Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stinginess is the word of the week

Our word of the week this week is stinginess as Chinese Billionaires were accused of this after not attending a charity banquet organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Read the article from the Guardian and answer the following questions.

  • What famous Dickens character was accused of being stingy?
  • Do you agree that the Chinese billionaires are stingy or are they being careful not to expose how much money the have to the world.
  • Is American Billionaires philanthropy only a "tax dodge."
  • Write a letter to a Billionaire asking him her for money for your favourite charity. Explain why it is a good cause.
  • How the money will be spent
  • What benefit the billionaire will have if they give the charity the money.
  • Give your letter to your teacher to check or post it to this blog as a comment.

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