The Reading / Listening - Tipping - Level 3

Restaurants in the UK will soon have to give all tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will make it illegal for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For decades, many restaurants have kept most of the tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips as part of a worker's pay. Many people in England are angry about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them rely on tips to survive. The food and drink industry in the UK is huge. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These employ about two million people.



Many waiting staff in the UK are happy that the new law is coming in. They said they were fed up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant for waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to help pay for the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went on strike earlier this year because of low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to keep all of their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Tipping - Level 0 Tipping - Level 1   or  Tipping - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. TIPPING: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about tipping. 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?
       restaurants / tips / staff / customers / credit cards / survive / food / drink / hotels /
       happy / fed up / managers / chef / low pay / legislation / industry / working conditions
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. TIPS: Students A strongly believe the custom of giving tips shoul end; Students B strongly believe it should continue.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. TIP-GIVING: Should we give tips to these people? Why (not) and how much? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Tip?

Why (not)?

How much?

Waiters

 

 

 

Taxi drivers

 

 

 

Hotel staff

 

 

 

Teachers

 

 

 

Nurses

 

 

 

Police officers

 

 

 

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

  • steak
  • falafel
  • sushi
  • curry
  • hamburger
  • pizza
  • fish and chips
  • fried chicken

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. staff a. Made a statement in public.
      2. announced b. A period of ten years.
      3. illegal c. People or organizations that buys goods or services from a store or business.
      4. customers d. Against the law.
      5. decades e. All of the people working in a business.
      6. rely f. Give work to someone for pay.
      7. employ g. Really, really, really need someone or something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. fed up h. A particular form or area of economic or commercial activity.
      9. strike i. Annoyed, very tired or upset at a situation or treatment.
      10. treated j. Difficult and hard.
      11. fairly k. The way in which people live or work, especially with regard to their safety or health.
      12. tough l. Behaved toward or dealt with in a certain way.
      13. industry m. Equally and honestly.
      14. conditions n. When workers refuse to work because they are unhappy with their bosses or conditions.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Restaurants all over the world must now give all tips to their staff.     T / F
  2. A new law may make it illegal for restaurants to keep tips.     T / F
  3. Some restaurants pay workers using the tips customers give.     T / F
  4. Around 2 million people work in hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK.   T / F
  5. Many waiting staff in the UK are very unhappy with the new law.     T / F
  6. Workers at all UK restaurants went on strike last year over low pay.     T / F
  7. The UK's leader said the new law will mean workers are treated fairly.     T / F
  8. An industry spokeswoman said conditions in restaurants are unfair.     T / F

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

  1. staff
  2. illegal
  3. money
  4. angry
  5. huge
  6. fed up
  7. often
  8. fairly
  9. ensure
  10. unnecessary
  1. the same
  2. furious
  3. tired
  4. against the law
  5. make sure
  6. enormous
  7. workers
  8. unneeded
  9. frequently
  10. cash

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

  1. credit card
  2. the money customers put in
  3. many of them rely on tips
  4. The food and drink
  5. These employ about
  6. They said they were fed
  7. help pay for the chefs
  8. make sure restaurant workers
  9. we will introduce tough
  10. working
  1. up
  2. conditions
  3. two million people
  4. payments
  5. and kitchen staff
  6. to survive
  7. new legislation
  8. industry
  9. are treated fairly
  10. tip jars

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
payments
staff
huge
decades
employ
angry
illegal
survive

Restaurants in the UK will soon have to give all tips to their (1) ____________. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will make it (2) ____________ for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For (3) ____________, many restaurants have kept most of the tips customers add to their credit card (4) ____________ or the money customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips as part of a worker's pay. Many people in England are (5) ____________ about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them rely on tips to (6) ____________. The food and drink industry in the UK is (7) ____________. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These (8) ____________ about two million people.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
strike
coming
industry
help
conditions
fairly
meant
legislation

