The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Scientists may have discovered something that ice cream lovers around the world will welcome. They found a new bacteria that could slow down the speed ice cream melts at. It also gives the ice cream a smooth texture. The bacteria is naturally occurring and keeps ice cream frozen for longer during hot weather. Research teams at two universities in Scotland said the protein slows down the melting process through a bonding of air, water and fat. The project's leader said: "We're excited by the potential this new ingredient has for improving ice cream."



The protein is a friendly bacteria that could reduce levels of saturated fat and calories in food. It could be very beneficial to food companies. It also has green credentials as it is made from sustainable raw materials. Another researcher described the research as being very enjoyable. She said: "It has been fun working on the applied use of a protein that was initially identified due to its practical purpose in bacteria." The researchers say that that ice cream made with the new bacteria could be in supermarkets in the next three to five years.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34104545
  • http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/31/longer-lasting-ice-cream-developed-scientists
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/sick-your-ice-cream-melting-6352900


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

ice cream

a.

for longer

2.

slow down the speed

b.

by the potential

3.

a smooth

c.

ice cream melts at

4.

naturally

d.

ingredient

5.

keeps ice cream frozen

e.

the melting process

6.

the protein slows down

f.

lovers

7.

We're excited

g.

occurring

8.

this new

h.

texture



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

reduce levels

a.

materials

2.

It could be very

b.

fun

3.

It also has green

c.

of saturated fat

4.

raw

d.

to five years

5.

It has been

e.

use of a protein

6.

working on the applied

f.

with the new bacteria

7.

ice cream made

g.

credentials

8.

in the next three

h.

beneficial

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Scientists may have discovered something that ice (1) _________________ the world will welcome. They found a new bacteria that could (2) ___________________ ice cream melts at. It also gives the ice cream a smooth texture. The bacteria is (3) ___________________ and keeps ice cream frozen for longer during hot weather. Research teams at two universities in Scotland said the protein (4) ___________________ melting process through (5) ___________________, water and fat. The project's leader said: "We're excited by the potential (6) ___________________ has for improving ice cream."

The protein is a friendly bacteria that (7) ___________________ of saturated fat and calories in food. It could be (8) ___________________ food companies. It also has (9) ___________________ as it is made from sustainable raw materials. Another researcher described the research as being very enjoyable. She said: "It has been fun (10) __________________ use of a protein that was initially (11) ___________________ its practical purpose in bacteria." The researchers say that that ice cream made with the new bacteria could be in supermarkets (12) ___________________ to five years.





ICE CREAM SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about ice cream in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about ice cream for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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