The Reading / Listening - Lemonade - Level 3

A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) by a local government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) cups of lemonade. The fine upset the little girl because she thought she had done something wrong. The girl's father, Andre Spicer, is a university professor. He said his daughter set up the stall on a street in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on their way to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears. He said she told him "I've done a bad thing". Mr Spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really proud of herself."



Mr Spicer explained what happened to make his daughter cry. He said: "After a short time trading, four enforcement officers walked over from the other side of the road. I was quite shocked. I thought that they would just tell us to pack up and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading from a big script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing.' She's five. We were then issued a fine of £150. We packed up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this has happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter to apologise."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Lemonade - Level 0 Lemonade - Level 1   or  Lemonade - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. LEMONADE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about lemonade. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       fined / lemonade / upset / something wrong / university / professor / festival / proud /
       daughter / shocked / mobile camera / licence / screaming / sorry / government

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. FIVE-YEAR-OLD: Students A strongly believe it's OK for five-year-olds to sell lemonade in the street; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. AGES: What is OK for people to be allowed to do at these ages? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What they can do

Why

5

 

 

8

 

 

11

 

 

14

 

 

17

 

 

20

 

 

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5. CUP: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "cup". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. STREET STALL: Rank these with your partner. Put the best things to buy from a street stall at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • cola
  • popcorn
  • kebab
  • cotton candy
  • lemonade
  • pizza
  • fried chicken
  • hot dog

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A five-year-old girl was fined for selling 50 cups of lemonade.     T / F
  2. The little girl didn't think she had done anything wrong.     T / F
  3. The little girl sold her lemonade to people who were going to a festival.   T / F
  4. The girl said she wasn't very proud of herself.     T / F
  5. Four local government workers gave the little girl the fine.     T / F
  6. The workers told the girl and her father to pack up and go home.     T / F
  7. The little girl screamed when the workers gave the fine.     T / F
  8. The local government apologized to the little girl and cancelled the fine.   T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. upset
  2. wrong
  3. burst into tears
  4. excited
  5. proud
  6. explained
  7. pack up
  8. clung
  9. sorry
  10. contacted
  1. thrilled
  2. pleased
  3. apologetic
  4. illegal
  5. held on
  6. put away
  7. distressed
  8. described
  9. communicated
  10. started crying

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. A five-year-old girl in London was
  2. The fine upset
  3. she thought she had done
  4. his daughter burst
  5. She just wanted to put a smile
  6. what happened to make
  7. walked over from the other
  8. began reading from a big
  9. The fine will be cancelled
  10. we have contacted Mr Spicer and his
  1. something wrong
  2. daughter to apologise
  3. into tears
  4. his daughter cry
  5. script
  6. fined £150
  7. immediately
  8. on people's faces
  9. the little girl
  10. side of the road

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
street
upset
tears
smile
wrong
cups
daughter
festival

A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) by a local government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) (1) ___________ of lemonade. The fine (2) ____________ the little girl because she thought she had done something (3) ____________. The girl's father, Andre Spicer, is a university professor. He said his daughter set up the stall on a (4) ____________ in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on their way to a music (5) ____________. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into (6) ____________. He said she told him: "I've done a bad thing". Mr Spicer said his (7) ____________ was very excited by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a (8) ____________ on people's faces. She was really proud of herself."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
shocked
clung
cry
contacted
script
sorry
officers
issued

Mr Spicer explained what happened to make his daughter (9) ____________. He said: "After a short time trading, four enforcement (10) ____________ walked over from the other side of the road. I was quite (11) ____________. I thought that they would just tell us to pack up and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading from a big (12) ____________ explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter (13) ____________ to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing.' She's five. We were then (14) ____________ a fine of £150. We packed up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very (15) ____________ that this has happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have (16) ____________ Mr Spicer and his daughter to apologise."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) by ______
     a.  a locally government
     b.  a locals government
     c.  a local government
     d.  a local governments