Many waiting staff in the UK are happy that the new law is (9) ____________ in. They said they were fed up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was (10) ____________ for waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to (11) ____________ pay for the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went on (12) ____________ earlier this year because of low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would make sure restaurant workers are treated (13) ____________. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new (14) ____________ to ensure that workers get to keep all of their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant (15) ____________ said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working (16) ____________ are fair.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Restaurants in the UK will soon have to give all tips ______
     a.  to their stuff
     b.  to their staff
     c.  to their stiff
     d.  to their scarf
2)  The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will ______
     a.  make it ill legal
     b.  make it ill eagle
     c.  make it illegality
     d.  make it illegal
3) tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers ______
     a.  putting tip jars
     b.  put in tip jar
     c.  putting in tip jar
     d.  put in tip jars
4)  among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them ______ to survive
     a.  relying on tips
     b.  relay on tips
     c.  really on tips
     d.  rely on tips
5)  The food and drink industry in the ______
     a.  UK is hugely
     b.  UK is hugs
     c.  UK is hugeness
     d.  UK is huge

6)  They said they were fed up with international ______
     a.  chain restaurants
     b.  chains restaurants
     c.  chained restaurants
     d.  chaining restaurants
7)  Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went ______
     a.  on strikes earlier
     b.  on strike earlier
     c.  on striking earlier
     d.  on striker earlier
8) May said the new law would make sure restaurant workers ______
     a.  are treated fairly
     b.  are treated fair
     c.  are treated fare
     d.  are treated fairy
9)  introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to ______ tips
     a.  keep all of them
     b.  keep all of they're
     c.  keep all of their
     d.  keep all of there
10)  a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working ______
     a.  conditionals are fair
     b.  conditions are fair
     c.  conditioners are fair
     d.  conditioning are fair

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Restaurants in the UK will soon have (1) ___________________ tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will (2) ___________________ for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For decades, many restaurants have kept (3) ___________________ tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips (4) ___________________ a worker's pay. Many people in England are angry about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of (5) ___________________ tips to survive. The food and drink industry in the UK is huge. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These (6) ___________________ million people.

Many waiting staff in the UK are happy (7) ___________________ law is coming in. They said they were fed up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that (8) ___________________ waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the (9) ___________________ pay for the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went on strike earlier this year because (10) ___________________. Prime Minister May said the new law would make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to (11) ___________________ their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant industry (12) ___________________ law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair.

Comprehension questions

  1. Who announced new plans about tips?
  2. In what did the article say customers put tips?
  3. What do some restaurants use customers' tips for?
  4. How big is the food and drink industry in the UK?
  5. How many people does the food and drink industry employ?
  6. Who were many restaurant workers fed up with?
  7. At what restaurant did workers go on strike earlier this year?
  8. How will workers be treated, according to Theresa May?
  9. What kind of legislation did Theresa May say would be introduced?
  10. Who said a new law was unnecessary?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who announced new plans about tips?
a) the USA president
b) the UK prime minister
c) the CEO of a restaurant chain
d) a worker
2) In what did the article say customers put tips?
a) their bags
b) their food
c) banks
d) jars
3) What do some restaurants use customers' tips for?
a) to pay staff
b) to buy food
c) lunch
d) investment
4) How big is the food and drink industry in the UK?
a) not so big
b) average
c) huge
d) small
5) How many people does the food and drink industry employ?
a) just under 2,000,000
b) about 2,000,000
c) around 200,000
d) over 2,000,000

6) Who were many restaurant workers fed up with?
a) themselves
b) customers
c) restaurant chains
d) their co-workers
7) At what restaurant did workers go on strike earlier this year?
a) Steakhouse
b) McDonald's
c) Pizza Hut
d) TGI Fridays
8) How will workers be treated, according to Theresa May?
a) fairly
b) badly
c) very well
d) like royalty
9) What kind of legislation did Theresa May say would be introduced?
a) tough
b) necessary
c) evil
d) nice
10) Who said a new law was unnecessary?
a) the UK prime minister
b) a spokeswoman
c) a waiter
d) a customer

Role play

Role  A – Hamburger
You think a hamburger restaurant is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): sushi, pizza or curry.

Role  B – Sushi
You think a sushi restaurant is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): hamburger, pizza or curry.

Role  C – Pizza
You think a pizza restaurant is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): sushi, hamburger or curry.

