The Reading / Listening - Bath Water - Level 3

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



Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has gained a lot of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath filled with water in skimpy clothes. She also calls herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her latest idea to make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is by selling selfies of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said she is constantly trying to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has not been popular with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "gross". An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people praised her business skills.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Bath Water - Level 0 Bath Water - Level 1   or  Bath Water - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. BATH WATER: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about bath water. 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?
       bath water / popular / sold out / cosplay / social media / advertising / sentimental /
       popularity / make money / selfies / weird ideas  / gross / praise / business skills
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. SOCIAL MEDIA: Students A strongly believe social media is a good thing; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. WEIRD IDEAS: What do you think of these weird sales ideas? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.


Selling...

Good Or Bad Idea?

Why?

old bath water

 

 

air

 

 

words

 

 

ants

 

 

thoughts

 

 

selfies

 

 

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

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • News
  • Instagram
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • eBay

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. popular a. With a strong desire to do or have something.
      2. sold out b. Someone who likes someone else and wants to know all they do on social media.
      3. follower c. Feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
      4. jar d. Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.
      5. sentimental e. The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
      6. purpose f. Selling all of something so nothing is left.
      7. eagerly g. A wide-mouthed round container made of glass or pottery, especially one used for storing food.

    Paragraph 2

      8. skimpy h. Very strange.
      9. constantly i. Really bad, rude and horrible.
      10. come up with j. Say nice things about someone.
      11. weird k. Always.
      12. gross l. Move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place.
      13. stray m. Think of a new idea, or an answer.
      14. praised n. Very short (about clothes).

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. A woman in England has sold out of bottles of her old bath water.     T / F
  2. The woman has more than 4,000,000 followers on Instagram.     T / F
  3. She sold her bathwater for $30 a bottle.     T / F
  4. The woman sold just under 5,000 jars of the bath water.     T / F
  5. The woman comes from and lives in Manchester in the UK.     T / F
  6. The woman sells selfies of herself that cost up to $2,500.     T / F
  7. The woman said she is finished with weird moneymaking ideas.     T / F
  8. An Instagram user said bath water brings us closer to God.     T / F

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

  1. popular
  2. posted
  3. sentimental
  4. eagerly
  5. entire
  6. gained
  7. skimpy
  8. constantly
  9. gross
  10. praised
  1. admired
  2. whole
  3. got
  4. uploaded
  5. continually
  6. in demand
  7. disgusting
  8. emotional
  9. short
  10. enthusiastically

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

  1. It is so popular that the
  2. four million followers across
  3. This water is
  4. Thousands of her fans eagerly
  5. Her entire stock of 500
  6. She has gained a lot of popularity
  7. her latest idea to
  8. she is constantly trying to come
  9. Many people said it
  10. Other people praised her
  1. on social media
  2. was gross
  3. jars of the water
  4. the social media site
  5. up with weird ideas
  6. placed an order
  7. business skills
  8. water has sold out
  9. make money
  10. not for drinking

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
followers
posted
entire
sentimental
out
within
jars
drip

A woman in England is selling her bath water. It is so popular that the water has sold (1) ____________. The woman is Instagram cosplay model Belle Delphine. She has over four million (2) ____________ across the social media site. She (3) ____________ a video to her Instagram page advertising small (4) ____________ of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "Gamer boys - It's time to get your gamer girl bath water." She added: "This water is not for drinking and should only be used for (5) ____________ purposes." She then winks at the camera and lets water from her mouth (6) ____________ into a small bottle. Thousands of her fans eagerly placed an order for the water. Her (7) ____________ stock of 500 jars of the water sold out (8) ____________ two days.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
latest
popular
selfies
praised
filled
gross
gained
constantly

Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has (9) ____________ a lot of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath (10) ____________ with water in skimpy clothes. She also calls herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her (11) ____________ idea to make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is by selling (12) ____________ of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said she is (13) ____________ trying to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has not been (14) ____________ with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "(15) ____________". An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people (16) ____________ her business skills.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  It is so popular that the water ______
     a.  has sold out
     b.  has sell out
     c.  has scold out
     d.  has solder out
2)  She posted a video to her Instagram page advertising ______
     a.  small jar
     b.  small jarred
     c.  small jars
     d.  small ajar
3)  She then winks at the camera and lets water from her mouth ______ small bottle
     a.  drip into a
     b.  drop into a
     c.  drips into a
     d.  dripped into a
4)  Thousands of her fans eagerly placed an ______ water
     a.  orders for the
     b.  order for the
     c.  orderly for the
     d.  ordered for the
5)  Her entire stock of 500 jars of the water sold out ______
     a.  within two days
     b.  without two days
     c.  with in two days
     d.  wither two days

