The Reading / Listening - Bath Water - Level 0

A woman is selling her bath water on Instagram. It is very popular. She sold all 500 bottles of it. She has over four million followers. A video on her page had bottles of the water for $30. She said: "This water is not for drinking and should only be used for [emotional] purposes." She winks and water drips from her mouth into a bottle.



The 19-year-old Londoner wears skimpy clothes on Instagram and sits in a bath. She also sells selfies. Some selfies cost $2,500. She wants more "weird ideas" to make money. Not everyone likes the bath water idea. Many people called it "gross". One person said the world is going crazy. Other people liked her business skills.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bath Water - Level 1 Bath Water - Level 2   or  Bath Water - Level 3

Sources
  • https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/selling-43-bathwater-this-19-yearolds-new-side-hustle-012155304.html
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/04/belle-delphine-sells-gamer-girl-bathwater-to-thirsty-folks-and-is-getting-explicit-requests-10114180/
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/instagram-model-sells-used-bathwater-17419334


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. A woman is selling
  2. It is very
  3. She sold all
  4. bottles of the water
  5. This water is not for
  6. used for emotional
  7. water drips
  8. into a
  1. purposes
  2. for $30
  3. bottle
  4. popular
  5. from her mouth
  6. drinking
  7. 500 bottles of it
  8. her bath water

Paragraph 2

  1. skimpy
  2. She wants more "weird
  3. make
  4. Not everyone likes the bath
  5. Many people called
  6. the world is going
  7. Other people
  8. business
  1. money
  2. liked her
  3. water idea
  4. skills
  5. crazy
  6. ideas"
  7. clothes
  8. it "gross"

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman (1) ___________________ bath water on Instagram. It is very popular. (2) ___________________ 500 bottles of it. She (3) ___________________ million followers. A video on her page had (4) ___________________ water for $30. She said: "This water is not for drinking and should (5) ___________________ for [emotional] purposes." She winks and water (6) ___________________ mouth into a bottle.

The 19-year-old Londoner (7) ___________________ on Instagram and sits (8) ___________________. She also sells selfies. Some selfies cost $2,500. She wants (9) ___________________ to make money. Not everyone likes the (10) __________________. Many people (11) __________________. One person said the world is going crazy. Other people (12) ___________________ skills.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AwomanissellingherbathwateronInstagram.Itisverypopular.Shesol
dall500bottlesofit.Shehasoverfourmillionfollowers.Avideoonherpag
ehadbottlesofthewaterfor$30.Shesaid:"Thiswaterisnotfordrinkinga
ndshouldonlybeusedfor[emotional]purposes."Shewinksandwaterdr
ipsfromhermouthintoabottle.The19-year-oldLondonerwearsskim
pyclothesonInstagramandsitsinabath.Shealsosellsselfies.Someselfi
escost$2,500.Shewantsmore"weirdideas"tomakemoney.Notevery
onelikesthebathwateridea.Manypeoplecalledit"gross".Onepersonsa
idtheworldisgoingcrazy.Otherpeoplelikedherbusinessskills.

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

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Free writing

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