On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump became the USA’s 45th President. He is not the first businessman to become President (see here for details of other six), but he is the first to be a billionaire!
Here below you can watch a short video that outlines how he became so wealthy and describes some of his successes as well as failures in his business career.
Before you watch
Before watching the video, check some key vocabulary that you’ll hear.
While you watch
Watch the video to find out about Donald Trump’s business career and answer the questions.
After you watch
Now that we know a little more about Donald Trump’s career, let’s focus on some of the interesting language used in the video. Here are two activities you can use to first look at some useful business language and then some everyday phrases.
Useful business vocabulary
Complete the extracts from the video using one of these words. In some cases, you’ll need to change the form of the words so that they fit the sentence grammatically.
Learn three commonly used phrasal verbs from the video.
Use a dictionary to check the meaning of words you’re not sure about. Here’s a good online dictionary you can use: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.