The Reading / Listening - Engagement Rings - Level 2

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



Mr Wang wanted to say thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 customers a bowl of spicy noodles. This is how many are sold in the shop every day. There was a long queue outside the shop. People wanted a free bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I love….I feel very honoured and happy." He also put a thank-you letter outside the restaurant. It had a picture of his fiancée wearing the engagement ring. A local man said: "I think the story is really moving. 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 1   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 free bowl
  2. ask his girlfriend
  3. he visited a
  4. a customer in the
  5. The manager found Mr Wang's
  6. very happy to get
  7. He then went to his girlfriend and
  8. She accepted his
  1. proposed to her
  2. of noodles
  3. the ring back
  4. proposal
  5. restaurant
  6. noodle restaurant
  7. details
  8. to marry him

Paragraph 2

  1. say thank you
  2. spicy
  3. There was a long
  4. I feel very honoured
  5. outside the
  6. a local
  7. I think the story is really
  8. people's hearts are
  1. restaurant
  2. to the restaurant
  3. more beautiful
  4. queue
  5. moving
  6. and happy
  7. noodles
  8. man

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Chinese man bought 5,000 (1) ___________________ bowl of noodles. The man's name is Mr Wang. He lost a $45,000 engagement ring. He (2) ___________________ his girlfriend to marry him. He told reporters that he (3) ___________________ restaurant in the city of Chongqing and left (4) ___________________ his bag. He was lucky because a customer in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's (5) __________________ bag and telephoned him. Mr Wang was very happy to get the ring back. He then went to his girlfriend and (6) __________________. She accepted his proposal.

Mr Wang wanted to say (7) ___________________ the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 customers (8) __________________ noodles. This is how many are sold in the shop every day. There (9) ___________________ queue outside the shop. People wanted a free bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the (10) ___________________….I feel very honoured and happy." He also put a thank-you (11) ___________________ restaurant. It had a picture of his fiancée wearing the engagement ring. A local man said: "I think the (12) ___________________ moving. Love is beautiful and people's hearts are more beautiful."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AChinesemanbought5,000peopleafreebowlofnoodles.Theman'sna
meisMrWang.Helosta$45,000engagementring.Hewantedtoaskhisgi
rlfriendtomarryhim.Hetoldreportersthathevisitedanoodlerestaurant
inthecityofChongqingandlefttheringthereinhisbag.Hewasluckybeca
useacustomerintherestaurantfoundthebagandgaveittothemanager
.ThemanagerfoundMrWang'sdetailsinthebagandtelephonedhim.Mr
Wangwasveryhappytogettheringback.Hethenwenttohisgirlfriendan
dproposedtoher.Sheacceptedhisproposal.MrWangwantedtosaytha
nkyoutotherestaurant.OnTuesday,hebought5,000customersabowl
ofspicynoodles.Thisishowmanyaresoldintheshopeveryday.Therewa
salongqueueoutsidetheshop.Peoplewantedafreebowlofnoodles.Mr
Wangtoldreporters:"ChongqinghasthewomanIlove….Ifeelveryhono
uredandhappy."Healsoputathank-youletteroutsidetherestauran
t.Ithadapictureofhisfiancéewearingtheengagementring.Alocalmans
aid:"Ithinkthestoryisreallymoving.Loveisbeautifulandpeople'sheart
saremorebeautiful."

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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Free writing

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