The Reading / Listening - Fundraising - Level 6

A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising efforts. Captain Tom Moore has raised over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet came up with the idea of raising just £1,000 to thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip. Mr Moore 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. His endeavours caught the imagination of the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day to support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine".



Captain Moore completed his 100 laps on Thursday. He vowed he would not stop walking as long as people are still donating. Over half a million people have signed a petition for the UK government 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 to his efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper commended Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the midst of dark times, stories like these bring lightness. Yet such altruism is a damning reflection on the state of our NHS."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Fundraising - Level 4  or  Fundraising - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. FUNDRAISING: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about fundraising. 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?
       veteran / hero / fundraising / health service / garden / treatment / imagination / 100 /
       vow / donating / petition / centenarian / appreciate / dark times / altruism / state
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. HEALTH SERVICE: Students A strongly believe we should all give more money to our health service; Students B strongly believe we shouldn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. EFFORTS: What do you think of these efforts at fundraising? What are the good and bad things? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What You Think

Good Things

Bad Things

Garden laps

 

 

 

Swimming

 

 

 

Mountain climbing

 

 

 

Studying English vocabulary

 

 

 

Eating

 

 

 

Dancing

 

 

 

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

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Wildlife
  • Children
  • Old people
  • Medical cures
  • Animal protection
  • Homelessness

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. veteran a. Something that is given to a charity, especially a sum of money.
      2. hailed b. The part of the body where the leg bone joins the body.
      3. treatment c. An ex-member of the army, navy, air force or other armed forces.
      4. donation d. An attempt to achieve a goal.
      5. hip e. Praised someone or something enthusiastically.
      6. lap f. Medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury.
      7. endeavour g. One circuit of a track or swimming pool during a race or competition.

    Paragraph 2

      8. vowed h. Being more concerned for the well-being of others than for yourself.
      9. petition i. Promised.
      10. centenarian j. A formal written request signed by many people, asking the government or other organisation for something.
      11. overwhelmed k. Recognize and be grateful for the full value of something or someone.
      12. appreciate l. Had a strong emotional effect on.
      13. commended m. A person who is a hundred or more years old.
      14. altruism n. Praised formally or officially.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The 99-year-old used to serve in the armed forces.     T / F
  2. Tom Moore walked around his garden 100 times to raise money.     T / F
  3. Mr Moore's original plan was to raise £1,000.     T / F
  4. A British prince called Mr Moore a one-man fundraising machine.     T / F
  5. Mr Moore has stopped walking now.     T / F
  6. Many British people want Mr Moore to be knighted.     T / F
  7. A UK newspaper condemned Mr Moore for his efforts.     T / F
  8. The UK newspaper said Mr Moore's efforts reflected well on the NHS.     T / F

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

  1. hailed
  2. raised
  3. thank
  4. treatment
  5. support
  6. vowed
  7. centenarian
  8. appreciate
  9. midst
  10. damning
  1. 100-year-old
  2. help
  3. promised
  4. recognize
  5. condemnatory
  6. collected
  7. centre
  8. medical care
  9. value
  10. praised

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

  1. A 99-year-old war
  2. hailed as
  3. came up with the
  4. treatment
  5. a one-man fundraising
  6. as long as people
  7. people have signed
  8. The soon-to-be
  9. In the midst
  10. a damning
  1. of dark times
  2. for cancer
  3. centenarian
  4. a hero
  5. a petition
  6. idea
  7. reflection on the state
  8. machine
  9. veteran
  10. are still donating

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
donation
efforts
machine
war
caught
hip
idea
support

A 99-year-old (1) ____________ veteran in the United Kingdom has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising (2) ____________. Captain Tom Moore has raised over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet came up with the (3) ____________ of raising just £1,000 to thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a broken (4) ____________. Mr Moore set up a (5) ____________ page on a fundraising website. He said he would do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. His endeavours (6) ____________ the imagination of the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day to (7) ____________ him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising (8) ____________".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
state
petition
lightness
centenarian
commended
laps
midst
response

Captain Moore completed his 100 (9) ____________ on Thursday. He vowed he would not stop walking as long as people are still donating. Over half a million people have signed a (10) ____________ for the UK government to award a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be (11) ____________ was overwhelmed by the public (12) ____________ to his efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper (13) ____________ Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the (14) ____________ of dark times, stories like these bring (15) ____________. Yet such altruism is a damning reflection on the (16) ____________ of our NHS."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been ______ hero
     a.  wailed as a
     b.  failed as a
     c.  mailed as a
     d.  hailed as a
2)  The World War II vet came up with the idea of ______
     a.  rising just £1,000
     b.  arising just £1,000
     c.  raising just £1,000
     d.  risen just £1,000
3)  thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and ______
     a.  a broken hip
     b.  a broken lip
     c.  a broken sip
     d.  a broken tip
4)  the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day ______
     a.  to support him
     b.  to supportive him
     c.  to supports him
     d.  to supporting him
5)  Prince William called him a "one-man ______"
     a.  fundraising machinery
     b.  fundraising machinate
     c.  fundraising machine
     d.  fundraising machined

