The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The U.S.A. said a new GM potato is OK to eat. McDonald's will not use it. A potato company said the new potatoes have less sugar. They also have fewer things that give people cancer. McDonald's said it will not buy the new potatoes. The potato company did not say anything about McDonald's.



French fries are popular around the world, especially in fast food restaurants. French fried potatoes started in 1856. A little later, 'French fried' meant 'deep-fried'. People say French fries come from Belgium. Some people think the word 'French' was used after U.S. soldiers went to Europe during World War I.

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Sources
  • http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/8918/20141115/what-does-mcdonalds-say-to-gmo-potatoes.htm
  • http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/not-lovin-it-mcdonalds-says-no-simplots-gmo-potato-n249391
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The U.S.A. said a new GM

a.

cancer

2.

McDonald's will

b.

not say

3.

the new potatoes have

c.

potato is OK to eat

4.

They also have fewer

d.

about McDonald's

5.

give people

e.

less sugar

6.

it will not buy

f.

things

7.

The potato company did

g.

not use it

8.

anything

h.

the new potatoes



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

French fries are

a.

from Belgium

2.

around the

b.

food restaurants

3.

especially in fast

c.

later

4.

French fried potatoes started

d.

'deep-fried'

5.

A little

e.

popular

6.

'French fried' meant

f.

in 1856

7.

French fries come

g.

during World War I

8.

soldiers went to Europe

h.

world

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The U.S.A. (1) ___________________ potato is OK to eat. McDonald's (2) ___________________. A potato company said the new potatoes (3) ___________________. They also have fewer things that (4) ___________________. McDonald's said it will not buy the new potatoes. The potato company did not (5) ___________________ McDonald's.

French fries (6) ___________________ the world, especially in fast food restaurants. French (7) ___________________ started in 1856. A little later, 'French fried' (8) ___________________. People say French fries come from Belgium. (9) ___________________ the word 'French' was used after U.S. (10) ___________________ Europe during World War I.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheU.S.A.saidanewGMpotatoisOKtoeat.McDonald'swillnotuseit.Apo
tatocompanysaidthenewpotatoeshavelesssugar.Theyalsohavefewe
rthingsthatgivepeoplecancer.McDonald'ssaiditwillnotbuythenewpot
atoes.ThepotatocompanydidnotsayanythingaboutMcDonald's.Fren
chfriesarepopulararoundtheworld,especiallyinfastfoodrestaurants.
Frenchfriedpotatoesstartedin1856.Alittlelater,'Frenchfried'meant'd
eepfried'.PeoplesayFrenchfriescomefromBelgium.Somepeoplethin
ktheword'French'wasusedafterU.S.soldierswenttoEuropeduringWo
rldWarI.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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