The Reading / Listening - All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 2

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



The customer ate a lot because of his ironman diet. He does not eat for 20 hours and then he eats until he is full. He never had problems eating at the restaurant before. This time, the owner told a German news agency that the customer ate enough "for five people" and that was "not normal". The restaurant waiter did not accept a tip from the customer. He said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to leave a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." 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 1   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. he ate too
  2. an ironman
  3. an all-you-can-
  4. nearly 100
  5. he paid
  6. the owner asked him
  7. because of how
  8. he was a regular
  1. plates of sushi
  2. much he ate
  3. for his meal
  4. customer
  5. eat meal
  6. much
  7. athlete
  8. not to return

Paragraph 2

  1. The customer ate
  2. eats until
  3. He never had problems eating at
  4. the customer ate enough
  5. I wanted to leave
  6. the waiter did not want
  7. The customer must now
  8. delicious and good
  1. find another restaurant
  2. a lot
  3. a tip
  4. value meals
  5. the restaurant before
  6. for five people
  7. to accept it
  8. he is full

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A sushi restaurant in Germany banned (1) ___________________ he ate too much. The customer was an ironman athlete. He ate at (2) ___________________ Bavaria last weekend. He paid $18.50 for an all-you-can-eat meal (3) ___________________ 100 plates of sushi. When he paid (4) ___________________, the owner asked him not to return to the restaurant because of how much he ate. The customer (5) ___________________ newspaper: "I'm banned...because I ate too much." He said the owner's left him feeling "stunned". He told reporters that he (6) ________________ customer at the restaurant.

The customer ate a lot (7) ___________________ ironman diet. He does not eat for 20 hours and then (8) ___________________ he is full. He never had problems eating at the restaurant before. This time, the (9) ___________________ German news agency that the customer ate enough "for five people" and that was "not normal". The restaurant waiter did not (10) ___________________ from the customer. He said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to leave a tip, but the waiter did not want (11) ___________________." The customer must now find another restaurant that provides delicious (12) ___________________ meals.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ch.Thecustomerwasanironmanathlete.HeateattherestaurantinBava
rialastweekend.Hepaid$18.50foranall-you-can-eatmealandatenea
rly100platesofsushi.Whenhepaidforhismeal,theowneraskedhimnot
toreturntotherestaurantbecauseofhowmuchheate.Thecustomertold
alocalnewspaper:"I'mbanned...becauseIatetoomuch."Hesaidtheow
ner'slefthimfeeling"stunned".Hetoldreportersthathewasaregularcu
stomerattherestaurant.Thecustomeratealotbecauseofhisironmandi
et.Hedoesnoteatfor20hoursandthenheeatsuntilheisfull.Heneverhad
problemseatingattherestaurantbefore.Thistime,theownertoldaGer
mannewsagencythatthecustomerateenough"forfivepeople"andthat
was"notnormal".Therestaurantwaiterdidnotacceptatipfromthecust
omer.Hesaid:"WhenIwenttothecheckout,Iwantedtoleaveatip,butth
ewaiterdidnotwanttoacceptit."Thecustomermustnowfindanotherre
staurantthatprovidesdeliciousandgoodvaluemeals.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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