The Reading / Listening - All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 3

A sushi restaurant in Germany has banned a customer for eating too much food. The customer was an ironman athlete called Jaroslav Bobrowski. He visited the Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria last weekend. He paid 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can-eat buffet meal. Mr Bobrowski then sat down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he went to pay for his meal, the owner told him that he could no longer return to the restaurant because of how much he ate. He told a local newspaper: "I'm banned from now on because I ate too much." He said the decision of the owner left him feeling "stunned". He told reporters that he was a regular customer at the restaurant.



Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because of his ironman diet. He follows a diet where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full. He had no problems eating at the restaurant on previous visits, but the last time, the manager decided the amount he ate was not good for business. The owner told a German news agency that: "He eats for five people. That is not normal." A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not accept a tip from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to leave a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." He now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and good value meals.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 0 All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 1   or  All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. SUSHI: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about sushi. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       sushi / restaurant / athlete / weekend / plate / meal / local / newspaper / customer /
       ironman / diet / full / visits / news agency / normal / waiter / checkout / delicious
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. BUFFET: Students A strongly believe you should be able to eat as much as you want at a buffet; Students B strongly believe that's not right.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. RESTAURANTS: How can restaurants be better? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Improvements

Why?

Food

 

 

Service

 

 

Price

 

 

Menu

 

 

Interior

 

 

Music

 

 

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5. EAT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "eat". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. FOOD: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • sandwiches
  • pizza
  • omelette
  • shawarma
  • sushi
  • hamburgers
  • curry
  • salad

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. banned a. A meal that has of several dishes from which guests serve themselves and put the food on their plate themselves.
      2. customer b. A flat dish on which food is eaten or put on.
      3. athlete c. Officially or legally stopped someone from doing something.
      4. buffet d. Happening at the same patterns in time.
      5. plate e. A person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business.
      6. decision f. A person who is very good in sports and other forms of physical exercise.
      7. regular g. A conclusion reached after thinking about something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. diet h. Very, very nice to taste.
      9. full i. A special course of food that someone eats, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
      10. previous j. Eaten or drunk so much that you don't want to eat or drink any more.
      11. normal k. Some money given to someone (like a waiter or taxi driver) as a reward for their services.
      12. tip l. Usual, typical, or as expected.
      13. accept m. Being or happening at a time before.
      14. delicious n. Agree to something that is offered.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A sushi restaurant in Japan banned a customer from eating there.     T / F
  2. The customer paid $30 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.     T / F
  3. The customer ate almost 100 plates of sushi.     T / F
  4. The customer was not surprised that the restaurant banned him.     T / F
  5. The customer was on a diet that meant he didn't eat for 20 hours.     T / F
  6. The customer always had problems with the restaurant.     T / F
  7. A waiter did not accept a tip from the customer.     T / F
  8. The article said the customer must find another restaurant.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. banned
  2. customer
  3. nearly
  4. decision
  5. regular
  6. full
  7. previous
  8. amount
  9. accept
  10. delicious
  1. order
  2. satisfied
  3. frequent
  4. volume
  5. almost
  6. tasty
  7. barred
  8. take
  9. patron
  10. earlier

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. banned a customer for
  2. an all-you-can-eat
  3. nearly 100
  4. the decision of the owner left
  5. he was a regular customer
  6. He follows
  7. eats until
  8. not good
  9. the restaurant waiter did not accept
  10. delicious and
  1. a tip
  2. him feeling "stunned"
  3. he is full
  4. a diet
  5. for business
  6. eating too much food
  7. good value meals
  8. buffet meal
  9. at the restaurant
  10. plates of sushi

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
athlete
regular
local
buffet
banned
decision
paid
return

A sushi restaurant in Germany has (1) ____________ a customer for eating too much food. The customer was an ironman (2) ____________ called Jaroslav Bobrowski. He visited the Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria last weekend. He (3) ____________ 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can-eat (4) ____________ meal. Mr Bobrowski then sat down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he went to pay for his meal, the owner told him that he could no longer (5) ____________ to the restaurant because of how much he ate. He told a (6) ____________ newspaper: "I'm banned from now on because I ate too much." He said the (7) ____________ of the owner left him feeling "stunned". He told reporters that he was a (8) ____________ customer at the restaurant.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
full
normal
diet
accept
agency
value
amount
tip

Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because of his ironman (9) ____________. He follows a diet where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is (10) ____________. He had no problems eating at the restaurant on previous visits, but the last time, the manager decided the (11) ____________ he ate was not good for business. The owner told a German news (12) ____________ that: "He eats for five people. That is not (13) ____________." A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not accept a (14) ____________ from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to leave a tip, but the waiter did not want to (15) ____________ it." He now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and good (16) ____________ meals.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A sushi restaurant in Germany has banned a customer for eating ______
     a.  too many food
     b.  two much food
     c.  two many food
     d.  too much food
2)  He visited the Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria ______
     a.  lastly weekend
     b.  blast weekend
     c.  last weekend
     d.  alas weekend
3)  He paid 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can-______
     a.  eat buffeted meal
     b.  eat buffeted meal
     c.  eat buffet meal
     d.  eat buff ate meal
4)  He said the decision of the owner left him ______
     a.  feel in  stunned
     b.  feeling stunned
     c.  feelings tanned
     d.  feel inns tanned
5)  He told reporters that he was a regular customer ______
     a.  that the restaurant
     b.  that's the restaurant
     c.  that a restaurant
     d.  at the restaurant

6)  Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because of ______
     a.  this ironmen diet
     b.  his ironman died
     c.  this ironman died
     d.  his ironman diet
7)  He follows a diet where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until ______
     a.  he is full
     b.  he is fully
     c.  he is filled
     d.  he is a fool
8)  the last time the manager decided the amount he ate was not ______
     a.  goodly for business
     b.  good for business
     c.  good of business
     d.  good for businesses
9)  A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not ______
     a.  except a tip
     b.  accept a tip
     c.  receipt a tip
     d.  excess a tip
10)  He now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and ______
     a.  good valued meals
     b.  good value meal
     c.  good value meals
     d.  goodly valued meals

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A sushi restaurant in Germany (1) ___________________ customer for eating too much food. The customer was an ironman athlete called Jaroslav Bobrowski. (2) ___________________ Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria last weekend. He paid 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can- (3) ___________________. Mr Bobrowski then sat down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he went to pay for his meal, the (4) ___________________ that he could no longer return to the restaurant because of how much he ate. He told a local newspaper: "I'm banned from now on because I (5) ___________________." He said the decision of the owner left him feeling "stunned". He told reporters that he (6) ___________________ customer at the restaurant.

Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because of his ironman diet. He (7) ___________________ where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full. He had no problems eating at the restaurant (8) ___________________, but the last time, the manager decided the amount he ate was not good for business. The owner told a German news agency that: "He eats for five people. That (9) ___________________." A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not (10) ___________________ from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went to the checkout, I (11) ___________________ a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." He now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. In which country did this story take place?
  2. What kind of athlete was the customer?
  3. How many plates of sushi did the customer eat?
  4. How did the customer feel about being banned?
  5. What kind of customer did the customer say he was?
  6. For how many hours in a row did the customer not eat each day?
  7. What did the restaurant owner say the customer was not good for?
  8. How many people did the owner say the customer ate for?
  9. What did the customer want to give the waiter?
  10. What does the customer now need to find?




Multiple choice quiz

1) In which country did this story take place?
a) Japan
b) Germany
c) Brazil
d) Egypt
2) What kind of athlete was the customer?
a) a sprinter
b) a heavyweight boxer
c) a marathon runner
d) an ironman
3) How many plates of sushi did the customer eat?
a) almost 100
b) just over 100
c) around 100
d) exactly 100
4) How did the customer feel about being banned?
a) angry
b) puzzled
c) stunned
d) happy
5) What kind of customer did the customer say he was?
a) a happy customer
b) a regular customer
c) a hungry customer
d) a satisfied customer

6) For how many hours in a row did the customer not eat each day?
a) 20
b) 18
c) 16
d) 14
7) What did the restaurant owner say the customer was not good for?
a) his health
b) rice
c) business
d) fish
8) How many people did the owner say the customer ate for?
a) 5
b) 4
c) 6
d) 3
9) What did the customer want to give the waiter?
a) a tip
b) advice
c) some tuna
d) a present
10) What does the customer now need to find?
a) time
b) his wallet
c) tuna
d) another restaurant

Role play

Role  A – Sushi
You think sushi is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): curry, sandwiches or shawarma.

