“If I had a million dollars . . .”



Pre-Listening Question

If you had a million dollars, how would you use this money for your personal use and/or for the benefit of others?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

(be) a big deal (idiom): be very important or significant
– I don’t have a lot of money to buy a lot of nice things, but that isn’t a big deal to me as long as I have what I need.

pay  off something (phrasal verb): pay a debt in full
– I want to pay off my student loans as soon as possible.

blow money on something (phrasal verb): waste money on something
– Don’t blow all of your money on video games, fancy clothes, and a lavish lifestyle. Save some of your money.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

  1. What are two or three things that you WOULDN’T do if you had a million dollars?
  2. How would your life change overall with such a large amount of money?
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