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Being Rich


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

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!


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)
  • afford (verb)
  • problem (noun)
  • solve (verb)
  • cheap (adjective)

The Main Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is life easier when you are rich? Why?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Being 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?

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