The Reading / Listening - Lemonade - Level 2

A five-year-old in London was fined $194 for selling cups of lemonade. The fine upset the little girl. She thought she had done something wrong. Her father, Andre Spicer, said his daughter set up her stall on a street near her home. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were going to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears. She said: "I've done a bad thing". Spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of selling her lemonade. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really proud of herself."



Mr Spicer explained why his daughter cried. He said after she started selling her lemonade, four government officers walked over to the stall. He thought that they would ask them to pack up and go home, but they filmed them on a camera and read them something from a paper about not having a trading licence. His daughter said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing." The officers then fined Spicer and his daughter. The local government spokesman apologised to the little girl and said: "The fine will be cancelled immediately."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lemonade - Level 0 Lemonade - Level 1   or  Lemonade - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40679075
  • http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/21/girl-ordered-to-close-50p-lemonade-stall-and-fined-150-by-council-officers-6795345/
  • http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/07/it-s-scary-do-it-again-five-year-old-fined-150-running-lemonade-stand


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The fine upset
  2. She thought she had done
  3. his daughter set up her
  4. people who were going
  5. his daughter burst
  6. excited by the idea of
  7. She just wanted to put a smile
  8. She was really proud
  1. on people's faces
  2. stall on a street
  3. the little girl
  4. of herself
  5. something wrong
  6. into tears
  7. to a music festival
  8. selling her lemonade

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Spicer explained why
  2. four government
  3. ask them to pack
  4. they filmed them
  5. having a trading
  6. The local government
  7. apologised to
  8. The fine will be cancelled
  1. spokesman
  2. his daughter cried
  3. immediately
  4. officers
  5. up and go home
  6. the little girl
  7. licence
  8. on a camera

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A (1) ___________________ London was fined $194 for selling cups of lemonade. The (2) ___________________ little girl. She thought she had done something wrong. Her father, Andre Spicer, said his daughter (3) ___________________ stall on a street near her home. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were going to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter (4) ___________________. She said: "I've done a bad thing". Spicer said his daughter was very excited (5) __________________ selling her lemonade. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really (6) ___________________."

Mr Spicer (7) ___________________ his daughter cried. He said after she started selling her lemonade, four government officers (8) ___________________ the stall. He thought that they would ask them to pack up and go home, but they (9) ___________________ a camera and read them something (10) ___________________ about not having a trading licence. His daughter said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've (11) ___________________ thing." The officers then fined Spicer and his daughter. The local government spokesman apologised to the little girl and said: "The (12) ___________________ cancelled immediately."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Afive-year-oldinLondonwasfined$194forsellingcupsoflemonade.Th
efineupsetthelittlegirl.Shethoughtshehaddonesomethingwrong.Her
father,AndreSpicer,saidhisdaughtersetupherstallonastreetnearher
home.Shewantedtosellherlemonadetopeoplewhoweregoingtoamus
icfestival.MrSpicersaidhisdaughterburstintotears.Shesaid:"I'vedon
eabadthing".Spicersaidhisdaughterwasveryexcitedbytheideaofselli
ngherlemonade.Hesaid:"Shejustwantedtoputasmileonpeople'sface
s.Shewasreallyproudofherself."MrSpicerexplainedwhyhisdaughterc
ried.Hesaidaftershestartedsellingherlemonade,fourgovernmentoffi
cerswalkedovertothestall.Hethoughtthattheywouldaskthemtopack
upandgohome,buttheyfilmedthemonacameraandreadthemsomethi
ngfromapaperaboutnothavingatradinglicence.Hisdaughtersaid:"Da
ddy,Daddy,I'vedoneabadthing."TheofficersthenfinedSpicerandhisd
aughter.Thelocalgovernmentspokesmanapologisedtothelittlegirlan
dsaid:"Thefinewillbecancelledimmediately."

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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