The Reading / Listening - Crying Babies - Level 0

A woman was angry about a crying baby on an airplane. She would not sit down next to the crying baby. She was rude to the baby's mother. The mother was flying home with her eight-month-old son. It was a short flight. The woman wouldn't sit down. The plane was full, so she could not change her seat.



The mother put a video of the angry woman on Facebook. In the video, the woman shouts: "I'm not sitting next to a crying baby." She would not be calm. Cabin crew asked the woman to get off the airplane. She told the cabin crew they would lose their jobs. The mother wrote: "This lady...now she has no way home today."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Crying Babies - Level 1 Crying Babies - Level 2   or  Crying Babies - Level 3

Sources
  • https://nypost.com/2018/02/14/woman-booted-from-plane-after-refusing-to-sit-next-to-crying-baby/
  • https://www.dailystar.co.uk/travel/travel-news/681898/woman-kicked-off-delta-air-lines-flight-complaining-about-seating
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5389255/Flyer-thrown-Delta-flight-bullying-mom-baby.html


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 woman was angry
  2. sit down next
  3. She was rude to the
  4. The mother was flying
  5. It was a short
  6. The woman wouldn't
  7. The plane was
  8. she could not change
  1. home
  2. full
  3. to the crying baby
  4. her seat
  5. baby's mother
  6. flight
  7. about a crying baby
  8. sit down

Paragraph 2

  1. a video of the
  2. In the
  3. sitting next
  4. She would not
  5. get
  6. cabin
  7. they would lose
  8. she has no way
  1. to a crying baby
  2. their jobs
  3. video
  4. home today
  5. angry woman
  6. off the airplane
  7. be calm
  8. crew

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman (1) ___________________ a crying baby on an airplane. She would not (2) ___________________ to the crying baby. She (3) ___________________ the baby's mother. The mother (4) ___________________ with her eight-month-old son. It was (5) ___________________. The woman wouldn't sit down. The plane was full, so she could not (6) ___________________.

The mother (7) ___________________ of the angry woman on Facebook. In the video, the woman shouts: "I'm (8) ___________________ to a crying baby." She would (9) ___________________. Cabin crew asked the woman to get off the airplane. She told (10) ___________________ they would lose their jobs. The mother wrote: "(11) ___________________ she has no (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Awomanwasangryaboutacryingbabyonanairplane.Shewouldnotsitd
ownnexttothecryingbaby.Shewasrudetothebaby'smother.Themoth
erwasflyinghomewithhereight-month-oldson.Itwasashortflight.Th
ewomanwouldn'tsitdown.Theplanewasfull,soshecouldnotchangehe
rseat.ThemotherputavideooftheangrywomanonFacebook.Inthevid
eo,thewomanshouts:"I'mnotsittingnexttoacryingbaby."Shewouldn
otbecalm.Cabincrewaskedthewomantogetofftheairplane.Shetoldth
ecabincrewtheywouldlosetheirjobs.Themotherwrote:"Thislady...no
wshehasnowayhometoday."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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