The Reading / Listening - Street Food - Level 0

A street-food seller does not want a top chef's award. Jai Fai, 72, is the "crab omelet queen". Her stall is in Bangkok. Her omelets are very tasty, so the world food guide, Michelin, gave her an award. Usually, only chefs in top restaurants get this award. Many people are surprised that a street-food seller got the award.



Jai Fai is not happy with the award. She doesn't want it. Her life has changed. She doesn't like being famous and wants her old life back. She is getting stressed because tourists are taking photos of her. Fai said many people take pictures and do not eat. She said happy customers are more important than "a million stars".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Street Food - Level 1 Street Food - Level 2   or  Street Food - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bangkok-street-vendor-michelin-star-raan-jay-fai-give-back-a8150341.html
  • http://nationalpost.com/life/food/why-bangkoks-michelin-starred-street-vendor-wants-to-give-back-her-star
  • https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/bangkok-crab-omelette-queen-wants-give-back-her-michelin-star


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. want a top
  2. Her stall is in
  3. Her omelets are
  4. the world food
  5. gave her
  6. only chefs in top restaurants
  7. Many people are
  8. a street-food seller
  1. guide
  2. surprised
  3. chef's award
  4. got the award
  5. very tasty
  6. an award
  7. Bangkok
  8. get this award

Paragraph 2

  1. Jai Fai is not happy
  2. Her life has
  3. She doesn't like
  4. She is getting
  5. tourists are taking
  6. take pictures and do
  7. happy customers are more
  8. a million
  1. photos of her
  2. important
  3. with the award
  4. stars
  5. not eat
  6. being famous
  7. stressed
  8. changed

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A street- (1) ___________________ not want a top chef's award. Jai Fai, 72, is the "(2) ___________________ queen". Her stall is in Bangkok. Her omelets (3) ___________________, so the world food guide, Michelin, gave (4) ___________________. Usually, (5) ___________________ top restaurants get this award. Many people are surprised that a street-food seller (6) ___________________.

Jai Fai is not happy (7) ___________________. She doesn't want it. Her (8) ___________________. She doesn't like being famous and wants her (9) ___________________. She is getting stressed because tourists are taking (10) ___________________. Fai said many people (11) ___________________ do not eat. She said happy customers are more important than "(12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Astreet-foodsellerdoesnotwantatopchef'saward.JaiFai,72,isthe"c
rabomeletqueen".HerstallisinBangkok.Heromeletsareverytasty,sot
heworldfoodguide,Michelin,gaveheranaward.Usually,onlychefsinto
prestaurantsgetthisaward.Manypeoplearesurprisedthatastreet-fo
odsellergottheaward.JaiFaiisnothappywiththeaward.Shedoesn'twa
ntit.Herlifehaschanged.Shedoesn'tlikebeingfamousandwantsherold
lifeback.Sheisgettingstressedbecausetouristsaretakingphotosofher
.Faisaidmanypeopletakepicturesanddonoteat.Shesaidhappycusto
mersaremoreimportantthan"amillionstars".

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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