The Reading / Listening - Maldives Resort - Level 5

We all know all-you-can-eat buffet, but have you heard of an "all-you-can-stay" holiday? It sounds too good to be true. The luxury Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives has a special, once-in-a-lifetime vacation package - unlimited use of its property for the whole of 2021. Customers will get the use of a bungalow that is perched above the crystal-clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort is also throwing in airport transfers, 365 breakfasts, discounts on spa treatments, cooking lessons, and scuba diving. However, all this comes at a hefty price of $30,000.



The Maldives is an archipelago about 700km southwest of India. It has developed into a luxurious destination. It is famous for its pristine beaches, palm trees and five-star hospitality. Its marine life has put it on the bucket list of adventurous scuba divers. Many of its resorts are on private atolls, making it a perfect choice for holidaymakers who want seclusion and privacy in paradise. The Maldives needs international tourism. It has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. A tourism 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 4 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. all-you-can-
  2. It sounds too good
  3. a special, once-in-a-
  4. unlimited use
  5. crystal-
  6. airport
  7. discounts
  8. all this comes at a hefty
  1. transfers
  2. eat buffets
  3. on spa treatments
  4. lifetime vacation
  5. to be true
  6. price of $30,000
  7. clear blue waters
  8. of its property

Paragraph 2

  1. an archipelago about 700km
  2. It has developed into
  3. It is famous for its pristine
  4. put it on the bucket
  5. holidaymakers who
  6. It has struggled during the
  7. the $30,000
  8. cheaper than staying in
  1. an average hotel
  2. list
  3. southwest of India
  4. want seclusion
  5. is good value
  6. a luxurious destination
  7. beaches
  8. coronavirus pandemic

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We all know all-you-can-eat buffets, but (1) ___________________ of an "all-you-can-stay" holiday? It (2) ___________________ to be true. The luxury Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives has a special, once-in-a-lifetime vacation package - (3) ___________________ its property for the whole of 2021. Customers will get the use of a bungalow that is perched above the (4) ___________________ waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort is also throwing in airport transfers, 365 breakfasts, (5) ___________________ treatments, cooking lessons, and scuba diving. However, all this comes at a (6) ___________________ $30,000.

The Maldives (7) ___________________ about 700km southwest of India. It has developed (8) ___________________ destination. It is famous for its pristine beaches, palm trees and five-star hospitality. Its marine life has put it on the (9) ___________________ adventurous scuba divers. Many of its resorts are on private atolls, making it (10) ___________________ for holidaymakers who want seclusion and privacy in paradise. The Maldives needs international tourism. It has (11) ___________________ coronavirus pandemic. A tourism spokesperson said the $30,000 is good value and cheaper than staying in (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Weallknowall-you-can-eatbuffets,buthaveyouheardofan"all-you-
can-stay"holiday?Itsoundstoogoodtobetrue.TheluxuryAnantaraVel
iresortintheMaldiveshasaspecial,once-in-a-lifetimevacationpackag
e-unlimiteduseofitspropertyforthewholeof2021.Customerswillgett
heuseofabungalowthatisperchedabovethecrystal-clearbluewaters
oftheIndianOcean.Theresortisalsothrowinginairporttransfers,365br
eakfasts,discountsonspatreatments,cookingcuisine,andscu
badiving.However,allthiscomesataheftypriceof$30,000.TheMaldive
sisanarchipelagoabout700kmsouthwestofIndia.Ithasdevelopedinto
aluxuriousdestination.Itisfamousforitspristinebeaches,palmtreesan
dfive-starhospitality.Itsmarinelifehasputitonthebucketlistofadvent
urousscubadivers.Manyofitsresortsareonprivateatolls,makingitape
rfectchoiceforholidaymakerswhowantseclusionandprivacyinparadis
e.TheMaldivesneedsinternationaltourism.Ithasstruggledduringthec
oronaviruspandemic.Atourismspokespersonsaidthe$30,000isgood
valueandcheaperthanstayinginanaveragehotel.

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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