The Reading / Listening - Street Food - Level 3

A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to give back a top international chef's award. The street-food seller is known as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but she calls herself Jai Fai. Her street stall is in the middle of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of such good quality that the international dining guide Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of the highest awards any chef in the world can receive. It is usually only given to chefs in top hotels and restaurants. Michelin announced it would be adding Bangkok to its fine dining lists. Many people were surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok received the Michelin Star.



Chefs are usually happy to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so pleased that she got the award. She wants to return the star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has changed her life too much. She wants to go back to how her life was before. She said she does not like the fame that has come with the star. One reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting stressed. Tourists come to take photos; passers-by stop to watch her; and even some officials from the tax department came to visit her. Fai said: "Many people come just to look and take pictures and not necessarily to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her than "a million stars".

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Street Food - Level 0 Street Food - Level 1   or  Street Food - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. BANGKOK: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Bangkok. 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?
       Bangkok / international / chef / award / crab / omelet / hotel / restaurant / star / food
       happy / reporters / life / fame / stall / passers-by / department / pictures / million
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. STREET-FOOD CHEFS: Students A strongly believe that street-food chefs are better than restaurant chefs; Students B strongly believe restaurant chefs are better.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. EATERIES: What are the good and bad points about these eateries? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good points

Bad points

Formal restaurant

 

 

Cafe

 

 

Street stall

 

 

Fast food restaurant

 

 

Sushi bar

 

 

School canteen

 

 

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5. AWARD: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "award". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. STREET FOOD: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • fish and chips
  • fried chicken
  • shawarma
  • fried noodles
  • pizza
  • kebab
  • hot dog
  • grilled corn

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. top a. A stand or booth for the sale of goods in a market or large covered area.
      2. award b. Highest in position, rank, or degree.
      3. stall c. The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; how excellent something is.
      4. quality d. Eating diner at home or in a restaurant.
      5. dining e. A prize or other mark of recognition given in honor of an achievement.
      6. announced f. High quality.
      7. fine g. Told people about something important.

    Paragraph 2

      8. pleased h. Being known or talked about by many people.
      9. fame i. People who are walking past something or someone.
      10. reason j. Happy about something.
      11. surrounding k. Why something happens.
      12. passers-by l. The money you have to give the government when you buy something or get money from a job.
      13. tax m. Be all around someone or something.
      14. necessarily n. As a necessary result.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The street-food chef sells a dish that uses crab.     T / F
  2. The chef has a stall in the north of Bangkok.     T / F
  3. The food guide Michelin gave her stall two stars.     T / F
  4. The article said nobody was surprised the chef got the award.     T / F
  5. Jai Fai is over 70 years old.     T / F
  6. Jai Fai wants her life to be as it was before she got the award.     T / F
  7. Jai Fai said no one takes photos of her stall.     T / F
  8. Jai Fai prefers happy customers to honours or awards.     T / F

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

  1. give back
  2. middle
  3. quality
  4. usually
  5. surprised
  6. happy
  7. fame
  8. reason
  9. stressed
  10. customers
  1. celebrity
  2. standard
  3. pleased
  4. shoppers
  5. centre / center
  6. worried
  7. normally
  8. return
  9. cause
  10. amazed

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

  1. give back a top international
  2. The street-food seller is known as the
  3. Her crab omelets are of such
  4. one of the highest
  5. fine
  6. she is not so
  7. She wants to go back to how
  8. too many people are surrounding
  9. tax
  10. happy customers are more important to her
  1. good quality
  2. department
  3. dining
  4. "crab omelet queen"
  5. her life was before
  6. her stall
  7. chef's award
  8. than "a million stars"
  9. awards
  10. pleased

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
guide
award
adding
middle
received
highest
herself
usually

A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to give back a top international chef's (1) ____________. The street-food seller is known as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but she calls (2) ____________ Jai Fai. Her street stall is in the (3) ____________ of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of such good quality that the international dining (4) ____________ Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of the (5) ____________ awards any chef in the world can receive. It is (6) ____________ only given to chefs in top hotels and restaurants. Michelin announced it would be (7) ____________ Bangkok to its fine dining lists. Many people were surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok (8) ____________ the Michelin Star.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
life
stressed
necessarily
happy
million
fame
return
visit

Chefs are usually (9) ____________ to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so pleased that she got the award. She wants to (10) ____________ the Star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has changed her life too much. She wants to go back to how her (11) ____________ was before. She said she does not like the (12) ____________ that has come with the star. One reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting (13) ____________. Tourists come to take photos; passers-by stop to watch her; and even some officials from the tax department came to (14) ____________ her. Fai said: "Many people come just to look and take pictures and not (15) ____________ to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her than "a (16) ____________ stars".

