The Reading / Listening - Candy - Level 6

The sweetest way to earn some extra cash is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. A candy company in Canada is searching for people to taste and review its original creations for the sweet sum of $30 an hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and provide feedback on its candy and chocolate products. The company currently has a huge range of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of a new line of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality confectioner.



The successful applicants will need a number of basic requirements and qualifications. The company states on its website: "Candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionery products. We are looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested." They will have to write a brief, two-sentence description for each product tested. Budding candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," not have any food allergies, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and be willing to work in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects of taste, texture and quality".

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Candy - Level 4  or  Candy - Level 5

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


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. CANDY: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about candy. 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?
       cash / sweet tooth / candy / creation / chocolate / branded / global / reputation /
       successful / applicant / qualifications / enthusiasm / honest / opinions / quality
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. HEALTH WARNING: Students A strongly believe all candy should carry a health warning; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. SWEETS: What are the good and bad things about these sweets? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good Things

Bad Things

Cotton candy

 

 

Chews

 

 

Bubble gum

 

 

Chocolate

 

 

Marshmallows

 

 

Nougat

 

 

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5. TOOTH: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "tooth". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. SWEET TASTER: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • A sweet tooth
  • Honesty
  • Passion
  • Writing skills
  • Cooking skills
  • Creativity
  • Health consciousness
  • A sense of smell

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. earn a. A set of different things of the same general type.
      2. review b. Get money in return for doing work or for services.
      3. sum c. A particular amount of money.
      4. range d. The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something; the public image and good name of something or someone.
      5. line e. A person whose occupation is making or selling candy and other sweets; a sweet maker.
      6. reputation f. Write about how good or bad something or someone is.
      7. confectioner g. A number of different products offered by a company.

    Paragraph 2

      8. applicant h. Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
      9. requirement i. The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
      10. eagerness j. A particular part or feature of something.
      11. objective k. Enthusiasm to do or to have something; keenness.
      12. allergy l. A (sometimes dangerous) sensitivity of the body to different things (e.g. fur, pollen, dust, etc.).
      13. aspect m. A person who makes a formal application for something, especially a job.
      14. texture n. A thing that is needed or wanted.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Only people with a sweet tooth can apply for this job.     T / F
  2. The candy company is based in Switzerland.     T / F
  3. The candy company wants to test 3,000 new products.     T / F
  4. The company wants to have a global reputation.     T / F
  5. The company's website said only highly qualified people need apply.     T / F
  6. The website says applicants must be passionate about sweets.     T / F
  7. The candyologists must write a two-sentence description of the candy.    T / F
  8. The company will accept people of any nationality.     T / F

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

  1. earn
  2. searching
  3. sum
  4. huge
  5. line
  6. applicants
  7. enthusiasm
  8. brief
  9. basic
  10. aspects
  1. keenness
  2. enormous
  3. candidates
  4. amount
  5. features
  6. looking
  7. fundamental
  8. be paid
  9. short
  10. range

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

  1. The sweetest way to earn some
  2. for those with a sweet
  3. test and provide feedback
  4. a huge range
  5. establish a global
  6. The successful
  7. We are looking for honest and
  8. write a brief, two-sentence
  9. food
  10. basic writing
  1. objective opinions
  2. of 3,000 products
  3. reputation
  4. skills
  5. allergies
  6. tooth
  7. applicants
  8. extra cash
  9. description
  10. on its candy

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
review
provide
reputation
cash
line
sum
tooth
range

The sweetest way to earn some extra (1) _____________________ is on offer for those with a sweet (2) _____________________. A candy company in Canada is searching for people to taste and (3) _____________________ its original creations for the sweet (4) _____________________ of $30 an hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and (5) _____________________ feedback on its candy and chocolate products. The company currently has a huge (6) _____________________ of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of a new (7) _____________________ of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global (8) _____________________ as a quality confectioner.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
allergies
applicants
eagerness
aspects
willing
states
brief
objective

The successful (9) _____________________ will need a number of basic requirements and qualifications. The company (10) _____________________ on its website: "Candidates should have enthusiasm and (11) _____________________ to try confectionery products. We are looking for honest and (12) _____________________ opinions on the products that will be taste tested." They will have to write a (13) _____________________, two-sentence description for each product tested. Budding candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," not have any food (14) _____________________, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and be (15) _____________________ to work in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider (16) _____________________ of taste, texture and quality".

