The Reading / Listening - Karaoke - Level 0

A taxi driver is giving free rides for songs. He loves karaoke and listening to people sing. He is famous for his taxi's flashing disco lights and the pink neon star. People can choose a "karaoke" option on a taxi app in the capital. When he arrives, you get a microphone and an iPad for you to select the song you want to sing.



The taxi driver loves his job. He said: "No one is as lucky as me." He has given free rides for songs for eight years. He has filmed over 10,000 videos. Some of his videos have over two million views. If people do not sing, they get no free ride. He has been on TV in 10 countries. His dream is to give a ride to singer Ed Sheeran.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Karaoke - Level 1 Karaoke - Level 2   or  Karaoke - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/04/training-their-courage-taiwan-taxi-driver-offers-free-rides-for-karaoke
  • https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/here-is-why-a-taxi-driver-in-taiwan-is-offering-free-rides-7133680/
  • https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/taxi-driver-in-taiwan-gives-free-rides-to-people-who-can-sing-karaoke/703045


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. A taxi driver is
  2. He loves
  3. listening to people
  4. flashing disco
  5. People can choose a
  6. on a taxi
  7. When he arrives, you
  8. select the song you
  1. "karaoke" option
  2. sing
  3. want to sing
  4. get a microphone
  5. karaoke
  6. lights
  7. app
  8. giving free rides

Paragraph 2

  1. The taxi driver
  2. No one is as
  3. He has given
  4. He has filmed
  5. over two million
  6. If people do
  7. He has been on TV
  8. give a ride to
  1. not sing
  2. over 10,000 videos
  3. loves his job
  4. in 10 countries
  5. free rides
  6. lucky as me
  7. singer Ed Sheeran
  8. views

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A taxi driver (1) ___________________ rides for songs. He loves karaoke (2) ___________________ people sing. He is famous for his taxi's flashing (3) ___________________ the pink neon star. People (4) ___________________ "karaoke" option on a taxi app (5) ___________________. When he arrives, you get a microphone and an iPad for you to select the song (6) ___________________ sing.

The taxi driver (7) ___________________. He said: "No one is as lucky as me." He (8) ___________________ rides for songs for eight years. He (9) ___________________ 10,000 videos. Some of his videos (10) ___________________ million views. If people do not sing, they (11) ___________________ ride. He has been on TV in 10 countries. His dream is to give (12) __________________ singer Ed Sheeran.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Ataxidriverisgivingfreeridesforsongs.Heloveskaraokeandlisteningto
peoplesing.Heisfamousforhistaxi'sflashingdiscolightsandthepinkne
onstar.Peoplecanchoosea"karaoke"optiononataxiappinthecapital.
Whenhearrives,yougetamicrophoneandaniPadforyoutoselecttheso
ngyouwanttosing.Thetaxidriverloveshisjob.Hesaid:"Nooneisasluck
yasme."Hehasgivenfreeridesforsongsforeightyears.Hehasfilmedov
er10,000videos.Someofhisvideoshaveovertwomillionviews.Ifpeopl
edonotsing,theygetnofreeride.HehasbeenonTVin10countries.Hisdr
eamistogivearidetosingerEdSheeran.

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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