The Reading / Listening - Halal Snack Pack - Level 0

A new food is bringing Australians together. It is also Word of the Year. It is the "halal snack pack" (or "HSP"). It is kebab meat with fries and a spicy sauce. It started in Australia but is very Middle Eastern. It is making people more aware of halal food. An HSP Facebook group has 180,000 members. People share HSP stories.



The halal snack has got people talking in Australia. It became more popular after a politician refused to eat one. She said "98% of Australians" were against halal meat. There is no proof of this. An Islamic group said HSP winning word of the year was great because it, "takes away the mystery…about the word 'halal'".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Halal Snack Pack - Level 1 Halal Snack Pack - Level 2   or  Halal Snack Pack - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38824058
  • http://www.smh.com.au/national/halal-snack-pack-named-peoples-choice-word-of-2016-by-macquarie-dictionary-20170201-gu2ui2.html
  • http://www.ibtimes.com.au/halal-snack-pack-peoples-choice-word-year-2016-1542096
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1671991646388258/


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A new food is bringing
  2. a spicy
  3. It started
  4. very Middle
  5. making people more aware
  6. An HSP
  7. 180,000
  8. People share HSP
  1. Facebook group
  2. Eastern
  3. sauce
  4. stories
  5. members
  6. in Australia
  7. of halal food
  8. Australians together

Paragraph 2

  1. The halal snack has got
  2. It became more
  3. a politician refused
  4. She said "98% of Australians" were
  5. There is no proof
  6. An Islamic
  7. winning word of the
  8. takes away the mystery
  1. year was great
  2. against halal meat
  3. popular
  4. group
  5. people talking
  6. about the word 'halal'
  7. of this
  8. to eat one

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new (1) ___________________ Australians together. It is also Word (2) ___________________. It is the "halal snack pack" (or "HSP"). It is kebab meat with fries (3) ___________________ sauce. It started in Australia (4) ___________________ Middle Eastern. It is making people (5) ___________________ halal food. An HSP Facebook group has 180,000 members. People (6) ___________________.

The halal snack (7) ___________________ talking in Australia. It became (8) ___________________ a politician refused (9) ___________________. She said "98% of Australians" were against halal meat. There is (10) ___________________ this. An Islamic group said HSP winning (11) ___________________ was great because it, "takes away the (12) ___________________ the word 'halal'".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AnewfoodisbringingAustralianstogether.ItisalsoWordoftheYear.Itis
the"halalsnackpack"(or"HSP").Itiskebabmeatwithfriesandaspicysa
uce.ItstartedinAustraliabutisveryMiddleEastern.Itismakingpeople
moreawareofhalalfood.AnHSPFacebookgrouphas180,000members
.PeopleshareHSPstories.ThehalalsnackhasgotpeopletalkinginAustr
alia.Itbecamemorepopularafterapoliticianrefusedtoeatone.Shesaid
"98%ofAustralians"wereagainsthalalmeat.Thereisnoproofofthis.An
IslamicgroupsaidHSPwinningwordoftheyearwasgreatbecauseit,"ta
kesawaythemystery…abouttheword'halal'".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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