Role  B – Curry
You think curry is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): sushi, sandwiches or shawarma.

Role  C – Sandwiches
You think sandwiches are the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): curry, sushi or shawarma.

Role  D – Shawarma
You think shawarma is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which is the least tasty of these (and why): curry, sandwiches or sushi.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'sushi'

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  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'buffet'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • follows
    • problems
    • good
    • normal
    • leave
    • value
    • athlete
    • weekend
    • buffet
    • pay
    • longer
    • regular




    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 - Restaurant bans customer for eating too much

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'sushi'?
    3. What do you think of sushi?
    4. What do you think of all-you-can-eat restaurants?
    5. Should this guy have been banned?
    6. How often do you eat too much?
    7. How many plates of sushi could you eat?
    8. What are your favourite kinds of buffets?
    9. How would you feel if a restaurant banned you?
    10. What advice do you have for this guy?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'buffet'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about sushi?
    5. Have you ever been on a diet?
    6. What would happen if you didn't eat for 20 hours?
    7. Should people be allowed to eat as much as they want at buffets?
    8. What do you think of leaving a tip in restaurants?
    9. What is your favourite restaurant, and why?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the restaurant owner?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A sushi restaurant in Germany has banned a customer (1) ____ eating too much food. The customer was an ironman (2) ____ called Jaroslav Bobrowski. He visited the Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria last weekend. He (3) ____ 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can-eat buffet meal. Mr Bobrowski then sat down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he (4) ____ to pay for his meal, the owner told him that he could no longer return to the restaurant because of how much he ate. He told a (5) ____ newspaper: "I'm banned from now on because I ate too much." He said the decision of the owner (6) ____ him feeling "stunned". He told reporters that he was a regular customer at the restaurant.

    Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because (7) ____ his ironman diet. He follows a diet where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is (8) ____. He had no problems eating at the restaurant on previous visits, but the last time, the manager decided the (9) ____ he ate was not good for business. The owner told a German news agency that: "He eats (10) ____ five people. That is not normal." A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not accept a tip from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to (11) ____ a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." He now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and good (12) ____ meals.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     at     (b)     by     (c)     for     (d)     as    
    2. (a)     athlete     (b)     athletic     (c)     athleticism     (d)     athletics    
    3. (a)     paid     (b)     pay     (c)     paired     (d)     pared    
    4. (a)     went     (b)     gone     (c)     been     (d)     go    
    5. (a)     locally     (b)     local     (c)     locality     (d)     locale    
    6. (a)     met     (b)     gave     (c)     left     (d)     took    
    7. (a)     from     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     to    
    8. (a)     eaten     (b)     satisfy     (c)     feed     (d)     full    
    9. (a)     amount     (b)     lots     (c)     some     (d)     fishy    
    10. (a)     for     (b)     from     (c)     at     (d)     of    
    11. (a)     take     (b)     leave     (c)     put     (d)     make    
    12. (a)     worth     (b)     price     (c)     value     (d)     fish

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. an all-you-can-eat fuebtf meal
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    4. he could no longer ntrreu
    5. the ondsicie of the owner
    6. he was a agerrul customer

    Paragraph 2

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    2. on rsvoiepu visits
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    4. a German news gcayen
    5. the restaurant waiter did not cpctae a tip
    6. diucilseo and good value meals

    Put the text back together

    (...)  down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi. When he went to pay for his meal, the owner told him that he could no
    (...)  longer return to the restaurant because of how much he ate. He told a local newspaper: "I'm banned from
    (...)  now on because I ate too much." He said the decision of the owner left him feeling "stunned". He told
    (...)  waiter did not accept a tip from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went
    (...)  reporters that he was a regular customer at the restaurant.
    (...)  to the checkout, I wanted to leave a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." He now needs
    (...)  weekend. He paid 15.90 euros (about $18.49) for an all-you-can-eat buffet meal. Mr Bobrowski then sat
    (...)  eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full. He had no problems eating at the restaurant on previous
    (...)  Mr Bobrowski said he ate so much because of his ironman diet. He follows a diet where he does not
    (...)  visits, but the last time, the manager decided the amount he ate was not good for business. The owner told a German news
    (...)  to find another restaurant that provides delicious and good value meals.
    1  ) A sushi restaurant in Germany has banned a customer for eating too much food. The customer was an
    (...)  agency that: "He eats for five people. That is not normal." A newspaper said the restaurant
    (...)  ironman athlete called Jaroslav Bobrowski. He visited the Running Sushi restaurant in Bavaria last

