The Reading / Listening - Engagement Rings - Level 3

A Chinese businessman treated 5,000 people to a free bowl of noodles because he found his lost $45,000 engagement ring. The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going to ask his girlfriend to marry him last Sunday. However, he lost the engagement ring. He told reporters that he visited a noodle restaurant in the Chinese city of Chongqing and left the ring there in his bag. Mr Wang was very lucky because a customer in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's contact 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 proposed to his girlfriend and she accepted his proposal. He was very happy and wanted to say thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 bowls of spicy noodles for the customers of the restaurant. This is the average daily sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long queue outside the shop. Many 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 posted a thank-you letter outside the restaurant with 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 easier levels:

    Engagement Rings - Level 0 Engagement Rings - Level 1   or  Engagement Rings - Level 2

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/


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Warm-ups

1. ENGAGEMENT RINGS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about engagement rings. 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?

       businessman / noodles / marry / engagement ring / lucky / customer / proposal /
       happy / spicy / average / queue / honoured / thank you / fiancée / beautiful / love

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

3. REWARD: Students A strongly believe people should always get a reward for returning lost property; Students B strongly believe that isn't necessary.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. PROPOSAL: What is important for a proposal of marriage? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Important?

Why?

Ring

 

 

Words

 

 

Place

 

 

Time

 

 

Posture

 

 

Other ___________

 

 

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

6. ENGAGEMENT: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important things for an engagement at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • "Will you marry me?"
  • the proposal place
  • romantic dinner
  • on one knee
  • ring
  • present
  • party
  • selfie

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. A Chinese businessman paid for noodles for 5,000 people.     T / F
  2. The engagement ring the man lost cost $45,000.     T / F
  3. A customer found the man's ring on a subway train.     T / F
  4. The man asked his girlfriend to marry him.     T / F
  5. The noodles were not spicy.     T / F
  6. People stood in a line that stretched for 10 metres outside the restaurant.   T / F
  7. The man put a photo of his fiancée outside the restaurant.     T / F
  8. A local man said love is more beautiful than people's hearts.     T / F

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

  1. free
  2. visited
  3. lucky
  4. details
  5. happy
  6. spicy
  7. queue
  8. posted
  9. moving
  10. beautiful
  1. cheerful
  2. heartwarming
  3. hot
  4. dropped by
  5. fastened
  6. information
  7. complimentary
  8. lovely
  9. fortunate
  10. line

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

  1. a free bowl
  2. ask his girlfriend to
  3. a customer
  4. The manager found Mr Wang's contact
  5. She accepted
  6. Mr Wang proposed
  7. average daily
  8. a 100-metre-long
  9. a picture of his
  10. I think the story is really
  1. queue
  2. details
  3. to his girlfriend
  4. of noodles
  5. moving
  6. in the restaurant
  7. fiancée
  8. his proposal
  9. sales
  10. marry him

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
details
marry
bowl
proposal
lost
back
customer
visited

A Chinese businessman treated 5,000 people to a free (1) ____________ of noodles because he found his (2) ____________ $45,000 engagement ring. The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going to ask his girlfriend to (3) ____________ him last Sunday. However, he lost the engagement ring. He told reporters that he (4) ____________ a noodle restaurant in the Chinese city of Chongqing and left the ring there in his bag. Mr Wang was very lucky because a (5) ____________ in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's contact (6) ____________ in the bag and telephoned him. Mr Wang was very happy to get the ring (7) ____________. He then went to his girlfriend and proposed to her. She accepted his (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
average
wearing
hearts
spicy
queue
story
say
love