2)  The fine upset the little girl because she thought she had ______ wrong
     a.  do something
     b.  done something
     c.  did something
     d.  doing something

3) on their way to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter ______
     a.  burst into tears
     b.  burst onto tears
     c.  burst in to tears
     d.  burst as to tears

4)  Mr Spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of ______ lemonade stall
     a.  set in up a
     b.  setting up a
     c.  setting upper
     d.  set in upper

5)  She just wanted to put a ______ faces.
     a.  smile on people's
     b.  smiley on people's
     c.  simile on people's
     d.  smiles on people's

6)  Mr Spicer explained what happened to make ______
     a.  this daughter cry
     b.  his daughter cried
     c.  his daughter cry
     d.  this daughter cried

7)  four enforcement officers walked over from the other ______
     a.  side of the road
     b.  side off the road
     c.  side of a road
     d.  side off the roads

8)  but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading ______
     a.  from a big scripts
     b.  from a big script
     c.  from a big scripted
     d.  for the big script

9)  A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that ______
     a.  this that's happened
     b.  this has happened
     c.  these has happened
     d.  this had happen

10)  The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have ______
     a.  contact Mr Spicer
     b.  contacted Mr Spicer
     c.  contacts Mr Spicer
     d.  contacting Mr Spicer

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) (1) ___________________ government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) cups of lemonade. The (2) ___________________ little girl because she thought she had done something wrong. The girl's father, Andre Spicer, is a university professor. He said his daughter (3) ___________________ stall on a street in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on (4) ___________________ music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears. He said she told him: "I've (5) ___________________ ". Mr Spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was (6) ___________________ herself."

Mr Spicer explained what happened (7) ___________________ daughter cry. He said: "After a short time trading, four enforcement officers walked over from (8) ___________________ of the road. I was quite shocked. I thought that they would just tell us to (9) ___________________ go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading (10) ___________________ script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing.' She's five. We were then (11) ___________________ £150. We packed up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this has happened….The (12) ___________________ cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter to apologise."

Comprehension questions

  1. How much did the little girl sell her cups of lemonade for?
  2. What did the little girl think she had done?
  3. Where were the people who bought the little girl's lemonade going?
  4. What did the little girl want to put on people's faces?
  5. How did the little girl feel about herself?
  6. How many enforcement officers walked over to the little girl?
  7. What did the enforcement officers read from?
  8. What did the enforcement officers say the little girl did not have?
  9. What did the local government say they would do to the fine?
  10. What did the local government contact Mr Spicer to do?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How much did the little girl sell her cups of lemonade for?
a) 65p
b) 50p
c) 55p
d) 60p

2) What did the little girl think she had done?
a) made a profit
b) something well
c) helped people
d) something wrong

3) Where were the people who bought the little girl's lemonade going?
a) to a train station
b) home
c) to a music festival
d) to a lemon farm

4) What did the little girl want to put on people's faces?
a) a smile
b) lemons
c) egg
d) a drawing

5) How did the little girl feel about herself?
a) odd
b) proud
c) good
d) terrible

6) How many enforcement officers walked over to the little girl?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2
d) 1

7) What did the enforcement officers read from?
a) a tablet
b) a book
c) a big script
d) a whiteboard

8) What did the enforcement officers say the little girl did not have?
a) a trading licence
b) a safety licence
c) a health certificate
d) enough lemons

9) What did the local government say they would do to the fine?
a) halve it
b) double it
c) discount it
d) cancel it

10) What did the local government contact Mr Spicer to do?
a) warn him
b) congratulate it
c) apologise
d) sell more lemonade

Role play

Role  A – Lemonade

You think lemonade is the best thing to buy from a street stall. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): pizza, cotton candy or ice cream.

Role  B – Pizza

You think pizza is the best thing to buy from a street stall. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): lemonade, cotton candy or ice cream.

