The Reading / Listening - Bath Water - Level 1

A woman is selling her bath water. It is so popular it has sold out. The woman is on Instagram. She has over four million followers. She posted a video to her page advertising bottles of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes." She winks and lets water from her mouth drip into a bottle. Her fans really wanted the water. She sold all 500 bottles of it in just two days.



The 19-year-old Londoner is popular on social media. She wears skimpy clothes and sits in a bath. Old bath water is her latest moneymaking idea. She also sells selfies. Some selfies cost up to $2,500. She wants to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. The bath water is not popular with everyone. Many people called it "gross". One person said: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people said she had good business skills.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bath Water - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. It is so popular it
  2. She has over four
  3. She posted
  4. This water is not
  5. used for sentimental
  6. drip into a
  7. Her fans really wanted
  8. She sold all 500 bottles of it
  1. for drinking
  2. the water
  3. has sold out
  4. in just two days
  5. bottle
  6. million followers
  7. a video
  8. purposes

Paragraph 2

  1. popular on
  2. her latest moneymaking
  3. She wants to come
  4. make
  5. The bath water is not popular
  6. Many people called
  7. stray further and further
  8. Other people said she had
  1. away from God
  2. money
  3. good business skills
  4. idea
  5. it "gross"
  6. social media
  7. with everyone
  8. up with weird ideas

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman (1) ___________________ bath water. It is so popular it has sold out. The woman is on Instagram. (2) ___________________ four million followers. She posted a video (3) ___________________ advertising bottles of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "This water (4) ___________________ drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes." She winks (5) ___________________ from her mouth drip into a bottle. Her fans really wanted the water. She sold all 500 bottles of (6) ___________________ two days.

The 19-year-old Londoner (7) ___________________ social media. She wears skimpy clothes and (8) ___________________ bath. Old bath water is her latest moneymaking idea. She also sells selfies. Some selfies (9) ___________________ $2,500. She wants to "come up (10) ___________________ to make money. The bath water is not popular with everyone. Many people called it "gross". One person said: "Every day, (11) ___________________ and further away from God." Other people (12) ___________________ good business skills.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Awomanissellingherbathwater.Itissopopularithassoldout.Thewoma
nisonInstagram.Shehasoverfourmillionfollowers.Shepostedavideot
oherpageadvertisingbottlesofheroldbathwaterfor$30.Inthevideo,sh
esaid:"Thiswaterisnotfordrinkingandshouldonlybeusedforsentimen
talpurposes."Shewinksandletswaterfromhermouthdripintoabottle.
Herfansreallywantedthewater.Shesoldall500bottlesofitinjusttwoda
ys.The19-year-oldLondonerispopularonsocialmedia.Shewearsskim
pyclothesandsitsinabath.Oldbathwaterisherlatestmoneymakingide
a.Shealsosellsselfies.Someselfiescostupto$2,500.Shewantsto"com
eupwithweirdideas"tomakemoney.Thebathwaterisnotpopularwithe
veryone.Manypeoplecalledit"gross".Onepersonsaid:"Everyday,wes
trayfurtherandfurtherawayfromGod."Otherpeoplesaidshehadgood
businessskills.

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.

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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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