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The sweetest way to earn some extra cash is on offer for those with ______
     a.  a sweetie tooth
     b.  a sweets tooth
     c.  a sweet tooth
     d.  a sweetness tooth
2)  taste and review its original creations for the sweet ______ an hour
     a.  sum of $30
     b.  some of $30
     c.  thumb of $30
     d.  same of $30
3)  called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and ______
     a.  provides feedback
     b.  provider feedback
     c.  provide feedback
     d.  provided feedback
4)  be responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of ______
     a.  a new line
     b.  a new dine
     c.  a new fine
     d.  a new mine
5)  Candy Funhouse hopes to establish ______
     a.  a globe all reputation
     b.  a globule reputation
     c.  a globally reputation
     d.  a global reputation

6)  The successful applicants will need a ______
     a.  numeral of basic
     b.  numbers of basic
     c.  number of basic
     d.  numbered of basic
7)  Candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to ______
     a.  try confectionery produce
     b.  try confectionery products
     c.  try confectionery product
     d.  try confectionery productive
8)  We are looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will ______
     a.  be tasty tested
     b.  be taste tested
     c.  be test tested
     d.  be tested tested
9)  be "passionate about confectionery," not have any food allergies, ______ English
     a.  be fluency in
     b.  be flew ant in
     c.  be fluent in
     d.  be flu went in
10) taste samples objectively and "consider aspects of taste, ______
     a.  text your and quality
     b.  text our and quality
     c.  texture and quality
     d.  text yearn and quality

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The sweetest way to (1) ____________________ cash is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. A candy company in Canada is searching for people to taste and (2) ____________________ creations for the sweet sum of $30 an hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to (3) ____________________ feedback on its candy and chocolate products. The company currently has a (4) ____________________ 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of (5) ____________________ of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation (6) ____________________ confectioner.

The successful applicants will need a (7) ____________________ requirements and qualifications. The company states on its website: "Candidates should have (8) ____________________ to try confectionery products. We are looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested." They will have to (9) ____________________, two-sentence description for each product tested. Budding candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," not have (10) ____________________, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and (11) ____________________ work in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects (12) ____________________ and quality".

Comprehension questions

  1. In which country is the candy company?
  2. What is the name of the candy company?
  3. What is the name of the job?
  4. How many products does the company currently produce?
  5. How many new candies does the company want to produce?
  6. What should candidates have besides enthusiasm?
  7. How many sentences must the tasters write?
  8. What must the candyologists have a passion about?
  9. What should the candidates not have?
  10. Where will the candyologists have to work?




Multiple choice quiz

1) In which country is the candy company?
a) France
b) Switzerland
c) Canada
d) South Africa
2) What is the name of the candy company?
a) Candy Funhouse
b) Canada Funhouse
c) Candy Farmhouse
d) Canada Farmhouse
3) What is the name of the job?
a) sweeterer
b) sweet taster
c) canditian
d) candyologist
4) How many products does the company currently produce?
a) 4,000
b) 3,000
c) 5,000
d) 6,000
5) How many new candies does the company want to produce?
a) dozens
b) hundreds
c) ten
d) one

6) What should candidates have besides enthusiasm?
a) a sweet tooth
b) eagerness
c) a good sense of smell
d) an eye for colour
7) How many sentences must the tasters write?
a) five
b) four
c) three
d) two
8) What must the candyologists have a passion about?
a) health
b) confectionery
c) life
d) chocolate
9) What should the candidates not have?
a) food allergies
b) bad teeth
c) a poor sense of smell
d) heart problems
10) Where will the candyologists have to work?
a) Tokyo
b) Paris
c) New York
d) Ontario

Role play

Role  A – A Sweet Tooth
You think a sweet tooth is the most important requirement to be a candy taster. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their requirements. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): honesty, cooking ability or health consciousness.

