The Reading / Listening - Jet Ski Love - Level 3

A British man who broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres away on the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to see his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't realize how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very rough and a huge wave washed away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost and had no idea where he was.



Dale was arrested by police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I stood on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a crime of passion." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Jet Ski Love - Level 0 Jet Ski Love - Level 1   or  Jet Ski Love - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. LOVE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about love. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       lockdown / newspapers / love / island / jet ski / love-struck / journey / wave / lost /
       police / rule / adventure / open water / clue / scared / break the law / crime / passion
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. CRIME OF PASSION: Students A strongly believe it is OK to commit a crime for love; Students B strongly believe it isn't. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. ROMANCE: How important are these things in romance? Why? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How Important?

Why?

Flowers

 

 

Chocolates

 

 

Music

 

 

Food

 

 

Walks

 

 

Poetry

 

 

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5. WAVE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "wave". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. FOR LOVE: Rank these with your partner. Put the most impressive things to do for love at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Jet ski across a sea
  • Expensive present
  • Sing a love song in public
  • Cook a 7-course meal
  • Walk 100kms
  • Learn 100 poems
  • Buy 1,000 roses
  • Become super-fit

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. lockdown a. Having to stay in your home or room for security reasons.
      2. love b. Conditions that are wild and stormy.
      3. love-struck c. A person that someone loves.
      4. realize d. An act of traveling from one place to another.
      5. journey e. Experiencing very, very strong feelings of romantic love for someone.
      6. rough f. Suddenly understand something clearly.
      7. wave g. A curved length of water in the sea that eventually hits the beach or coast.

    Paragraph 2

      8. arrested h. Very, very, very big.
      9. sentenced i. A place on the coast where boats and ships can find shelter.
      10. risked j. Taken by the police who think you may have done something wrong.
      11. harbour k. A fact or idea that is a guide or a help in a task or problem.
      12. massive l. Given a punishment (e.g. time in prison, a fine, etc.) by a court.
      13. clue m. An action that is against the law.
      14. crime n. Did something in which there was danger.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A British man refused to talk to newspapers about lockdown and love.     T / F
  2. A 28-year-old man broke lockdown to see his wife.     T / F
  3. The man didn't know how dangerous his jet ski ride would be.     T / F
  4. The man took over three hours longer than he thought to cross the sea.  T / F
  5. The man was sentenced to four months in prison.     T / F
  6. The man was an expert jet ski rider.     T / F
  7. A big wave washed the man's GPS away.     T / F
  8. The man said he should not have done what he did.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. rules
  2. love
  3. realize
  4. huge
  5. idea
  6. breaking
  7. risked
  8. scared
  9. passion
  10. loves
  1. frightened
  2. enormous
  3. clue
  4. defying
  5. sweetheart
  6. adores
  7. laws
  8. love
  9. endangered
  10. understand

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. A British man who broke lockdown
  2. McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to
  3. He didn't realize how dangerous
  4. a huge wave washed
  5. For most of that time, he
  6. Dale was arrested
  7. sentenced to four
  8. I didn't have a clue where
  9. I should never
  10. It could be called a crime
  1. see his new love
  2. have done it
  3. thought he was lost
  4. I was going
  5. weeks in prison
  6. away his GPS
  7. the journey would be
  8. of passion
  9. rules
  10. by police

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
rode
rules
rough
love
idea
decided
time
island

A British man who broke lockdown (1) _____________________ to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to see his new (2) _____________________ Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres away on the Isle of Man - a small (3) _____________________ in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and (4) _____________________ he had to see his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and (5) _____________________ it across the sea. He didn't realize how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very (6) _____________________ and a huge wave washed away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most of that (7) _____________________, he thought he was lost and had no (8) _____________________ where he was.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
stood
sentenced
law
massive
passion
adventure
clue
life

Dale was arrested by police and was (9) _____________________ to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules. He said his (10) _____________________ was worth it. He risked his (11) _____________________ to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I (12) _____________________ on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a (13) _____________________ wave wiped it away. I didn't have a (14) _____________________ where I was going. I thought I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the (15) _____________________, but I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a crime of (16) _____________________." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) A British man who broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has ______
     a.  spoke in to newspapers
     b.  spoke on to newspapers
     c.  spoken to newspapers
     d.  speaking to newspapers
2)  Dale was love-struck and decided he had to ______
     a.  seen his love
     b.  see his love
     c.  seeing his love
     d.  sees his love
3)  The sea was very rough and a huge wave ______ GPS
     a.  wash away his
     b.  wash it away his
     c.  washed a way his
     d.  washed away his
4)  He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took ______
     a.  overly four hours
     b.  over four hours
     c.  overs four hours
     d.  overt four hours
5)  For most of that time, he thought he was lost and had no idea ______
     a.  wear he was
     b.  were he was
     c.  where he was
     d.  wore he was