Role  C – Cotton Candy

You think cotton candy is the best thing to buy from a street stall. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): pizza, lemonade or ice cream.

Role  D – Ice Cream

You think ice cream is the best thing to buy from a street stall. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  pizza, cotton candy or lemonade.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'street'

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  • and 'stall'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • cry
    • side
    • pack
    • camera
    • walked
    • immediately
    • cups
    • university
    • way
    • burst
    • idea
    • really




    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 - Girl, 5, fined for selling lemonade

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'lemonade'?
    3. What do you think of a five-year-old selling lemonade?
    4. Why do you think the girl's father let her sell lemonade?
    5. What do you think of the size of the fine?
    6. When should children start learning about business?
    7. Why do you think the girl thought she did a bad thing?
    8. What would you say to the little girl?
    9. What do you think of the little girl wanting to make people smile?
    10. What's the proudest you've been of yourself?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'fine'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Were the local government workers too strict?
    5. Should the workers have just told the father to go home?
    6. Is it wrong to sell drinks in the street without a licence?
    7. What do you think the little girl learnt from this experience?
    8. How nice is lemonade?
    9. Was it right for the government to apologise?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the local government?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) by a (1) ____ government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) cups of lemonade. The fine (2) ____ the little girl because she thought she had done something wrong. The girl's father, Andre Spicer, is a university professor. He said his daughter set (3) ____ the stall on a street in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on (4) ____ way to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears. He said she told him: "I've done a bad thing". Mr Spicer said his daughter was very (5) ____ by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really (6) ____ of herself."

    Mr Spicer explained what happened to (7) ____ his daughter cry. He said: "After a short time trading, four enforcement officers walked over from the other side of the road. I was (8) ____ shocked. I thought that they would just tell us to pack up and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading (9) ____ a big script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me (10) ____ 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing.' She's five. We were then issued a fine of £150. We packed (11) ____ and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this has happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter (12) ____ apologise."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     locally     (b)     locals     (c)     local     (d)     locality    
    2. (a)     upset     (b)     upsets     (c)     upsetting     (d)     upsettingly    
    3. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     by     (d)     to    
    4. (a)     their     (b)     them     (c)     there     (d)     they're    
    5. (a)     excitement     (b)     excites     (c)     exciting     (d)     excited    
    6. (a)     prideful     (b)     pride     (c)     proudly     (d)     proud    
    7. (a)     make     (b)     have     (c)     do     (d)     give    
    8. (a)     quilt     (b)     quiet     (c)     quit     (d)     quite    
    9. (a)     from     (b)     of     (c)     for     (d)     far    
    10. (a)     screaming     (b)     scream     (c)     screamed     (d)     screams    
    11. (a)     in     (b)     up     (c)     on     (d)     down    
    12. (a)     to     (b)     by     (c)     of     (d)     in

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this has

    (    )     happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter to apologise."

    (    )     daughter was very excited by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near

    (    )     would just tell us to pack up and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading from a big

    1  )     A five-year-old girl in London was fined £150 ($194) by a local government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) cups

    (    )     a bad thing.' She's five. We were then issued a fine of £150. We packed

    (    )     script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done

    (    )     her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really proud of herself."

    (    )     festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter burst into tears. He said she told him: "I've done a bad thing". Mr Spicer said his

    (    )     Mr Spicer explained what happened to make his daughter cry. He said: "After a short time

    (    )     of lemonade. The fine upset the little girl because she thought she had done something wrong. The girl's

    (    )     trading, four enforcement officers walked over from the other side of the road. I was quite shocked. I thought that they

    (    )     father, Andre Spicer, is a university professor. He said his daughter set

    (    )     up the stall on a street in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on their way to a music