Mr Wang proposed to his girlfriend and she accepted his proposal. He was very happy and wanted to (9) ____________ thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 bowls of (10) ____________ noodles for the customers of the restaurant. This is the (11) ____________ daily sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long (12) ____________ outside the shop. Many people wanted a free bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I (13) ____________ ….I feel very honoured and happy." He also posted a thank-you letter outside the restaurant with a picture of his fiancée (14) ____________ the engagement ring. A local man said: "I think the (15) ___________ is really moving. Love is beautiful and people's (16) ____________ are more beautiful."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A Chinese businessman treated 5,000 people to a free ______
     a.  bowl of noodles
     b.  ball of noodles
     c.  bowel of noodles
     d.  bawl of noodles

2)  The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going to ask his girlfriend ______
     a.  to married him
     b.  to marriage him
     c.  to marryying him
     d.  to marry him

3)  Mr Wang was very lucky because a customer in the restaurant ______
     a.  found a bag
     b.  found the bag
     c.  found then bag
     d.  found them bag

4)  The manager found Mr Wang's contact details in the bag and ______
     a.  telephone him
     b.  telephones him
     c.  telephoned him
     d.  telephone to him

5)  He then went to his girlfriend and proposed to her. She accepted ______
     a.  this proposal
     b.  his pro postal
     c.  his proposes
     d.  his proposal

6)  He was very happy and wanted to say thank you ______
     a.  too the restaurant
     b.  to a restaurant
     c.  to the restaurant
     d.  to the restaurateur

7)  On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 bowls of spicy noodles for the ______ restaurant
     a.  customer is of the
     b.  customise of the
     c.  customers off the
     d.  customers of the

8)  There was a 100-metre-long ______ the shop
     a.  queue outside
     b.  cue outside
     c.  accrue outside
     d.  accuse outside

9)  Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I love….I feel very ______
     a.  honoured and happily
     b.  honoured and happiness
     c.  honoured and happier
     d.  honoured and happy

10)  I think the story is really moving. Love is beautiful and people's ______ beautiful
     a.  hearts are more
     b.  hearts amore
     c.  hearts armour
     d.  hearts arm more

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Chinese businessman treated 5,000 people (1) ___________________ of noodles because he (2) ___________________ $45,000 engagement ring. The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going (3) ___________________ girlfriend to marry him last Sunday. However, he lost the engagement ring. He told reporters that he (4) ___________________ restaurant in the Chinese city of Chongqing and left the ring there in his bag. Mr Wang was very lucky because a customer in the restaurant found the (5) ___________________ to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's contact details in the bag and telephoned him. Mr Wang was very (6) ___________________ ring back. He then went to his girlfriend and proposed to her. She accepted his proposal.

Mr Wang proposed to his girlfriend (7) ___________________ his proposal. He was very happy and wanted to say thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought (8) ___________________ spicy noodles for the customers of the restaurant. (9) ___________________ daily sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long queue outside the shop. Many people (10) ___________________ bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I love….I feel very honoured and happy." (11) ___________________ thank-you letter outside the restaurant with 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."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the job of the Chinese man who bought the noodles?
  2. How much did the engagement ring cost?
  3. Who found Mr Wang's bag?
  4. Who telephoned Mr Wang?
  5. What did Mr Wang's girlfriend accept?
  6. What kind of noodles did Mr Wang buy?
  7. How many bowls of noodles did the restaurant sell most days?
  8. How long was the queue outside the restaurant?
  9. What was Mr Wang's fiancée wearing in a photo?
  10. What did a local man say was more important than love?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is the job of the Chinese man who bought the noodles?
a) train driver
b) businessman
c) chef
d) noodle company owner

2) How much did the engagement ring cost?
a) $35,000
b) $55,000
c) $40,000
d) $45,000

3) Who found Mr Wang's bag?
a) a police officer
b) a cleaner
c) a customer
d) his fiancée

4) Who telephoned Mr Wang?
a) the manager
b) journalists
c) his fiancée
d) his boss

5) What did Mr Wang's girlfriend accept?
a) responsibility
b) his marriage proposal
c) a free bowl of noodles
d) his apology

6) What kind of noodles did Mr Wang buy?
a) spicy ones
b) long ones
c) salty ones
d) cold noodles

