The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Millions of shoppers went shopping on Black Friday. Stores gave discounts of 70 per cent. It is a big shopping day in the USA and Britain. British police went to four supermarkets. They were worried that people would be crushed. Police made sure sale-goers could get in and out of the stores safely.



Workers in the USA were angry because Black Friday started a day early. It started on the US celebration of Thanksgiving. This is usually a family day. Many big stores did not open. Many people want Black Friday to change. They think family is more important than money.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2851919/Early-bird-backlash-Thanksgiving-store-opening-hours-spark-fury-employees-shoppers.html#ixzz3KLBfuwFf
  • https://news.google.com/news/story?cf=all&ned=uk&hl=en&topic=b&ncl=dPzVr0qzoU9mrVMM3Wdeewr5e-nSM
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Millions of

a.

shopping

2.

went

b.

be crushed

3.

discounts

c.

shopping day

4.

a big

d.

sure

5.

police went to

e.

shoppers

6.

people would

f.

the stores safely

7.

Police made

g.

of 70 per cent

8.

get in and out of

h.

four supermarkets



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Workers

a.

open

2.

Black Friday started

b.

of Thanksgiving

3.

the US celebration

c.

a day early

4.

This is usually a family

d.

to change

5.

big

e.

than money

6.

did not

f.

in the USA

7.

people want Black Friday

g.

day

8.

family is more important

h.

stores

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Millions of shoppers (1) ___________________ Black Friday. Stores (2) ___________________ 70 per cent. It is a big shopping day in the USA and Britain. British (3) ___________________ four supermarkets. They (4) ___________________ people would be crushed. Police made (5) ___________________ could get in and out of the stores safely.

Workers in the USA (6) ___________________ Black Friday started a day early. It (7) ___________________ US celebration of Thanksgiving. This (8) ___________________ day. Many big stores (9) ___________________. Many people want Black Friday to change. They think (10) ___________________ important than money.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

MillionsofshopperswentshoppingonBlackFriday.Storesgavediscount
sof70percent.ItisabigshoppingdayintheUSAandBritain.Britishpolice
wenttofoursupermarkets.Theywereworriedthatpeoplewouldbecrus
hed.Policemadesuresale-goerscouldgetinandoutofthestoressa
fely.WorkersintheUSAwereangrybecauseBlackFridaystartedadayea
rly.ItstartedontheUScelebrationofThanksgiving.Thisisusuallyafamil
yday.Manybigstoresdidnotopen.ManypeoplewantBlackFridaytocha
nge.Theythinkfamilyismoreimportantthanmoney.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about shopping for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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