Thursday, June 25, 2015

Improving listening skill exercise

Listening skill:
 Listen to the following information on a contemporary millionaire and answer the questions that follow:
 Warren Edward buffet born on August 30, 1930, is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. he is one of  the most successful investors in the world. Often called ‘the legendary investor”, he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2009 and is currently the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2010.

Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having ledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundations. In 2009, after donating Billions of dollars to charity, Buffett was ranked as the second richest man in United States, with only Bill Gates anted higher than Buffett. In June 2006, he announced a plan to give away his fortune to charity, w with 83% of it going to the Bill & Melinda gates foundation, making it the largest charitable donation in history.
A significant proportion of his wealth will not go to his children. His action is consistent with his principle that is against the transfer of great fortunes from one generation to the next. Buffet once commented, “want to give my kids just enough so that they would feed that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing”.
Questions:
1.      Buffet is known as ------------------
a)      The model millionaire
b)      The legendary donator
c)      The legendary investor
d)      A great philanthropist
2.      State whether the following statement is true of false:
Buffest is currently rated as the wealthiest person in the world.
3.      ---------------- is appreciated for his largest contribution to charity.
a)      Bill gates
b)      Melinda gates
c)      Berkshire Hathaway
d)      Edward warren buffet
4.      buffet did not wish to -----------------
a)      transfer his huger property to the next generation
b)      contribute much to the society
c)      improve the investment sector
d)      make huge donations to the poor
5.      having too much money would make people --------------
a)      ideal
b)      charitable
c)      active
d ) idle 

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