The Reading / Listening - Tipping - Level 0

UK restaurants must soon give all tips to staff. It will be illegal for restaurants to keep tips. Many restaurants keep the tips customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips to pay workers. Restaurant workers are very low paid. They need the tips to survive. Over two million people in the UK work in restaurants.



Many staff are happy with the new law. They are fed up with chain restaurants keeping their tips. Workers went on strike earlier this year because of low pay. The new law will make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly and keep all of their tips. Restaurants say a new law is unnecessary because working conditions are fair.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tipping - Level 1 Tipping - Level 2   or  Tipping - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45701799
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/restaurants-banned-hoarding-staff-tips-13337865
  • https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/01/tories-to-ban-restaurant-owners-taking-tips


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. give all tips
  2. illegal for restaurants to
  3. Many restaurants keep
  4. tip
  5. use the tips to
  6. very low
  7. They need the tips
  8. Over two
  1. keep tips
  2. to survive
  3. pay workers
  4. million people
  5. the tips
  6. to staff
  7. jars
  8. paid

Paragraph 2

  1. They are fed
  2. chain
  3. Workers went on strike
  4. because
  5. workers are treated
  6. keep all of their
  7. a new law
  8. working conditions are
  1. is unnecessary
  2. up
  3. fairly
  4. fair
  5. tips
  6. restaurants
  7. earlier this year
  8. of low pay

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

UK restaurants (1) ___________________ all tips to staff. It will be illegal for restaurants (2) ___________________. Many restaurants (3) ___________________ customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips (4) ___________________. Restaurant workers are (5) ___________________. They need the tips to survive. Over (6) ___________________ in the UK work in restaurants.

Many staff are happy (7) ___________________ law. They are fed (8) ___________________ restaurants keeping their tips. Workers went on strike earlier this year because (9) __________________. The new law (10) ___________________ restaurant workers are treated fairly and (11) ___________________ their tips. Restaurants say a (12) ___________________ unnecessary because working conditions are fair.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ntstokeeptips.Manyrestaurantskeepthetipscustomersputintipjars.S
omerestaurantsusethetipstopayworkers.Restaurantworkersarever
ylowpaid.Theyneedthetipstosurvive.OvertwomillionpeopleintheUK
workinrestaurants.Manystaffarehappywiththenewlaw.Theyarefedu
pwithchainrestaurantskeepingtheirtips.Workerswentonstrikeearlier
thisyearbecauseoflowpay.Thenewlawwillmakesurerestaurantworke
rsaretreatedfairlyandkeepalloftheirtips.Restaurantssayanewlawisu
nnecessarybecauseworkingconditionsarefair.

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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