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  1. 1. Money Money MoneyMoney Money Pre-Reading Activities A: Discussion Answer these questions with a partner: 1. Have you ever won any money? 2. Do you know of anyone who has won a lottery jackpot*? 3. How much money would most people need to win to change their l 4. Wha 5. Who would you help if you won a lottery? 6. Who would you tell if you won a lottery? 7. Would you have a big party if you won a l ives? t would be the first thing you would do if you won a lottery? ottery? Why or why not? *jackpot- a large sum of money which is the most valuable prize in a lottery Reading Activities A: Comprehension Read Part One of Article One and answer these questions: 1. How much did the woman win? Article One Part One DUBLIN Mon Aug 1 (Reuters) - A The woman was the only person who e had won the jackpot since , (Continued/...) 5 Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2005 www.english-to-go.com 2. What is the name of the lottery? 3. How did the woman win? Irish woman wins record 115 million euros n No on Irish woman has won one of Europe's biggest lottery prizes -- 115 million euros (US$139.2 million) in the EuroMillions jackpot. chose the five winning numbers and ticked off the two "star" numbers, lottery officials said. Article © 200 May. The winning numbers were 3 19, 26, 49, and 50, and the Lucky Stars were 4 and 5.
  2. 2. Read Part Two of Article Two and answer these questions. 4. Where is the winner from? 5. What kind of house does she have? 6. How many children does she have? 7. Where was the winner when she heard about her win? 8. What did she do when she heard about her win? Article One Part Two (.../Continued) RTE state radio said the winner was a woman from Gallyowen, Limerick, in southwest Ireland. Ireland Online said the winner's small, white house was empty on Saturday. The woman has five children of whom the youngest two still live at the family home. Her youngest son, 13, cycled around telling excited friends he would like to buy a horse and go on holiday, the website said. It said the woman was in a bar in Limerick on Friday night when she checked her ticket to find she had drawn the winning numbers. She then showed the winning ticket to everybody and champagne was brought out for a big party. A man who said he was with her at the time told the radio station that she went to the police to ask them to take care of her ticket. "She went up to the Garda (Irish police) station for them to look after it." The man said the police said they couldn't look after it so they phoned her bank manager. "He came down to the Garda station and picked her up and took her to the bank and put it in the vault." Article © 2005 Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2005 www.english-to-go.com B: Sequencing Read Part Two of Article One again and put these events in order. ___ She asked the police to look after her ticket. ___ She showed her ticket to all the people in the bar. ___ The woman was in a bar. ___ A man who was with her talked to RTE state radio. ___ She heard that she had the winning numbers. ___ She went to the police. ___ The police said they couldn't look after the ticket. ___ The police phoned her bank manager. ___ Everyone drank champagne. ___ The bank manager took the woman to the bank. ___ He put her ticket in the bank's vault. ___ The bank manager went to the police station.
  3. 3. C: Give your Opinion Answer these questions in pairs. 1. If you won a lottery jackpot, would you give your name to reporters? 2. If you won a lottery jackpot, would you continue working or studying? 3. How do you think you would feel if you won a lottery? D: Compare your Answers Now read Article Two and find out if the winner of the Powerball jackpot had the same opinions as you: 1. Did the winner of the Powerball jackpot give her name to reporters? 2. Did the winner continue working or studying? 3. How did the winner feel when she heard the news that she had won? Article Two The $150 Million Lottery Winner Comes Forward ROSEVILLE, Minn. Thursday July 1 (Reuters) - A grinning 21-year-old Minnesota mortgage company worker was shocked after winning the $150 million multi-state Powerball jackpot, the world's fourth-largest lottery prize on record. Farrah Slad, of Brainerd, Minnesota, was watching television with her parents Wednesday night as the winning lottery numbers were announced. "At first I was looking over the numbers. I noticed I had the five numbers, but I didn't think I had the Powerball. So I passed it to my dad and he double-checked the numbers. And he said, 'You have it,''' Slad told a news conference. "We looked it over 100 times and it didn't seem real. I am still shocked,'' she added. Slad will receive $78.8 million in cash before taxes. The youngest of four children, Slad said she will not quit her job at MorNorth Mortgage right away. "I am going to work for a while longer," she said. Article © 1999 Reuters Limited. Lesson © 2005 www.english-to-go.com Post-Reading Activities You may do one or more of these. A: Discussion Answer these questions with a partner: Who would you tell if you won a lottery jackpot?
  4. 4. a. Your family. b. Your friends. c. Your teacher. d. The newspaper, radio or TV. e. Other (your own idea)... How much of the win would you give away to... a. charity? b. family? c. friends? B: Language The second conditional is used to talk about an unreal or unlikely condition and its result in the present or future. The second conditional is if + Past Simple, would + infinitive without to. - If I had a lot of money, I would buy a very big house. (I am poor and I do not have a lot of money.) - If I won a lottery jackpot, I would give a big party for my friends. (I have not won a jackpot.) - Would you give a party for your friends if you won a lottery? - What is the first thing you would do if you won a lottery? (I don't think you will win a lottery but I want to know what you would do.) Complete these sentences using the second conditional and your own ideas. 1. If I became a movie star, I...(you continue)... 2. If I had a palace, I... 3. If I were a famous scientist, I... 4. If I met the Secretary General of the United Nations, I... 5. If I could speak ten languages, I... 6. If I went to the Moon, I... 7. If I caught a large shark, I... 8. If I were stuck in an elevator, I...
  5. 5. TEACHERS' NOTES AND ANSWER KEY Reading Activities A: Comprehension - Answers 1. 115 million euros ($139.2 million 2. EuroMillions jackpot 3. She was the only person to choose the five winning numbers and ticked off the two star numbers. 4. Gallyowen, Limerick, southwest Ireland. 5. A small white house. 6. 5. 7. In a bar. 8. She showed her ticket to everyone and champagne was brought out. B: Sequencing - Answers 1. The woman was in a bar. 2. She heard that she had the winning numbers. 3. She showed her ticket to all the people in the bar. 4. Everyone drank champagne. 5. She went to the police. 6. She asked the police to look after her ticket. 7. The police said they couldn't look after the ticket. 8. The police phoned her bank manager. 9. The bank manager went to the police station. 10. The bank manager took the woman to the bank. 11. He put her ticket in the bank's vault. 12. A man who was with her talked to RTE state radio. C: Give your Opinion - Notes Students discuss in pairs what they would do in this situation. (If possible, don't give them Article 2 until they have finished their discussion.) D: Compare your Answers - Notes Students now see if their answers for Activity C are the same as those of the winner by answering the questions. D: Compare your Answers - Answers 1. Yes, she did. 2. She decided to continue working 'for a while longer'. 3. She felt shocked. Post-Reading Activities B: Language - Notes In English we use 'were' instead of 'was' with the second conditional and 'I': if I were you,...if I were a famous scientist, etc. In speaking, however, it is becoming more common for people to use 'was': if I was you,...if I was a famous scientist, etc.
  6. 6. B: Language - Sample Answers Answers will vary. 1. If I became a movie star, I would make lots of romantic comedies. 2. If I had a palace, I would let ordinary people visit it. 3. If I were a famous scientist, I would try to fight bird flu. 4. If I met the Secretary General of the United Nations, I would ask him about his job. 5. If I could speak ten languages, I would feel very clever. 6. If I went to the Moon, I would come home as soon as possible. 7. If I caught a large shark, I would let it go. 8. If I were stuck in an elevator, I would phone the elevator company.

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