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Wealth

A large amount of money or valuable possessions that someone has.

The President of Uruguay Jose Mujica has been dubbed by international media as ‘the poorest president in the world’. He said no to the presidential residence and lives with his wife in a farm, where they both work the land themselves. Apart from that, he donates about 90% of his salary to charity.

 

  • If you were the president would you donate your wages? Why or why not?
  • Why do you think President Mujica donates 90% of his wages to charity?
  • How would you react if the political leaders in your country donated their earnings to charity? Would you have more respect for them?
  • Do you think other politicians should do the same? Why, why not?
  • Do you think President Mujica is doing the right thing?
  • What kind of difference do you think he is making by doing this?
  • If you had lots of money would you donate your earnings to charity?
  • How are rich and poor people treated in your country?

Source: BBC Learning

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This entry was posted on 19/01/2013 by in Social Issues, Speaking.
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