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to give back a top international ______
     a.  chef's awards
     b.  chef's awarded
     c.  chef's awarding
     d.  chef's award
2)  The street-food seller is known as the "crab ______"
     a.  omelet cream
     b.  omelet clean
     c.  omelet queen
     d.  omelet glean
3)  Her crab omelets are of such good quality that the international ______ Michelin…
     a.  dine in guide
     b.  die nine guide
     c.  dine nine guide
     d.  dining guide
4)  Michelin announced it would be adding Bangkok to its ______ lists
     a.  fine dining
     b.  wine dining
     c.  dine dining
     d.  line dining
5) people were surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok ______ Michelin Star
     a.  received the
     b.  deceived the
     c.  receipt the
     d.  deceit the

6) happy to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is ______
     a.  knot so pleased
     b.  not sow pleased
     c.  not so pleased
     d.  not sew pleased
7)  She wants to go back to how her ______
     a.  life is before
     b.  life was before
     c.  live was afore
     d.  live was before
8)  One reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is ______
     a.  get thing stressed
     b.  get tin stressed
     c.  get thin stressed
     d.  getting stressed
9)  and even some officials from the tax department came ______
     a.  to visit her
     b.  tooth visit her
     c.  to visits her
     d.  too visit her
10)  She said happy customers are more important to her than "______"
     a.  the million stars
     b.  a millions stars
     c.  a million stars
     d.  the million stars

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to (1) ___________________ top international chef's award. The street-food seller is known as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but (2) ___________________ Jai Fai. Her street stall is in the middle of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of (3) ___________________ that the international dining guide Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of the (4) ___________________ chef in the world can receive. It is usually only given to (5) ___________________ hotels and restaurants. Michelin announced it would be adding Bangkok to its (6) ___________________. Many people were surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok received the Michelin Star.

Chefs are (7) ___________________ get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so pleased that she got the award. She wants to return the star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has (8) ___________________ too much. She wants to go back to how her life was before. She said she does not (9) ___________________ that has come with the star. One reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting stressed. Tourists come (10) ___________________; passers-by stop to watch her; and (11) ___________________ from the tax department came to visit her. Fai said: "Many people come just to look and take pictures and not necessarily to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her than "(12) ___________________".

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the street-stall chef's nickname?
  2. In which part of Bangkok is Jai Fai's street stall?
  3. How many Michelin Stars did Jai Fai get?
  4. What city is Michelin adding to its fine dining lists?
  5. How did many people feel about the street-food seller getting the award?
  6. How old is Jai Fai?
  7. What did Jai Fai say has changed too much?
  8. Who did Jai Fai say comes to take photos?
  9. Where did officials who visited Jai Fai come from?
  10. What did Jai Fai say was more important than "a million stars"?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is the street-stall chef's nickname?
a) club egg king
b) crab omelet princess
c) street-stall queen
d) crab omelet queen
2) In which part of Bangkok is Jai Fai's street stall?
a) the north
b) the middle
c) the east
d) the south
3) How many Michelin Stars did Jai Fai get?
a) 5
b) 2
c) 1
d) 3
4) What city is Michelin adding to its fine dining lists?
a) Bangkok
b) Delhi
c) Rio de Janeiro
d) Cape Town
5) How did many people feel about the street-food seller getting the award?
a) happy
b) shocked
c) surprised
d) puzzled

6) How old is Jai Fai?
a) 42
b) 72
c) 62
d) 52
7) What did Jai Fai say has changed too much?
a) stars
b) food quality
c) food prices
d) her life
8) Who did Jai Fai say comes to take photos?
a) tourists
b) food guides
c) officials
d) passers-by
9) Where did officials who visited Jai Fai come from?
a) the food department
b) Vietnam
c) the tax department
d) a newspaper
10) What did Jai Fai say was more important than "a million stars"?
a) good food
b) happy customers
c) a Michelin Star
d) a billion stars

Role play

Role  A – Pizza
You think pizza is the best street food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their street foods. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): grilled corn, hot dogs or fried noodles.

Role  B – Grilled Corn
You think grilled corn is the best street food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their street foods. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): pizza, hot dogs or fried noodles.

Role  C – Hot Dog
You think hot dogs are the best street food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their street foods. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): grilled corn, pizza or fried noodles.

