Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 9, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

The idea of charities is well looked upon by most people, and a lot of people try to regularly give money to help others. When people give money they put a lot of trust in the charity and expect them to use the money wisely.

It can be difficult to find out exactly how much of the money you donate goes to those who need it and how much of the money goes to paying the salaries of the charity workers and executives, who in some cases take home a considerably large salary. This brings into question whether the best way to help others in need is to give money to charity or maybe there are other ways where the money could be more effectively used.

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.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • donation (noun)
  • donate (verb)
  • raise (verb)

Conversation Questions

  • Should we give to charities?
  • Do you give money to charity?
  • Do you trust charities?
  • How much of the money you give do you think goes to the people who need it?
  • What can charities do to encourage more people to donate money?
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.