The Reading / Listening - Hand Sanitiser - Level 6

As with many countries, France is experiencing a shortage of hand sanitiser. To help combat this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19 virus. The company will repurpose its perfume production lines to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help tackle the shortage of sanitiser across France. He 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." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities."



LVMH is a luxury goods conglomerate that owns well-known brands such as champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup for brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, they will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could start helping out in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start making ventilators. These are urgently required to help people hospitalised with the virus breathe. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to contract the virus.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Hand Sanitiser - Level 4  or  Hand Sanitiser - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. HAND SANITISER: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about hand sanitiser. 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?
       shortage / combat / luxury goods / sanitiser / virus / perfume / production / free / gel
       conglomerate / champagne / makeup / health system / warlike / ventilator / breathe
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. PRODUCTION LINES: Students A strongly believe all of the world's companies should change what they do to help fight COVID-19; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. COMPANIES: What can these companies do to help in the COVID-10 crisis? How will this help? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What They Can Do?

How Will This Help?

McDonald's

 

 

Apple

 

 

Google

 

 

Disney

 

 

Toyota

 

 

Budweiser

 

 

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5. LUXURY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "luxury". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. SHORTAGES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Hand sanitisers
  • Soap
  • Chocolate
  • Medicine
  • Newspapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Sugar
  • Bread/rice/pasta

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. shortage a. Make big efforts to deal with a problem or difficult task.
      2. combat b. The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause.
      3. repurpose c. A state or situation in which something needed cannot be obtained in sufficient amounts.
      4. production line d. Take action to reduce, destroy, or prevent something undesirable.
      5. tackle e. A factory system in which a thing being made passes through a set sequence of mechanical or manual operations.
      6. honour f. Keep a promise or obligation or keep to an agreement.
      7. commitment g. Adapt for use in a different purpose.

    Paragraph 2

      8. conglomerate h. Take air into the lungs and then expel it as a regular physiological process.
      9. warlike i. In a way which requires immediate action or attention.
      10. commercial j. A machine for helping people breathe.
      11. ventilators k. A large corporation formed by the merging of separate and diverse firms.
      12. urgently l. Catch or develop a disease.
      13. breathe m. Of plans, preparations, or munitions directed toward or prepared for war.
      14. contract n. Concerned with or engaged in business.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Hand sanitiser is not scarce in France.     T / F
  2. Louis Vuitton will build new factories to make hand sanitiser.     T / F
  3. Louis Vuitton will make alcoholic gels.     T / F
  4. Louis Vuitton will provide the hand sanitiser at low prices.     T / F
  5. Louis Vuitton is part of a group that owns the jeweller Bulgari.     T / F
  6. The article says Louis Vuitton's effort was "warlike".     T / F
  7. Rolls Royce has been asked to make ventilators for hospitals.     T / F
  8. The UK has enough ventilators to last for two years.     T / F

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

  1. shortage
  2. combat
  3. quantities
  4. authorities
  5. commitment
  6. conglomerate
  7. manufacture
  8. effort
  9. ventilator
  10. readying
  1. promise
  2. volumes
  3. preparing
  4. corporation
  5. fight
  6. endeavour
  7. respirator
  8. scarcity
  9. produce
  10. officials

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

  1. As with
  2. repurpose its perfume production
  3. start making anti-
  4. LVMH will continue to honour
  5. for as long
  6. LVMH is a luxury goods
  7. the car and jet-
  8. These are urgently
  9. a huge shortage
  10. readying itself for more people
  1. of ventilators
  2. as necessary
  3. conglomerate
  4. required
  5. this commitment
  6. to contract the virus
  7. many countries
  8. engine maker
  9. lines
  10. viral products

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
tackle
combat
delivered
authorities
repurpose
commitment
shortage
production

As with many countries, France is experiencing a (1) ____________ of hand sanitiser. To help (2) ____________ this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19 virus. The company will (3) ____________ its perfume production lines to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help (4) ____________ the shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced: "LVMH will use the (5) ____________ lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be (6) ____________ free of charge to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this (7) ____________ for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health (8) ____________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
maker
ventilators
warlike
contract
conglomerate
breathe
brands
commercial

LVMH is a luxury goods (9) ____________ that owns well-known brands such as champagne (10) ____________ Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup for (11) ____________ like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a (12) ____________ effort, they will change production to help France's health system. More (13) ____________ companies could start helping out in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start making (14) ____________. These are urgently required to help people hospitalised with the virus (15) ____________. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to (16) ____________ the virus.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  As with many countries, France is experiencing ______
     a.  a short age
     b.  a shorter age
     c.  a shore age
     d.  a shortage
2)  start making sanitiser to help fight the ______
     a.  COVID-19 viral
     b.  COVID-19 libelous
     c.  COVID-19 ferrous
     d.  COVID-19 virus
3) repurpose its perfume production lines to start making ______
     a.  anti-viral product
     b.  anti-viral prod ducts
     c.  anti-viral pro ducts
     d.  anti-viral products
4)  LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and ______
     a.  cosmetic bland
     b.  cosmetic bands
     c.  cosmetic bonds
     d.  cosmetic brands
5)  He added: "LVMH will continue to ______"
     a.  honoured these
     b.  honour those
     c.  honoured this
     d.  honour this