Role  D – Fried Noodles
You think fried noodles are the best street food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their street foods. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why):  grilled corn, hot dogs or pizza.

After reading / listening

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

'street'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'food'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • 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:

    • happy
    • return
    • fame
    • reason
    • tax
    • million
    • known
    • herself
    • such
    • such
    • highest
    • fine




    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 - Bangkok street-food chef says no to international cooking honour

    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 'street'?
    3. What do you think of street food?
    4. How is street food different from restaurant food?
    5. What is the best street food in your country?
    6. What do you think of crab omelets?
    7. What do you know about the Michelin dining guide?
    8. What would it be like to be a chef?
    9. How good is it that a street-food seller got a chef's award?
    10. What do you think of fine dining?

    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 'food'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of Thai food?
    5. Have you ever got an award?
    6. Do you think Jai Fai should return the award?
    7. What is your favourite food, and why?
    8. What advice do you have for Jai Fai?
    9. Are happy customers better than a million stars?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Jai Fai?

    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 street-food seller in Bangkok wants to (1) ____ back a top international chef's award. The street-food (2) ____ is known as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but she calls herself Jai Fai. Her street stall is in the middle of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of (3) ____ good quality that the international dining guide Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of the (4) ____ awards any chef in the world can receive. It is usually only given to chefs in (5) ____ hotels and restaurants. Michelin announced it would be adding Bangkok to its (6) ____ dining lists. Many people were surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok received the Michelin Star.

    Chefs are usually happy to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so (7) ____ that she got the award. She wants to return the star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has changed her life too much. She wants to go back to (8) ____ her life was before. She said she does not like the (9) ____ that has come with the star. One reason is (10) ____ too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting stressed. Tourists come to take photos; passers-by stop to watch her; and (11) ____ some officials from the tax department came to visit her. Fai said: "Many people come just to look and take pictures and (12) ____ necessarily to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her than "a million stars".

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     giving     (b)     give     (c)     gave     (d)     given    
    2. (a)     selling     (b)     seller     (c)     sales     (d)     selling    
    3. (a)     seeming     (b)     serious     (c)     so     (d)     such    
    4. (a)     height     (b)     highest     (c)     high     (d)     heighten    
    5. (a)     atop     (b)     top     (c)     topped     (d)     topping    
    6. (a)     fire     (b)     file     (c)     fine     (d)     fore    
    7. (a)     pleasure     (b)     pleads     (c)     pleased     (d)     pleasing    
    8. (a)     when     (b)     there     (c)     how     (d)     which    
    9. (a)     famed     (b)     famously     (c)     famous     (d)     fame    
    10. (a)     that     (b)     what     (c)     which     (d)     such    
    11. (a)     even     (b)     event     (c)     ever     (d)     eves    
    12. (a)     now     (b)     non     (c)     not     (d)     no

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. a top international chef's aawdr
    2. of such good tualyqi
    3. one of the hihtesg
    4. top hotels and taastrusren
    5. fine ingnid
    6. eercdiev the Michelin Star

    Paragraph 2

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    2. She wants to eurntr the star
    3. utirtsos come to take photos
    4. lfaocsiif from the tax department
    5. not selyneriacs
    6. a oiminll stars

    Put the text back together

    (     )  department came to visit her. Fai said: "Many people come just to look and take pictures and not
    (     )  as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but she calls herself Jai Fai. Her street stall is in the middle
    (   1  )  A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to give back a top international chef's award. The street-food seller is known
    (     )  much. She wants to go back to how her life was before. She said she does not like the fame that has
    (     )  stressed. Tourists come to take photos; passers-by stop to watch her; and even some officials from the tax
    (     )  Chefs are usually happy to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so
    (     )  of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of such good quality that the international dining
    (     )  restaurants. Michelin announced it would be adding Bangkok to its fine dining lists. Many people were
    (     )  surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok received the Michelin Star.
    (     )  awards any chef in the world can receive. It is usually only given to chefs in top hotels and
    (     )  come with the star. One reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting
    (     )  necessarily to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her than "a million stars".
    (     )  guide Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of the highest
    (     )  pleased that she got the award. She wants to return the star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has changed her life too

    Put the words in the right order

    1. award.   a   international   top   back   Give   chef's
    2. Her   middle   of   is   Bangkok.   in   stall   the   street
    3. crab   are   omelets   good   of   such   Her   quality.
    4. one   of   the   A   highest   Michelin   Star   is   awards.
    5. fine   Bangkok   its   lists.   dining   to   Adding
    6. she   She   the   not   is   that   pleased   so   award.   got
    7. the   does   not   She   like   she   fame.   said
    8. Too   stall.   surrounding   many   people   her   are
    9. the   to   tax   department   from   visit.   Officials   came
    10. customers   to   are   Happy   important   more   her.

