The Reading / Listening - Jeff Bezos - Level 0

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, 57, will stop being CEO. He will be Amazon's executive chair. The new CEO is the head of Amazon's cloud computing business. Mr Bezos started Amazon in his garage in 1995. It started as an online bookseller. Now it is a global marketplace. It streams music and makes electronics and devices.



Amazon is one of the world's most valuable companies. Mr Bezos is one of the world's richest people. He said Amazon was only an idea 27 years ago. It had no name. He said: "Today, we employ 1.3 million...people, serve hundreds of millions of customers...and are...one of the most successful companies in the world."

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Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/02/tech/amazon-earnings-bezos/index.html
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/technology/jeff-bezos-amazon.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55912878


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. Amazon
  2. He will be Amazon's executive
  3. cloud
  4. Bezos started Amazon
  5. It started as an
  6. Now it is a global
  7. It streams
  8. electronics and
  1. marketplace
  2. boss Jeff Bezos
  3. devices
  4. chair
  5. music
  6. in his garage
  7. online bookseller
  8. computing

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the world's most
  2. one of the world's richest
  3. Amazon was only
  4. 27 years
  5. It had no
  6. we employ 1.3
  7. serve hundreds
  8. millions
  1. million people
  2. ago
  3. of customers
  4. valuable companies
  5. of millions
  6. people
  7. name
  8. an idea

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, 57, (1) ___________________ CEO. He will be Amazon's executive chair. The (2) ___________________ the head of Amazon's (3) ___________________. Mr Bezos started Amazon in (4) ___________________ 1995. It started as an online bookseller. Now it (5) ___________________ marketplace. It streams (6) ___________________ electronics and devices.

Amazon is (7) ___________________ world's most valuable companies. Mr Bezos is one of the (8) ___________________. He said Amazon was (9) ___________________ 27 years ago. It had no name. He said: "(10) ___________________ 1.3 million...people, (11) ___________________ millions of customers...and are...one of the most successful companies (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmazonbossJeffBezos,57,willstopbeingCEO.HewillbeAmazon'sexec
utivechair.ThenewCEOistheheadofAmazon'scloudcomputingbusine
ss.MrBezosstartedAmazoninhisgaragein1995.Itstartedasanonlineb
ookseller.Nowitisaglobalmarketplace.Itstreamsmusicandmakesele
ctronicsanddevices.Amazonisoneoftheworld'smostvaluablecompan
ies.MrBezosisoneoftheworld'srichestpeople.HesaidAmazonwasonly
anidea27yearsago.Ithadnoname.Hesaid:"Today,weemploy1.3milli
on...people,servehundredsofmillionsofcustomers...andare...oneoft
hemostsuccessfulcompaniesintheworld."

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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