The Reading / Listening - Farting - Level 0

A man in Austria was fined for farting. The man was sitting on a bench. Police officers went to him. The man got up, looked at the officers, and let out a massive fart in front of the officers. The police gave the man a fine for anti-social behaviour. They said the man farted loudly in front of them.

The man got a fine of $560. If he does not pay it, he could go to prison. The police said the man was doing other annoying things. He was behaving badly and upsetting other people. They said the man only wanted to do one thing when he stood up. That thing was to fart at the police.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Farting - Level 1 Farting - Level 2   or  Farting - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.newsweek.com/man-vienna-austria-farted-police-officers-fine-reddit-1511208
  • https://www.ladbible.com/news/weird-austrian-man-fined-500-euros-for-deliberately-farting-at-the-police-20200617
  • https://globalnews.ca/news/7072117/man-charged-for-farting/


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 man in Austria was
  2. The man was sitting
  3. Police officers went
  4. The man got
  5. let out a massive
  6. in front of
  7. The police gave the
  8. anti-social
  1. behaviour
  2. up
  3. fined
  4. the officers
  5. man a fine
  6. on a bench
  7. fart
  8. to him

Paragraph 2

  1. The man got a fine
  2. If he does not
  3. he could go
  4. the man was doing other
  5. He was behaving
  6. upsetting other
  7. do one
  8. That thing was to
  1. thing
  2. to prison
  3. people
  4. fart at the police
  5. pay
  6. annoying things
  7. badly
  8. of $560

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man in Austria (1) ___________________ farting. The man was sitting (2) ___________________. Police officers went to him. The (3) ___________________, looked at the officers, and let out a massive (4) ___________________ of the officers. The police gave the man (5) ___________________ anti-social behaviour. They said the man farted loudly in (6) ___________________.

The man got a fine of $560. If he does (7) ___________________, he could (8) ___________________. The police said the man was (9) ___________________ things. He was behaving (10) ___________________ other people. They said the man only wanted to (11) ___________________ when he stood up. That thing was (12) ___________________ the police.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmaninAustriawasfinedforfarting.Themanwassittingonabench.Polic
eofficerswenttohim.Themangotup,lookedattheofficers,andletouta
massivefartinfrontoftheofficers.Thepolicegavethemanafineforanti-
socialbehaviour.Theysaidthemanfartedloudlyinfrontofthem.Thema
ngotafineof$560.Ifhedoesnotpayit,hecouldgotoprison.Thepolicesai
dthemanwasdoingotherannoyingthings.Hewasbehavingbadlyandu
psettingotherpeople.Theysaidthemanonlywantedtodoonethingwhe
nhestoodup.Thatthingwastofartatthepolice.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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