Being Rich

rich man with money
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 11, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

Exploring the concept of “Being Rich” holds great relevance for English learners as it offers an engaging and relatable context to enhance language skills. This topic delves into the allure and implications of wealth, enabling learners to develop vocabulary related to money, success and ambition.

Through discussions on financial matters, personal aspirations and societal values, learners can grasp essential language structures, expand their conversational abilities, and gain a deeper understanding of cultural perspectives on wealth.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Being Rich

Many people want to be rich because when you are rich you have lots of money!

Being rich means you can buy lots of expensive things like cars, houses and jewellery. Being rich also allows you to go on holiday to lots of different places that would usually be too expensive for most people.

Many people think that being rich would solve all their problems, but sometimes being rich creates more problems!

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • rich (adjective)
  • expensive (adjective)
  • happiness (noun)
  • problem (noun)
  • solve (verb)
  • cheap (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Is life easier when you are rich?
  • Would you say you are rich?
  • If you suddenly became really rich what would you buy?
  • How does being rich make life easier?
  • How can being rich make life more difficult?
  • Do you know any rich people?
  • Do you think friends would treat you different if you suddenly became very rich?
  • Do you think money can make people happy?
  • What is more important in life than being rich?
  • Do you believe that money can buy happiness?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.