    Put the words in the right order

    1. wrong   thought   had   something   She   she   done   .
    2. street   in   London   His   daughter   set   up   the   stall   on   a   .
    3. on   to   festival   were   way   music   who   their   a   People   .
    4. Spicer   daughter   excited   idea   his   very   the   said   was   by   .
    5. put   on   She   to   smile   faces   wanted   a   people's   just   .
    6. walked   the   of   Officers   from   side   road   over   other   the   .
    7. us   to   pack   up   I   thought   that   they   would   just   tell   .
    8. and   camera   mobile   their   on   Turned   reading   began   .
    9. sorry   very   are   We   happened   has   this   that   .
    10. Spicer   daughter   We   Mr   his  apologise  contacted  and   to   have  .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Mr Spicer explanation / explained what happened to make his daughter cry. He said: "After a short time treading / trading, four enforcement officers walked over of / from the other side of the road. I was quite / quiet shocked. I thought that they would just tell us to pack down / up and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and begin / began reading from a big script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a badly / bad thing.' She's five. We were then issued a fine / fined of £150. We packed up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this has / is happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter to sorry / apologise."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a five-year-old girl in london was fined £150 ($194) by a local government in london for selling 50p (65 cents) cups of lemonade the fine upset the little girl because she thought she had done something wrong the girl's father andre spicer is a university professor he said his daughter set up the stall on a street in london she wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were on their way to a music festival mr spicer said his daughter burst into tears he said she told him "i've done a bad thing" mr spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of setting up a lemonade stall near her house he said "she just wanted to put a smile on people's faces she was really proud of herself"

    mr spicer explained what happened to make his daughter cry he said "after a short time trading four enforcement officers walked over from the other side of the road i was quite shocked i thought that they would just tell us to pack up and go home but they turned on their mobile camera and began reading from a big script explaining that she did not have a trading licence my daughter clung to me screaming 'daddy daddy i've done a bad thing' she's five we were then issued a fine of £150 we packed up and walked home" a local government spokesman said "we are very sorry that this has happened…the fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted mr spicer and his daughter to apologise"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Afive-year-oldgirlinLondonwasfined£150($194)byalocalgovernm
    entinLondonforselling50p(65cents)cupsoflemonade.Thefineupsett
    helittlegirlbecauseshethoughtshehaddonesomethingwrong.Thegirl'
    sfather,AndreSpicer,isauniversityprofessor.Hesaidhisdaughtersetu
    pthestallonastreetinLondon.Shewantedtosellherlemonadetopeople
    whowereontheirwaytoamusicfestival.MrSpicersaidhisdaughterburs
    tintotears.Hesaidshetoldhim"I'vedoneabadthing".MrSpicersaidhisd
    aughterwasveryexcitedbytheideaofsettingupalemonadestallnearhe
    rhouse.Hesaid:"Shejustwantedtoputasmileonpeople'sfaces.Shewa
    sreallyproudofherself."MrSpicerexplainedwhathappenedtomakehis
    daughtercry.Hesaid:"Afterashorttimetrading,fourenforcementoffic
    erswalkedoverfromtheothersideoftheroad.Iwasquiteshocked.Ithou
    ghtthattheywouldjusttellustopackupandgohome,buttheyturnedont
    heirmobilecameraandbeganreadingfromabigscriptexplainingthatsh
    edidnothaveatradinglicence.Mydaughterclungtomescreaming'Dadd
    y,Daddy,I'vedoneabadthing.'She'sfive.Wewerethenissuedafineof£
    150.Wepackedupandwalkedhome."Alocalgovernmentspokesmans
    aid:"Weareverysorrythatthishashappened….Thefinewillbecancelled
    immediatelyandwehavecontactedMrSpicerandhisdaughtertoapolog
    ise."

    Free writing

    Write about lemonade for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Five-year-olds should not be selling lemonade. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. LEMONADE: Make a poster about lemonade. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. FIVE-YEAR-OLDS: Write a magazine article about five-year-olds selling lemonade or selling anything else. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on children working. Ask him/her three questions about five-year-olds selling lemonade. Give him/her three of your opinions on this. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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