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India has banned Maggi instant noodles. The noodles are from the company Nestlé. India says the noodles have too much lead. The noodles have seven times more lead than is legal in India. They also have too much of a chemical that makes food tastier. Delhi is upset because it thinks the noodles are unsafe.



The Indian Army told its soldiers not to eat the noodles. Canteens, colleges and roadside cafes will stop selling them until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Associated Press news agency said too much lead in the body damages the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It also harms children and causes learning problems.

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Sources
  • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/03/411776574/nestl-india-in-hot-water-over-reports-of-excess-lead-in-noodle-soup
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Stop-eating-Maggi-noodles-Indian-Army-tells-its-personnel/articleshow/47530094.cms
  • http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-noodles-in-the-soup/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

instant

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makes food tastier

2.

The noodles are from

b.

upset

3.

the noodles have

c.

than is legal

4.

seven times more lead

d.

noodles

5.

They also have too

e.

the company Nestlé

6.

a chemical that

f.

are unsafe

7.

Delhi is

g.

too much lead

8.

it thinks the noodles

h.

much



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The Indian Army

a.

recipe

2.

roadside

b.

in the body

3.

stop selling

c.

cafes

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Nestlé changes its

d.

problems

5.

news

e.

them

6.

too much lead

f.

the kidneys

7.

damages

g.

agency

8.

causes learning

h.

told its soldiers

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

India has banned Maggi (1) ___________________. The noodles are from the company Nestlé. India (2) ___________________ have (3) ___________________. The noodles have seven times more lead (4) ___________________ in India. They also have too much (5) ___________________ that makes food tastier. Delhi is upset because it thinks the (6) ___________________.

The Indian Army told its soldiers (7) ___________________ noodles. Canteens, colleges and (8) ___________________ will stop selling them until Nestlé (9) ___________________. The Associated Press (10) ___________________ said too much lead in the body damages the kidneys, bones and (11) ___________________. It also harms children and causes (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

IndiahasbannedMaggiinstantnoodles.Thenoodlesarefromthecompa
nyNestlé.Indiasaysthenoodleshavetoomuchlead.Thenoodleshaves
eventimesmoreleadthanislegalinIndia.Theyalsohavetoomuchofach
emicalthatmakesfoodtastier.Delhiisupsetbecauseitthinksthenoodle
sareunsafe.TheIndianArmytolditssoldiersnottoeatthenoodles.Cant
eens,collegesandroadsidecafeswillstopsellingthemuntilNestléchang
esitsrecipe.TheAssociatedPressnewsagencysaidtoomuchleadintheb
odydamagesthekidneys,bonesandnervoussystem.Italsoharmschild
renandcauseslearningproblems.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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