The Reading / Listening - Jet Ski Love - Level 0

A man broke lockdown in Scotland to be with his girlfriend. She was 43 kilometres away on a small island. He bought a jet ski and rode it across the sea. He didn't know this was dangerous. The sea was rough. He thought it would take 45 minutes, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost.

The police arrested the man. He got four weeks in prison. He said he was happy he risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was the first time he used a jet ski. He said: "It wasn't fun." He followed his GPS but a big wave washed it away. He was scared. He said: "I broke the law, but I did it for love." His girlfriend wants to marry him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Jet Ski Love - Level 1 Jet Ski Love - Level 2   or  Jet Ski Love - Level 3

Sources
  • https://nypost.com/2021/01/03/jet-ski-romeo-felt-like-crappy-james-bond-on-ride-across-irish-sea/
  • https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-01-03/romeo-jailed-for-riding-a-jet-ski-from-scotland-to-girlfriend-in-the-isle-of-man-tells-newspaper-i-did-it-for-love
  • https://www.thesun.ie/news/6361772/jet-ski-romeo-james-bond-terror-irish-sea-love/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. She was 43 kilometres away
  2. rode it across
  3. He didn't know this
  4. The sea
  5. He thought it would
  6. it took
  7. For most
  8. he thought
  1. over four hours
  2. was dangerous
  3. he was lost
  4. the sea
  5. of that time
  6. on a small island
  7. take 45 minutes
  8. was rough

Paragraph 2

  1. He got four
  2. he risked his life to
  3. It was the first time he
  4. He followed
  5. a big wave washed
  6. I broke the
  7. I did it for
  8. His girlfriend wants
  1. his GPS
  2. it away
  3. to marry him
  4. see his girlfriend
  5. love
  6. weeks in prison
  7. used a jet ski
  8. law

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ lockdown in Scotland to be with his girlfriend. She was 43 kilometres (2) ___________________ small island. (3) ___________________ jet ski and rode it across the sea. He didn't (4) ___________________ dangerous. The sea was rough. He thought (5) ___________________ 45 minutes, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought (6) ___________________.

The police (7) ___________________. He got four weeks in prison. He said he (8) ___________________ risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was (9) ___________________ he used a jet ski. He said: "It wasn't fun." He followed his GPS (10) ___________________ wave washed it away. (11) ___________________. He said: "I broke the law, but I did it for love." His girlfriend (12) ___________________ him.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmanbrokelockdowninScotlandtobewithhisgirlfriend.Shewas43kilo
metresawayonasmallisland.Heboughtajetskiandrodeitacrossthesea
.Hedidn'tknowthiswasdangerous.Theseawasrough.Hethoughtitwou
ldtake45minutes,butittookoverfourhours.Formostofthattime,hetho
ughthewaslost.Thepolicearrestedtheman.Hegotfourweeksinprison.
Hesaidhewashappyheriskedhislifetoseehisgirlfriend.Itwasthefirstti
meheusedajetski.Hesaid:"Itwasn'tfun."HefollowedhisGPSbutabigw
avewasheditaway.Hewasscared.Hesaid:"Ibrokethelaw,butIdiditforl
ove."Hisgirlfriendwantstomarryhim.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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