7) How many bowls of noodles did the restaurant sell most days?
a) 2,500
b) 3,000
c) 5,000
d) 4,000

8) How long was the queue outside the restaurant?
a) 100 metres
b) 200 metres
c) 300 metres
d) 400 metres

9) What was Mr Wang's fiancée wearing in a photo?
a) a noodles T-shirt
b) a smile
c) a wedding dress
d) her engagement ring

10) What did a local man say was more important than love?
a) noodles
b) engagement rings
c) people's hearts
d) fiancées

Role play

Role  A – Diamond Ring

You think a diamond ring is the most important thing about a proposal. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a proposal selfie, a romantic dinner or getting down on one knee.

Role  B – Proposal Selfie

You think a proposal selfie is the most important thing about a proposal. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a diamond ring, a romantic dinner or getting down on one knee.

Role  C – Romantic Dinner

You think a romantic dinner is the most important thing about a proposal. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a proposal selfie, a diamond ring or getting down on one knee.

Role  D – Getting Down On One Knee

You think getting down on one knee is the most important thing about a proposal. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  a proposal selfie, a romantic dinner or a diamond ring.

After reading / listening

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

'engagement'

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  • and 'ring'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • wanted
    • spicy
    • daily
    • queue
    • letter
    • hearts
    • treated
    • going
    • visited
    • lucky
    • contact
    • back




    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 - Man buys 5,000 people noodles for finding engagement ring

    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 'noodles'?
    3. What do you think of the businessman's actions?
    4. What do you think of noodles?
    5. What do you think of $45,000-dollar engagement rings?
    6. What important things have you lost in life?
    7. What important things have you found in life?
    8. How do you think Mr Wang felt when he lost the ring?
    9. Should Mr Wang have given the restaurant owner a reward?
    10. What is the best way to propose to someone?

    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 'ring'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How easy is it to leave an expensive ring in a restaurant?
    5. Would you queue outside a restaurant for free noodles?
    6. What kind of engagement ring would you want or buy?
    7. How beautiful is love?
    8. What advice would you give to Mr Wang?
    9. How moving do you think this story is?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the businessman?

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

    Mr Wang proposed to his girlfriend and she (7) ____ his proposal. He was very happy and wanted to say thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 (8) ____ of spicy noodles for the customers of the restaurant. This is the average (9) ____ sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long queue outside the shop. Many people wanted a (10) ____ bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I love….I feel very honoured and happy." He also posted a thank-you letter outside the restaurant with a picture of his fiancée (11) ____ the engagement ring. A local man said: "I think the story is really (12) ____. Love is beautiful and people's hearts are more beautiful."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     treated     (b)     treaties     (c)     treatment     (d)     treating    
    2. (a)     been     (b)     goes     (c)     going     (d)     gone    
    3. (a)     losing     (b)     loses     (c)     lose     (d)     lost    
    4. (a)     then     (b)     there     (c)     that     (d)     these    
    5. (a)     conduit     (b)     contact     (c)     conduct     (d)     contact    
    6. (a)     proposal     (b)     proposition     (c)     proposed     (d)     proposing    
    7. (a)     refusal     (b)     accepted     (c)     reception     (d)     rejection    
    8. (a)     bowls     (b)     bowels     (c)     boules     (d)     bows    
    9. (a)     daily     (b)     day     (c)     daze     (d)     days    
    10. (a)     freely     (b)     freed     (c)     free     (d)     freeze    
    11. (a)     wear     (b)     wears     (c)     worn     (d)     wearing    
    12. (a)     moved     (b)     moving     (c)     movement     (d)     moves

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     restaurant. This is the average daily sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long

    (    )     man said: "I think the story is really moving. Love is beautiful and people's hearts are more beautiful."