6)  he would not stop walking as long as people ______
     a.  are still donation
     b.  are still donating
     c.  are still donate in
     d.  are still donate tin
7)  Over half a million people have ______
     a.  singed a petition
     b.  sine a petition
     c.  signalled a petition
     d.  signed a petition
8)  The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed by the public ______ efforts
     a.  response to this
     b.  response to his
     c.  response too his
     d.  response too this
9)  The UK's "Independent" newspaper ______ Tom
     a.  commended Captain
     b.  commanded Captain
     c.  commandeered Captain
     d.  condemned Captain
10)  stories like these bring lightness. Yet such altruism is ______
     a.  a damning reflection
     b.  a darning reflection
     c.  a damn in reflection
     d.  a damming reflection

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A 99-year-old (1) ___________________ the United Kingdom has been hailed as a hero for (2) ___________________. Captain Tom Moore has raised over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet came up with the (3) ___________________ just £1,000 to thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and (4) ___________________. Mr Moore set up a donation page on a fundraising website. He said he would do (5) ___________________ his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. His endeavours caught the imagination of the British public, who have (6) ___________________ of dollars a day to support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine".

Captain Moore completed his 100 laps on Thursday. He vowed he would not stop walking as long as people (7) ___________________. Over half a million people have signed a petition for the UK government to (8) ___________________ to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed by (9) ___________________ to his efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the (10) ___________________ we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper commended Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the (11) ___________________ times, stories like these bring lightness. Yet (12) ___________________ a damning reflection on the state of our NHS."

Comprehension questions

  1. What has the 99-year-old been hailed as?
  2. How many times did Mr Moore walk around his garden?
  3. How much did Mr Moore initially want to raise?
  4. What did Mr Moore break?
  5. Who called Mr Moore a "one-man fundraising machine"?
  6. What did Mr Moore vow he would not stop doing if people kept donating?
  7. What have half a million British people signed?
  8. How did Mr Moore feel about the public's response?
  9. What is the name of the British paper mentioned in the article?
  10. What did the newspaper say stories like Mr Moore's bring?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What has the 99-year-old been hailed as?
a) exemplary
b) a hero
c) a taxi
d) a role model
2) How many times did Mr Moore walk around his garden?
a) 1,000
b) 500
c) 250
d) 100
3) How much did Mr Moore initially want to raise?
a) £10,000
b) £1,000,000
c) £1,000
d) £100,000
4) What did Mr Moore break?
a) his hip
b) people's hearts
c) a world record
d) a vase
5) Who called Mr Moore a "one-man fundraising machine"?
a) Boris Johnson
b) Prince William
c) Prince Harry
d) Queen Elizabeth

6) What did Mr Moore vow he would not stop doing if people kept donating?
a) walking
b) collecting money
c) praising nurses
d) hoping
7) What have half a million British people signed?
a) a cheque
b) off
c) a petition
d) a card
8) How did Mr Moore feel about the public's response?
a) overwhelmed
b) joyous
c) elated
d) in seventh heaven
9) What is the name of the British paper mentioned in the article?
a) Daily Mail
b) The Sun
c) Guardian
d) Independent
10) What did the newspaper say stories like Mr Moore's bring?
a) emptiness
b) hopefulness
c) lightness
d) happiness

Role play

Role  A – Hospitals
You think hospitals are the most deserving recipients of fundraising. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are lower on the list. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these (and why): wildlife, old people or homelessness.

Role  B – Wildlife
You think wildlife is the most deserving recipient of fundraising. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are lower on the list. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these (and why): hospitals, old people or homelessness.

Role  C – Old People
You think old people are the most deserving recipients of fundraising. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are lower on the list. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these (and why): wildlife, hospitals or homelessness.

Role  D – Homelessness
You think homelessness is the most deserving recipient of fundraising. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things are lower on the list. Also, tell the others which is the least deserving of these (and why): wildlife, old people or hospitals.

After reading / listening

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

'fundraising'

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'health'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • war
    • garden
    • idea
    • website
    • caught
    • machine
    • vowed
    • half
    • soon
    • object
    • newspaper
    • state




    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 - Fundraising

    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 'fundraising'?
    3. What do you think of 99-year-old Tom Moore?
    4. What have you done for charity?
    5. Should we all follow Tom Moore's example?
    6. What could you do to raise money?
    7. What would you like to raise money for?
    8. What should the $25 million be spent on?
    9. What three adjectives best describe this story?
    10. What advice do you have for Captain Tom Moore?

