The Reading / Listening - All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 0

A sushi restaurant in Germany banned a customer for eating too much. The customer paid $18.50 for an all-you-can-eat meal. He ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. The owner asked him not to come back. The customer said: "I'm banned...because I ate too much." He was a regular customer at the restaurant.



The customer's ironman diet means he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full. He never had a problem at the restaurant before. This time, the owner said the customer ate enough "for five people". A waiter did not accept a tip from the customer. He must now find another restaurant to eat at.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 1 All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 2   or  All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/16/athlete-banned-from-all-can-eat-restaurant-for-eating-too-much.html
  • https://au.news.yahoo.com/athlete-banned-can-eat-sushi-restaurant-downing-100-dishes-042831850.html
  • https://www.thelocal.de/20180914/german-triathlete-banned-from-all-you-can-eat-sushi-restaurant-for-eating-too-much


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 sushi restaurant
  2. eating
  3. The customer paid
  4. an all-you-can-eat
  5. He ate nearly 100
  6. The owner asked him not
  7. I'm banned because
  8. He was a regular
  1. I ate too much
  2. in Germany
  3. meal
  4. customer
  5. $18.50
  6. plates of sushi
  7. too much
  8. to come back

Paragraph 2

  1. The customer's ironman
  2. he does not eat
  3. eats until
  4. He never had a
  5. at the
  6. the customer ate enough
  7. A waiter did not accept
  8. He must now find another
  1. for 20 hours
  2. restaurant
  3. diet
  4. for five people
  5. a tip
  6. restaurant
  7. problem
  8. he is full

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A sushi restaurant in Germany (1) ___________________ for eating too much. (2) ___________________ $18.50 for an all-you-can-eat meal. (3) ___________________ 100 plates of sushi. The owner (4) ___________________ to come back. The customer said: "I'm banned...because I (5) _________________." He was (6) ___________________ at the restaurant.

The customer's ironman diet means he (7) ___________________ for 20 hours and then eats until (8) ___________________. He never had (9) ___________________ the restaurant before. This time, the (10) ___________________ customer ate enough "for five people". A waiter did not (11) ___________________ from the customer. He must (12) ___________________ restaurant to eat at.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AsushirestaurantinGermanybannedacustomerforeatingtoomuch.T
hecustomerpaid$18.50foranall-you-can-eatmeal.Heatenearly100p
latesofsushi.Theowneraskedhimnottocomeback.Thecustomersaid:
"I'mbanned...becauseIatetoomuch."Hewasaregularcustomeratther
estaurant.Thecustomer'sironmandietmeanshedoesnoteatfor20hou
rsandtheneatsuntilheisfull.Heneverhadaproblemattherestaurantbe
fore.Thistime,theownersaidthecustomerateenough"forfivepeople".
Awaiterdidnotacceptatipfromthecustomer.Hemustnowfindanotherr
estauranttoeatat.

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) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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