    (    )     thank you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 bowls of spicy noodles for the customers of the

    (    )     the woman I love….I feel very honoured and happy." He also posted a thank-you letter outside

    1  )     A Chinese businessman treated 5,000 people to a free bowl of noodles because he found his lost $45,000 engagement

    (    )     lucky because a customer in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's contact

    (    )     back. He then went to his girlfriend and proposed to her. She accepted his proposal.

    (    )     Mr Wang proposed to his girlfriend and she accepted his proposal. He was very happy and wanted to say

    (    )     in the Chinese city of Chongqing and left the ring there in his bag. Mr Wang was very

    (    )     him last Sunday. However, he lost the engagement ring. He told reporters that he visited a noodle restaurant

    (    )     ring. The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going to ask his girlfriend to marry

    (    )     details in the bag and telephoned him. Mr Wang was very happy to get the ring

    (    )     queue outside the shop. Many people wanted a free bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has

    (    )     the restaurant with a picture of his fiancée wearing the engagement ring. A local

    Put the words in the right order

    1. to   He   to   girlfriend   him   going   his   marry   was   ask   .
    2. restaurant   he   He   visited   told   a   reporters   noodle   that   .
    3. A   bag   the   found   restaurant   the   in   customer   .
    4. the   manager   Wang's   in   The   Mr   details   bag   found   contact   .
    5. proposed   He   to   and   her   went   girlfriend   to   then   his   .
    6. girlfriend   Wang   and   proposed   she   to   accepted   his   Mr   .
    7. He   customers   the   for   noodles  spicy   of   bowls   5,000  bought   .
    8. is   of   the   the   average   shop   daily   This   sales   .
    9. a   was   There   metre-   shop   the   outside   queue   long–   100-   .
    10. you   letter   outside  the   restaurant  He   also  posted   a   thank   -   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A Chinese businessman treated / treatment 5,000 people to a free bowl of noodles because he founded / found his lost $45,000 engagement ring. The man's name is Mr Wang. He was going to ask his / this girlfriend to marry him past / last Sunday. However, he lost the engagement ring. He told reporters that he visited a noodle restaurant in the Chinese city off / of Chongqing and left the ring there in his bag. Mr Wang was very lucky / luckily because a customer in the restaurant found the bag and given / gave it to the manager. The manager found Mr Wang's contact detail / details in the bag and telephoned him. Mr Wang was very happily / happy to get the ring back. He then went to his girlfriend and proposed / proposal to her. She accepted his proposal.

    Mr Wang proposed to his girlfriend and she accepted his / him proposal. He was very happy and wanted to say thank / thanks you to the restaurant. On Tuesday, he bought 5,000 bowls of spicy noodles for the customs / customers of the restaurant. This is the average day / daily sales of the shop. There was a 100-metre-long cue / queue outside the shop. Many people wanted a free / freed bowl of noodles. Mr Wang told reporters: "Chongqing has the woman I love / loving….I feel very honoured and happy." He also posted a thank-you letter outside a / the restaurant with a picture of his fiancée wearing / worn the engagement ring. A local man said: "I think the story is really moving. Love is beautiful and people's heart / hearts are more beautiful."

    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)

    _ Ch_n_s_ b_s_n_ssm_n tr__t_d 5,000 p__pl_ t_ _ fr__ b_wl _f n__dl_s b_c__s_ h_ f__nd h_s l_st $45,000 _ng_g_m_nt r_ng. Th_ m_n's n_m_ _s Mr W_ng. H_ w_s g__ng t_ _sk h_s g_rlfr__nd t_ m_rry h_m l_st S_nd_y. H_w_v_r, h_ l_st th_ _ng_g_m_nt r_ng. H_ t_ld r_p_rt_rs th_t h_ v_s_t_d _ n__dl_ r_st__r_nt _n th_ Ch_n_s_ c_ty _f Ch_ngq_ng _nd l_ft th_ r_ng th_r_ _n h_s b_g. Mr W_ng w_s v_ry l_cky b_c__s_ _ c_st_m_r _n th_ r_st__r_nt f__nd th_ b_g _nd g_v_ _t t_ th_ m_n_g_r. Th_ m_n_g_r f__nd Mr W_ng's c_nt_ct d_t__ls _n th_ b_g _nd t_l_ph_n_d h_m. Mr W_ng w_s v_ry h_ppy t_ g_t th_ r_ng b_ck. H_ th_n w_nt t_ h_s g_rlfr__nd _nd pr_p_s_d t_ h_r. Sh_ _cc_pt_d h_s pr_p_s_l.