6)  Dale was arrested by police and was sentenced to four ______
     a.  week sin prison
     b.  wee skin prison
     c.  week in prison
     d.  weeks in prison
7)  He said his adventure was worth it. He ______
     a.  risked his life
     b.  risqué his life
     c.  risked this life
     d.  risqué this life
8)  The first time I stood on a jet ski was ______
     a.  in that herb hour
     b.  in that ha boar
     c.  in that ha bore
     d.  in that harbour
9)  followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave ______
     a.  wipe it away
     b.  wiped it away
     c.  wipe did away
     d.  whipped it away
10)  I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a ______
     a.  grime of passion
     b.  climb of passion
     c.  claim of passion
     d.  crime of passion

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A British man (1) ____________________ rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres (2) ____________________ the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to (3) ____________________. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't realize how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very rough and a (4) ____________________ away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took (5) ____________________. For most of that time, he thought he was lost and (6) ____________________ where he was.

Dale (7) ____________________ police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules. He said his (8) ____________________ it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first (9) ____________________ on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an (10) ____________________ wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did (11) ____________________. I should never have done it. It could be called a (12) ____________________." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

Comprehension questions

  1. Who did the man speak to about his jet ski experience?
  2. How far away does the man's girlfriend live?
  3. Where does the man's girlfriend live?
  4. What did a huge wave wash away?
  5. How long did it take the man to cross the sea?
  6. How long was the prison sentence the man got?
  7. How many times had the man been on a jet ski before?
  8. What did the man think when he hit open water?
  9. How did the man feel?
  10. What does the man's girlfriend want to do?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who did the man speak to about his jet ski experience?
a) a TV station
b) his mother
c) a tourist
d) the newspapers
2) How far away does the man's girlfriend live?
a) 42kms
b) 43kms
c) 41kms
d) 4okms
3) Where does the man's girlfriend live?
a) Woman Island
b) Man Island
c) the Isle of Boy
d) the Isle of Man
4) What did a huge wave wash away?
a) his lunch
b) his map
c) his GPS
d) his sunglasses
5) How long did it take the man to cross the sea?
a) 45 minutes
b) seven hours
c) an hour and twenty minutes
d) more than four hours

6) How long was the prison sentence the man got?
a) four months
b) three weeks
c) four weeks
d) a week
7) How many times had the man been on a jet ski before?
a) none
b) one
c) two
d) three
8) What did the man think when he hit open water?
a) laugh out loud
b) yippee
c) oh my god
d) this is the end
9) How did the man feel?
a) relieved
b) scared
c) excited
d) passionate
10) What does the man's girlfriend want to do?
a) get married
b) leave him
c) buy him jet skiing lessons
d) move to Scotland

Role play

Role  A – Jet Ski Across A Sea
You think jet skiing across a sea is the most romantic thing. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least impressive of these (and why): walking 100kms to see your love, learning 100 love poems or singing a love song in public.

Role  B – Walk 100kms To See Your Love
You think walking 100kms is the most romantic thing. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least impressive of these (and why): jet skiing across a sea, learning 100 love poems or singing a love song in public.

Role  C – Learn 100 Love Poems
You think learning 100 love poems is the most romantic thing. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least impressive of these (and why): walking 100kms to see your love, jet skiing across a sea or singing a love song in public.

Role  D – Sing A Love Song In Public
You think singing a love song in public is the most romantic thing. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least impressive of these (and why): walking 100kms to see your love, learning 100 love poems or jet skiing across a sea.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'jet ski'

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  • and 'love'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • spoken
    • small
    • decided
    • realize
    • huge
    • most
    • prison
    • life
    • first
    • fun
    • scared
    • marry




    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 - Jet Ski Love

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'jet ski'?
    3. Should the man have broken lockdown?
    4. Is it OK to do anything for love?
    5. What's the craziest thing you have done for love?
    6. What is it like to have a new love?
    7. Is there anything greater in the world than love?
    8. What do you think of the man's actions?
    9. What would you have done in the man's situation?
    10. Have you ever been totally lost?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'love'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of the four-week prison sentence?
    5. What do you think of lockdown?
    6. How dangerous was the man's journey across the sea?
    7. Is it OK to break the law for love?
    8. What do you think of crimes of passion?
    9. What advice do you have for Dale and Jessica?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the man?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A British man who broke lockdown (1) ____ to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was (2) ____ lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres (3) ____ on the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to see his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't (4) ____ how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very rough and a huge wave washed (5) ____ his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most of (6) ____ time, he thought he was lost and had no idea where he was.

