The Reading / Listening - Lemonade - Level 1

A five-year-old in London was fined for selling lemonade. The fine upset her. She thought she did something wrong. Her father said his daughter set up her stall on a street near her home. She wanted to sell lemonade to people going to a music festival. The little girl burst into tears and said: "I've done a bad thing". 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 father explained what happened. He said four government workers walked over to the stall. They started filming the stall on a camera. Then they read something from a paper about not having a trading licence. The little girl then said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing." The workers fined the father and his daughter. The local government apologised to the little girl and said: "The fine will be cancelled immediately."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lemonade - Level 0 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. The fine upset
  2. She thought she did
  3. set up her stall
  4. people going
  5. The little girl burst
  6. The little girl was excited
  7. She just wanted to put a smile
  8. She was really proud
  1. something wrong
  2. on people's faces
  3. into tears
  4. of herself
  5. her
  6. to a music festival
  7. on a street
  8. to sell her lemonade

Paragraph 2

  1. The father explained
  2. four government
  3. filming the
  4. Then they read
  5. a trading
  6. I've done a bad
  7. The local government apologised
  8. The fine will be cancelled
  1. stall on a camera
  2. to the little girl
  3. licence
  4. thing
  5. what happened
  6. immediately
  7. workers
  8. something from a paper

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A five-(1) ___________________ London was fined for selling lemonade. The (2) ___________________. She thought she did something wrong. Her father said his daughter (3) ___________________ on a street near her home. She wanted to sell lemonade to people (4) ___________________ music festival. The little girl burst into tears and said: "I've done a bad thing". The little girl (5) ___________________ sell her lemonade. Her father said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really (6) ___________________."

The father (7) ___________________ happened. He said four government workers (8) ___________________ the stall. They started filming the (9) ___________________ camera. Then they read something from a paper about (10) ___________________ trading licence. The little girl then said: "Daddy, Daddy, I've done a bad thing." The workers fined the father and his daughter. The local government (11) ___________________ the little girl and said: "The fine (12) ___________________ immediately."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Afive-year-oldinLondonwasfinedforsellinglemonade.Thefineupset
her.Shethoughtshedidsomethingwrong.Herfathersaidhisdaughters
etupherstallonastreetnearherhome.Shewantedtoselllemonadetope
oplegoingtoamusicfestival.Thelittlegirlburstintotearsandsaid:"I'ved
oneabadthing".Thelittlegirlwasexcitedtosellherlemonade.Herfather
said:"Shejustwantedtoputasmileonpeople'sfaces.Shewasreallypro
udofherself."Thefatherexplainedwhathappened.Hesaidfourgovern
mentworkerswalkedovertothestall.Theystartedfilmingthestallonaca
mera.Thentheyreadsomethingfromapaperaboutnothavingatradingl
icence.Thelittlegirlthensaid:"Daddy,Daddy,I'vedoneabadthing."Th
eworkersfinedthefatherandhisdaughter.Thelocalgovernmentapolog
isedtothelittlegirlandsaid:"Thefinewillbecancelledimmediately."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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