Role  B – Honesty
You think honesty is the most important requirement to be a candy taster. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their requirements. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a sweet tooth, cooking ability or health consciousness.

Role  C – Cooking Skills
You think cooking ability is the most important requirement to be a candy taster. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their requirements. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): honesty, a sweet tooth or health consciousness.

Role  D – Health Consciousness
You think health consciousness is the most important requirement to be a candy taster. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their requirements. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): honesty, cooking ability or a sweet tooth.

After reading / listening

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

'candy'

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  • and 'sweet'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • earn
    • sum
    • requires
    • huge
    • 10
    • global
    • number
    • try
    • honest
    • brief
    • food
    • samples




    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 - Candy

    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 'candy'?
    3. Would you like a job as a candy tester?
    4. What are the good things about this job?
    5. How much do you like candy?
    6. What are your favourite candies?
    7. What do you think of the pay for this job?
    8. What are the best candies your country makes?
    9. Should candy carry a health warning?
    10. How healthy are the ingredients of candy?

    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 'sweet'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What are the bad things about this job?
    5. How much of a sweet tooth do you have?
    6. What qualifications do you have for this job?
    7. What are you passionate about?
    8. What would you like a job testing?
    9. Do you know anyone with food allergies?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the candy company?

    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)

    The sweetest way to earn some extra (1) ____ is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. A candy company in Canada is searching for people to taste and review its original creations for the sweet (2) ____ of $30 an hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and provide feedback (3) ____ its candy and chocolate products. The company (4) ____ has a huge range of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be responsible for deciding (5) ____ 10 new candies that will be part of a new (6) ____ of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality confectioner.

    The successful (7) ____ will need a number of basic requirements and qualifications. The company states on its website: "Candidates should have enthusiasm and (8) ____ to try confectionery products. We are looking for honest and objective opinions (9) ____ the products that will be taste tested." They will have to write a brief, two-sentence description for each product tested. (10) ____ candyologists must be "passionate about confectionery," not have any food (11) ____, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and be willing to work in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects of taste, (12) ____ and quality".

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    (a)     cachet     (b)     cash     (c)     cashed     (d)     cache    
    (a)     tooth     (b)     sum     (c)     summary     (d)     toothless    
    (a)     as     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     on    
    (a)     currant     (b)     currently     (c)     currants     (d)     currency    
    (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     as    
    (a)     doodle     (b)     squiggle     (c)     line     (d)     slash    
    (a)     supplicants     (b)     implants     (c)     applicants     (d)     decants    
    (a)     eager     (b)     eagerly     (c)     eagerness     (d)     auger    
    (a)     as     (b)     to     (c)     at     (d)     on    
    (a)     Weeding     (b)     Pudding     (c)     Ridding     (d)     Budding    
    (a)     allergies     (b)     allergen     (c)     allergens     (d)     allergic    
    (a)     posture     (b)     stature     (c)     texture     (d)     mature

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  for people to taste and review its original creations for the sweet sum of $30 an
    (...)  hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and provide
    1  ) The sweetest way to earn some extra cash is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. A candy company in Canada is searching
    (...)  feedback on its candy and chocolate products. The company currently has a huge
    (...)  range of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be
    (...)  its website: "Candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionery products. We are
    (...)  "passionate about confectionery," not have any food allergies, be fluent in English and have basic
    (...)  branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality confectioner.
    (...)  responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of a new line of Candy Funhouse-
    (...)  in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects of taste, texture and quality".
    (...)  looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested." They will have
    (...)  writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and be willing to work
    (...)  to write a brief, two-sentence description for each product tested. Budding candyologists must be
    (...)  The successful applicants will need a number of basic requirements and qualifications. The company states on

