The Reading / Listening - Tea Bags - Level 1

Most British people take tea bags with them when they go on holiday. British people are famous for drinking tea. They need it even when travelling. Tea bags are the most popular comfort item British holidaymakers take abroad. A survey found that around 55 per cent of Britons take tea bags with them. Other things Britons take are toilet paper, fluffy towels and potato chips. They also take biscuits - perhaps to dip into their morning cup of tea.



One person explained why he packed tea bags. He said: "I always take my favourite tea bags on holiday. I took them to Thailand. It doesn't matter where I am, the tea bags go with me – even to my parents." A woman asked why people need tea bags. She said: "We should try the food and drinks of the culture we are visiting." The survey also found that 20 per cent of people pack too much into their suitcases.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tea Bags - Level 0 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. when they go
  2. British people are famous
  3. the most popular
  4. British
  5. Other things Britons
  6. fluffy
  7. They also
  8. their morning
  1. take biscuits
  2. towels
  3. take
  4. cup of tea
  5. comfort item
  6. on holiday
  7. holidaymakers
  8. for drinking tea

Paragraph 2

  1. One person explained
  2. on
  3. I took them
  4. the tea bags
  5. It doesn't matter
  6. why people need
  7. We should
  8. people pack
  1. try the food
  2. to Thailand
  3. too much
  4. holiday
  5. why
  6. where I am
  7. go with me
  8. tea bags

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Most British people take tea bags (1) ___________________ they go on holiday. British people (2) ___________________ drinking tea. They (3) ___________________ when travelling. Tea bags are the most popular comfort item British holidaymakers take abroad. A survey (4) ___________________ 55 per cent of Britons take tea bags with them. Other things Britons (5) ___________________ paper, fluffy towels and potato chips. They also take biscuits - perhaps (6) ___________________ their morning cup of tea.

One person (7) ___________________ packed tea bags. He said: "I (8) ___________________ favourite tea bags on holiday. I took them to Thailand. It doesn't (9) ___________________ am, the tea bags go with me – even to my parents." A woman asked (10) ___________________ tea bags. She said: "We should try the food and drinks of the culture (11) ___________________." The survey also found that 20 per cent of people pack (12) ___________________ their suitcases.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MostBritishpeopletaketeabagswiththemwhentheygoonholiday.Briti
shpeoplearefamousfordrinkingtea.Theyneeditevenwhentravelling.
TeabagsarethemostpopularcomfortitemBritishholidaymakerstakea
broad.Asurveyfoundthataround55percentofBritonstaketeabagswit
hthem.OtherthingsBritonstakearetoiletpaper,fluffytowelsandpotat
ochips.Theyalsotakebiscuits-perhapstodipintotheirmorningcupofte
a.Onepersonexplainedwhyhepackedteabags.Hesaid:"Ialwaystake
myfavouriteteabagsonholiday.ItookthemtoThailand.Itdoesn'tmatt
erwhereIam,theteabagsgowithme–eventomyparents."Awomanas
kedwhypeopleneedteabags.Shesaid:"Weshouldtrythefoodanddrink
softheculturewearevisiting."Thesurveyalsofoundthat20percentofpe
oplepacktoomuchintotheirsuitcases.

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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(m) ________________

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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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