6)  a luxury goods conglomerate that owns well-known brands such as ______
     a.  champagne maker
     b.  champagne marker
     c.  champagne make a
     d.  champagne make
7)  More commercial companies could start helping out in the ______ coronavirus
     a.  fight against the
     b.  flight against the
     c.  fright against the
     d.  freight against the
8)  The UK government has asked the car and ______
     a.  jet-engines maker
     b.  jets-engine maker
     c.  jet-engine maker
     d.  jets-engines maker
9)  These are urgently required to help people hospitalised with ______
     a.  the virus breathe
     b.  the virus breath
     c.  the virus bleat
     d.  the virus breathy
10)  readying itself for more people to ______
     a.  contact the virus
     b.  conduct the virus
     c.  content the virus
     d.  contract the virus

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

As with many countries, France is experiencing (1) ___________________ hand sanitiser. To help combat this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser (2) ___________________ the COVID-19 virus. The company (3) ___________________ perfume production lines to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to (4) ___________________ shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities (5) ___________________. These gels will be delivered free of charge to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as (6) ___________________, in connection with the French health authorities."

LVMH is (7) ___________________ conglomerate that owns well-known brands such as champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup (8) ___________________ Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, they will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could start (9) ___________________ the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce (10) ___________________ ventilators. These are urgently required to help people hospitalised with (11) ___________________. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people (12) ___________________ virus.

Comprehension questions

  1. What did the article say France is experiencing?
  2. What will Louis Vuitton repurpose to make hand sanitiser?
  3. What will Louis Vuitton make large quantities of?
  4. How much is Louis Vuitton charging for the hand sanitiser?
  5. For how long will Louis Vuitton make the hand sanitiser?
  6. What jeweller does the Louis Vuitton group own?
  7. What brand does the LVMH group make perfume for besides Givenchy?
  8. Which car company might start making ventilators?
  9. What do ventilators help people do?
  10. What is the UK government readying itself for?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What did the article say France is experiencing?
a) masks
b) a shortage of hand sanitiser
c) a crisis
d) sad times
2)  What will Louis Vuitton repurpose to make hand sanitiser?
a) its tanning factories
b) perfume bottles
c) chemicals
d) its perfume production lines
3) What will Louis Vuitton make large quantities of?
a) alcoholic gels
b) bags
c) tissues
d) perfumes
4) How much is Louis Vuitton charging for the hand sanitiser?
a) $10
b) one euro
c) nothing
d) they haven't decided yet
5) For how long will Louis Vuitton make the hand sanitiser?
a) a year or two
b) for as long as necessary
c) a week
d) until the end of the year

6) What jeweller does the Louis Vuitton group own?
a) Bulgari
b) Tiffany
c) Chopard
d) Cartier
7) What brand does the LVMH group make perfume for besides Givenchy?
a) Burberry
b) Coach
c) Christian Dior
d) Chanel
8) Which car company might start making ventilators?
a) Rolls Royce
b) Ferrari
c) Renault
d) Tesla
9) What do ventilators help people do?
a) breathe
b) vent
c) stay calm
d) relax
10) What is the UK government readying itself for?
a) the worst case scenario
b) chaos
c) the end of the virus
d) more people to get the virus

Role play

Role  A – Hand Sanitiser
You think hand sanitiser is the worst thing for there to be a shortage of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): soap, toilet paper or bread.

Role  B – Soap
You think soap is the worst thing for there to be a shortage of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): hand sanitiser, toilet paper or bread.

Role  C – Toilet Paper
You think toilet paper is the worst thing for there to be a shortage of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): soap, hand sanitiser or bread.

Role  D – Bread
You think bread is the worst thing for there to be a shortage of. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): soap, toilet paper or hand sanitiser.

After reading / listening

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

'hand'

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  • and 'sanitiser'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • as
    • combat
    • repurpose
    • large
    • free
    • long
    • owns
    • factories
    • effort
    • more
    • car
    • itself




    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 - Hand Sanitiser

    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 'hand'?
    3. What do you know about Louis Vuitton?
    4. How important is hand sanitiser?
    5. Are you using hand sanitiser?
    6. What do you think of Louis Vuitton making hand sanitiser?
    7. What should other companies be doing to help fight COVID-19?
    8. Are you worried about shortages of anything?
    9. How would you be able to deal with shortages?
    10. What do you think of the news coverage of COVID-19?