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A street-food seller in Bangkok wants to give / giving back a top international chef's award. The street-food seller is knowing / known as the "crab omelet queen". Her name is Supinya Junsuta but she calls himself / herself Jai Fai. Her street stall / stalled is in the middle of Bangkok and it is called Raan Jai Fai. Her crab omelets are of so / such good quality that the international dining guide Michelin awarded her a Michelin Star. A Michelin Star is one of a / the highest awards any chef in / on the world can receive. It is usually / usual only given to chefs in top hotels and restaurants. Michelin announced it would been / be adding Bangkok to its fine dining lists. Many people were surprising / surprised that a street-food seller in Bangkok received the Michelin Star.
    Chefs are usually happily / happy to get the Michelin Star, but Jai Fai, 72, has told reporters she is not so pleased / pleasure that she got the award. She wants to return the star to Michelin. Ms Fai said the star has charged / changed her life too much. She wants to go back to how her live / life was before. She said she does not like the flame / fame that has come with the star. One reason is that too many people are surrounding / surround her stall and she is getting stressed. Tourists / tourism come to take photos; passers-by stop to watch her; and ever / even some officials from the tax department came to visit her. Fai said: "Many people come just / justice to look and take pictures and not necessarily to eat." She said happy customers are more important to her that / than "a million stars".

    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)

    A   s t r _ _ t - f _ _ d   s _ l l _ r   _ n   B _ n g k _ k   w _ n t s   t _   g _ v _   b _ c k   _   t _ p   _ n t _ r n _ t _ _ n _ l   c h _ f ' s   _ w _ r d .   T h _   s t r _ _ t - f _ _ d   s _ l l _ r   _ s   k n _ w n   _ s   t h _   " c r _ b   _ m _ l _ t   q _ _ _ n " .   H _ r   n _ m _   _ s   S _ p _ n y _   J _ n s _ t _   b _ t   s h _   c _ l l s   h _ r s _ l f   J _ _   F _ _ .   H _ r   s t r _ _ t   s t _ l l   _ s   _ n   t h _   m _ d d l _   _ f   B _ n g k _ k   _ n d   _ t   _ s   c _ l l _ d   R _ _ n   J _ y   F _ _ .   H _ r   c r _ b   _ m _ l _ t s   _ r _   _ f   s _ c h   g _ _ d   q _ _ l _ t y   t h _ t   t h _   _ n t _ r n _ t _ _ n _ l   d _ n _ n g   g _ _ d _   M _ c h _ l _ n   _ w _ r d _ d   h _ r   _   M _ c h _ l _ n   S t _ r .   A   M _ c h _ l _ n   S t _ r   _ s   _ n _   _ f   t h _   h _ g h _ s t   _ w _ r d s   _ n y   c h _ f   _ n   t h _   w _ r l d   c _ n   r _ c _ _ v _ .   I t   _ s   _ s _ _ l l y   _ n l y   g _ v _ n   t _   c h _ f s   _ n   t _ p   h _ t _ l s   _ n d   r _ s t _ _ r _ n t s .   M _ c h _ l _ n   _ n n _ _ n c _ d   _ t   w _ _ l d   b _   _ d d _ n g   B _ n g k _ k   t _   _ t s   f _ n _   d _ n _ n g   l _ s t s .   M _ n y   p _ _ p l _   w _ r _   s _ r p r _ s _ d   t h _ t   _   s t r _ _ t - f _ _ d   s _ l l _ r   _ n   B _ n g k _ k   r _ c _ _ v _ d   t h _   M _ c h _ l _ n   S t _ r .
    C h _ f s   _ r _   _ s _ _ l l y   h _ p p y   t _   g _ t   t h _   M _ c h _ l _ n   S t _ r ,   b _ t   J _ y   F _ _ ,   7 2 ,   h _ s   t _ l d   r _ p _ r t _ r s   s h _   _ s   n _ t   s _   p l _ _ s _ d   t h _ t   s h _   g _ t   t h _   _ w _ r d .   S h _   w _ n t s   t _   r _ t _ r n   t h _   s t _ r   t _   M _ c h _ l _ n .   M s   F _ _   s _ _ d   t h _   s t _ r   h _ s   c h _ n g _ d   h _ r   l _ f _   t _ _   m _ c h .   S h _   w _ n t s   t _   g _   b _ c k   t _   h _ w   h _ r   l _ f _   w _ s   b _ f _ r _ .   S h _   s _ _ d   s h _   d _ _ s   n _ t   l _ k _   t h _   f _ m _   t h _ t   h _ s   c _ m _   w _ t h   t h _   s t _ r .   O n _   r _ _ s _ n   _ s   t h _ t   t _ _   m _ n y   p _ _ p l _   _ r _   s _ r r _ _ n d _ n g   h _ r   s t _ l l   _ n d   s h _   _ s   g _ t t _ n g   s t r _ s s _ d .   T _ _ r _ s t s   c _ m _   t _   t _ k _   p h _ t _ s ;   p _ s s _ r s - b y   s t _ p   t _   w _ t c h   h _ r ;   _ n d   _ v _ n   s _ m _   _ f f _ c _ _ l s   f r _ m   t h _   t _ x   d _ p _ r t m _ n t   c _ m _   t _   v _ s _ t   h _ r .   F _ _   s _ _ d :   " M _ n y   p _ _ p l _   c _ m _   j _ s t   t _   l _ _ k   _ n d   t _ k _   p _ c t _ r _ s   _ n d   n _ t   n _ c _ s s _ r _ l y   t _   _ _ t . "   S h _   s _ _ d   h _ p p y   c _ s t _ m _ r s   _ r _   m _ r _   _ m p _ r t _ n t   t _   h _ r   t h _ n   " _   m _ l l _ _ n   s t _ r s " .

