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The World Pie Eating Championships ended because the pies were too big. A worker ordered the wrong size of pies. They were two times bigger than normal. The pies should be 12cm across and 3.5cm deep. The meat and potatoes should be less than than 1cm. The fastest eating time before the contest ended was 42.6 seconds.



The World Pie Eating Championship started with people eating pies as fast as they could. That changed, so people now eat just one pie as quickly as they can. In 2006, a vegetable pie was added. In 2005, people were angry because the pies were not from a different town. In 2007, they ran out of pies.

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Sources
  • http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/world-pie-eating-championships-declared-8313400
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Pie_Eating_Championship
  • http://www.skynews.com.au/news/offbeat/2014/12/20/world-pie-eating-champs-abandoned.html#sthash.IQxVBQRp.dpuf


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The World Pie Eating

a.

eating time

2.

the pies were

b.

size of pies

3.

A worker ordered the wrong

c.

too big

4.

two times bigger

d.

than than 1cm

5.

The pies should be 12cm

e.

Championships

6.

The meat and potatoes should be less

f.

ended

7.

The fastest

g.

than normal

8.

before the contest

h.

across



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

started with people

a.

angry

2.

as fast as

b.

just one pie

3.

people now eat

c.

of pies

4.

as quickly as

d.

pie was added

5.

a vegetable

e.

different town

6.

people were

f.

eating pies

7.

from a

g.

they can

8.

they ran out

h.

they could

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The World Pie Eating Championships (1) ___________________ pies were too big. A worker (2) ___________________ size of pies. They (3) ___________________ bigger than normal. The pies should be 12cm across (4) ___________________. The meat and potatoes (5) ___________________ than than 1cm. The fastest eating time before the contest ended (6) ___________________.

The World Pie Eating Championship (7) ___________________ eating (8) ___________________ they could. That changed, so people (9) ___________________ pie as quickly as they can. In 2006, a vegetable (10) ___________________. In 2005, people were angry because (11) ___________________ a different town. In 2007, they (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheWorldPieEatingChampionshipsendedbecausethepiesweretoobig
.Aworkerorderedthewrongsizeofpies.Theyweretwotimesbiggerthan
normal.Thepiesshouldbe12cmacrossand3.5cmdeep.Themeatandp
otatoesshouldbelessthanthan1cm.Thefastesteatingtimebeforethec
ontestendedwas42.6seconds.TheWorldPieEatingChampionshipstar
tedwithpeopleeatingpiesasfastastheycould.Thatchanged,sopeople
noweatjustonepieasquicklyastheycan.In2006,avegetablepiewasad
ded.In2005,peoplewereangrybecausethepieswerefromadifferen
ttown.In2007,theyranoutofpies.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about pies for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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