The Reading / Listening - Level 1

India has banned the best selling Maggi instant noodles. The noodles are from the company Nestlé. Health authorities said the noodles had too much lead. The noodles had seven times more lead than is legal in India. They also had too much monosodium glutamate - a chemical to make food tastier. Delhi might take legal action against Nestlé. Delhi is upset that Nestlé told people the noodles were safe.



The Indian Army has advised its soldiers not to eat Maggi noodles. Its canteens will not sell them. Colleges and roadside cafes will also stop selling them until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Indian government does not like the health risk from the lead in the noodles. The Associated Press said too much lead in the body can cause damage to the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It is also harmful to children and can cause learning disorders.

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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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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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instant

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lead than is legal

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The noodles are from

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too much lead

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health

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the company Nestlé

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the noodles had

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action

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seven times more

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noodles

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a chemical to make

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noodles were safe

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take legal

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authorities

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Nestlé told people the

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food tastier



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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The Indian Army has advised

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risk

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Its canteens will

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cafes

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roadside

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to the kidneys

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Nestlé changes its

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not sell them

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health

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recipe

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too much lead

f.

disorders

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cause damage

g.

its soldiers

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cause learning

h.

in the body

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

India has banned (1) ___________________ Maggi instant noodles. The noodles (2) ___________________ company Nestlé. Health authorities said the noodles (3) ___________________. The noodles had seven times more (4) ___________________ in India. They also had too much monosodium glutamate - a chemical to (5) ___________________. Delhi might take legal action against Nestlé. Delhi (6) ___________________ Nestlé told people the noodles were safe.

The Indian Army has advised its (7) ___________________ Maggi noodles. Its canteens (8) ___________________. Colleges and roadside cafes will also stop selling them until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Indian government (9) ___________________ health risk from the (10) ___________________. The Associated Press said too much lead in the body (11) ___________________ to the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It is also harmful to children and can (12) ________________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

IndiahasbannedthebestsellingMaggiinstantnoodles.Thenoodlesaref
romthecompanyNestlé.Healthauthoritiessaidthenoodleshadtoomuc
hlead.ThenoodleshadseventimesmoreleadthanislegalinIndia.Theya
lsohadtoomuchmonosodiumglutamate-achemicaltomakefoodta
stier.DelhimighttakelegalactionagainstNestlé.DelhiisupsetthatNestl
étoldpeoplethenoodlesweresafe.TheIndianArmyhasadviseditssoldi
ersnottoeatMagginoodles.Itscanteenswillnotsellthem.Collegesandr
oadsidecafeswillalsostopsellingthemuntilNestléchangesitsrecipe.Th
eIndiangovernmentdoesnotlikethehealthriskfromtheleadinthenood
les.TheAssociatedPresssaidtoomuchleadinthebodycancausedamag
etothekidneys,bonesandnervoussystem.Itisalsoharmfultochildrena
ndcancauselearningdisorders.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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