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a streetfood seller in bangkok wants to give back a top international chefs award the streetfood seller is known as the crab omelet queen her name is supinya junsuta but she calls herself jai fai her street stall is in the middle of bangkok and it is called raan Jai Fai her crab omelets are of such good quality that the international dining guide michelin awarded her a michelin star a michelin star is one of the highest awards any chef in the world can receive it is usually only given to chefs in top hotels and restaurants michelin announced it would be adding bangkok to its fine dining lists many people were surprised that a streetfood seller in bangkok received the michelin star
    chefs are usually happy to get the michelin star but Jai Fai 72 has told reporters she is not so pleased that she got the award she wants to return the star to michelin ms fai said the star has changed her life too much she wants to go back to how her life was before she said she does not like the fame that has come with the star one reason is that too many people are surrounding her stall and she is getting stressed tourists come to take photos passersby stop to watch her and even some officials from the tax department came to visit her fai said many people come just to look and take pictures and not necessarily to eat she said happy customers are more important to her than a million stars

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Astreet-foodsellerinBangkokwantstogivebackatopinternationalche
    f'saward.Thestreet-foodsellerisknownasthe"crabomeletqueen".He
    rnameisSupinyaJunsutabutshecallsherselfJaiFai.Herstreetstallisint
    hemiddleofBangkokanditiscalledRaanJaiFai.Hercrabomeletsareofs
    uchgoodqualitythattheinternationaldiningguideMichelinawardedher
    aMichelinStar.AMichelinStarisoneofthehighestawardsanychefinthe
    worldcanreceive.Itisusuallyonlygiventochefsintophotelsandrestaur
    ants.MichelinannounceditwouldbeaddingBangkoktoitsfinedininglist
    s.Manypeopleweresurprisedthatastreet-foodsellerinBangkokreceiv
    edtheMichelinStar.ChefsareusuallyhappytogettheMichelinStar,butJ
    ayFai,72,hastoldreporterssheisnotsopleasedthatshegottheaward.S
    hewantstoreturnthestartoMichelin.MsFaisaidthestarhaschangedher
    lifetoomuch.Shewantstogobacktohowherlifewasbefore.Shesaidshe
    doesnotlikethefamethathascomewiththestar.Onereasonisthattoom
    anypeoplearesurroundingherstallandsheisgettingstressed.Tourists
    cometotakephotos;passers-bystoptowatchher;andevensomeoffici
    alsfromthetaxdepartmentcametovisither.Faisaid:"Manypeoplecom
    ejusttolookandtakepicturesandnotnecessarilytoeat."Shesaidhappy
    customersaremoreimportanttoherthan"amillionstars".

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    How different is street food and restaurant food? Which do you prefer? Why?

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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 story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. STREET FOOD: Make a poster about street food. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. FOOD AWARDS: Write a magazine article about foods awards for street food. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.
    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 street food. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on street food. 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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