Role  D – Curry
You think a curry restaurant is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): sushi, pizza or hamburger.

After reading / listening

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

'staff'

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  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • and 'tip'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • happy
    • meant
    • help
    • low
    • tough
    • sure
    • plans
    • card
    • part
    • angry
    • rely
    • huge




    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 - Restaurants forced to give all tips to staff

    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 'restaurant'?
    3. What do you think of tipping?
    4. Why don't nurses, doctors and teachers get tips?
    5. What do you think of restaurants keeping customers tips?
    6. Where did the idea of tipping come from?
    7. When have you given people a tip?
    8. Would you like to work in the food and drink industry?
    9. Why are restaurant staff so low-paid?
    10. What do you think it's like to work as a waiter?

    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 'tip'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Should restaurant staff get tips?
    5. What do you think of giving your English teacher a tip?
    6. What do you think of international restaurant chains?
    7. How might restaurant staff be treated unfairly?
    8. Why do some countries tip and others don't?
    9. What are the good and bad things about working in a restaurant?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a restaurant worker?

    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)

    Restaurants in the UK will (1) ____ have to give all tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced new plans that will make (2) ____ illegal for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For decades, many restaurants have (3) ____ most of the tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put in tip (4) ____. Some restaurants use the tips as part of a worker's pay. Many people in England are angry about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them rely (5) ____ tips to survive. The food and drink industry in the UK is huge. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These (6) ____ about two million people.

    Many (7) ____ staff in the UK are happy that the new law is coming in. They said they were fed (8) ____ with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant for waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to help pay (9) ____ the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain went on strike earlier this year because of low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would (10) ____ sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers (11) ____ to keep all of their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are (12) ____.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     sooner     (b)     soonish     (c)     soon     (d)     soonest    
    2. (a)     it     (b)     that     (c)     them     (d)     this    
    3. (a)     kept     (b)     keep     (c)     keeps     (d)     keeping    
    4. (a)     jars     (b)     jams     (c)     jabs     (d)     jaws    
    5. (a)     in     (b)     on     (c)     at     (d)     of    
    6. (a)     employee     (b)     employment     (c)     employer     (d)     employ    
    7. (a)     wilting     (b)     weeding     (c)     waiting     (d)     wedding    
    8. (a)     all     (b)     over     (c)     on     (d)     up    
    9. (a)     for     (b)     of     (c)     from     (d)     per    
    10. (a)     make     (b)     do     (c)     have     (d)     be    
    11. (a)     met     (b)     get     (c)     bet     (d)     let    
    12. (a)     fare     (b)     far     (c)     fair     (d)     fore

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. make it llliega
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    5. many of them elyr on tips
    6. These eylpom about two million people

    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  on tips to survive. The food and drink industry in the UK is huge. There are over 150,000
    (...)  sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce tough new
    (...)  announced new plans that will make it illegal for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For
    1  ) Restaurants in the UK will soon have to give all tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May
    (...)  legislation to ensure that workers get to keep all of their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant
    (...)  up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant for waiters. The staff also said restaurant
    (...)  managers often used the tips to help pay for the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant
    (...)  decades, many restaurants have kept most of the tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put
    (...)  in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips as part of a worker's pay. Many people in England are angry
    (...)  about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them rely
    (...)  chain went on strike earlier this year because of low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would make
    (...)  hotels, bars and restaurants in the UK. These employ about two million people.
    (...)  Many waiting staff in the UK are happy that the new law is coming in. They said they were fed
    (...)  industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair.

