The Reading / Listening - Engagement Rings - Level 1

A Chinese man bought 5,000 people a bowl of noodles. The man's name is Mr Wang. He lost a $45,000 engagement ring. He told reporters that he visited a noodle restaurant and left the ring there in his bag. He was lucky. A customer in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager then telephoned Mr Wang. Mr Wang was very happy. He went to his girlfriend and asked her to marry him. She accepted his proposal.



Mr Wang wanted to thank the restaurant. He bought 5,000 customers a bowl of spicy noodles. This is how many the shop sells every day. People waited for a long time for the free noodles. Mr Wang said: "I feel very honoured and happy." He put a thank-you letter outside the restaurant with a picture of his fiancée. A local man said this story is moving. He said: "Love is beautiful and people's hearts are more beautiful."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Engagement Rings - Level 0 Engagement Rings - Level 2   or  Engagement Rings - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2106988/grateful-chinese-businessman-buys-noodles-thousands-after
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/man-treats-5000-people-to-free-bowl-of-noodles-after-restaurant-owner-finds-engagement-ring-a3613171.html
  • http://nypost.com/2017/08/16/man-gifts-5000-bowls-of-spicy-ramen-after-return-of-engagement-ring/


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. a bowl
  2. He lost a $45,000
  3. he visited a
  4. A customer
  5. gave it
  6. He went to his
  7. asked her to
  8. She accepted his
  1. to the manager
  2. of noodles
  3. marry him
  4. noodle restaurant
  5. proposal
  6. in the restaurant
  7. engagement ring
  8. girlfriend

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Wang wanted to
  2. 5,000
  3. how many the shop
  4. People waited
  5. I feel very
  6. outside
  7. A local man said this story
  8. people's hearts are
  1. the restaurant
  2. sells every day
  3. honoured
  4. more beautiful
  5. thank the restaurant
  6. is moving
  7. customers
  8. for a long time

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Chinese man bought 5,000 people (1) ___________________ noodles. The man's (2) ___________________ Wang. He lost a $45,000 engagement ring. He (3) ___________________ that he visited a noodle restaurant and left the ring there in his bag. He was lucky. A (4) ___________________ restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager then telephoned Mr Wang. Mr Wang (5) ___________________. He went to his girlfriend and asked (6) ___________________. She accepted his proposal.

Mr Wang (7) ___________________ the restaurant. He bought 5,000 customers (8) ___________________ spicy noodles. This is how many the shop (9) ___________________. People waited for a long time for the free noodles. Mr Wang said: "I feel very honoured and happy." He (10) ___________________-you letter outside the restaurant (11) ___________________ of his fiancée. A local man said this story is moving. He said: "Love is beautiful and people's (12) ___________________ beautiful."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AChinesemanbought5,000peopleabowlofnoodles.Theman'snameis
MrWang.Helosta$45,000engagementring.Hetoldreportersthathevi
sitedanoodlerestaurantandlefttheringthereinhisbag.Hewaslucky.Ac
ustomerintherestaurantfoundthebagandgaveittothemanager.Them
anagerthentelephonedMrWang.MrWangwasveryhappy.Hewenttohi
sgirlfriendandaskedhertomarryhim.Sheacceptedhisproposal.MrWa
ngwantedtothanktherestaurant.Hebought5,000customersabowlofs
picynoodles.Thisishowmanytheshopsellseveryday.Peoplewaitedfor
alongtimeforthefreenoodles.MrWangsaid:"Ifeelveryhonouredandh
appy."Heputathank-youletteroutsidetherestaurantwithapictureofhi
sfiancée.Alocalmansaidthisstoryismoving.Hesaid:"Loveisbeautifula
ndpeople'sheartsaremorebeautiful."

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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