The Reading / Listening - Hand Sanitiser - Level 4

France has a shortage of hand sanitiser. The luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) is using its perfume production lines to make sanitiser. The company wants to tackle the shortage. It announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume...brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of charge to health authorities." It added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary."



LVMH owns well-known brands such as Moet & Chandon, Tag Heuer and Bulgari. It makes perfume for Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, it will change production to help France's health system. More companies could help fight against the coronavirus. The UK has asked carmaker Rolls Royce to make ventilators. These are urgently required to help people breathe. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of them.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hand Sanitiser - Level 5 or  Hand Sanitiser - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.vogue.com/article/lvmh-to-produce-hand-sanitizer-coronavirus
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/15/business/coronavirus-lvmh-dior-hand-sanitizer-trnd/index.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51868756


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. a shortage
  2. tackle the
  3. production
  4. produce large quantities of
  5. gels will be delivered free
  6. health
  7. LVMH will continue to honour
  8. for as long as
  1. necessary
  2. alcoholic gels
  3. authorities
  4. of hand sanitiser
  5. this commitment
  6. shortage
  7. of charge
  8. lines

Paragraph 2

  1. LVMH owns well-known
  2. It makes perfume
  3. In a warlike
  4. it will change production
  5. help fight against the
  6. These are urgently
  7. help people
  8. a huge
  1. effort
  2. coronavirus
  3. breathe
  4. brands
  5. to help
  6. shortage
  7. for Dior
  8. required

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France has (1) ___________________ hand sanitiser. The luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) (2) ___________________ perfume production lines to make sanitiser. The company (3) ___________________ the shortage. It announced: "LVMH (4) ___________________ production lines of its perfume...brands to produce large quantities (5) ___________________. These gels will be delivered free of charge to health authorities." It added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment (6) ___________________ as necessary."

LVMH owns well-known (7) ___________________ Moet & Chandon, Tag Heuer and Bulgari. It (8) ___________________ Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, it (9) ___________________ help France's health system. More companies could (10) ___________________ the coronavirus. The UK (11) ___________________ Rolls Royce to make ventilators. These are urgently required to help people breathe. The UK's health service has a huge (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Francehasashortageofhandsanitiser.TheluxurygoodsmakerLouisVu
itton(LVMH)isusingitsperfumeproductionlinestomakesanitiser.Thec
ompanywantstotackletheshortage.Itannounced:"LVMHwillusethep
roductionlinesofitsperfume...brandstoproducelargequantitiesofalco
holicgels.Thesegelswillbedeliveredfreeofchargetohealthauthorities.
"Itadded:"LVMHwillcontinuetohonourthiscommitmentforaslongasn
ecessary."LVMHownswell-knownbrandssuchasMoet&Chandon,Tag
HeuerandBulgari.ItmakesperfumeforDiorandGivenchy.Inawarlikee
ffort,itwillchangeproductiontohelpFrance'shealthsystem.Morecomp
aniescouldhelpfightagainstthecoronavirus.TheUKhasaskedcarmake
rRollsRoycetomakeventilators.Theseareurgentlyrequiredtohelppeo
plebreathe.TheUK'shealthservicehasahugeshortageofthem.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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