    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 term 'health service'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How should the UK government recognize Captain Moore's efforts?
    5. What condition is your country's health service in?
    6. Why did Captain Moore's efforts become world news?
    7. What should happen on Tom's 100th birthday?
    8. What happy stories have you heard recently?
    9. Should governments be funding health services better?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Captain Tom Moore?

    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)

    A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been (1) ____ as a hero for his fundraising efforts. Captain Tom Moore has (2) ____ over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet (3) ____ up with the idea of raising just £1,000 to thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a broken (4) ____. Mr Moore 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. His endeavours (5) ____ the imagination of the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day to support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising (6) ____ ".

    Captain Moore completed his 100 laps on Thursday. He (7) ____ he would not stop walking as long as people are still donating. Over half a million people have signed a petition for the UK government to (8) ____ a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was (9) ____ by the public response to his efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper (10) ____ Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the (11) ____ of dark times, stories like these bring lightness. Yet such altruism is a damning reflection on the (12) ____ of our NHS."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     hailed     (b)     veiled     (c)     wailed     (d)     mailed    
    2. (a)     arisen     (b)     rising     (c)     raised     (d)     aroused    
    3. (a)     went     (b)     took     (c)     came     (d)     imagined    
    4. (a)     zip     (b)     sip     (c)     lip     (d)     hip    
    5. (a)     caught     (b)     trapped     (c)     fished     (d)     hunted    
    6. (a)     device     (b)     machine     (c)     contraption     (d)     motor    
    7. (a)     rowed     (b)     bowed     (c)     wowed     (d)     vowed    
    8. (a)     reward     (b)     award     (c)     ward     (d)     forward    
    9. (a)     underwhelmed     (b)     overwhelming     (c)     overwhelmed     (d)     underwhelming    
    10. (a)     combined     (b)     condemned     (c)     commanded     (d)     commended    
    11. (a)     mid-term     (b)     middling     (c)     mid     (d)     midst    
    12. (a)     statue     (b)     state     (c)     stats     (d)     start

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. ihelad as a hero
    3. ntmaertet for cancer
    4. a usfdignanri website
    5. His denourevas caught the imagination of...
    6. niatodgn millions of dollars

    Paragraph 2

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    3. I apeptrcaei it
    4. In the midts of dark times
    5. such alrmuits
    6. a nmagdni reflection on the state

    Put the text back together

    (...)  long as people are still donating. Over half a million people have signed a petition for the UK government to award a
    (...)  knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was overwhelmed
    (...)  around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet came up with the idea of raising just £1,000 to thank
    (...)  Captain Moore completed his 100 laps on Thursday. He vowed he would not stop walking as
    (...)  donating millions of dollars a day to support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine".
    (...)  page on a fundraising website. He said he would do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday
    (...)  efforts. Captain Tom Moore has raised over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking
    (...)  by the public response to his efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so
    (...)  NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip. Mr Moore set up a donation
    (...)  but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the midst of dark times, stories like these bring
    (...)  on April the 30th. His endeavours caught the imagination of the British public, who have been
    1  ) A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising
    (...)  lightness. Yet such altruism is a damning reflection on the state of our NHS."
    (...)  important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper commended Captain Tom's efforts

    Put the words in the right order

    1. war   in   Kingdom   .   A   99-year-old   the   veteran   United
    2. for   fundraising   hero   Hailed   his   efforts   .   as   a
    3. idea   of   with   the   Came   up   £1,000   .   raising
    4. up   a   on   Set   page   donation   website   .   a
    5. British   donating   been   public   have   millions   .   The
    6. not   walking   .   He   would   stop   vowed   he
    7. a   half   Over   petition   .   million   a   people   signed
    8. The   centenarian   soon-to-be   by   the   was   public   .   overwhelmed
    9. funding   should   be   government   the   NHS   .   The
    10. damning   Yet   is   such   reflection   .   altruism   a

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been wailed / hailed as a hero for his fundraising efforts. Captain Tom Moore has arisen / raised over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet went / came up with the idea of raising just £1,000 to / for thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a breaking / broken hip. Mr Moore set down / up a donation page on a fundraising / foundries website. He said he would do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. His endeavours caught / trapped the imagination of the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day to / for support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising machine / machination".

    Captain Moore completed / competed his 100 laps on Thursday. He vowed / wowed he would not stop walking as long as people are yet / still donating. Over half a million people have signed / singed a petition for the UK government to award / reward a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was underwhelmed / overwhelmed by the public response to his effects / efforts. He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, [the NHS,] is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper commended / commanded Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the midst / mid of dark times, stories like these bring lightness. Yet such altruism is a damning / damming reflection on the state of our NHS."

