The Reading / Listening - Bodybuilder Sushi - Level 1

A sushi restaurant has a new idea to help its business. It is using bodybuilders to deliver sushi. The 60-year-old restaurant is in Japan. It is owned by sushi chef and bodybuilder Masanori Sugiura. He came third in a world bodybuilding championship this year. He had fewer customers because of coronavirus. His delivery service is called "Delivery Macho". Customers must order over $66 of sushi to get it delivered by a bodybuilder.



The service is very popular and has been trending on Twitter. Mr Sugiura has delivered sushi as far away as Tokyo, which is around 350km from the restaurant. Customers can ask the delivery men to take their shirt off and pose for photos, while socially distanced. This has helped to increase sushi orders. Mr Sugiura has also helped to employ people out of work. He gave his friends from fitness gyms jobs as delivery staff.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bodybuilder Sushi - Level 0 Bodybuilder Sushi - Level 2   or  Bodybuilder Sushi - Level 3

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 new idea to
  2. It is using bodybuilders
  3. sushi
  4. a world bodybuilding
  5. He had fewer
  6. His delivery service is called
  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. help its business
  7. customers
  8. championship

Paragraph 2

  1. trending
  2. as far
  3. pose
  4. while socially
  5. increase sushi
  6. employ people out
  7. fitness
  8. delivery
  1. of work
  2. distanced
  3. staff
  4. away as Tokyo
  5. gyms
  6. on Twitter
  7. orders
  8. for photos

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A sushi restaurant has a new idea to (1) ___________________. It is using bodybuilders (2) ___________________. The 60-year-old restaurant is in Japan. It (3) ___________________ sushi chef and bodybuilder Masanori Sugiura. He came third in a world bodybuilding championship this year. He (4) ___________________ because of coronavirus. His delivery (5) ___________________ "Delivery Macho". Customers must order over $66 of sushi (6) ___________________ delivered by a bodybuilder.

The service (7) ___________________ and has been trending on Twitter. Mr Sugiura has delivered sushi (8) ___________________ as Tokyo, which is around 350km from the restaurant. Customers can (9) ___________________ men to take their shirt off and pose for photos, (10) ___________________. This has helped to increase sushi orders. Mr Sugiura has also (11) ___________________ people out of work. He gave his friends (12) ___________________ jobs as delivery staff.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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erstodeliversushi.The60-year-oldrestaurantisinJapan.Itisownedb
ysushichefandbodybuilderMasanoriSugiura.Hecamethirdinaworldb
odybuildingchampionshipthisyear.Hehadfewercustomersbecauseof
coronavirus.Hisdeliveryserviceiscalled"DeliveryMacho".Customers
mustorderover$66ofsushitogetitdeliveredbyabodybuilder.Theservi
ceisverypopularandhasbeentrendingonTwitter.MrSugiurahasdelive
redsushiasfarawayasTokyo,whichisaround350kmfromtherestauran
t.Customerscanaskthedeliverymentotaketheirshirtoffandposeforph
otos,whilesociallydistanced.Thishashelpedtoincreasesushiorders.M
rSugiurahasalsohelpedtoemploypeopleoutofwork.Hegavehisfriends
fromfitnessgymsjobsasdeliverystaff.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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