The Reading / Listening - Lemonade - Level 0

A five-year-old in London was fined $195 for selling lemonade. She thought she did something bad. She wanted to sell lemonade to people going to a music festival. The little girl was excited to sell her lemonade. Her father said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really proud of herself."



The little girl's father explained what happened. Four government workers came to the lemonade stall. They started filming the girl. Then they read a paper about not having a trading licence. The little girl then said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing." The local government apologised to the little girl and cancelled the fine.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lemonade - Level 1 Lemonade - Level 2   or  Lemonade - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40679075
  • http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/21/girl-ordered-to-close-50p-lemonade-stall-and-fined-150-by-council-officers-6795345/
  • http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/07/it-s-scary-do-it-again-five-year-old-fined-150-running-lemonade-stand


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. fined $195
  2. She thought she did
  3. people going to
  4. The little girl was excited
  5. She just wanted to put a smile
  6. She was really proud
  7. The little girl's
  8. explained what
  1. father
  2. to sell her lemonade
  3. for selling lemonade
  4. happened
  5. of herself
  6. something bad
  7. on people's faces
  8. a music festival

Paragraph 2

  1. The little girl's father
  2. Four government
  3. lemonade
  4. They started filming
  5. not having a trading
  6. I've done a
  7. The local government apologised
  8. cancelled the
  1. bad thing
  2. the girl
  3. to the little girl
  4. workers
  5. fine
  6. stall
  7. licence
  8. explained

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A five-(1) ___________________ London was fined $195 for selling lemonade. She (2) ___________________ something bad. She (3) ___________________ lemonade to people going to a music festival. The little girl (4) ___________________ sell her lemonade. Her father said: "She just wanted to (5) ___________________ people's faces. She was really (6) ___________________."

The little girl's (7) ___________________ what happened. Four government (8) ___________________ the lemonade stall. They started filming the girl. Then (9) ___________________ paper about not (10) ___________________ licence. The little girl then said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've (11) ___________________ thing." The local government (12) ___________________ little girl and cancelled the fine.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Afive-year-oldinLondonwasfined$195forsellinglemonade.Shethou
ghtshedidsomethingbad.Shewantedtoselllemonadetopeoplegoingt
oamusicfestival.Thelittlegirlwasexcitedtosellherlemonade.Herfathe
rsaid:"Shejustwantedtoputasmileonpeople'sfaces.Shewasreallypro
udofherself."Thelittlegirl'sfatherexplainedwhathappened.Fourgove
rnmentworkerscametothelemonadestall.Theystartedfilmingthegirl.
Thentheyreadapaperaboutnothavingatradinglicence.Thelittlegirlth
ensaid:"Daddy,Daddy,I'vedoneabadthing."Thelocalgovernmentap
ologisedtothelittlegirlandcancelledthefine.

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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