    Put the words in the right order

    1. to   for   it   Make   keep   tips   .   illegal   restaurants
    2. of   Many   kept   tips   .   most   the   have   restaurants
    3. a   as   pay   .   Use   part   of   tips   worker's
    4. about   angry   people   are   England   in   Many   this   .
    5. rely   of   tips   on   them   Many   survive   .   to
    6. are   Many   UK   in   the   happy   .   waiting   staff
    7. workers   are   restaurant   treated   Make   sure   fairly   .
    8. legislation   .   tough   we   why   introduce   That's   new   will
    9. that   keep   to   Ensure   their   get   tips   .   workers
    10. industry   working   The   conditions   are   makes   sure   fair   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Restaurants in the UK will soon / sooner have to give all tips to their staff. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced news / new plans that will make it illegal for / from restaurants to keep the tips given by customers. For decadence / decades, many restaurants have kept most of the / them tips customers add to their credit card payments / pays or the money customers put in tip jars. Some restaurants use the tips as part of a worker's pay. Many people in England are angry / angrily about this. Restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in Britain and many of them relay / rely on tips to survive. The food and drink industrial / industry in the UK is huge. There are over 150,000 hotels, bars and restaurants on / in the UK. These employ about two million people.

    Many waiting / waited staff in the UK are happy that the new law is coming in. They said they were fed down / up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant / means for waiters. The staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to help paid / pay for the chefs and kitchen staff. Workers at the TGI Fridays restaurant chin / chain went on strike earlier this year because of slow / low pay. Prime Minister May said the new law would do / make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly. She said: "That's why we will introduce though / tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to keep / keeping all of their tips." A spokeswoman for the restaurant industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair / fare.

    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

    restaurants in the uk will soon have to give all tips to their staff the uk prime minister theresa may announced new plans that will make it illegal for restaurants to keep the tips given by customers for decades many restaurants have kept most of the tips customers add to their credit card payments or the money customers put in tip jars some restaurants use the tips as part of a workers pay many people in england are angry about this restaurant workers are among the lowest paid staff in britain and many of them rely on tips to survive the food and drink industry in the uk is huge there are over 150000 hotels bars and restaurants in the uk these employ about two million people

    many waiting staff in the uk are happy that the new law is coming in they said they were fed up with international chain restaurants keeping the money that was meant for waiters the staff also said restaurant managers often used the tips to help pay for the chefs and kitchen staff workers at the tgi fridays restaurant chain went on strike earlier this year because of low pay prime minister may said the new law would make sure restaurant workers are treated fairly she said thats why we will introduce tough new legislation to ensure that workers get to keep all of their tips a spokeswoman for the restaurant industry said a new law was unnecessary because the industry makes sure working conditions are fair.

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    RestaurantsintheUKwillsoonhavetogivealltipstotheirstaff.TheUKPri
    meMinisterTheresaMayannouncednewplansthatwillmakeitillegalfor
    restaurantstokeepthetipsgivenbycustomers.Fordecades,manyrest
    aurantshavekeptmostofthetipscustomersaddtotheircreditcardpay
    mentsorthemoneycustomersputintipjars.Somerestaurantsusetheti
    psaspartofaworker'spay.ManypeopleinEnglandareangryaboutthis.
    RestaurantworkersareamongthelowestpaidstaffinBritainandmanyo
    fthemrelyontipstosurvive.ThefoodanddrinkindustryintheUKishuge.
    Thereareover150,000hotels,barsandrestaurantsintheUK.Theseem
    ployabouttwomillionpeople.ManywaitingstaffintheUKarehappythatt
    henewlawiscomingin.Theysaidtheywerefedupwithinternationalchai
    nrestaurantskeepingthemoneythatwasmeantforwaiters.Thestaffals
    osaidrestaurantmanagersoftenusedthetipstohelppayforthechefsan
    dkitchenstaff.WorkersattheTGIFridaysrestaurantchainwentonstrike
    earlierthisyearbecauseoflowpay.PrimeMinisterMaysaidthenewlaww
    ouldmakesurerestaurantworkersaretreatedfairly.Shesaid:"That'sw
    hywewillintroducetoughnewlegislationtoensurethatworkersgettoke
    epalloftheirtips."Aspokeswomanfortherestaurantindustrysaidanewl
    awwasunnecessarybecausetheindustrymakessureworkingconditio
    nsarefair.

    Free writing

    Write about tipping for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There is no need to tip workers who already get paid. 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. TIPPING: Make a poster about tipping. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. TIPS: Write a magazine article about ending the custom of giving tips to waiters, taxi drivers, hotel staff, etc. 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 tipping. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. 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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