The Reading / Listening - Notre Dame - Level 1

People gave one billion dollars to rebuild Paris' 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral. It was badly damaged in a fire. It is one of France's most important buildings. People from all over the world gave hundreds of millions of dollars to help. French president Emmanuel Macron said he would make sure the rebuilding would be finished within five years, in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Some architects say it could take 20 years or more.



Some of the people giving money are French billionaires, like the owner of Louis Vuitton. Computer giant Apple is giving money. It said: "We are heartbroken for...those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of hope....Apple will be donating to...help restore Notre Dame's precious heritage for future generations." Many people think the money would be better spent on helping the world's poorer people.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Notre Dame - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

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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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