- 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.
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.