The Reading / Listening - Hand Sanitiser - Level 5

France is experiencing a shortage of hand sanitiser. To help this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making it to help fight COVID-19. It will use its perfume production lines to start making sanitiser. The company wants to help tackle the shortage. It announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic 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, in connection with the French health authorities."



LVMH owns well-known brands such as champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. It manufactures perfume for brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, it will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could help in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car maker Rolls Royce to make ventilators. These are urgently required to help people breathe. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators. It is preparing for more people to contract the virus.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hand Sanitiser - Level 4 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. France is experiencing a shortage
  2. perfume production
  3. The company wants to help tackle
  4. produce large quantities of
  5. These gels will be delivered free
  6. LVMH will continue to honour
  7. for as long
  8. in connection with the French
  1. this commitment
  2. the shortage
  3. health authorities
  4. of hand sanitiser
  5. lines
  6. as necessary
  7. of charge
  8. alcoholic gels

Paragraph 2

  1. LVMH owns well-
  2. It manufactures perfume for
  3. a warlike
  4. commercial
  5. help in the fight
  6. These are urgently required to
  7. a huge shortage
  8. contract
  1. effort
  2. of ventilators
  3. against the coronavirus
  4. the virus
  5. known brands
  6. companies
  7. help people breathe
  8. brands like Christian Dior

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France is experiencing (1) ___________________ hand sanitiser. To help this, the (2) ___________________ Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making it to help fight COVID-19. It will (3) ___________________ production lines to start making sanitiser. The company wants to help tackle the shortage. It announced: "LVMH will use the production (4) ___________________ perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered (5) ___________________ to health authorities." It added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, (6) ___________________ the French health authorities."

LVMH owns well-known (7) ___________________ champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. It manufactures perfume (8) ___________________ Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, it will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could help (9) ___________________ against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car maker Rolls Royce (10) ___________________. These are urgently required to help people breathe. The UK's health service has (11) ___________________ of ventilators. It is preparing for more people to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Franceisexperiencingashortageofhandsanitiser.Tohelpthis,theluxur
ygoodsmakerLouisVuitton(LVMH)willstartmakingittohelpfightCOVI
D-19.Itwilluseitsperfumeproductionlinestostartmakingsanitiser.Th
ecompanywantstohelptackletheshortage.Itannounced:"LVMHwillu
setheproductionlinesofitsperfumeandcosmeticbrandstoproducelarg
equantitiesofalcoholicgels.Thesegelswillbedeliveredfreeofchargeto
healthauthorities."Itadded:"LVMHwillcontinuetohonourthiscommit
mentforaslongasnecessary,inconnectionwiththeFrenchhealthautho
rities."LVMHownswell-knownbrandssuchaschampagnemakerMoet
&Chandon,watchmakerTagHeuerandjewellerBulgari.Itmanufacture
sperfumeforbrandslikeChristianDiorandGivenchy.Inawarlikeeffort,i
twillchangeproductiontohelpFrance'shealthsystem.Morecommercia
lcompaniescouldhelpinthefightagainstthecoronavirus.TheUKgover
nmenthasaskedthecarmakerRollsRoycetomakeventilators.Thesear
eurgentlyrequiredtohelppeoplebreathe.TheUK'shealthservicehasah
ugeshortageofventilators.Itispreparingformorepeopletocontractthe
virus.

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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