Drowning in Money
Exercise 1: Key Vocabulary:
1 - A place where waste is kept = rubbish dump
2 - A tropical storm with a whirlwind at his centre = cyclone
3 - A person whoarrives to live in another country = immigrant
4 - Very, very important = crucial
5 - The oppiste of "enormous" = tiny
6 - Another world for inhabitant = resident
7 - The state of being very, veryoverweight = obesity
8 - A situation in which the land is covered by water = flood
Exercise 2: Find the information:
1 - Where is Tuvalu ? In South Pacific
2 -How many people live there ? 11,000
3 -How much money did the Tuvalans receive for their domain name ? $40 million
4 - How hight is Tuvalu ? 3m above sea level
5 - What was the average income in Tuvalu in 1999 ? About 1,000
6 - How muchmonet did the Tuvalans spend on new roads ? $10 million
7 - How many cars were there in Tuvalu beforce 1999 ? Four
8 - What is the total length of Tuvalu's roads ? 19Km
Exercise 3: Comprehensioncheck:
Choose the best answer:
1 - What is the difficult situation that the Tuvalans find themselves in ?
B - They have a lot of money but their country will soon disappear.
2 - What was theeffect of the motor revolution and the flood of imported food ?
C - Many Tuvalans are now overweight.
3 - How are the Tuvalans using their new wealth ?
A - The are bulding houses and other buldings.4 - What will happen to Tuvalu by the end of the century ?
B - The sea will completely cover it.
Exercise 4: Vocabulary - opposites:
1 - permanent: temporary
2 - tiny: huge
3 - common: rare
4- lend: borrow
5 - lower (verb): raise
6 - cheap: expensive
7 - unnecessary: necessary
8 - distant: nearby
Exercise 5: Vocabulary - chunks:
1 - annual average income
2 - some very bad news3 - the third poorest state in the world
4 - according to scientific estimates
5 - by the end of the century
6 - standart of living
Exercise 6: Grammar focus - predictions:
1 - Tuvalu will...