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The Splendid Speaking Course
Volume 2 Unit 6 ‘TOP Talks’
Unit 23: Winning the Lottery
Task: Presentation (1-2 minutes)
To become a millionaire
1. Introduction: Read the following newspaper extract:
A tidy sum
A small fortune
To be in the money
Everyone’s a winner!
To be set up for life It’s something we all the cash to help those
To be well off
To have money to burn
dream of – winning the closest to them rather than
To go on a spending spree lottery! Yet contrary to indulging in an extravagant
To splash out popular opinion, 75% of lifestyle. The surprising
To make a donation
To provide funds/financial
people in a recent survey findings follow another
support said that they would use survey that showed people
Proverbs and sayings
It’s often said that: 2. Planning: Spend 1 minute making notes. Use a mind map if it helps, or
just ask yourself the following questions.
the love of money is the root How would it feel to win a huge sum of money?
of all evil. How would it change your life?
you should save money for a What drawbacks, if any, would there be to winning a huge sum of money?
money can’t buy love or 3. Task focus: This topic requires you to use speculative language. This
happiness. includes the use of the 2nd Conditional:
you should neither a borrower “I would probably spend more time on my interests and hobbies.”
nor a lender be.
we live in a buy-now-pay- as well as expressions such as:
later society. I’d imagine …
a fool and his money are soon It’s likely that …
parted. I doubt whether …
Focus on using speculative language during your talk.
4. Language: Tick any of the vocabulary and sayings on the topic of money
you want to use in your talk.
Task: Discussion (4-5 minutes)
Listen to Stefania from You’ve discovered you’ve won $15 million on the lottery! What are you going
Italy talking on a similar to do with all that money? How much of it would you spend on:
s u b j e c t. S e e t h e A p r i l
a r c h i ve s ( I n t e r vi e w 2 3 ) Investments | Your family | Your friends | Charity | Yourself
s p l e n d i d- s p e a k i n g . c o m Share your views in a group. Explain your decisions and if necessary be
prepared to justify your choices.