Taxes: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

Look, taxes are not fun, but they’re an unavoidable part of life. From grain in ancient Egypt to dollars in the United States, governments have collected forms of payments throughout history to fund public projects like roads, sewage systems, and militaries.
And buying some soda with that chicken might require an excise tax?
Fortunately, there is. When it’s time to do your taxes, you can claim things like charitable giving, mortgage interest, and health care costs to reduce your taxable income.

Comprehension questions