The Reading / Listening - All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 1

A sushi restaurant in Germany banned a customer because he ate too much. The customer was an ironman athlete. He paid $18.50 for an all-you-can-eat meal and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he paid, the owner asked him not to return because he ate too much. The customer told a local newspaper: "I'm banned...because I ate too much." He added that he was a regular customer at the restaurant.



The customer's ironman diet means he does not eat for 20 hours and then he eats until he is full. He never had problems at the restaurant before. This time, the owner said the customer ate enough "for five people" and that was "not normal". A waiter did not accept a tip from the customer when he went to pay after his meal. The customer must now find another restaurant that provides delicious and good value meals.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 0 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. The customer was an ironman
  2. an all-you-can-eat
  3. nearly 100
  4. When he
  5. asked him not
  6. a local
  7. I ate
  8. he was a regular
  1. plates of sushi
  2. too much
  3. to return
  4. customer
  5. paid
  6. meal
  7. newspaper
  8. athlete

Paragraph 2

  1. he does not eat for
  2. he eats until
  3. He never had
  4. the customer ate enough
  5. A waiter did not accept
  6. when he went
  7. find another
  8. delicious and good
  1. a tip
  2. restaurant
  3. he is full
  4. value meals
  5. problems
  6. for five people
  7. 20 hours
  8. to pay

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A sushi restaurant in Germany (1) ___________________ because he ate too much. The customer (2) ___________________ athlete. He paid $18.50 for an all-you-can-eat (3) ___________________ nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he paid, the owner asked him (4) ___________________ because he ate too much. The customer (5) ___________________ newspaper: "I'm banned...because I ate too much." He added that he was (6) ___________________ at the restaurant.

The customer's ironman (7) ___________________ does not eat for 20 hours and then he (8) ___________________ is full. He never had problems at (9) ___________________. This time, the owner said the customer ate enough "for five people" and that (10) ___________________. A waiter did not accept a tip from the customer when he went to pay (11) ___________________. The customer must now find another restaurant that provides delicious (12) ___________________ meals.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AsushirestaurantinGermanybannedacustomerbecauseheatetoomu
ch.Thecustomerwasanironmanathlete.Hepaid$18.50foranall-you-
can-eatmealandatenearly100platesofsushi.Whenhepaid,theowner
askedhimnottoreturnbecauseheatetoomuch.Thecustomertoldaloca
lnewspaper:"I'mbanned...becauseIatetoomuch."Headdedthathew
asaregularcustomerattherestaurant.Thecustomer'sironmandietme
anshedoesnoteatfor20hoursandthenheeatsuntilheisfull.Heneverha
dproblemsattherestaurantbefore.Thistime,theownersaidthecustom
erateenough"forfivepeople"andthatwas"notnormal".Awaiterdidnot
acceptatipfromthecustomerwhenhewenttopayafterhismeal.Thecus
tomermustnowfindanotherrestaurantthatprovidesdeliciousandgoo
dvaluemeals.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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