The Reading / Listening - Level 2

The vice-president of Korean Air has quit over an incident about a bag of nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, daughter of the airline's president, was flying first class from New York to South Korea. A flight attendant served her a snack of macadamia nuts. Ms Cho, 40, was angry that the nuts were in a bag and not on a plate. She shouted at the man and told him 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 returned to the departure gate to let him off. The flight was delayed for 20 minutes because of this.

Journalists in Korea are calling this story "nut rage". Officials could take legal action against Cho. Her actions could have put the 250 passengers on the flight in danger. Officials may also question the captain. Cho's father asked the Korean people to forgive his "foolish" daughter. He told reporters: "I am making my apology both as head of Korean Air and as a father. I beg the people to blame me for the current situation, because everything is my fault….I failed to properly educate my daughter." He has also removed his daughter from her other jobs in his 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.

quit over an incident about

a.

gate

2.

daughter of the airline's

b.

a bag of nuts

3.

flying first

c.

and apologise

4.

A flight attendant served

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class from New York

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the nuts were in a bag and

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for 20 minutes

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The man had to kneel down

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her a snack

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The plane returned to the departure

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president

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The flight was delayed

h.

not on a plate



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

ournalists in Korea are calling this

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the flight in danger

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Officials could take legal

b.

his "foolish" daughter

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put the 250 passengers on

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educate my daughter

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Officials may also

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story "nut rage"

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asked the Korean people to forgive

e.

his companies

6.

I beg the people to blame me

f.

action against Cho

7.

I failed to properly

g.

for the current situation

8.

her other jobs in

h.

question the captain

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The vice-president of Korean Air has (1) ___________________ about a bag of nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, daughter of the airline's president, was (2) ___________________ from New York to South Korea. A flight attendant (3) ___________________ of macadamia nuts. Ms Cho, 40, was angry that the nuts were in a bag and not on a plate. She shouted at the man (4) ___________________ training manual said the nuts should be on a plate. The man had to kneel (5) ___________________. Cho told him to leave the airplane. The plane returned to the departure gate to let him off. The flight was delayed for 20 minutes (6) ___________________.

Journalists in Korea (7) ___________________ story "nut rage". Officials could take legal action against Cho. Her actions could have put the 250 passengers (8) ___________________ danger. Officials may also question the captain. Cho's father asked the Korean people to (9) ___________________ daughter. He told reporters: "I am making my apology (10) ___________________ Korean Air and as a father. I beg the (11) ___________________ me for the current situation, because everything is my fault….I failed to properly educate my daughter." He has also removed his daughter from her (12) ___________________ companies.

PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thevice-presidentofKoreanAirhasquitoveranincidentaboutaba
gofnuts.ChoHyun-ah,daughteroftheairline'spresident,wasflyingfirs
tclassfromNewYorktoSouthKorea.Aflightattendantservedherasnack
ofmacadamianuts.MsCho,40,wasangrythatthenutswereinabagand
notonaplate.Sheshoutedatthemanandtoldhimthetrainingmanualsai
dthenutsshouldbeonaplate.Themanhadtokneeldownandapologise.
Chotoldhimtoleavetheairplane.Theplanereturnedtothedeparturega
tetolethimoff.Theflightwasdelayedfor20minutesbecauseofthis.Jour
nalistsinKoreaarecallingthisstory"nutrage".Officialscouldtakelegala
ctionagainstCho.Heractionscouldhaveputthe250passengersonthefli
ghtindanger.Officialsmayalsoquestionthecaptain.Cho'sfatherasked
theKoreanpeopletoforgivehis"foolish"daughter.Hetoldreporters:"Ia
mmakingmyapologybothasheadofKoreanAirandasafather.Ibegthep
eopletoblamemeforthecurrentsituation,becauseeverythingismyfaul
t….Ifailedtoproperlyeducatemydaughter."Hehasalsoremovedhisda
ughterfromherotherjobsinhiscompanies.

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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