The Reading / Listening - Tipping - Level 1

UK restaurants will soon have to give all tips to their staff. It will be illegal for restaurants to keep tips. Many restaurants keep the tips customers add to their credit card payments or put in tip jars. Some restaurants use tips to pay workers. People are angry about this. Restaurant workers are very low paid. Many need the tips to survive. Over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants employ about two million people in the UK.



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

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Tipping - Level 0 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. It will be
  2. tip
  3. restaurants use
  4. People are angry about
  5. workers are very
  6. Many need the tips to
  7. hotels, bars and
  8. about two million people
  1. restaurants
  2. tips to pay workers
  3. in the UK
  4. jars
  5. survive
  6. this
  7. illegal
  8. low paid

Paragraph 2

  1. Many need the tips
  2. restaurants employ about
  3. Many waiting staff
  4. They are fed
  5. treated
  6. keep all of
  7. a new law is
  8. working
  1. fairly
  2. unnecessary
  3. up
  4. conditions
  5. two million people
  6. to survive
  7. are happy
  8. their tips

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

UK restaurants will soon (1) ___________________ all tips to their staff. It will be illegal for restaurants (2) ___________________. Many restaurants keep the tips customers (3) _________________ credit card payments or put (4) ___________________. Some restaurants use tips to pay workers. People are angry about this. Restaurant workers (5) ___________________. Many need the tips to survive. Over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants employ about two million (6) ___________________ UK.

Many waiting staff are happy (7) ___________________ law. They are fed (8) ___________________ restaurants keeping their tips. Restaurants often use tips to help pay chefs and kitchen staff. Workers (9) ___________________ earlier this year because of low pay. The new (10) ___________________ sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. Workers will get (11) ___________________ of their tips. Restaurants say a new law is unnecessary because their industry makes sure working (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

UKrestaurantswillsoonhavetogivealltipstotheirstaff.Itwillbeillegalfo
rrestaurantstokeeptips.Manyrestaurantskeepthetipscustomersadd
totheircreditcardpaymentsorputintipjars.Somerestaurantsusetipst
opayworkers.Peopleareangryaboutthis.Restaurantworkersareveryl
owpaid.Manyneedthetipstosurvive.Over150,000hotels,barsandrest
aurantsemployabouttwomillionpeopleintheUK.Manywaitingstaffare
happywiththenewlaw.Theyarefedupwithchainrestaurantskeepingth
eirtips.Restaurantsoftenusetipstohelppaychefsandkitchenstaff.Wor
kerswentonstrikeearlierthisyearbecauseoflowpay.Thenewlawwillm
akesurerestaurantworkersaretreatedfairly.Workerswillgettokeepall
oftheirtips.Restaurantssayanewlawisunnecessarybecausetheirindu
strymakessureworkingconditionsarefair.

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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