S. Adelson W. Buffett Bill Gates Paul Allen Back
Warm-up What is your image of a self- made American billionaire? Work in groups and discuss that question.
Decide which of the following characteristics they might have: is completely focused on business interests owns several homes and a private jet gives very little money to charity has very little free time to pursue other interests is arrogant and not very likeable.
Genius (n) (pl geniuses) = person who has exceptionally great mental or creative ability Einstein was a mathematical genius. Inaccessible (a) ~ (to sb) very difficult or impossible to reach, approach His busy schedule made him completely inaccessible to his students. ≠ accessible (a)
Recluse (n, c) person who lives alone and avoids other people He used to lead a life of a recluse. → reclusive (a) He is often described as ‘shy and reclusive’
Charitable (a) generous in giving money, food, etc to poor people a charitable institution, organization, body, etc. → charity (n) loving kindness towards others
Dedicate (v) ~ oneself/sth to sth : give or devote (oneself, time, effort, etc) to (a noble cause or purpose) She dedicated her life to helping the poor. →dedicated (a) →dedication
Resurrect (v) bring back into use That noise is enough to resurrect the dead! → resurrection (n) Outgoing (a) [attrib] friendly and sociable An outgoing personality
Lavish (a / v) giving or producing generously or in large quantities His lavish parties are legendary. Lavish party, hurrah...
Important Details PC geniusPC genius Launched Microsoft with Bill GatesLaunched Microsoft with Bill Gates PhilanthropyPhilanthropy Seattle real estate investment and development effortSeattle real estate investment and development effort Sport involvementSport involvement OctopusOctopus Back
Comprehension Followings are some characteristics. Decide which P. Allen has (mentioned in the article)Followings are some characteristics. Decide which P. Allen has (mentioned in the article) Inaccessible Charitable Smart Modest Luxurious Selfish Inconsiderate Unconfident Excellent! Uh-oh … try again! Back