The Reading / Listening - Luxury Cruise - Level 0

The Ultimate World Cruise set sail on Sunday. It could be the longest cruise ever. It is 245 days long. It will stop in 51 countries on six continents. The chairman of the cruise company said the cruise was the biggest tour available. He said: "I am pleased to offer such a unique experience."



The cruise isn't cheap. Tickets were a minimum of $81,000. They all sold out. Guests will live in luxury. The ship has eight restaurants with a different menu for every day of the cruise. Menus will match the countries visited. A spokesman said: "There is more food than you can ever imagine." The ship also has two swimming pools.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Luxury Cruise - Level 1 Luxury Cruise - Level 2   or  Luxury Cruise - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/aug/30/around-the-world-in-245-days-just-67k-for-voyage-of-a-lifetime
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7411227/Viking-Sun-aims-break-record-longest-continuous-passenger-cruise.html
  • https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/21447-viking-eyes-guinness-record-with-245-day-world-cruise.html


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. set
  2. It could be the longest
  3. It is 245 days
  4. It will stop in
  5. on six
  6. The chairman of the cruise
  7. the biggest tour
  8. pleased to offer such a
  1. long
  2. unique experience
  3. continents
  4. cruise ever
  5. available
  6. sail on Sunday
  7. 51 countries
  8. company

Paragraph 2

  1. The cruise isn't
  2. Tickets were a minimum
  3. They all sold
  4. Guests will live in
  5. a different menu
  6. Menus will match the
  7. more food than you can
  8. The ship also has two
  1. out
  2. ever imagine
  3. for every day
  4. swimming pools
  5. countries visited
  6. cheap
  7. luxury
  8. of $81,000

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Ultimate World Cruise (1) ___________________ Sunday. It could be (2) ___________________ ever. It is 245 days long. It will stop in 51 (3) ___________________ continents. The chairman of (4) ___________________ said the cruise was (5) ___________________ available. He said: "I am pleased to offer (6) ___________________ experience."

The cruise isn't cheap. Tickets (7) ___________________ of $81,000. They (8) ___________________. Guests will live in luxury. The (9) ___________________ restaurants with a different menu for every day (10) ___________________. Menus will match the countries visited. A spokesman said: "There is (11) ___________________ you can ever imagine." The ship (12) ___________________ swimming pools.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUltimateWorldCruisesetsailonSunday.Itcouldbethelongestcruis
eever.Itis245dayslong.Itwillstopin51countriesonsixcontinents.The
chairmanofthecruisecompanysaidthecruisewasthebiggesttouravail
able.Hesaid:"Iampleasedtooffersuchauniqueexperience."Thecruise
isn'tcheap.Ticketswereaminimumof$81,000.Theyallsoldout.Guests
willliveinluxury.Theshiphaseightrestaurantswithadifferentmenufor
everydayofthecruise.Menuswillmatchthecountriesvisited.Aspokes
mansaid:"Thereismorefoodthanyoucaneverimagine."Theshipalsoh
astwoswimmingpools.

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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Answers

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