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Facts Songs
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(Updated on 20/08/2013)

 

 

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Minorities - Community helpers - Red Nose Day

 

 

Encyclopedia :

  • Charitable organization (Wikipedia)
    1 Impact
    2 Supervision
    3 Origins of common law legal definitions
    4 Regulations in different countries

    5 Tax treatment of charities and gifts to charity
    6 Organizations that evaluate charities
    7 See also
    8 References
    9 External links

 

Facts :

 

  • Prince Charles' new 'Slumdog Millionaire' eco Indian town inspired by Poundbury
    "A new eco-friendly village for tens of thousands of poor people in India is being built by one of the Prince of Wales' main charities, it has emerged...
    The multi-million-pound “utopia” is inspired and modelled on Poundbury, the Prince’s “model” village in Dorset...
    His charity has just opened its first overseas office in Mumbai."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Queen rock Prince's Trust charity gala
    "Veteran rockers Queen dusted off some rarely performed songs when they headlined a charity concert in London in aid of the Prince's Trust."
    - with Brian May and Roger Taylor, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Midge Ure, Alison Moyet, Level 42's Mark King, Jools Holland, and Mike and the Mechanics...
    "The money raised by the Prince's Trust is used to help disadvantaged young people find work.
    The charity has worked with more than 600,000 people since 1976."

    (BBC)

 

Vocabulary :

 

Pictures :

 

Listening :

  • Average Americans Gave Away Billions in 2014 - Text + Audio - 12 July 2015
    "Last year, Americans again showed they are generous people. A majority of Americans, two-thirds, gave money to charity in 2014.
    And they gave away more money than ever before. They gave away an estimated total of $358 billion. It is a seven percent increase from 2013."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Lions Club (1) by  John (Trowbridge, South West England)
    "John talks about the history of this famous British charity association.
    Their goal is to help old, handicapped people as well as people in difficulty."
    (audio-lingua.eu)

  • Lions Club (2) by  John (Trowbridge, South West England)
    "John gives examples of how this charity raises money to help people in need."
    (audio-lingua.eu)

  • Gates steps down
    "The chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is stepping down from his daily job at the world's largest software company today.
    Gates, who made his fortune through developing computer software, plans to devote his time to charity work."
    + Vocabulary explained

    (BBC)

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • The Charity Ribbon Quiz - 10 questions
    "You see them pinned to lapels and stuck to the backs of cars, but do you know what they're trying to raise awareness of ?
    Almost all ribbon colors have been adopted by multiple causes, but of the possible answers, only one is associated with the color pictured.
    Can you figure out which one?"

    (mentalfloss.com)

 

 

  • British Charities Quiz - (funtrivia.com)
    "There are over 300,000 registered charities in the UK.
    Here are some questions about them."

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Oxfam - a worksheet (annie.gwynn)


Conversation questions :

 

Lesson plans :

  • Volunteering helps you live longer (August 26, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Volunteering can make you happier and help you live longer, according to a new study.
    A research paper published on Friday in the journal BMC Public Health says doing good deeds for others boosts your mental health."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Google starts one-dollar charity app (August 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The search engine giant Google has started a new app that lets people give just one dollar to different charities.
    Its 'One Today' app shows users a variety of charities every day."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

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Songs :

 

 

Videos :

  • Prince Charles reflects on 40 years of The Prince's Trust - VIDEO - 3 January 2016
    "On the 40th anniversary of The Prince's Trust, Prince Charles has been speaking about his role in the charity.
    In a documentary for ITV, the prince told presenters Ant and Dec that he felt he always wanted to do "more and more" for the organisation."

    (BBC)

 

 

  • Parliamentary pancake race
    "The House of Lords team have won the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race against their rivals from the Commons.
    The race, which is contested outside the Houses of Parliament, is held every Shrove Tuesday and sees Lords and MPs from all major parties flipping pancakes around Victoria Gardens, Westminster.
    The contest is held to raise awareness for the charity Rehab, which supports people with disabilities, others with brain and spinal injuries and mental health difficulties."
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Oxfam Unwrapped - Putting an end to bad presents this Christmas.
    (YouTube)

 

 

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