    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 'sanitiser'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What does hand sanitiser do?
    5. What do you think of people selling sanitiser at inflated prices?
    6. How much is the coronavirus crisis like a war?
    7. What can you do to help the people near you?
    8. What do you know about how your health service is coping?
    9. What do you think life will be like in a year from now?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the boss of Louis Vuitton?

    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)

    As with many countries, France is (1) ____ a shortage of hand sanitiser. To help combat this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19 virus. The company will (2) ____ its perfume production lines to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help (3) ____ the shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced: "LVMH will use the production (4) ____ of its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of (5) ____ to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection (6) ____ the French health authorities."

    LVMH is a luxury goods (7) ____ that owns well-known brands such as champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup for brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a (8) ____ effort, they will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could start helping (9) ____ in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start making ventilators. These are (10) ____ required to help people hospitalised with the virus (11) ____. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to (12) ____ the virus.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     experiences     (b)     experienced     (c)     experiencing     (d)     experiential    
    2. (a)     repurpose     (b)     presuppose     (c)     porpoise     (d)     suppose    
    3. (a)     tackle     (b)     tickle     (c)     trickle     (d)     tick    
    4. (a)     lines     (b)     arrows     (c)     angles     (d)     boxes    
    5. (a)     change     (b)     charge     (c)     barge     (d)     urge    
    6. (a)     of     (b)     to     (c)     on     (d)     with    
    7. (a)     cooperate     (b)     commensurate     (c)     conglomerate     (d)     coagulate    
    8. (a)     likening     (b)     liken     (c)     alike     (d)     warlike    
    9. (a)     out     (b)     up     (c)     on     (d)     at    
    10. (a)     urgent     (b)     urgently     (c)     urgency     (d)     urgh    
    11. (a)     breathy     (b)     breathe     (c)     breath     (d)     breathless    
    12. (a)     contact     (b)     tract     (c)     contract     (d)     contain

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. posurpere its perfume production lines
    3. large qsiutatine of alcoholic gels
    4. deveeridl free of charge
    5. honour this meontmmtic
    6. French health ihtoiuarset

    Paragraph 2

    1. a luxury goods nlcromegtoea
    2. Its factories eunaramcftu perfume
    3. More eoalcmcmir companies
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    5. These are gtlenryu required
    6. dgaryien itself for more people

    Put the text back together

    (...)  virus. The company will repurpose its perfume production lines to start making anti-viral
    (...)  LVMH is a luxury goods conglomerate that owns well-known brands such as champagne maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer
    (...)  like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike effort, they will change production to help France's health
    (...)  and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup for brands
    1  ) As with many countries, France is experiencing a shortage of hand sanitiser. To help combat this, the luxury
    (...)  the virus breathe. The UK's health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to contract the virus.
    (...)  products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help tackle the shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced:
    (...)  to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities."
    (...)  "LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities
    (...)  system. More commercial companies could start helping out in the fight against the
    (...)  of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of charge to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue
    (...)  goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19
    (...)  making ventilators. These are urgently required to help people hospitalised with
    (...)  coronavirus. The UK government has asked the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start

    Put the words in the right order

    1. of   hand   a   sanitiser   .   shortage   is   France   experiencing
    2. repurpose   lines   .   The   perfume   production   its   will   company
    3. company   the   tackle   to   shortage   .   wants   The   help
    4. of   charge   .   will   delivered   These   gels   free   be
    5. to   honour   this   commitment   .   LVMH   continue   will
    6. well-known   brands   .   conglomerate   owns   goods   A   that   luxury
    7. help   system   .   Change   production   health   to   France's
    8. helping   out   .   start   could   commercial   More   companies
    9. hospitalised   the   people   with   breathe   .   To   help   virus
    10. for   to   more   Readying   COVID-19   .   itself   contract   people

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    As with / wither many countries, France is experiencing a short / shortage of hand sanitiser. To help combat / combatant this, the luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton (LVMH) will start making sanitiser to help fight the COVID-19 viral / virus. The company will repurpose its perfume production links / lines to start making anti-viral products. A spokesperson said the company wants to help tackle / tickle the shortage of sanitiser across France. He announced: "LVMH will use the production lines of their / its perfume and cosmetic bland / brands to produce large quantities of alcoholic gels. These gels will be delivered free of charge / change to health authorities." He added: "LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as longing / long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities."