6)  She has gained a lot of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath ______
     a.  filling with water
     b.  fill with water
     c.  fill it with water
     d.  filled with water
7)  Selling her old bath water is her latest idea to make money ______
     a.  from the followers
     b.  from her followers
     c.  from here followers
     d.  from their followers
8)  Belle said she is constantly trying to come up ______
     a.  with weird ideas
     b.  with weirdo idea
     c.  with weirdly ideas
     d.  with weird idea
9)  Every day, we stray further and ______ from God
     a.  fur the away
     b.  fur there away
     c.  fur their away
     d.  further away
10)  Other people praised her ______
     a.  business skilled
     b.  business skills
     c.  business skill
     d.  business skillful

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A woman in England (1) ___________________ bath water. It is so popular that the water (2) ___________________. The woman is Instagram cosplay model Belle Delphine. She has over four million followers across the social media site. She (3) ___________________ to her Instagram page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "Gamer boys - It's (4) ___________________ your gamer girl bath water." She added: "This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes." She (5) ___________________ the camera and lets water from her mouth drip into a small bottle. Thousands of her fans eagerly placed an order for the water. Her entire stock of 500 jars of the water (6) ___________________ two days.

Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has (7) ___________________ of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath (8) ___________________ in skimpy clothes. She also calls herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her (9) ___________________ make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is by selling selfies of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said (10) ___________________ trying to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has (11) ___________________ with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "gross". An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people (12) ___________________ skills.

Comprehension questions

  1. How many followers does the woman have on Instagram?
  2. How much was one jar of the bath water?
  3. What did the woman say people should not do with the bath water?
  4. What action did the woman make at the camera?
  5. How long did it take the woman to sell all of her bath water?
  6. Which city does the woman come from?
  7. What does the woman call herself?
  8. What is the top price you can pay for a selfie of the woman?
  9. What is the woman always trying to come up with?
  10. What did people praise the woman for?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many followers does the woman have on Instagram?
a) 400,000
b) just under 4 million
c) over 4,000,000
d) around 40,000,000
2) How much was one jar of the bath water?
a) $30
b) $28
c) $29.95
d) $200
3) What did the woman say people should not do with the bath water?
a) drink it
b) put it in their bath
c) put it in the fridge
d) sell it
4) What action did the woman make at the camera?
a) she smiled
b) she winked
c) she pouted
d) she gave a thumbs up
5) How long did it take the woman to sell all of her bath water?
a) two hours
b) two minutes
c) 20 minutes
d) two days

6) Which city does the woman come from?
a) Manchester
b) London
c) Liverpool
d) Birmingham
7) What does the woman call herself?
a) Gamer Girl
b) Bath Girl
c) Bubbles
d) Ms Ideas
8) What is the top price you can pay for a selfie of the woman?
a) $25,000
b) $2,500
c) $250
d) $250,000
9) What is the woman always trying to come up with?
a) plans for a better bath
b) bubble bath
c) a business name
d) weird ideas to make money
10) What did people praise the woman for?
a) her business skills
b) her looks
c) her website
d) her ideas

Role play

Role  A – Instagram
You think Instagram is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Google, Twitter or a news site.

Role  B – Google
You think Google is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Instagram, Twitter or a news site.

Role  C – Twitter
You think Twitter is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Google, Instagram or a news site.

Role  D – News
You think a news site is the best website. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Google, Twitter or Instagram.

After reading / listening

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

'bath'

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  • and 'water'.

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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:

    • gained
    • latest
    • makes
    • constantly
    • gross
    • skills
    • selling
    • four
    • time
    • drinking
    • drip
    • two




    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 - Teenager sells her old bath water in bottles

    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 'bath water'?
    3. would you ever buy someone's bath water?
    4. Why would someone want to buy old bath water?
    5. Should Belle's bath water be tested for safety?
    6. How do people get so many followers on social media?
    7. Do you follow lots of people you don't know on social media?
    8. What 'sentimental' reasons are there for buying someone's bath water?
    9. What three adjectives best describe this story?
    10. What questions would you like to ask someone who bought the water?

