The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The vice-president of Korean Air has quit because of a bag of nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, 40, was flying first class. A flight attendant gave her a bag of macadamia nuts. She became angry because the nuts were not on a plate. The training manual said the nuts should be on a plate. The man had to kneel down and apologise. Cho told him to leave the airplane. The plane went back to the departure gate to let him off. The flight was 20 minutes late because of this.

This story is called "nut rage" in Korea. Officials could take legal action against Cho. Her actions put the 250 passengers in danger. Cho's father is the airline's CEO. He asked the Korean people to forgive his daughter. He said: "I am making my apology both as head of Korean Air and as a father." He said: "Everything is my fault….I failed to properly educate my daughter." He also said his daughter could not work in his other companies.

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Sources
  • http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/12/12/76/0302000000AEN20141212005253320F.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30461979
  • http://www.koreatimesus.com/korean-air-heiress-asks-for-forgiveness-over-nut-rage/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

flying first

a.

off

2.

flight

b.

not on a plate

3.

angry because the nuts were

c.

gate

4.

training

d.

attendant

5.

The man had to kneel

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manual

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back to the departure

f.

late

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let him

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class

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The flight was 20 minutes

h.

down and apologise



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

This story is called "nut rage"

a.

educate my daughter

2.

Officials could take legal

b.

fault

3.

Her actions put the 250

c.

in his other companies

4.

Cho's father is the

d.

passengers in danger

5.

head of

e.

in Korea

6.

Everything is my

f.

Korean Air

7.

I failed to properly

g.

action against Cho

8.

his daughter could not work

h.

airline's CEO

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The vice-president of Korean (1) ___________________ because of a bag of nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, 40, (2) ___________________. A flight attendant gave her a bag of macadamia nuts. She became angry because (3) ___________________ on a plate. The training manual said the nuts (4) ___________________. The man had to kneel down and apologise. Cho (5) ___________________ the airplane. The plane went back to the departure gate to let him off. The flight was 20 minutes (6) ___________________.

This story is (7) ___________________ in Korea. Officials could take legal action against Cho. (8) ___________________ the 250 passengers in danger. Cho's father (9) ___________________. He asked the Korean people (10) ___________________ daughter. He said: "I am making my apology both as head of Korean Air and as a father." He said: "Everything (11) ___________________….I failed to properly educate my daughter." He also said his daughter could (12) ___________________ other companies.

PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thevice-presidentofKoreanAirhasquitbecauseofabagofnuts.Ch
oHyun-ah,40,wasflyingfirstclass.Aflightattendantgaveherabago
fmacadamianuts.Shebecameangrybecausethenutswerenotonaplat
e.Thetrainingmanualsaidthenutsshouldbeonaplate.Themanhadtok
neeldownandapologise.Chotoldhimtoleavetheairplane.Theplanewe
ntbacktothedeparturegatetolethimoff.Theflightwas20minuteslateb
ecauseofthis.Thisstoryiscalled"nutrage"inKorea.Officialscouldtakel
egalactionagainstCho.Heractionsputthe250passengersindanger.Ch
o'sfatheristheairline'sCEO.HeaskedtheKoreanpeopletoforgivehisda
ughter.Hesaid:"IammakingmyapologybothasheadofKoreanAiranda
safather."Hesaid:"Everythingismyfault….Ifailedtoproperlyeducate
mydaughter."Healsosaidhisdaughtercouldnotworkinhisothercompa
nies.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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