The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 0

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, won the 2017 World Food Prize. He won it for helping to increase food grown in Africa. He changed many laws. He made it easier for farmers to get loans. Mr Adesina also increased food security for millions of people in Africa.



The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner started the World Food Prize. He helped crops to fight disease. These helped to stop famine in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew up in poverty". He worked hard at school and got a Ph.D. He became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. He helped millions of very poor people in Africa.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 1 World Food Prize - Level 2   or  World Food Prize - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/2017-world-food-prize-goes-to-african-development-bank-president
  • http://allafrica.com/stories/201706270128.html
  • http://dailypost.ng/2017/06/27/ex-nigeria-minister-akinwumi-adesina-wins-250000-world-food-prize/


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. the African Development
  2. He won it for
  3. increase food grown in
  4. He changed many
  5. He made it easier for
  6. get
  7. Mr Adesina also increased
  8. millions of people
  1. food security
  2. Bank
  3. farmers
  4. in Africa
  5. loans
  6. helping
  7. Africa
  8. laws

Paragraph 2

  1. The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize
  2. He helped crops to fight
  3. stop famine
  4. Mr Adesina grew
  5. He worked hard
  6. got a
  7. Nigeria's Minister
  8. He helped millions of
  1. in Asia
  2. very poor people
  3. at school
  4. disease
  5. winner
  6. of Agriculture
  7. Ph.D.
  8. up in poverty

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, (2) ___________________ World Food Prize. He won it for (3) ___________________ increase food grown in Africa. He changed (4) ___________________. He made it easier for farmers (5) ___________________. Mr Adesina also increased food security for millions (6) ___________________ Africa.

The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize (7) ___________________ the World Food Prize. He helped (8) ___________________ disease. These helped to (9) ___________________ in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew up in poverty". He (10) ___________________ at school and got a Ph.D. He became (11) ___________________ of Agriculture. He helped (12) ___________________ poor people in Africa.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThepresidentoftheAfricanDevelopmentBank,AkinwumiAdesina,won
the2017WorldFoodPrize.Hewonitforhelpingtoincreasefoodgrownin
Africa.Hechangedmanylaws.Hemadeiteasierforfarmerstogetloans.
MrAdesinaalsoincreasedfoodsecurityformillionsofpeopleinAfrica.Th
e1970NobelPeacePrizewinnerstartedtheWorldFoodPrize.HeHehelpe
dcropstofightdisease.ThesehelpedtostopfamineinAsia.MrAdesina"g
rewupinpoverty".HeworkedhardatschoolandgotaPh.D.HebecameNi
geria'sMinisterofAgriculture.HehelpedmillionsofverypoorpeopleinAf
rica.

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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