The Reading / Listening - Tea Bags - Level 0

Most British people (about 55 per cent) take tea bags with them on holiday. British people are famous for drinking tea. Tea bags are the most popular comfort item British holidaymakers take abroad. Other things Britons take on holiday are toilet paper, towels and potato chips. They also take biscuits - perhaps to dip into their tea.



One person explained why he took tea bags. He said: "I always take my favourite tea bags on holiday....It doesn't matter where I am, the tea bags go with me." A woman asked why people need tea bags. She said: "We should try the food and drinks of the culture we are visiting."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tea Bags - Level 1 Tea Bags - Level 2   or  Tea Bags - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132842/Pack-tea-bags-going-holiday-Half-Brits-admit-need-proper-cuppa-abroad.html
  • https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/996145/holiday-essentials-tea bags-biscuits-pillows-brits-abroad
  • https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/biscuits-crisps-and-tea-the-top-10-foods-irish-travellers-confess-they-take-on-holidays-37134522.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. Most British
  2. British people are famous
  3. the most popular comfort
  4. British
  5. things Britons take
  6. toilet paper, towels
  7. They also
  8. dip
  1. on holiday
  2. take biscuits
  3. into their tea
  4. for drinking tea
  5. people
  6. item
  7. and potato chips
  8. holidaymakers

Paragraph 2

  1. One person explained
  2. he took
  3. I always take
  4. on
  5. It doesn't matter where
  6. the tea bags
  7. We should
  8. we are
  1. try the food
  2. I am
  3. visiting
  4. my favourite
  5. why
  6. tea bags
  7. go with me
  8. holiday

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Most (1) ___________________ 55 per cent) take tea bags with (2) ___________________. British people are famous for drinking tea. Tea bags (3) ___________________ popular comfort item British holidaymakers take abroad. (4) ___________________ take on holiday (5) ___________________, towels and potato chips. They also take biscuits - perhaps to (6) ___________________ tea.

One person (7) ___________________ took tea bags. He said: "I (8) ___________________ favourite tea bags on holiday....It doesn't matter where I am, the tea bags (9) ___________________." A woman (10) ___________________ need tea bags. She said: "(11) ___________________ the food and drinks of the culture (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MostBritishpeople(about55percent)taketeabagswiththemonholiday
.Britishpeoplearefamousfordrinkingtea.Teabagsarethemostpopular
comfortitemBritishholidaymakerstakeabroad.OtherthingsBritonsta
keonholidayaretoiletpaper,towelsandpotatochips.Theyalsotakebisc
uits-perhapstodipintotheirtea.Onepersonexplainedwhyhetookte
abags.Hesaid:"Ialwaystakemyfavouriteteabagsonholiday....Itdoes
n'tmatterwhereIam,theteabagsgowithme."Awomanaskedwhypeop
leneedteabags.Shesaid:"Weshouldtrythefoodanddrinksofthecultur
ewearevisiting."

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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