The Reading / Listening - Jet Ski Love - Level 1

A man broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend. He was in lockdown in Scotland. She was 43 kilometres away on a small island in the Irish Sea. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't know this was so dangerous. The sea was very rough. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the island, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost. He said: "I didn't have a clue where I was going."



The police arrested the man. He got four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was the first time he used a jet ski. He said: "It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away....I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love....It could be called a crime of passion." His girlfriend loves him and wants to marry him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Jet Ski Love - Level 0 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A man broke
  2. She was 43 kilometres away
  3. rode it across
  4. He didn't know this
  5. The sea was very
  6. He thought it would
  7. he thought he
  8. I didn't have a clue where
  1. rough
  2. I was going
  3. was so dangerous
  4. on a small island
  5. was lost
  6. lockdown rules
  7. the sea
  8. take 45 minutes

Paragraph 2

  1. The police arrested
  2. He got four weeks
  3. He said his adventure
  4. He risked his life to
  5. a massive wave wiped
  6. I did it for
  7. It could be called a crime
  8. His girlfriend loves him and
  1. of passion
  2. wants to marry him
  3. see his girlfriend
  4. in prison
  5. love
  6. was worth it
  7. the man
  8. it away

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man broke lockdown (1) ___________________ with his girlfriend. He was in lockdown in Scotland. She was 43 kilometres (2) ___________________ small island in the Irish Sea. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode (3) ___________________ sea. He didn't know this was so dangerous. The sea (4) ___________________. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the island, but it took (5) ___________________. For most of that time, he thought he was lost. He said: "I didn't have (6) ___________________ I was going."

The police arrested the man. He got four (7) ___________________ for breaking lockdown. He said his adventure (6) ___________________. He risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was (9) ___________________ he used a jet ski. He said: "It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour (10) ___________________ wiped it away....I was so scared." He added: "I (11) ___________________, but I did it for love....It could be (12) ___________________ of passion." His girlfriend loves him and wants to marry him.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Amanbrokelockdownrulestobewithhisgirlfriend.Hewasinlockdownin
Scotland.Shewas43kilometresawayonasmallislandintheIrishSea.H
eboughtajetskifor$10,800androdeitacrossthesea.Hedidn'tknowthis
wassodangerous.Theseawasveryrough.Hethoughtitwouldtake45mi
nutestogettotheisland,butittookoverfourhours.Formostofthattime,
hethoughthewaslost.Hesaid:"Ididn'thaveacluewhereIwasgoing."Th
epolicearrestedtheman.Hegotfourweeksinprisonforbreakinglockdo
wn.Hesaidhisadventurewasworthit.Heriskedhislifetoseehisgirlfrien
d.Itwasthefirsttimeheusedajetski.Hesaid:"Itwasterrible.Itwasn'tfu
n.IfollowedtheGPS,butafterhalfanhouramassivewavewipeditaway..
..Iwassoscared."Headded:"Ibrokethelaw,butIdiditforlove....Itcould
becalledacrimeofpassion."Hisgirlfriendloveshimandwantstomarryhi
m.

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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