The Reading / Listening - Candy - Level 5

There is a good way to earn some extra cash for people with a sweet tooth. A candy company is looking for people to taste and review its original sweets for $30 an hour. The Candy Funhouse requires "candyologists" to test and provide feedback on its candy and chocolates. The company has a huge range of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will decide on 10 new candies. These will be part of a new line of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. It hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality sweet maker.



The successful applicants must show some basic requirements and qualifications. They must be enthusiastic to try confectionery products. They must give honest and objective opinions on the products they test. They will also have to write a short, two-sentence description for each product. The company said the candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," not have any food allergies, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. It added that they will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects of taste, texture and quality".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Candy - Level 4 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 earn
  2. people with a sweet
  3. A candy company is looking
  4. provide feedback
  5. a huge range
  6. part
  7. It hopes to establish a global
  8. a quality sweet
  1. maker
  2. on its candy
  3. of 3,000 products
  4. tooth
  5. reputation
  6. some extra cash
  7. of a new line
  8. for people

Paragraph 2

  1. successful
  2. basic requirements
  3. give honest and objective
  4. write a short, two-
  5. not have any food
  6. basic writing
  7. that they will taste
  8. aspects of taste, texture
  1. and qualifications
  2. samples
  3. sentence description
  4. and quality
  5. applicants
  6. allergies
  7. opinions
  8. skills

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is (1) ___________________ to earn some extra cash for people with (2) ___________________. A candy company is looking for people to taste and (3) ___________________ sweets for $30 an hour. The Candy Funhouse requires "candyologists" to test and (4) ___________________ its candy and chocolates. The company has a huge range of 3,000 products but (5) ___________________ new sweets. The candyologists will decide on 10 new candies. These will be part of a new line of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. It hopes to establish (6) ___________________ as a quality sweet maker.

The successful applicants must (7) ___________________ requirements and qualifications. They must be enthusiastic to try confectionery products. They (8) ___________________ and objective opinions on the (9) ___________________. They will also have to write a short, two-sentence description for each product. The company said the candyologists (10) ___________________ about confectionery," not have (11) ___________________, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. It added that they will "taste samples objectively" and "consider (12) ___________________, texture and quality".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisagoodwaytoearnsomeextracashforpeoplewithasweettooth.
Acandycompanyislookingforpeopletotasteandreviewitsoriginalswee
tsfor$30anhour.TheCandyFunhouserequires"candyologists"totesta
ndprovidefeedbackonitscandyandchocolates.Thecompanyhasahug
erangeof3,000productsbutisalwayscreatingnewsweets.Thecandyol
ogistswilldecideon10newcandies.ThesewillbepartofanewlineofCand
yFunhouse-brandedsweets.Ithopestoestablishaglobalreputation
asaqualitysweetmaker.Thesuccessfulapplicantsmustshowsomebasi
crequirementsandqualifications.Theymustbeenthusiastictotryconfe
ctioneryproducts.Theymustgivehonestandobjectiveopinionsonthep
roductstheytest.Theywillalsohavetowriteashort,two-sentencedes
criptionforeachproduct.Thecompanysaidthecandyologistsmustbe"p
assionateaboutconfectionery,"nothaveanyfoodallergies,befluentin
Englishandhavebasicwritingskills.Itaddedthattheywill"tastesample
sobjectively"and"consideraspectsoftaste,textureandquality".

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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