    Dale was arrested (7) ____ police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules. He said his adventure was (8) ____ it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I (9) ____ on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave (10) ____ it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought I was lost (11) ____ sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a crime of (12) ____. Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     ruling     (b)     rulers     (c)     rules     (d)     rule    
    2. (a)     in     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     as    
    3. (a)     away     (b)     across     (c)     afar     (d)     abroad    
    4. (a)     realize     (b)     view     (c)     look     (d)     vision    
    5. (a)     down     (b)     clean     (c)     on     (d)     away    
    6. (a)     so     (b)     such     (c)     what     (d)     that    
    7. (a)     by     (b)     of     (c)     at     (d)     on    
    8. (a)     worthless     (b)     worthwhile     (c)     worthy     (d)     worth    
    9. (a)     stood     (b)     standing     (c)     stand     (d)     stands    
    10. (a)     vaped     (b)     wiped     (c)     hyped     (d)     lipped    
    11. (a)     as     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    12. (a)     passion     (b)     passionate     (c)     passionately     (d)     passion fruit

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. a small sniald in the Irish Sea
    2. He didn't erzaiel how dangerous
    3. The sea was very ruohg
    4. a uhge wave
    5. weadhs away his GPS
    6. he ghhutot he was lost

    Paragraph 2

    1. censteden to four weeks in prison
    2. his vtaeruden was worth it
    3. in that arbohur
    4. It was ebrtelri
    5. a smiaevs wave wiped it away
    6. It could be called a crime of ioassnp

    Put the text back together

    (...)  done it. It could be called a crime of passion." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.
    (...)  of that time, he thought he was lost and had no idea where he was.
    (...)  ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I stood on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon
    1  ) A British man who broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan,
    (...)  see his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't realize how
    (...)  dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very rough and a huge wave washed
    (...)  away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most
    (...)  Dale was arrested by police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown
    (...)  an hour a massive wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought
    (...)  I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love. I should never have
    (...)  43 kilometres away on the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to
    (...)  28, really wanted to see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in lockdown in Scotland and she was
    (...)  rules. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had
    (...)  as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half

    Put the words in the right order

    1. Broke   rules   lockdown   be   his   with   to   girlfriend   .
    2. He   how   journey   the   was   .   didn't   dangerous   realize
    3. his   away   huge   A   washed   GPS   .   wave
    4. would   thought   it   He   take   minutes   .   45
    5. idea   was   .   He   had   he   where   no
    6. sentenced   to   in   four   He   weeks   was   prison   .
    7. said   worth   it   .   adventure   was   his   He
    8. a   stood   time   The   jet ski     .   I   first   on  
    9. where   I   have   I   a   didn't   clue   was   .
    10. of   a   could   called   passion   .   be   It   crime

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A British man who broke / broken lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to view / see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in / on lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres afar / away on the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to see / seen his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't realize / vision how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very roughly / rough and a huge wave washed away his GPS. He thought it would have / take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most / mostly of that time, he thought he was lost and had no idea where he is / was.

    Dale was arresting / arrested by police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rulers / rules. He said his adventure was worthy / worth it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used / useful a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I stood in / on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terribly / terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive / missive wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was gone / going. I thought I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke / breaking the law, but I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a crime / criminal of passion." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    _ Br_t_sh m_n wh_ br_k_ l_ckd_wn r_l_s t_ b_ w_th h_s g_rlfr__nd h_s sp_k_n t_ n_wsp_p_rs. D_l_ McL__ghl_n, 28, r__lly w_nt_d t_ s__ h_s n_w l_v_ J_ss_c_ R_dcl_ff_. H_w_v_r, h_ w_s _n l_ckd_wn _n Sc_tl_nd _nd sh_ w_s 43 k_l_m_tr_s _w_y _n th_ _sl_ _f M_n - _ sm_ll _sl_nd _n th_ _r_sh S__. D_l_ w_s l_v_-str_ck _nd d_c_d_d h_ h_d t_ s__ h_s l_v_. H_ b__ght _ j_t sk_ f_r $10,800 _nd r_d_ _t _cr_ss th_ s__. H_ d_dn't r__l_z_ h_w d_ng_r__s th_ j__rn_y w__ld b_. Th_ s__ w_s v_ry r__gh _nd _ h_g_ w_v_ w_sh_d _w_y h_s GPS. H_ th__ght _t w__ld t_k_ 45 m_n_t_s t_ g_t t_ th_ _sl_ _f M_n b_t _t t__k _v_r f__r h__rs. F_r m_st _f th_t t_m_, h_ th__ght h_ w_s l_st _nd h_d n_ _d__ wh_r_ h_ w_s.