    LVMH is a luxury goods congregate / conglomerate that owns well-known brands such as champagne marker / maker Moet & Chandon, watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari. Its factories manufacture perfume and makeup from / for brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy. In a warlike affect / effort, they will change production to help France's health system. More commercial companies could start helping up / out in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK government has asked / asking the car and jet-engine maker Rolls Royce to start making ventilators. These are urgent / urgently required to help people hospitalised with the virus breath / breathe. The UK's health service has a hug / huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to contract / contact the virus.

    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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    L V M H _s _ l_x_r y g__ d s c_n g l_m_r_t_ t h_t _w n s w_l l - k n_w n b r_n d s s_c h _s c h_m p_g n_ m_k_r M__ t & C h_n d_n , w_t c h m_k_r T_g H___r _n d j_w_l l_r B_l g_r_. I t s f_c t_r__ s m_n_f_c t_r_ p_r f_m_ _n d m_k__ p f_r b r_n d s l_k_ C h r_s t__ n D__ r _n d G_v_n c h y . I n _ w_r l_k_ _f f_r t , t h_y w_l l c h_n g_ p r_d_c t__ n t_ h_l p F r_n c_' s h__ l t h s y s t_m . M_r_ c_m m_r c__ l c_m p_n__ s c__ l d s t_r t h_l p_n g __ t _n t h_ f_g h t _g__ n s t t h_ c_r_n_v_r_s . T h_ U K g_v_r n m_n t h_s _s k_d t h_ c_r _n d j_t -_n g_n_ m_k_r R_l l s R_y c_ t_ s t_r t m_k_n g v_n t_l_t_r s . T h_s_ _r_ _r g_n t l y r_q__ r_d t_ h_l p p__ p l_ h_s p_t_l_s_d w_t h t h_ v_r_s b r__ t h_. T h_ U K ' s h__ l t h s_r v_c_ h_s _ h_g_ s h_r t_g_ _f v_n t_l_t_r s _n d _s r__ d y_n g _t s_l f f_r m_r_ p__ p l_ t_ c_n t r_c t t h_ v_r_s .

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    as with many countries france is experiencing a shortage of hand sanitiser to help combat this the luxury goods maker louis vuitton lvmh will start making sanitiser to help fight the covid19 virus the company will repurpose its perfume production lines to start making antiviral products a spokesperson said the company wants to help tackle the shortage of sanitiser across france he 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 he added lvmh will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary in connection with the french health authorities

    lvmh is a luxury goods conglomerate that owns wellknown brands such as champagne maker moet chandon watchmaker tag heuer and jeweller bulgari its factories manufacture perfume and makeup for brands like christian dior and givenchy in a warlike effort they will change production to help frances health system more commercial companies could start helping out in the fight against the coronavirus the uk government has asked the car and jetengine maker rolls royce to start making ventilators these are urgently required to help people hospitalised with the virus breathe the uks health service has a huge shortage of ventilators and is readying itself for more people to contract the virus

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Aswithmanycountries,Franceisexperiencingashortageofhandsanitis
    er.Tohelpcombatthis,theluxurygoodsmakerLouisVuitton(LVMH)will
    startmakingsanitisertohelpfighttheCOVID-19virus.Thecompanywil
    lrepurposeitsperfumeproductionlinestostartmakinganti-viralproduc
    ts.Aspokespersonsaidthecompanywantstohelptackletheshortageof
    sanitiseracrossFrance.Heannounced:"LVMHwillusetheproductionlin
    esofitsperfumeandcosmeticbrandstoproducelargequantitiesofalcoh
    olicgels.Thesegelswillbedeliveredfreeofchargetohealthauthorities."
    Headded:"LVMHwillcontinuetohonourthiscommitmentforaslongasn
    ecessary,inconnectionwiththeFrenchhealthauthorities."LVMHisalux
    urygoodsconglomeratethatownswell-knownbrandssuchaschampa
    gnemakerMoet&Chandon,watchmakerTagHeuerandjewellerBulgari
    .ItsfactoriesmanufactureperfumeandmakeupforbrandslikeChristian
    DiorandGivenchy.Inawarlikeeffort,theywillchangeproductiontohelp
    France'shealthsystem.Morecommercialcompaniescouldstarthelpin
    goutinthefightagainstthecoronavirus.TheUKgovernmenthasaskedt
    hecarandjet-enginemakerRollsRoycetostartmakingventilators.The
    seareurgentlyrequiredtohelppeoplehospitalisedwiththevirusbreath
    e.TheUK'shealthservicehasahugeshortageofventilatorsandisreadyi
    ngitselfformorepeopletocontractthevirus.

    Free writing

    Write about hand sanitiser for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    All companies worldwide should change to help fight COVID-19. 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. HAND SANITISER: Make a poster about hand sanitiser. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. COMPANY HELP: Write a magazine article about all companies worldwide having to help fight COVID-19. 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 hand sanitiser. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to fight COVID-19. 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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