The Reading / Listening - Farting - Level 1

A man in Austria has been fined for farting. The man was sitting on a bench in Vienna. The police tweeted about what happened after police officers went to the man. They wrote: "He rose slightly from the park bench, looked at the officers, and apparently intentionally released a massive fart in the immediate [area] of the officers." The police gave the man a fine for anti-social behaviour by farting loudly in front of them.

The man got a fine of about $560. If he does not pay it, he could go to prison. The police said it was right to give the fine because the man was doing other annoying things. He was misbehaving and upsetting other people. They said the man only had one thing on his mind when he stood up in front of police officers. That thing was to fart at them. The officers said he released a "massive" fart, and he meant it.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Farting - Level 0 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 has been
  2. The man was sitting
  3. The police tweeted about
  4. He rose
  5. the park
  6. in the immediate [area]
  7. a fine for anti-
  8. farting loudly in
  1. on a bench
  2. social behaviour
  3. bench
  4. front of them
  5. fined for farting
  6. slightly
  7. of the officers
  8. what happened

Paragraph 2

  1. he could go
  2. police said it was right
  3. the man was doing other
  4. upsetting other
  5. the man only had one
  6. he stood up in front
  7. he released a
  8. he meant
  1. thing on his mind
  2. "massive" fart
  3. to give the fine
  4. it
  5. people
  6. to prison
  7. of police officers
  8. annoying things

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man in Austria (1) ___________________ for farting. The man was sitting (2) ___________________ in Vienna. The police tweeted about what happened after police officers went to the man. They wrote: "He (3) ___________________ the park bench, looked at the officers, and apparently intentionally released a massive fart (4) ___________________ [area] of the officers." The police gave the (5) ___________________ for anti-social behaviour by farting loudly in (6) ___________________.

The man got a (7) ___________________ $560. If he does not pay it, he could (8) ___________________. The police said it was right to give the fine because the man was (9) ___________________ things. He was misbehaving and upsetting other people. They said the man only (10) ___________________ on his mind when he stood up in front of police officers. That thing was to (11) ___________________. The officers said he released a "massive" fart, and (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmaninAustriahasbeenfinedforfarting.Themanwassittingonabenchi
nVienna.Thepolicetweetedaboutwhathappenedafterpoliceofficersw
enttotheman.Theywrote:"Heroseslightlyfromtheparkbench,looked
attheofficers,andapparentlyintentionallyreleasedamassivefartinthe
immediate[area]oftheofficers."Thepolicegavethemanafineforanti-
socialbehaviourbyfartingloudlyinfrontofthem.Themangotafineofab
out$560.Ifhedoesnotpayit,hecouldgotoprison.Thepolicesaiditwasri
ghttogivethefinebecausethemanwasdoingotherannoyingthings.He
wasmisbehavingandupsettingotherpeople.Theysaidthemanonlyhad
onethingonhismindwhenhestoodupinfrontofpoliceofficers.Thatthin
gwastofartatthem.Theofficerssaidhereleaseda"massive"fart,andhe
meantit.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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