The Reading / Listening - Notre Dame - Level 0

People gave one billion dollars to rebuild the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral. It was damaged in a fire. It is an important building. People gave hundreds of millions of dollars to help. France's president wants the rebuilding to be finished before the 2024 Paris Olympics. People say it could take over 20 years.



Some people giving money are billionaires, like the owner of Louis Vuitton. Computer giant Apple is giving money. It said: "We are heartbroken...Apple will be donating to...help restore Notre Dame...for future generations." Many people think it is better for the money to go to the world's poorer people.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Notre Dame - Level 1 Notre Dame - Level 2   or  Notre Dame - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/notre-dame-fire-rebuild-pinault-donation-french-billionaire
  • https://www.france24.com/en/20190416-fundraising-campaigns-multiply-macron-vows-rebuild-notre-dame
  • https://www.npr.org/2019/04/16/714116303/donation-pledges-roll-in-for-notre-dames-reconstruction


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

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Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

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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

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Free writing

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Answers

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