The Reading / Listening - Level 2

India has banned the best selling Maggi brand of instant noodles. The noodles are made by the Swiss company Nestlé. Health authorities found the noodles contained too much lead. India's food authorities reported that the noodles had seven times more lead than is legal. They also had too much monosodium glutamate - a chemical that brings out the taste of food. News agencies say Delhi might take legal action against Nestlé because of an unsafe product. They also say Delhi is upset that Nestlé told people the noodles were healthy when they were not.



The Indian Army has also advised its soldiers and staff not to eat Maggi noodles. It asked its canteens not to sell any more Maggi noodles. Colleges and roadside cafes will also stop selling the noodles. Millions of Indians will be without their favourite snack until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Indian government does not like the health risk from the lead in the noodles. A health expert from the Associated Press said: "[Too much] intake of lead can cause damage to the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It is particularly 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:

1.

the best selling Maggi

a.

the taste of food

2.

instant

b.

authorities

3.

health

c.

lead than is legal

4.

seven times more

d.

action

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a chemical that brings out

e.

brand

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news

f.

product

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take legal

g.

noodles

8.

an unsafe

h.

agencies



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

roadside

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to the kidneys

2.

Indians will be without their

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cafes

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until Nestlé changes

c.

disorders

4.

health

d.

favourite snack

5.

cause damage

e.

to children

6.

nervous

f.

risk

7.

particularly harmful

g.

its recipe

8.

learning

h.

system

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

India (1) ___________________ selling Maggi brand of instant noodles. The noodles (2) ___________________ Swiss company Nestlé. Health authorities found the noodles contained too much lead. India's food authorities (3) ___________________ noodles had seven times more (4) ___________________. They also had too much monosodium glutamate - a chemical that brings out the taste of food. News agencies say Delhi (5) ___________________ against Nestlé because of an unsafe product. They also say Delhi is upset that Nestlé (6) ___________________ noodles were healthy when they were not.

The Indian Army (7) ___________________ its soldiers and staff not to eat Maggi noodles. It asked its canteens not to sell any more Maggi noodles. Colleges and roadside (8) ___________________ selling the noodles. Millions of Indians (9) ___________________ their favourite snack until Nestlé changes its recipe. The Indian government does not like the (10) ___________________ the lead in the noodles. A health expert from the Associated Press said: "[Too much] (11) ___________________ can cause damage to the kidneys, bones and nervous system. It is particularly harmful to children and can cause (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

IndiahasbannedthebestsellingMaggibrandofinstantnoodles.Thenoo
dlesaremadebytheSwisscompanyNestlé.Healthauthoritiesfoundthe
noodlescontainedtoomuchlead.India'sfoodauthoritiesreportedthatt
henoodleshadseventimesmoreleadthanislegal.Theyalsohadtoomuc
hmonosodiumglutamate-achemicalthatbringsoutthetasteoffoo
d.NewsagenciessayDelhimighttakelegalactionagainstNestlébecaus
eofanunsafeproduct.TheyalsosayDelhiisupsetthatNestlétoldpeoplet
henoodleswerehealthywhentheywerenot.TheIndianArmyhasalsoad
viseditssoldiersandstaffnottoeatMagginoodles.Itaskeditscanteensn
ottosellanymoreMagginoodles.Collegesandroadsidecafeswillalsosto
psellingthenoodles.MillionsofIndianswillbewithouttheirfavouritesna
ckuntilNestléchangesitsrecipe.TheIndiangovernmentdoesnotliketh
ehealthriskfromtheleadinthenoodles.AhealthexpertfromtheAssocia
tedPresssaid:"[Toomuch]intakeofleadcancausedamagetothekidney
s,bonesandnervoussystem.Itisparticularlyharmfultochildrenandcan
causelearningdisorders."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

Write about noodles for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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