    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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    C_p t__ n M__ r_ c_m p l_t_d h_s 1 0 0 l_p s _n T h_r s d_y . H_ v_w_d h_ w__ l d n_t s t_p w_l k_n g _s l_n g _s p__ p l_ _r_ s t_l l d_n_t_n g . O v_r h_l f _ m_l l__ n p__ p l_ h_v_ s_g n_d _ p_t_t__ n f_r t h_ U K g_v_r n m_n t t_ _w_r d _ k n_g h t h__ d t_ C_p t__ n M__ r_. H_ w__ l d t h_n b_c_m_ S_r T_m M__ r_. T h_ s__ n - t_- b_ c_n t_n_r__ n w_s _v_r w h_l m_d b y t h_ p_b l_c r_s p_n s_ t_ h_s _f f_r t s . H_ s__ d : " I _p p r_c__ t_ _t b_c__ s_ t h_ _b j_c t f_r w h_c h w_' r_ d_n_t_n g , [ t h_ N H S , ] _s s_ _m p_r t_n t . " T h_ U K ' s " I n d_p_n d_n t " n_w s p_p_r c_m m_n d_d C_p t__ n T_m ' s _f f_r t s b_t s__ d t h_ g_v_r n m_n t s h__ l d b_ f_n d_n g t h_ N H S . I t w r_t_: " I n t h_ m_d s t _f d_r k t_m_s , s t_r__ s l_k_ t h_s_ b r_n g l_g h t n_s s . Y_t s_c h _l t r__ s m _s _ d_m n_n g r_f l_c t__ n _n t h_ s t_t_ _f __ r N H S . "

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a 99yearold war veteran in the united kingdom has been hailed as a hero for his fundraising efforts captain tom moore has raised over 25 million for the uks national health service nhs by walking around his garden 100 times the world war ii vet came up with the idea of raising just 1000 to thank nhs staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip mr moore 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 his endeavours caught the imagination of the british public who have been donating millions of dollars a day to support him prince william called him a oneman fundraising machine

    captain moore completed his 100 laps on thursday he vowed he would not stop walking as long as people are still donating over half a million people have signed a petition for the uk government to award a knighthood to captain moore he would then become sir tom moore the soontobe centenarian was overwhelmed by the public response to his efforts he said i appreciate it because the object for which were donating the nhs is so important the uks independent newspaper commended captain toms efforts but said the government should be funding the nhs it wrote in the midst of dark times stories like these bring lightness yet such altruism is a damning reflection on the state of our nhs

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    A99-year-oldwarveteranintheUnitedKingdomhasbeenhailedasahe
    roforhisfundraisingefforts.CaptainTomMoorehasraisedover$25milli
    onfortheUK'sNationalHealthService(NHS)bywalkingaroundhisgard
    en100times.TheWorldWarIIvetcameupwiththeideaofraisingjust£1,
    000tothankNHSstaffforhelpinghimwithtreatmentforcancerandabro
    kenhip.MrMooresetupadonationpageonafundraisingwebsite.Hesaid
    hewoulddo100lapsofhisgardenbeforehis100thbirthdayonAprilthe30
    th.HisendeavourscaughttheimaginationoftheBritishpublic,whohave
    beendonatingmillionsofdollarsadaytosupporthim.PrinceWilliamcalle
    dhima"one-manfundraisingmachine".CaptainMoorecompletedhis1
    00lapsonThursday.Hevowedhewouldnotstopwalkingaslongaspeopl
    earestilldonating.Overhalfamillionpeoplehavesignedapetitionforthe
    UKgovernmenttoawardaknighthoodtoCaptainMoore.Hewouldthenb
    ecomeSirTomMoore.Thesoon-to-becentenarianwasoverwhelmedb
    ythepublicresponsetohisefforts.Hesaid:"Iappreciateitbecausetheob
    jectforwhichwe'redonating,[theNHS,]issoimportant."TheUK's"Inde
    pendent"newspapercommendedCaptainTom'seffortsbutsaidthegov
    ernmentshouldbefundingtheNHS.Itwrote:"Inthemidstofdarktimes,
    storieslikethesebringlightness.Yetsuchaltruismisadamningreflectio
    nonthestateofourNHS."

    Free writing

    Write about the lesson page for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We should all give as much money as we can to our health service. 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. FUNDRAISING: Make a poster about fundraising. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. HEALTH SERVICE: Write a magazine article about everyone having to give more money to our health services. 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 fundraising. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can get more money to our health services. 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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