Learn English Lesson #22 (Read + Speak + Study Questions)
Rappers form new charity Faced with financial difficulty, a group of rappers has formed a charity to help pay the mortgages on their mansions as well as fund their monthly Lamborghini payments. "We used so much money to create music videos that we don't have enough to pay our living costs," noted MikeT, a rapper out of Detroit, "My Porsche needed an oil change so I took $100 out of my wife's purse yesterday. She found out and stole the car," said a teary-eyed MikeT. "But I got a loan on a new Ferrari and a new girlfriend, yo!" Reporters asked the girlfriend, Carla Montel, about MikeT. "He's a jerk and a moron, but he pays me $1000 a day to ride in his car," said Ms. Montel, "I'm also dating Rice Cube, the new Japanese rapper out of Tokyo. He only pays me $50 but he has a nicer car." When asked about his latest charity event, MikeT announced, "We are having a rap show to benefit the rappers who desperately need cash. Any donation is accepted, but we recommend at least $500 per person. We also accept gold chains and Nike shoes. BREAKING NEWS: Ten minutes ago, MikeT was arrested for robbing a daycare at gunpoint. "I asked the kids to give me $10 to pay the parking fee on my Ferrari and they called the cops!? Whassssssssup??" He is due in court September 15th. Questions: Describe the purpose or goals of the new charity. What values does MikeT have (What is important to him)?