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60

min

The topic of this lesson is fundraising and how different organisations and individuals raise money for charity. Students read an article about how four different charities raise money and listen to a radio programme live from a charity fun run where the presenter is taking part and interviewing some of the competitors at the same time. Students learn level-appropriate vocabulary connected to raising money and good causes. They will also choose a good cause they would like to raise money for and try to collect sponsors for a charity fun run in the roleplay. In addition to this, students are asked to do some research on a fundraising website and select a charity they would like to donate to.

by Richard Moon

Fundraising_be.mp3

Transcript

00 : 00 00:00
Studio presenter: Hello and welcome back. It’s the Great City Run today. The Great City Run is a fantastic annual event. It’s a half marathon through the city streets, over bridges and along the river ending up at our beautiful castle. Our reporter, Ben, is there and he is talking to some of the stranger-looking runners. Hi, Ben!
Ben: Yes, hello everyone! There are some fabulous professional runners here today and hundreds and hundreds of people in fancy dress ready to raise money for their favourite charity and run just over 21 kilometres.
Ben: Let’s talk first to the giant chicken. Hello! Why are you running today?
Giant Chicken: Hello! I’m raising money for an animal welfare charity. For every kilometre I run, twenty people will give me a pound!
Ben: That’s wonderful. Thank you and good luck.
Ben: It seems the race is starting. I’m going to run, too. Ooh, there’s a group of superheroes. Excuse me? Can I talk to you?
Superhero: Hi! We can talk if you can keep up!
Ben: Okay. Why are you running today?
Superhero: Well, a friend of ours was very sick last year. She’s better now and we are running to raise money for the local hospital that supported her and also to celebrate that she’s better. Fifty of our friends will donate some money if we finish the race.
Ben: That’s amazing, and you’re all running very fast. I think I need to slow down and find someone else. Oh, look at these people! Hello, are you a family?
Girl: That’s right – those are my parents and my grandad is over there.
Ben: You all look very interesting and colourful. Can you explain your costumes to the people watching?
Girl: Well, we’re raising awareness for looking after our oceans so we’re dressed as corals and the types of fish you can find there.
Ben: Is that your grandad there in a wheelchair? He’s dressed as a coral. He’s going fast.
Girl: That’s right. He does a lot of marathons so he’s really quick.
Ben: Well, I’d like to talk to him, but I can’t catch him up. Thanks – have a great day!
Girl: You too!
Ben: Oh, a group of princesses. Why are you running, your majesties?
Princess: Hello! We’re supporting our friend here. She is getting fit and decided to run a marathon next year and she needs to practise with shorter runs. She started running for fifteen minutes in the park each day and now she can do this! This is her first half marathon.
Ben: So, you’re running with her to help keep her motivated?
Princess: That's right!
Ben: Excellent! I am so impressed with the fancy dress and the motivation of the people running here today. I can see people of all ages here, really having a lot of fun and doing something great together. A lot of them are supporting some fantastic causes, too. I have to say that my favourite is and always will be the giant chicken. Now I’m going to finish the run myself! Back to the studio.
Studio presenter: Thanks Ben. Good luck with the run!
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60

min

The topic of this lesson is fundraising and how different organizations and individuals raise money for charity. Students read an article about how four different charities raise money and listen to a radio program live from a charity fun run, where the presenter is taking part and interviewing some of the competitors at the same time. Students learn level-appropriate vocabulary connected to raising money and good causes. They will also choose a good cause they would like to raise money for and try to collect sponsors for a charity fun run in the roleplay. In addition to this, students are asked to do some research on a fundraising website and select a charity they would like to donate to.

by Richard Moon

Fundraising.mp3

Transcript

00 : 00 00:00
Studio presenter: Hello and welcome back. It’s the Great City Run today. The Great City Run is a fantastic annual event. It’s a half marathon through the city streets, over bridges, and along the river ending up at our beautiful square. Our reporter, Ben, is there, and he is talking to some of the stranger-looking runners. Hi, Ben!
Ben: Yes, hello everyone! There are some fabulous professional runners here today and hundreds and hundreds of people in costumes ready to raise money for their favorite charity and run just over 21 kilometers.
Ben: Let’s talk first to the giant chicken. Hello! Why are you running today?
Giant Chicken: Hello! I’m raising money for an animal welfare charity. For every kilometer I run, twenty people will give me a dollar!
Ben: That’s wonderful. Thank you and good luck.
Ben: It seems the race is starting. I’m going to run, too. Ooh, there’s a group of superheroes. Excuse me? Can I talk to you?
Superhero: Hi! We can talk if you can keep up!
Ben: Okay. Why are you running today?
Superhero: Well, a friend of ours was very sick last year. She’s better now and we are running to raise money for the local hospital that supported her and also to celebrate that she’s better. Fifty of our friends will donate some money if we finish the race.
Ben: That’s amazing, and you’re all running very fast. I think I need to slow down and find someone else. Oh, look at these people! Hello, are you a family?
Girl: That’s right – those are my parents and my grandad is over there.
Ben: You all look very interesting and colorful. Can you explain your costumes to the people watching?
Girl: Well, we’re raising awareness for looking after our oceans, so we’re dressed as corals and the types of fish you can find there.
Ben: Is that your grandad there in a wheelchair? He’s dressed as a coral. He’s going fast.
Girl: That’s right. He does a lot of marathons, so he’s really quick.
Ben: Well, I’d like to talk to him, but I can’t catch up with him. Thanks – have a great day!
Girl: You too!
Ben: Oh, a group of princesses. Why are you running, your majesties?
Princess: Hello! We’re supporting our friend here. She is getting fit and decided to run a marathon next year, and she needs to practice with shorter runs. She started running for fifteen minutes in the park each day, and now she can do this! This is her first half marathon.
Ben: So, you’re running with her to help keep her motivated?
Princess: That's right!
Ben: Excellent! I am so impressed with the costumes and the motivation of the people running here today. I can see people of all ages here, really having a lot of fun and doing something great together. A lot of them are supporting some fantastic causes, too. I have to say that my favorite is and always will be the giant chicken. Now I’m going to finish the run myself! Back to the studio.
Studio presenter: Thanks, Ben. Good luck with the run!
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