The Reading / Listening - Candy - Level 4

There is a good way to get some extra cash for people with a sweet tooth. A candy company wants people to test its original sweets. It will pay $30 an hour. The Candy Funhouse requires "candyologists" to give feedback on its candy and chocolates. It has a huge range of 3,000 products but is always making new sweets. The candyologists will decide on new candies for the company's branded sweets. It hopes to improve its global reputation.



The successful applicants must have some basic qualifications. They must be enthusiastic, they must give honest opinions on the products they test, and they will also have to write a short description for each product they test. The company said the candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must not have any food allergies.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Candy - Level 5 or  Candy - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.radio.com/news/candy-company-will-pay-you-usd30-an-hour-to-eat-sweets
  • https://lifehacker.com/earn-30-hour-as-a-professional-candy-taste-tester-1846114971
  • https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/dream-job-alert-you-can-get-paid-around-30-an-hour-to-eat-candy/ar-BB1d1xsM?li=BBnba9O


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a good way to
  2. people with a sweet
  3. It will pay
  4. give feedback on
  5. It has a huge range
  6. The candyologists will decide
  7. the company's branded
  8. improve its global
  1. of 3,000 products
  2. sweets
  3. get some extra cash
  4. reputation
  5. its candy
  6. $30 an hour
  7. on new candies
  8. tooth

Paragraph 2

  1. successful
  2. They must be
  3. give honest
  4. write a short
  5. be passionate
  6. be fluent
  7. basic writing
  8. They must not have any food
  1. description
  2. skills
  3. applicants
  4. allergies
  5. in English
  6. enthusiastic
  7. about confectionery
  8. opinions

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is a good way to (1) ___________________ cash for people with a sweet tooth. A candy company wants people (2) ___________________ original sweets. (3) ___________________ $30 an hour. The Candy Funhouse requires "candyologists" to (4) ___________________ its candy and chocolates. It has a huge range of 3,000 products but is always making new sweets. The candyologists (5) ___________________ new candies for the company's branded sweets. It hopes                                    (6) ___________________ global reputation.

The successful applicants must (7) ___________________ qualifications. They must be enthusiastic, they must (8) ___________________ on the products they test, and they will also have to (9) ___________________ description for each (10) ___________________. The company said the candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," (11) ___________________ English and have basic writing skills. They must not have (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisagoodwaytogetsomeextracashforpeoplewithasweettooth.A
candycompanywantspeopletotestitsoriginalsweets.Itwillpay$30an
hour.TheCandyFunhouserequires"candyologists"togivefeedbackoni
tscandyandchocolates.Ithasahugerangeof3,000productsbutisalwa
ysmakingnewsweets.Thecandyologistswilldecideonnewcandiesfort
hecompany'sbrandedsweets.Ithopestoimproveitsglobalreputation.
Thesuccessfulapplicantsmusthavesomebasicqualifications.Theymu
stbeenthusiastic,theymustgivehonestopinionsontheproductstheyte
st,andtheywillalsohavetowriteashortdescriptionforeachproductthey
test.Thecompanysaidthecandyologistsmustbe"passionateaboutcon
fectionery,"befluentinEnglishandhavebasicwritingskills.Theymustn
othaveanyfoodallergies.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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