The Reading / Listening - Bodybuilder Sushi - Level 0

A sushi restaurant is using bodybuilders to deliver sushi. It is called "Delivery Macho". The 60-year-old restaurant is in Japan. Its owner is sushi chef and bodybuilder Masanori Sugiura. He had fewer customers because of coronavirus. Customers must order over $66 of sushi to get it delivered by a bodybuilder.



The service is very popular. It is trending on Twitter. Mr Sugiura has delivered sushi to Tokyo, which is 350km from the restaurant. Customers can ask the delivery men to take their shirt off and pose for photos. This has increased sushi orders. Mr Sugiura has given his friends from fitness gyms jobs as delivery staff.

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Sources
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/04/national/bodybuilders-deliver-sushi/
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-sushi-delive/japan-sushi-chef-using-bodybuilder-delivery-to-buoy-covid-19-hit-business-idUSKBN25V1KA
  • https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200904/p2g/00m/0na/068000c


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a sushi
  2. using bodybuilders
  3. It is called
  4. The 60-year-old restaurant
  5. sushi
  6. He had fewer
  7. Customers must order
  8. get it delivered
  1. "Delivery Macho"
  2. chef
  3. by a bodybuilder
  4. to deliver sushi
  5. over $66 of sushi
  6. is in Japan
  7. restaurant
  8. customers

Paragraph 2

  1. It is trending
  2. Mr Sugiura has delivered
  3. 350km
  4. take their shirt
  5. pose
  6. This has increased sushi
  7. his friends from fitness
  8. delivery
  1. from the restaurant
  2. gyms
  3. for photos
  4. staff
  5. on Twitter
  6. off
  7. sushi to Tokyo
  8. orders

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ is using bodybuilders (2) ___________________. It is called "Delivery Macho". The 60-year-old restaurant is in Japan. (3) ___________________ sushi chef and bodybuilder Masanori Sugiura. He (4) ___________________ because of coronavirus. Customers (5) ___________________ $66 of sushi to get it (6) ___________________ bodybuilder.

The service (7) ___________________. It is trending on Twitter. Mr Sugiura has (8) ___________________ Tokyo, which is 350km from the restaurant. Customers can (9) ___________________ men to take their shirt (10) ___________________ for photos. This has (11) ___________________. Mr Sugiura has given his friends from (12) ___________________ as delivery staff.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Asushirestaurantisusingbodybuilderstodeliversushi.Itiscalled"Deliv
eryMacho".The60-year-oldrestaurantisinJapan.Itsownerissushiche
fandbodybuilderMasanoriSugiura.Hehadfewercustomersbecauseof
coronavirus.Customersmustorderover$66ofsushitogetitdeliveredb
yabodybuilder.Theserviceisverypopular.ItistrendingonTwitter.MrS
ugiurahasdeliveredsushitoTokyo,whichis350kmfromtherestaurant.
Customerscanaskthedeliverymentotaketheirshirtoffandposeforpho
tos.Thishasincreasedsushiorders.MrSugiurahasgivenhisfriendsfro
mfitnessgymsjobsasdeliverystaff.

Student survey

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