TOEFL iBT Speaking Winning The Lottery

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  • Based on and adapted from the Get Speaking tasks Unit 23, at splendidspeaking.com
  • become a millionaire overnight = get rich very quickly
  • a tidy sum = a decent amout, a large amount (of money)
  • to be in the money = to have money in abundance
  • be well-off = have a saitsfactory standard of liviing
  • have money to burn = have so much that you don't know what to do
  • to go on a spending spree = to spend uncontrollably
  • to splash out on: to buy something expensive
  • TOEFL iBT Speaking Winning The Lottery

    1. 1. TOEFL iBT Speaking activity Winning the lottery
    2. 2. The task <ul><li>You've discovered you've won $15 million on the lottery! What are you going to do with all that money? How much would you spend on: </li></ul><ul><li>investments? </li></ul><ul><li>your family? </li></ul><ul><li>your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>charity? </li></ul><ul><li>yourself? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Some questions to consider <ul><li>How would it feel to win a huge sum of money? </li></ul><ul><li>How would it change your life? </li></ul><ul><li>What drawbacks, if any, would there be to winning a huge sum of money? </li></ul>
    4. 4. To answer the task effectively You would need to use speculative language
    5. 5. <ul><li>I would probably ... </li></ul><ul><li>I'd imagine ... </li></ul><ul><li>Most likely I'd ... </li></ul><ul><li>I'd be inclined to ... </li></ul><ul><li>My guess is ... </li></ul><ul><li>Chances are I'd ... </li></ul><ul><li>It's likely that ... </li></ul><ul><li>I doubt whether ... </li></ul>
    6. 6. Before you answer the question Look at some useful language (in red).
    7. 7. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire overnight ?
    8. 8. Do you think a million dollars is a tidy sum to live on nowadays?
    9. 9. If somebody wins the lottery, does it mean they are in the money ?
    10. 10. What is the best way to be set up for life other than winning a lottery?
    11. 11. Would you classify middle class people as well-off ?
    12. 12. What do you think it must be like to have money to burn?
    13. 13. Have you ever got a paycheck and decided to go on a spending spree?
    14. 14. Which would you splash out on: a new outfit or a new gadget?
    15. 15. Would you make a donation or provide financial suport to a charity?
    16. 16. Related to money and spending Proverbs and sayings
    17. 17. <ul><li>The ... of money is the root of all evil </li></ul><ul><li>You should save money for a ... day </li></ul><ul><li>Money can't buy love or ... </li></ul><ul><li>You should neither a borrower nor a ... be. </li></ul><ul><li>We live in a buy-now-.......-later society </li></ul><ul><li>A fool and his ... are soon parted. </li></ul>What's the missing word in each?
    18. 18. <ul><li>The LOVE of money is the root of all evil </li></ul><ul><li>You should save money for a RAINY day </li></ul><ul><li>Money can't buy love or HAPPINESS </li></ul><ul><li>You should neither a borrower nor a LENDER be. </li></ul><ul><li>We live in a buy-now- PAY- later society </li></ul><ul><li>A fool and his MONEY are soon parted. </li></ul>What's the missing word in each?
    19. 19. Remember the useful language Now get ready to answer the task
    20. 20. The task <ul><li>You've discovered you've won $15 million on the lottery! What are you going to do with all that money? How much would you spend it on: </li></ul><ul><li>investments </li></ul><ul><li>your family </li></ul><ul><li>your friends </li></ul><ul><li>charity </li></ul><ul><li>yourself </li></ul>

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