The Reading / Listening - Bath Water - Level 2

An English woman is selling her bath water. The water is so popular it has sold out. The woman is an Instagram cosplay model with over four million followers across social media. She posted a video to her page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "It's time to get your gamer girl bath water. This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes." She winks at the camera and lets water from her mouth drip into a bottle. Her fans eagerly placed an order for the water. Her stock of 500 jars of the water sold out in two days.



The 19-year-old Londoner has become popular on social media by wearing skimpy clothes and sitting in a bath. Selling her old bath water is her latest moneymaking idea. Another way she makes money is by selling selfies. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of her selfies. She is constantly trying to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea is not popular with everyone on social media. Many people called it "gross". An Instagram user commented: "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 1   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. The water is so popular
  2. small
  3. This water is
  4. only be used for sentimental
  5. drip
  6. Her fans eagerly placed
  7. Her stock
  8. sold
  1. into a bottle
  2. of 500 jars
  3. it has sold out
  4. out
  5. purposes
  6. not for drinking
  7. an order
  8. jars

Paragraph 2

  1. wearing skimpy
  2. her latest moneymaking
  3. She is constantly
  4. come up
  5. popular with everyone
  6. Many people called
  7. further and further
  8. Other people said she had
  1. away
  2. trying
  3. good business skills
  4. idea
  5. with weird ideas
  6. on social media
  7. clothes
  8. it "gross"

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An English woman (1) ___________________ bath water. The water is so popular it (2) ___________________. The woman is an Instagram cosplay model with over four million followers across social media. She (3) ___________________ to her page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "It's (4) ___________________ your gamer girl bath water. This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes." She winks at the camera and lets water from her (5) ___________________ a bottle. Her fans eagerly placed an order for the water. Her stock of 500 jars of the water (6) ___________________ two days.

The 19-year-old Londoner has become (7) ___________________ media by wearing skimpy clothes and sitting in a bath. Selling her old bath water (8) ___________________ moneymaking idea. Another way she makes money (9) ___________________ selfies. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of her selfies. She is constantly trying to "come (10) ___________________ ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea is not popular with everyone on social media. Many people (11) ___________________. An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we (12) ___________________ further away from God." Other people said she had good business skills.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AnEnglishwomanissellingherbathwater.Thewaterissopopularithass
oldout.ThewomanisanInstagramcosplaymodelwithoverfourmillionf
ollowersacrosssocialmedia.Shepostedavideotoherpageadvertisings
malljarsofheroldbathwaterfor$30.Inthevideo,shesaid:"It'stimetoge
tyourgamergirlbathwater.Thiswaterisnotfordrinkingandshouldonly
beusedforsentimentalpurposes."Shewinksatthecameraandletswate
rfromhermouthdripintoabottle.Herfanseagerlyplacedanorderforthe
water.Herstockof500jarsofthewatersoldoutintwodays.The19-year-
oldLondonerhasbecomepopularonsocialmediabywearingskimpyclot
hesandsittinginabath.Sellingheroldbathwaterisherlatestmoneymak
ingidea.Anotherwayshemakesmoneyisbysellingselfies.Followersca
npayupto$2,500forsomeofherselfies.Sheisconstantlytryingto"come
upwithweirdideas"tomakemoney.Herbathwaterideaisnotpopularwit
heveryoneonsocialmedia.Manypeoplecalledit"gross".AnInstagramu
sercommented:"Everyday,westrayfurtherandfurtherawayfromGod
."Otherpeoplesaidshehadgoodbusinessskills.

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

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Free writing

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