The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A McDonald's restaurant will soon open in the USA and will offer all-you-can-eat French fries. The new store will open in July. McDonald's says it is the restaurant "of the future" because of the many features it will have. In addition to the fries, the new location will have armchairs and a large play space for children. Customers will also be able to order food from the waiting staff. There will also be a kiosk where customers can personalise their orders by choosing toppings or fillings. The restaurant owner said: "There are hundreds of different choices to build the burger of your dreams."



The addition of all-you-can-eat fries is just one of many recent changes at McDonald's. The new McDonald's boss has been trying many new things to make more profit. Some of the changes include an all-day breakfast menu, touch-screen ordering and taking things off the menu. People have different views about McDonald's offering the fries. Health campaigners say it will lead to a rise in obesity. They say McDonald's should have healthier food. Many of the restaurant's customers say endless fries are a great idea. One said she couldn't wait and will be going to McDonald's more often.

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Sources
  • http://www.inquisitr.com/3005569/st-joseph-missouri-to-open-the-McDonald's-of-the-future/
  • http://www.dailydot.com/lol/future-McDonald's-all-you-can-eat-fries/
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/McDonald's-new-restaurant-offers-all-you-can-eat-fries-2016-4


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The new store

a.

personalise their orders

2.

In addition

b.

will open in July

3.

the new location will

c.

of your dreams

4.

order food from the

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to the fries

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customers can

e.

fillings

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choosing toppings or

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waiting staff

7.

There are hundreds of

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have armchairs

8.

build the burger

h.

different choices



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The addition of

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profit

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just one of many

b.

in obesity

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make more

c.

breakfast menu

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an all-day

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healthier food

5.

touch-

e.

all-you-can-eat fries

6.

it will lead to a rise

f.

are a great idea

7.

They say McDonald's should have

g.

recent changes

8.

customers say endless fries

h.

screen ordering

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A McDonald's restaurant (1) ___________________ the USA and will offer all-you-can-eat French fries. The new store will open in July. McDonald's says it is the restaurant (2) __________________ because of the many features it will have. (3) _________________ fries, the new location will have armchairs and a (4) ___________________ for children. Customers will also be able to order food from the waiting staff. There will also be a kiosk where customers can personalise (5) ___________________ choosing toppings or fillings. The restaurant owner said: "There are hundreds of different choices to build the burger (6) ___________________."

The addition of all-you-can-eat fries (7) ___________________ many recent changes at McDonald's. The new McDonald's boss has (8) ___________________ new things to make more profit. Some of the changes include an (9) ___________________ menu, touch-screen ordering and taking things off the menu. People have   (10) ___________________ McDonald's offering the fries. Health campaigners say it will (11) ___________________ in obesity. They say McDonald's should have healthier food. Many of the restaurant's customers say endless fries are a great idea. One said she couldn't wait and (12) ___________________ McDonald's more often.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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can-eatFrenchfries.ThenewstorewillopeninJuly.McDonald'ssaysiti
stherestaurant"ofthefuture"becauseofthemanyfeaturesitwillhave.I
nadditiontothefries,thenewlocationwillhavearmchairsandalargepla
yspaceforchildren.Customerswillalsobeabletoorderfoodfromthewai
tingstaff.Therewillalsobeakioskwherecustomerscanpersonalisethei
rordersbychoosingtoppingsorfillings.Therestaurantownersaid:"The
rearehundredsofdifferentchoicestobuildtheburgerofyourdreams."T
headditionofall-you-can-eatfriesisjustoneofmanyrecentchangesa
tMcDonald's.ThenewMcDonald'sbosshasbeentryingmanynewthings
tomakemoreprofit.Someofthechangesincludeanall-daybreakf
astmenu,touch-screenorderingandtakingthingsoffthemenu.Peopl
ehavedifferentviewsaboutMcDonald'sofferingthefries.Healthcampa
ignerssayitwillleadtoariseinobesity.TheysayMcDonald'sshouldhave
healthierfood.Manyoftherestaurant'scustomerssayendlessfriesarea
greatidea.Onesaidshecouldn'twaitandwillbegoingtoMcDonald'smor
eoften.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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