The Reading / Listening - Maldives Resort - Level 4

Would you be interested in an "all-you-can-stay" holiday? It sounds too good to be true. A luxury resort in the Maldives has a special, once-in-a-lifetime vacation - unlimited use of its property for all of 2021. Guests get to use a bungalow that is perched above the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It includes free airport transfers, 365 breakfasts, discounts on spa treatments, and cooking lessons. However, all this comes at a huge price of $30,000.



The Maldives is an archipelago. It is a luxurious destination famous for its beaches, palm trees and five-star hospitality. Its marine life puts it on the bucket list of many scuba divers. A lot of its resorts are on atolls, which is perfect for holidaymakers who want seclusion and privacy in paradise. It needs tourists and struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesperson said the $30,000 is good value and cheaper than staying in an average hotel.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Maldives Resort - Level 5 or  Maldives Resort - Level 6

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/anantara-maldives-annual-pass-intl-hnk/index.html
  • https://www.ladbible.com/news/interesting-maldives-resort-offers-30000-all-you-can-stay-deal-for-2021-20201113
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/maldives-resort-unlimited-stays-holiday-package-b1722306.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. interested in an all-you-
  2. a special, once-in-a-
  3. unlimited use
  4. the crystal-
  5. It includes free airport
  6. discounts on spa
  7. cooking
  8. a huge
  1. clear waters
  2. price of $30,000
  3. transfers
  4. can-stay holiday
  5. lessons
  6. lifetime vacation
  7. treatments
  8. of its property

Paragraph 2

  1. The Maldives is an
  2. It is a luxurious
  3. palm trees and five-star
  4. A lot of its resorts are on
  5. holidaymakers who
  6. struggled during the
  7. the $30,000 is
  8. cheaper than staying
  1. hospitality
  2. good value
  3. want seclusion
  4. in an average hotel
  5. atolls
  6. archipelago
  7. coronavirus pandemic
  8. destination

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Would you (1) ___________________ an "all-you-can-stay" holiday? It sounds too good to be true. A (2) ___________________ the Maldives has a special, once-in-a-lifetime vacation - (3) ___________________ its property for all of 2021. Guests get to use a bungalow that is perched above the (4) ___________________ of the Indian Ocean. It includes free airport transfers, 365 breakfasts, (5) ___________________ treatments, and cooking lessons. However, all this comes at (6) ___________________ of $30,000.

The Maldives is an archipelago. It is (7) ___________________ famous for its beaches, palm trees and (8) ___________________. Its marine life puts it on the (9) ___________________ many scuba divers. A lot of its resorts are on atolls, which is perfect for holidaymakers who want (10) ___________________ in paradise. It needs tourists and struggled (11) ___________________ pandemic. A spokesperson said the $30,000 is (12) ___________________ cheaper than staying in an average hotel.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wouldyoubeinterestedinan"all-you-can-stay"holiday?Itsoundstoo
goodtobetrue.AluxuryresortintheMaldiveshasaspecial,once-in-a-
lifetimevacation-unlimiteduseofitspropertyforallof2021.Guestsgett
ouseabungalowthatisperchedabovethecrystal-clearwatersoftheIn
dianOcean.Itincludesfreeairporttransfers,365breakfasts,discounts
onspatreatments,andcookinglessons.However,allthiscomesatahug
epriceof$30,000.TheMaldivesisanarchipelago.Itisaluxuriousdestina
tionfamousforitsbeaches,palmtreesandfive-starhospitality.Itsmar
inelifeputsitonthebucketlistofmanyscubadivers.Alotofitsresortsareo
natolls,whichisperfectforholidaymakerswhowantseclusionandpriva
cyinparadise.Itneedstouristsandstruggledduringthecoronaviruspan
demic.Aspokespersonsaidthe$30,000isgoodvalueandcheaperthans
tayinginanaveragehotel.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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