    D_l_ w_s _rr_st_d by p_l_c_ _nd w_s s_nt_nc_d t_ f__r w__ks _n pr_s_n f_r br__k_ng l_ckd_wn r_l_s. H_ s__d h_s _dv_nt_r_ w_s w_rth _t. H_ r_sk_d h_s l_f_ t_ s__ J_ss_c_. _t w_s th_ f_rst t_m_ h_ h_d _v_r _s_d _ j_t sk_. H_ d_scr_b_d h_s _xp_r__nc_. H_ s__d: "Th_ f_rst t_m_ _ st__d _n _ j_t sk_ w_s _n th_t h_rb__r. _s s__n _s _ h_t _p_n w_t_r, _ th__ght, '_h my G_d'. _t w_s t_rr_bl_. _t w_sn't f_n. _ f_ll_w_d th_ GPS, b_t _ft_r h_lf _n h__r _ m_ss_v_ w_v_ w_p_d _t _w_y. _ d_dn't h_v_ _ cl__ wh_r_ _ w_s g__ng. _ th__ght _ w_s l_st _t s__. _ w_s s_ sc_r_d." H_ _dd_d: "_ br_k_ th_ l_w, b_t _ d_d _t f_r l_v_. _ sh__ld n_v_r h_v_ d_n_ _t. _t c__ld b_ c_ll_d _ cr_m_ _f p_ss__n." J_ss_c_ s_ys sh_ l_v_s D_l_ _nd w_nts t_ m_rry h_m.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a british man who broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers dale mclaughlan 28 really wanted to see his new love jessica radcliffe however he was in lockdown in scotland and she was 43 kilometres away on the isle of man a small island in the irish sea dale was lovestruck and decided he had to see his love he bought a jet ski for 10800 and rode it across the sea he didnt realize how dangerous the journey would be the sea was very rough and a huge wave washed away his gps he thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the isle of man but it took over four hours for most of that time he thought he was lost and had no idea where he was

    dale was arrested by police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules he said his adventure was worth it he risked his life to see jessica it was the first time he had ever used a jet ski he described his experience he said the first time i stood on a jet ski was in that harbour as soon as i hit open water i thought oh my god it was terrible it wasnt fun i followed the gps but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away i didnt have a clue where i was going i thought i was lost at sea i was so scared he added i broke the law but i did it for love i should never have done it it could be called a crime of passion jessica says she loves dale and wants to marry him

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    ABritishmanwhobrokelockdownrulestobewithhisgirlfriendhasspoke
    ntonewspapers.DaleMcLaughlan,28,reallywantedtoseehisnewloveJ
    essicaRadcliffe.However,hewasinlockdowninScotlandandshewas43
    kilometresawayontheIsleofMan-asmallislandintheIrishSea.Dalew
    aslove-struckanddecidedhehadtoseehislove.Heboughtajetskifo
    r$10,800androdeitacrossthesea.Hedidn'trealizehowdangerousthej
    ourneywouldbe.Theseawasveryroughandahugewavewashedawayh
    isGPS.Hethoughtitwouldtake45minutestogettotheIsleofManbutitto
    okoverfourhours.Formostofthattime,hethoughthewaslostandhadno
    ideawherehewas.Dalewasarrestedbypoliceandwassentencedtofour
    weeksinprisonforbreakinglockdownrules.Hesaidhisadventurewasw
    orthit.HeriskedhislifetoseeJessica.Itwasthefirsttimehehadeverused
    ajetski.Hedescribedhisexperience.Hesaid:"ThefirsttimeIstoodonaje
    tskiwasinthatharbour.AssoonasIhitopenwater,Ithought,'OhmyGod'
    .Itwasterrible.Itwasn'tfun.IfollowedtheGPS,butafterhalfanhourama
    ssivewavewipeditaway.Ididn'thaveacluewhereIwasgoing.IthoughtI
    waslostatsea.Iwassoscared."Headded:"Ibrokethelaw,butIdiditforlo
    ve.Ishouldneverhavedoneit.Itcouldbecalledacrimeofpassion.Jessic
    asaysshelovesDaleandwantstomarryhim.

    Free writing

    Write about jet ski for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    It is OK to do anything for love. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. JET SKI: Make a poster about jet skis. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. LOVE: Write a magazine article about being able to do anything for love. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on love. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to be successful in love. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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