The Reading / Listening - Fundraising - Level 5

A 99-year-old World War II veteran in the UK has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising. Captain Tom Moore has raised over $25 million for the UK's health service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. He wanted to raise £1,000 to thank NHS staff for his treatment for cancer and a broken hip. 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 the British public, who donated 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 as long as people are still donating. Half a million people signed a petition to award a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed by the public response. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." A UK newspaper praised him but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "Such altruism is a damning reflection on the state of our NHS."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fundraising - Level 4 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. hailed as a
  2. his treatment for
  3. a donation page on a
  4. He said he would do 100 laps
  5. before his 100th
  6. caught the imagination of
  7. donated millions
  8. a one-man fundraising
  1. of dollars a day
  2. birthday
  3. hero
  4. machine
  5. fundraising website
  6. cancer
  7. the British public
  8. of his garden

Paragraph 2

  1. Captain Moore completed his 100
  2. as long as people
  3. Half a million people signed
  4. The soon-to-be centenarian
  5. the public
  6. A UK newspaper praised
  7. the government should be
  8. a damning reflection on the
  1. response
  2. state of our NHS
  3. was overwhelmed
  4. him
  5. funding the NHS
  6. are still donating
  7. laps on Thursday
  8. a petition

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A 99-year-old World War II (1) ___________________ UK has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising. Captain Tom Moore (2) ___________________ $25 million for the UK's health service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. He (3) ___________________ £1,000 to thank NHS staff for his treatment for cancer and (4) ___________________. 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 (5) ___________________ of the British public, who (6) ___________________ dollars a day. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine".

Captain Moore completed (7) ___________________ on Thursday. He will keep walking as long as people are still donating. Half a million people signed a (8) ___________________ a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed by (9) ___________________. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] (10) ___________________." A UK newspaper praised him but said the government (11) ___________________ the NHS. It wrote: "Such altruism is a (12) ___________________ the state of our NHS."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

A99-year-oldWorldWarIIveteranintheUKhasbeenhailedasaherofo
rhisfundraising.CaptainTomMoorehasraisedover$25millionfortheU
K'shealthservice(NHS)bywalkingaroundhisgarden100times.Hewan
tedtoraise£1,000tothankNHSstaffforhistreatmentforcancerandabr
okenhip.Hesetupadonationpageonafundraisingwebsite.Hesaidhew
oulddo100lapsofhisgardenbeforehis100thbirthdayonAprilthe30th.T
hiscaughttheimaginationoftheBritishpublic,whodonatedmillionsofd
ollarsaday.PrinceWilliamcalledhima"one-manfundraisingmachine"
.CaptainMoorecompletedhis100lapsonThursday.Hewillkeepwalking
aslongaspeoplearestilldonating.Halfamillionpeoplesignedapetitiont
oawardaknighthoodtoCaptainMoore.HewouldthenbecomeSirTomM
oore.Thesoon-to-becentenarianwasoverwhelmedbythepublicrespo
nse.Hesaid:"Iappreciateitbecausetheobjectforwhichwe'redonating,
[theNHS,]issoimportant."AUKnewspaperpraisedhimbutsaidthegov
ernmentshouldbefundingtheNHS.Itwrote:"Suchaltruismisadamnin
greflectiononthestateofourNHS."

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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