    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 'social media'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Would you sell your bath water for $30 a bottle?
    5. What do you think of selling selfies?
    6. Do you have any moneymaking ideas?
    7. What do you think of social media?
    8. What did the person mean who said we are 'straying' from God?
    9. How good a businesswoman do you think Belle is?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Belle Delphine?

    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)

    A woman in England is (1) ____ her bath water. It is so popular that the water has sold out. The woman is Instagram cosplay model Belle Delphine. She has over four million followers (2) ____ the social media site. She posted a video to her Instagram page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "Gamer boys - It's (3) ____ to get your gamer girl bath water." She added: "This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental (4) ____." She then winks at the camera and lets water from her mouth (5) ____ into a small bottle. Thousands of her fans eagerly placed an order for the water. Her (6) ____ stock of 500 jars of the water sold out within two days.

    Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has (7) ____ a lot of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath filled with water in skimpy clothes. She also calls herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her latest idea (8) ____ make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is (9) ____ selling selfies of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said she is constantly trying to "come up with (10) ____ ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has not been popular with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "(11) ____". An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people (12) ____ her business skills.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     selling     (b)     sold     (c)     sales     (d)     seller    
    2. (a)     abound     (b)     abroad     (c)     across     (d)     acres    
    3. (a)     timing     (b)     times     (c)     timer     (d)     time    
    4. (a)     porpoises     (b)     purposes     (c)     proposes     (d)     presupposes    
    5. (a)     drape     (b)     drapery     (c)     droplet     (d)     drip    
    6. (a)     contents     (b)     index     (c)     entire     (d)     envy    
    7. (a)     victory     (b)     gained     (c)     defeated     (d)     edged    
    8. (a)     to     (b)     of     (c)     on     (d)     at    
    9. (a)     by     (b)     on     (c)     as     (d)     to    
    10. (a)     wired     (b)     worldly     (c)     weird     (d)     ward    
    11. (a)     gusset     (b)     gassy     (c)     grass     (d)     gross    
    12. (a)     supposed     (b)     praised     (c)     opened     (d)     likely

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. It is so oaluppr
    2. She has over four imolinl followers
    3. iatevrdisgn small jars
    4. used for sentimental usorpeps
    5. her fans gleryae placed an order
    6. Her irente stock of 500 jars

    Paragraph 2

    1. She has gained a lot of oruplatpiy
    2. social eaidm
    3. Belle said she is clyttnsoan trying
    4. come up with ewrid ideas
    5. Many people said it was srgso
    6. people diapers her business skills

    Put the text back together

    (...)  a video to her Instagram page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the
    (...)  her mouth drip into a small bottle. Thousands of her fans eagerly placed an order for the
    (...)  model Belle Delphine. She has over four million followers across the social media site. She posted
    (...)  sitting in a bath filled with water in skimpy clothes. She also calls herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her latest
    (...)  with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "gross". An Instagram user
    (...)  idea to make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is by selling selfies
    (...)  commented: "Every day, we stray further and further away from God." Other people praised her business skills.
    (...)  water. Her entire stock of 500 jars of the water sold out within two days.
    (...)  only be used for sentimental purposes." She then winks at the camera and lets water from
    (...)  Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has gained a lot of popularity on social media by
    (  1  ) A woman in England is selling her bath water. It is so popular that the water has sold out. The woman is Instagram cosplay
    (...)  trying to "come up with weird ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has not been popular
    (...)  video, she said: "Gamer boys - It's time to get your gamer girl bath water." She added: "This water is not for drinking and should
    (...)  of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said she is constantly

    Put the words in the right order

    1. so   popular,   the   out   .   water   has   sold   It's
    2. old   Advertising   bath   water   .   her   small   jars   of
    3. from   drips   into   a   mouth   bottle   .   Water   her
    4. an   eagerly   placed   order   .   Thousands   of   fans   her
    5. of   water   .   500   jars   stock   Her   entire   of
    6. lot   has   popularity   .   She   a   of   gained
    7. water   her   latest   Selling   her   bath   is   idea   .
    8. up   weird   trying   with   to   come   Constantly   ideas   .
    9. water   bath   popular   .   idea   been   has   Her   not
    10. from   We   away   God   .   stray   further   and   further