    Mr W_ng pr_p_s_d t_ h_s g_rlfr__nd _nd sh_ _cc_pt_d h_s pr_p_s_l. H_ w_s v_ry h_ppy _nd w_nt_d t_ s_y th_nk y__ t_ th_ r_st__r_nt. _n T__sd_y, h_ b__ght 5,000 b_wls _f sp_cy n__dl_s f_r th_ c_st_m_rs _f th_ r_st__r_nt. Th_s _s th_ _v_r_g_ d__ly s_l_s _f th_ sh_p. Th_r_ w_s _ 100-m_tr_-l_ng q____ __ts_d_ th_ sh_p. M_ny p__pl_ w_nt_d _ fr__ b_wl _f n__dl_s. Mr W_ng t_ld r_p_rt_rs: "Ch_ngq_ng h_s th_ w_m_n _ l_v_…._ f__l v_ry h_n__r_d _nd h_ppy." H_ _ls_ p_st_d _ th_nk-y__ l_tt_r __ts_d_ th_ r_st__r_nt w_th _ p_ct_r_ _f h_s f__ncé_ w__r_ng th_ _ng_g_m_nt r_ng. _ l_c_l m_n s__d: "_ th_nk th_ st_ry _s r__lly m_v_ng. L_v_ _s b___t_f_l _nd p__pl_'s h__rts _r_ m_r_ b___t_f_l."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a chinese businessman treated 5000 people to a free bowl of noodles because he found his lost $45000 engagement ring the man's name is mr wang he was going to ask his girlfriend to marry him last sunday however he lost the engagement ring he told reporters that he visited a noodle restaurant in the chinese city of chongqing and left the ring there in his bag mr wang was very lucky because a customer in the restaurant found the bag and gave it to the manager the manager found mr wang's contact 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 proposed to his girlfriend and she accepted his proposal he was very happy and wanted to say thank you to the restaurant on tuesday he bought 5000 bowls of spicy noodles for the customers of the restaurant this is the average daily sales of the shop there was a 100-metre-long queue outside the shop many 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 posted a thank-you letter outside the restaurant with 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"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    tailsinthebagandtelephonedhim.MrWangwasveryhappytogettherin
    gback.Hethenwenttohisgirlfriendandproposedtoher.Sheacceptedhi
    sproposal.MrWangproposedtohisgirlfriendandsheacceptedhispropo
    sal.Hewasveryhappyandwantedtosaythankyoutotherestaurant.On
    Tuesday,hebought5,000bowlsofspicynoodlesforthecustomersofthe
    restaurant.Thisistheaveragedailysalesoftheshop.Therewasa100-m
    etre-longqueueoutsidetheshop.Manypeoplewantedafreebowlofno
    odles.MrWangtoldreporters:"ChongqinghasthewomanIlove….Ifeelv
    eryhonouredandhappy."Healsopostedathank-youletteroutsideth
    erestaurantwithapictureofhisfiancéewearingtheengagementring.Al
    ocalmansaid:"Ithinkthestoryisreallymoving.Loveisbeautifulandpeo
    ple'sheartsaremorebeautiful."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    We should always reward people for returning lost property. 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 news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. ENGAGEMENT RINGS: Make a poster about engagement rings. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. REWARDS: Write a magazine article about always giving people rewards for finding lost property. 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 your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on engagement rings. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/ on her three of your ideas on the ideal marriage proposal. 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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