The Reading / Listening - Fundraising - Level 4

A 99-year-old World War II veteran is a hero for raising over $25 million for the UK's health service. Captain Tom Moore wanted to raise £1,000 to thank hospital staff for his cancer treatment. He set up a donation page on a fundraising website. He said he would do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. This caught the imagination of people. They gave millions of dollars a day. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine".



Captain Moore completed his 100 laps on Thursday. He will keep walking if people still donate. Half a million people signed a petition for Captain Moore to be knighted. He could become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed by the public response. A UK newspaper praised him but said the government should be funding the NHS instead. It wrote: "Such [selflessness] is a damning reflection on the state of our [health service]."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fundraising - Level 5 or  Fundraising - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52333127
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/17/uk/captain-tom-moore-raises-23million-scli-intl-gbr/index.html
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-captain-tom-moore-charity-walk-nhs-donate-run-for-heroes-a9468526.html


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 hero for raising
  2. thank hospital staff for his
  3. He set up a donation
  4. He said he would do 100
  5. before his
  6. This caught the imagination
  7. They gave millions
  8. a one-man fundraising
  1. page
  2. 100th birthday
  3. machine
  4. cancer treatment
  5. of dollars a day
  6. laps of his garden
  7. over $25 million
  8. of people

Paragraph 2

  1. Captain Moore completed
  2. He will keep
  3. if people still
  4. Half a million people signed
  5. The soon-to-be
  6. overwhelmed by
  7. the government should be
  8. our health
  1. walking
  2. a petition
  3. funding the NHS
  4. service
  5. the public response
  6. his 100 laps
  7. centenarian
  8. donate

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A 99-year-old World War II veteran is a (1) ___________________ over $25 million for the (2) ___________________. Captain Tom Moore wanted to raise £1,000 to thank hospital staff for (3) ___________________. He set up a donation page on a fundraising website. He said he would do (4) ___________________ his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. This (5) ___________________ of people. They gave millions of dollars a day. Prince William called (6) ___________________ fundraising machine".

Captain Moore completed (7) ___________________ on Thursday. He will keep walking if people still donate. Half a million people (8) ___________________ for Captain Moore to be knighted. He could become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian (9) ___________________ the public response. A UK newspaper (10) ___________________ said the government (11) ___________________ the NHS instead. It wrote: "Such [selflessness] is a damning (12) ___________________ state of our [health service]."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

A99-year-oldWorldWarIIveteranisaheroforraisingover$25millionfo
rtheUK'shealthservice.CaptainTomMoorewantedtoraise£1,000toth
ankhospitalstaffforhiscancertreatment.Hesetupadonationpageonaf
undraisingwebsite.Hesaidhewoulddo100lapsofhisgardenbeforehis1
00thbirthdayonAprilthe30th.Thiscaughttheimaginationofpeople.Th
eygavemillionsofdollarsaday.PrinceWilliamcalledhima"one-manfu
ndraisingmachine".CaptainMoorecompletedhis100lapsonThursday.
Hewillkeepwalkingifpeoplestilldonate.Halfamillionpeoplesignedapet
itionforCaptainMooretobeknighted.HecouldbecomeSirTomMoore.T
hesoon-to-becentenarianwasoverwhelmedbythepublicresponse.A
UKnewspaperpraisedhimbutsaidthegovernmentshouldbefundingth
eNHSinstead.Itwrote:"Such[selflessness]isadamningreflectiononth
estateofour[healthservice]."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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