    Put the words in the right order

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    3. huge   has   The   currently   a   company   range   .
    4. be   responsible   candyologists   The   deciding   .   for   will
    5. quality   confectioner   .   as   a   global   a   Establish   reputation
    6. of   requirements   .   a   number   will   basic   Applicants   need
    7. products   .   eagerness   Enthusiasm   confectionery   try   and   to
    8. products   taste-tested   .   Opinions   that   the   will   be   on
    9. fluent   basic   in   and   have   skills   .   Be   English
    10. candy   of   taste   samples   candyologists   will   The   objectively   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The sweetest / sweetie way to earn some extra cash is on offer for those with a sweet mouth / tooth. A candy company in Canada is seeking / searching for people to taste and review its originally / original creations for the sweet sum of $30 an hour. The company is called Candy Funhouse and it requires "candyologists" to test and provide / revise feedback on its candy and chocolate products. The company currant / currently has a huge range / derange of 3,000 products but is always creating new sweets. The candyologists will be / get responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of a new straight / line of Candy Funhouse-branded sweets. Candy Funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality conditioner / confectioner.

    The successful applicants / applies will need a number of basic / basically requirements and qualifications. The company states / starts on its website: "Candidates should have enthusiastic / enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionery products. We are looking for honest and object / objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested." They will have to write a brief / briefly, two-sentence description for each product tested. Budding candyologists must be "passionate / passion about confectionery," not have any food allergies / allergic, be fluent in English and have basic writing skills. They must also be U.S. or Canadian citizens and be willing / wily to work in Ontario. The candyologists will "taste samples objectively" and "consider aspects of taste, texture / text and quality".

    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)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the sweetest way to earn some extra cash is on offer for those with a sweet tooth a candy company in canada is searching for people to taste and review its original creations for the sweet sum of 30 an hour the company is called candy funhouse and it requires candyologists to test and provide feedback on its candy and chocolate products the company currently has a huge range of 3000 products but is always creating new sweets the candyologists will be responsible for deciding on 10 new candies that will be part of a new line of candy funhouse branded sweets candy funhouse hopes to establish a global reputation as a quality confectioner

    the successful applicants will need a number of basic requirements and qualifications the company states on its website candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionery products we are looking for honest and objective opinions on the products that will be taste tested they will have to write a brief two sentence description for each product tested budding candyologists must be passionate about confectionery not have any food allergies be fluent in english and have basic writing skills they must also be us or canadian citizens and be willing to work in ontario the candyologists will taste samples objectively and consider aspects of taste texture and quality

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    Thesweetestwaytoearnsomeextracashisonofferforthosewithasweet
    tooth.AcandycompanyinCanadaissearchingforpeopletotasteandrev
    iewitsoriginalcreationsforthesweetsumof$30anhour.Thecompanyis
    calledCandyFunhouseanditrequires"candyologists"totestandprovid
    efeedbackonitscandyandchocolateproducts.Thecompanycurrentlyh
    asahugerangeof3,000productsbutisalwayscreatingnewsweets.The
    candyologistswillberesponsiblefordecidingon10newcandiesthatwill
    bepartofanewlineofCandyFunhouse-brandedsweets.CandyFunhou
    sehopestoestablishaglobalreputationasaqualityconfectioner.Thesu
    ccessfulapplicantswillneedanumberofbasicrequirementsandqualific
    ations.Thecompanystatesonitswebsite:"Candidatesshouldhaveent
    husiasmandeagernesstotryconfectioneryproducts.Wearelookingfor
    honestandobjectiveopinionsontheproductsthatwillbetastetested."T
    heywillhavetowriteabrief,two-sentencedescriptionforeachproduct
    tested.Buddingcandyologistsmustbe"passionateaboutconfectioner
    y,"nothaveanyfoodallergies,befluentinEnglishandhavebasicwritings
    kills.TheymustalsobeU.S.orCanadiancitizensandbewillingtoworkin
    Ontario.Thecandyologistswill"tastesamplesobjectively"and"conside
    raspectsoftaste,textureandquality".

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    The job of a candyologist is one of the best in the world. 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. CANDY: Make a poster about candy. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. HEALTH WARNINGS: Write a magazine article about putting health warnings on candy. 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 candy. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas for new candy. 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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