The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A restaurant in Italy won the 2016 World's 50 Best Restaurants award. The award is like the Oscars of food. Italian food is loved worldwide, but this is the first time an Italian restaurant won the prize. The chef (and owner) was very happy. He said: "I want to thank everyone….Our job is all about art…in the kitchen."



The award is good for business. The restaurant is fully booked six months ahead. Customers will fly to Italy to eat at the restaurant. The chef won for his creative and original food. He makes amazing shapes with cheese. One of his desserts is called, "Oops, I Dropped the Lemon Tart". The chef drops it from half a metre onto a plate.

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Sources
  • http://www.thelocal.it/20160614/italian-restaurant-crowned-the-best-in-the-world
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/osteria-francescana-first-italian-restaurant-to-be-named-worlds-best-restaurant/
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/14/foodanddrink/2016-world-best-restaurant-awards/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The award is like the Oscars
  2. Italian food is loved
  3. this is the first
  4. an Italian restaurant won
  5. The chef and owner
  6. I want to
  7. Our job is all about
  8. in the
  1. the prize
  2. thank everyone
  3. of food
  4. kitchen
  5. worldwide
  6. art
  7. was very happy
  8. time

Paragraph 2

  1. The award is good
  2. The restaurant is fully
  3. six months
  4. Customers will fly to Italy to
  5. creative and
  6. He makes amazing shapes
  7. One of his
  8. The chef drops it
  1. eat at the restaurant
  2. with cheese
  3. original food
  4. booked
  5. desserts
  6. for business
  7. from half a metre
  8. ahead

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A restaurant (1) ___________________ 2016 World's 50 Best Restaurants award. The (2) ___________________ the Oscars of food. Italian (3) ___________________ worldwide, but this is the (4) ___________________ Italian restaurant won the prize. The (5) ___________________ was very happy. He said: "I want to thank everyone….Our job (6) ___________________…in the kitchen."

The award is (7) ___________________. The restaurant is fully booked (8) ___________________. Customers will fly to Italy to eat at the restaurant. The (9) ___________________ his creative and original food. He makes (10) __________________ with cheese. (11) ___________________ is called, "Oops, I Dropped the Lemon Tart". The chef (12) ___________________ half a metre onto a plate.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ArestaurantinItalywonthe2016World's50BestRestaurantsaward.Th
eawardisliketheOscarsoffood.Italianfoodislovedworldwide,butthisis
thefirsttimeanItalianrestaurantwontheprize.Thechefandownerwasv
eryhappy.Hesaid:"Iwanttothankeveryone….Ourjobisallaboutart…in
thekitchen."Theawardisgoodforbusiness.Therestaurantisfullybooke
dsixmonthsahead.CustomerswillflytoItalytoeatattherestaurant.The
chefwonforhiscreativeandoriginalfood.Hemakesamazingshapeswit
hcheese.Oneofhisdessertsiscalled,"Oops,IDroppedtheLemonTart".
Thechefdropsitfromhalfametreontoaplate.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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