Rich parents help children get into universities – level 1

15-10-2021 15:00

Two rich US men pay money to get their children into the best US universities. They say that their children are athletes. Their children get into the universities. They are not real athletes.

One man pays 300,000 dollars. His son goes to a university in California as a basketball player. The other man pays 220,000 dollars. His son goes to the same university as a water polo player. Four years later, he pays one million dollars to two universities. He wants to know that his daughters can go there.

A court says that both men are guilty. They break rules. They pay bribes. It is not fair to students and parents who work very hard. It is important that rich people cannot do anything that they want.

Difficult words: guilty (when a court says that it is true that somebody does something bad or against the rules), cheat (when someone breaks rules because he wants to win or make money and so on), bribe (to give another person money to get him to do something).

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