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A woman in England is selling / sold her bath water. It is so popular / popularity that the water has sold out. The woman is Instagram cosplay model Belle Delphine. She has over four million followed / followers across the social media site. She posted / pasted a video to her Instagram page advertising small jars of her old bath water for $30. In the video, she said: "Gamer boys - It's time / timing to get your gamer girl bath water." She added: "This water is not / non for drinking and should only be used / using for sentimental purposes." She then winks at the camera and sets / lets water from her mouth drip into a small bottle. Thousands of her fans eagerly / eager placed an order for the water. Her entire / entirely stock of 500 jars of the water sold out within two days.

    Belle Delphine is a 19-year-old Londoner. She has gained a lot / loads of popularity on social media by / on sitting in a bath filled with water in skimpy clothes. She also calls her / herself Gamer Girl. Selling her old bath water is her latest idea / ideal to make money from her followers. Another way she makes money is by selling / sold selfies of herself. Followers can pay up to $2,500 for some of the selfies. Belle said she is repeating / constantly trying to "come up with weird / word ideas" to make money. Her bath water idea has not been populate / popular with everyone on social media. Many people said it was "gross". An Instagram user commented: "Every day, we stray / spray further and further away from God." Other people priced / praised her business skills.

    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

    a woman in england is selling her bath water it is so popular that the water has sold out the woman is instagram cosplay model belle delphine she has over four million followers across the social media site she posted a video to her instagram page advertising small jars of her old bath water for 30 in the video she said gamer boys its time to get your gamer girl bath water she added this water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes she then winks at the camera and lets water from her mouth drip into a small bottle thousands of her fans eagerly placed an order for the water her entire stock of 500 jars of the water sold out within two days

    belle delphine is a 19yearold londoner she has gained a lot of popularity on social media by sitting in a bath filled with water in skimpy clothes she also calls herself gamer girl selling her old bath water is her latest idea to make money from her followers another way she makes money is by selling selfies of herself followers can pay up to 2500 for some of the selfies belle said she is constantly trying to come up with weird ideas to make money her bath water idea has not been popular with everyone on social media many people said it was gross an instagram user commented every day, we stray further and further away from god other people praised her business skills

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    AwomaninEnglandissellingherbathwater.Itissopopularthatthewater
    hassoldout.ThewomanisInstagramcosplaymodelBelleDelphine.She
    hasoverfourmillionfollowersacrossthesocialmediasite.Shepostedavi
    deotoherInstagrampageadvertisingsmalljarsofheroldbathwaterfor
    $30.Inthevideo,shesaid:"Gamerboys-It'stimetogetyourgamergirl
    bathwater."Sheadded:"Thiswaterisnotfordrinkingandshouldonlybe
    usedforsentimentalpurposes."Shethenwinksatthecameraandletswa
    terfromhermouthdripintoasmallbottle.Thousandsofherfanseagerly
    placedanorderforthewater.Herentirestockof500jarsofthewatersold
    outwithintwodays.BelleDelphineisa19-year-oldLondoner.Shehasg
    ainedalotofpopularityonsocialmediabysittinginabathfilledwithwateri
    nskimpyclothes.ShealsocallsherselfGamerGirl.Sellingheroldbathwa
    terisherlatestideatomakemoneyfromherfollowers.Anotherwayshe
    makesmoneyisbysellingselfiesofherself.Followerscanpayupto$2,50
    0forsomeoftheselfies.Bellesaidsheisconstantlytryingto"comeupwit
    hweirdideas"tomakemoney.Herbathwaterideahasnotbeenpopularw
    itheveryoneonsocialmedia.Manypeoplesaiditwas"gross".AnInstagr
    amusercommented:"Everyday,westrayfurtherandfurtherawayfrom
    God."Otherpeoplepraisedherbusinessskills.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    There is something wrong in the world if people buy old bath water. 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. BATH WATER: Make a poster about bath water. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. SAFETY: Write a magazine article old bath water requiring a safety certificate before being sold. 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. BATH WATER: Write a letter to an expert on bath water. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas for uses of old bath water. 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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