  founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner is the youngest sibling in the Kardashian family. She made the bulk
    (...)  of her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business Kylie Cosmetics, which she
    (...)  started at the age of 15. She founded and owns the beauty company. It now generates an
    (...)  Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in August 1997. She got into business at a young age. When she was
    (...)  teens in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as a model, TV reality star and social
    (...)  media personality. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influential
    (...)  14, she created a line of clothing for a fashion brand. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics
    1  ) Can you Imagine being a billionaire at the age of 21. Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done
    (...)  celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about her billionaire status, she said: "That's a nice pat on the
    (...)  estimated $360million in annual sales. Her company is estimated to be worth around $900 million.
    (...)  back....I didn't expect anything. I did not foresee the future.... I work really hard."

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. she   so   is   a   successful   billionaire   She   became   .
    3. in   family   .   Jenner   the   youngest   is   sibling   the
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    8. most   teens   world   .   the   The   influential   in
    9. most   influential   in   The   the   industry   .   celebrity   fashion
    10. a   is   pat   nice   back   .   on   the   That

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Can you imagine / vision being a billionaire at the age of 21? Entrepreneur, social media star and model Kylie Jenner has done only / just that. According to the business magazine 'Forbes', Ms Jenner has become the world's youngest self-made / self-done billionaire. She is so successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than Facebook foundry / founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jenner is the youngest siding / sibling in the Kardashian family. She made the balk / bulk of her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business Kylie Cosmetics, which she started at / on the age of 15. She founded and owns the beauty company. It now generates an / the estimated $360million in annual / annually sales. Her company is estimated to be worth / worthy around $900 million.

    Kylie Kristen Jenner was birthed / born in August 1997. She got into business at a young age. When she was 14, she created a squiggle / line of clothing for a fashion brand / bland. A year later, she launched her own cosmetics lint / line called Kylie Lip Kits, which transformed into Kylie Cosmetics. 'Time' magazine listed / lasted her as one of the most influential teens in the world. Today, Ms Jenner also has successful careers as / was a model, TV reality / realism star and social media personality. In November 2018, the New York Post said she was the most influence / influential celebrity in the fashion industry. Talking about her billionaire status / statues, she said: "That's a nice pat on the back....I didn't expect anything. I did not foresee / foreseeable the future.... I work really hard."

    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

    can you imagine being a billionaire at the age of 21 entrepreneur social media star and model kylie jenner has done just that according to the business magazine forbes ms jenner has become the worlds youngest selfmade billionaire she is so successful that she became a billionaire two years younger than facebook founder mark zuckerberg jenner is the youngest sibling in the kardashian family she made the bulk of her fortune from her bestselling cosmetics business kylie cosmetics which she started at the age of 15 she founded and owns the beauty company it now generates an estimated 360million in annual sales her company is estimated to be worth around 900 million

    kylie kristen jenner was born in august 1997 she got into business at a young age when she was 14 she created a line of clothing for a fashion brand a year later she launched her own cosmetics line called kylie lip kits which transformed into kylie cosmetics time magazine listed her as one of the most influential teens in the world today ms jenner also has successful careers as a model tv reality star and social media personality in november 2018 the new york post said she was the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry talking about her billionaire status she said thats a nice pat on the backi didnt expect anything i did not foresee the future i work really hard"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Canyouimaginebeingabillionaireattheageof21?Entrepreneur,social
    mediastarandmodelKylieJennerhasdonejustthat.Accordingtothebu
    sinessmagazine'Forbes',MsJennerhasbecometheworld'syoungestse
    lf-madebillionaire.Sheissosuccessfulthatshebecameabillionairetwo
    yearsyoungerthanFacebookfounderMarkZuckerberg.Jenneristheyo
    ungestsiblingintheKardashianfamily.Shemadethebulkofherfortunef
    romherbest-sellingcosmeticsbusinessKylieCosmetics,whichshesta
    rtedattheageof15.Shefoundedandownsthebeautycompany.Itnowg
    eneratesanestimated$360millioninannualsales.Hercompanyisesti
    matedtobewortharound$900million.KylieKristenJennerwasborninA
    ugust1997.Shegotintobusinessatayoungage.Whenshewas14,shecr
    eatedalineofclothingforafashionbrand.Ayearlater,shelaunchedhero
    wncosmeticslinecalledKylieLipKits,whichtransformedintoKylieCosm
    etics.'Time'magazinelistedherasoneofthemostinfluentialteensinthe
    world.Today,MsJenneralsohassuccessfulcareersasamodel,TVreality
    starandsocialmediapersonality.InNovember2018,theNewYorkPosts
    aidshewasthemostinfluentialcelebrityinthefashionindustry.Talkinga
    boutherbillionairestatus,shesaid:"That'sanicepatontheback....Ididn
    'texpectanything.Ididnotforeseethefuture....Iworkreallyhard."

    Free writing

    Write about Kylie Jenner for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Kylie Jenner is a wonderful role model for us all. Discuss.

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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. KYLIE JENNER: Make a poster about Kylie Jenner. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. ENTREPRENEUR: Write a magazine article about schools teaching children to be entrepreneurs. 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 Kylie Jenner. Ask him/her three questions about her. Give him/her three of your opinions on being a billionaire at the age of 21. 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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