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dateline: 29 July 2014

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Monaco Has The Most Millionaires

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • principality: ruled by a prince
  • per capita: for each person
  • Mediterranean: a region bordered by the Mediterranean Sea
  • French Riviera: the Mediterranean coastline and resort area of the south of France and Monaco

Monaco Has The Most Millionaires

According to a study that came out last week, approximately of the people living in Monaco are millionaires. Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, is a tiny principality located on the . Residents in Monaco pay little or no income tax, which is one reason why so many wealthy people . Zurich,, and New York City, all known for their financial districts, came in second, third and fourth in terms of millionaires per capita. One in every 25 people living in New York City is a millionaire.

Comprehension Questions

    1. Where is Monaco located?
    2. Why do so many rich people live in Monaco?
    3. How does New York City rank in terms of millionaires per capita?

Discussion Questions: Monaco is home to the famous Monte Carlo casino. What is your opinion about gambling? Do you think it’s a waste of money, or a ticket to freedom?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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