The Reading / Listening - Engagement Rings - Level 0

A Chinese man bought noodles for 5,000 people. The man's name is Mr Wang. He visited a noodle restaurant and left his engagement ring there. He was lucky because a customer found the bag. The manager telephoned Mr Wang. Mr Wang was very happy. He asked his girlfriend to marry him. She said yes.



Mr Wang thanked the restaurant by buying the noodles. The restaurant sells 5,000 bowls of noodles every day. People waited for the free noodles. Mr Wang said he was very happy. He put a thank-you letter outside the restaurant. A local man liked this story. He said: "Love is beautiful and people's hearts are more beautiful."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Engagement Rings - Level 1 Engagement Rings - Level 2   or  Engagement Rings - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2106988/grateful-chinese-businessman-buys-noodles-thousands-after
  • https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/man-treats-5000-people-to-free-bowl-of-noodles-after-restaurant-owner-finds-engagement-ring-a3613171.html
  • http://nypost.com/2017/08/16/man-gifts-5000-bowls-of-spicy-ramen-after-return-of-engagement-ring/


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. noodles
  2. He visited a
  3. left his engagement ring
  4. a customer found
  5. The manager telephoned
  6. Mr Wang was very
  7. He asked his girlfriend
  8. She said
  1. happy
  2. there
  3. yes
  4. Mr Wang
  5. to marry him
  6. noodle restaurant
  7. the bag
  8. for 5,000 people

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Wang thanked
  2. The restaurant sells 5,000
  3. People waited for
  4. Mr Wang said he was very
  5. outside the
  6. A local man liked
  7. Love
  8. people's hearts are
  1. this story
  2. happy
  3. is beautiful
  4. the restaurant
  5. the free noodles
  6. more beautiful
  7. restaurant
  8. bowls of noodles

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Chinese man (1) ___________________ 5,000 people. The man's name is Mr Wang. He (2) ___________________ restaurant (3) ___________________ engagement ring there. He was lucky (4) ___________________ found the bag. The manager telephoned Mr Wang. Mr Wang (5) ________________. He asked his girlfriend (6) ___________________. She said yes.

Mr Wang thanked the restaurant (7) ___________________ noodles. The restaurant sells 5,000 (8) ___________________ noodles every day. People (9) ___________________ the free noodles. Mr Wang said he (10) ___________________. He put a thank-you (11) ___________________ restaurant. A local man liked this story. He said: "(12) ___________________ and people's hearts are more beautiful."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AChinesemanboughtnoodlesfor5,000people.Theman'snameisMrW
ang.Hevisitedanoodlerestaurantandlefthisengagementringthere.H
ewasluckybecauseacustomerfoundthebag.Themanagertelephoned
MrWang.MrWangwasveryhappy.Heaskedhisgirlfriendtomarryhim.S
hesaidyes.MrWangthankedtherestaurantbybuyingthenoodles.Ther
estaurantsells5,000bowlsofnoodleseveryday.Peoplewaitedforthefr
eenoodles.MrWangsaidhewasveryhappy.Heputathank-youlettero
utsidetherestaurant.Alocalmanlikedthisstory.Hesaid:"Loveisbeautif
ulandpeople'sheartsaremorebeautiful."

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

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

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Answers

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