    Put the words in the right order

    1. has   in   restaurant   A   banned   Germany   customer   .   a
    2. plates   .   sat   He   ate   nearly   100   and   down
    3. he   went   When   his   to   for   meal   .   pay
    4. to   restaurant   .   He   return   the   could   longer   no
    5. was   customer   .   He   reporters   a   he   told   regular
    6. of   because   so   his   ate   much   diet   .   He
    7. no   the   at   problems   had   eating   He   restaurant   .
    8. the   manager   decided   ate   amount   wasn't   The   he   good   .
    9. did   The   want   not   waiter   accept   to   it   .
    10. another   He   needs   to   find   now   restaurant   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Mr Bobrowski said he ate such / so much because of his ironman diet. He follows a diet / dietary where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full. He had no problems eaten / eating at the restaurant on previous visits, but the last / lastly time, the manager decided the amount he ate was not goodly / good for business. The owner told a German news agency that: "He eats for five people. That is not normally / normal." A newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not except / accept a tip from Bobrowski when he went to pay. Bobrowski said: "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to lift / leave a tip, but the waiter did not want to accept it." He now needs to find others / another restaurant that provides delicious and good value / valuable meals.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a sushi restaurant in germany has banned a customer for eating too much food the customer was an ironman athlete called jaroslav bobrowski he visited the running sushi restaurant in bavaria last weekend he paid 1590 euros about 1849 for an all you can eat buffet meal mr bobrowski then sat down and ate nearly 100 plates of sushi when he went to pay for his meal the owner told him that he could no longer return to the restaurant because of how much he ate he told a local newspaper im banned from now on because i ate too much he said the decision of the owner left him feeling stunned he told reporters that he was a regular customer at the restaurant

    mr bobrowski said he ate so much because of his ironman diet he follows a diet where he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats until he is full he had no problems eating at the restaurant on previous visits but the last time the manager decided the amount he ate was not good for business the owner told a german news agency that he eats for five people that is not normal a newspaper said the restaurant waiter did not accept a tip from bobrowski when he went to pay bobrowski said when i went to the checkout i wanted to leave a tip but the waiter did not want to accept it he now needs to find another restaurant that provides delicious and good value meals

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    AsushirestaurantinGermanyhasbannedacustomerforeatingtoomuc
    hfood.ThecustomerwasanironmanathletecalledJaroslavBobrowski.
    HevisitedtheRunningSushirestaurantinBavarialastweekend.Hepaid
    15.90euros(about$18.49)foranall-you-can-eatbuffetmeal.MrBobr
    owskithensatdownandatenearly100platesofsushi.Whenhewenttopa
    yforhismeal,theownertoldhimthathecouldnolongerreturntotheresta
    urantbecauseofhowmuchheate.Hetoldalocalnewspaper:"I'mbanne
    dfromnowonbecauseIatetoomuch."Hesaidthedecisionoftheownerle
    fthimfeeling"stunned".Hetoldreportersthathewasaregularcustomer
    attherestaurant.MrBobrowskisaidheatesomuchbecauseofhisironma
    ndiet.Hefollowsadietwherehedoesnoteatfor20hoursandtheneatsunt
    ilheisfull.Hehadnoproblemseatingattherestaurantonpreviousvisits,
    butthelasttime,themanagerdecidedtheamountheatewasnotgoodfor
    business.TheownertoldaGermannewsagencythat:"Heeatsforfivepe
    ople.Thatisnotnormal."Anewspapersaidtherestaurantwaiterdidnota
    cceptatipfromBobrowskiwhenhewenttopay.Bobrowskisaid:"WhenI
    wenttothecheckout,Iwantedtoleaveatip,butthewaiterdidnotwantto
    acceptit."Henowneedstofindanotherrestaurantthatprovidesdeliciou
    sandgoodvaluemeals.

    Free writing

    Write about all-you-can-eat sushi for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    People should be able to eat as much as they want in buffet restaurants. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. SUSHI: Make a poster about sushi. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. BUFFETS: Write a magazine article about there being no limit to the amount you can eat at a buffet. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on sushi. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on sushi. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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