A man in Florida won the lottery. The jackpot was $451 million. The man is only 20 years old. It is the fourth biggest jackpot in US history.
He chose to receive a lump sum of $282 million. He said that he wants to help people. He retired from his job after winning.
He says he is excited for the future.
Lottery: A game where people buy a ticket and one person wins a lot of money.
Jackpot: The biggest amount of money available in a lottery.
Lump sum: One payment, instead of more smaller payments.
Retire: When a person leaves their job and stops working.
Future: Tomorrow, next week, next year etc. Time that hasn’t happened yet.
For listening practise, listen to the recorded article here:
Match the Synonym!
|1. Lottery||A. Largest|
|2. Jackpot||B. Sweepstake|
|3. Lump sum||C. Give up work|
|4. Retire||D. Top prize|
|5. Future||E. One time payment|
|6. Receive||F. Thrilled|
|7. Excited||G. Come first|
|8. Biggest||H. Get|
|9. Winning||I. After this|
True or False?
1. A man won the lottery. T / F
2. The man is 30 years old. T / F
3. The man will stop working. T / F
4. The man is in Florida. T / F
5. The man gets $289 million. T / F
Unscramble the sentence!
1. Florida / man / A / in
2. excited / the / future / is / He / for
3. chose / He / receive / to / lump / a / sum
4. 20 / is / man / The / only
5. retired / job / his / He / from
Listening and Vocabulary
Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.
A man in Florida won the ________. The ________ was $451 million. The man is only 20 years old. It is the fourth ________ jackpot in US ________.
He ________ to receive a lump sum of $282 ________. He said that he wants to ________ people. He ________ from his job after winning.
He says he is excited for the ________.
Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:
|1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?|
|2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?|
|3. Do you play the lottery?|
|4. What would you do if you won lots of money?|
|5. Are lotteries popular in your country?|
|6. Is gambling allowed in your country?|
|7. What do you think of the man?|
|8. Do you think lotteries are a good thing?|
|9. Do you think the man’s life will change?|
|10. Do you think money changes people?|
|11. Should rich people give their money to charity?|
|12. Should poor people be given money?|
|13. Is it bad for some people to have lots of money if other people don’t have any money?|
|14. How would you use $282 million to help people?|
|15. What would you like to ask the man?|