The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 1

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, won the 2017 World Food Prize. He also won $250,000. He won for his work in increasing food production in Africa. He changed many laws and made it easier for farmers to get loans. He also helped farmers grow things in a more modern way. Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent".



The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner created the World Food Prize. He created crops that were better at fighting disease. They helped to stop famine in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa. He did his best at school and got a Ph.D. He became a top banker and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his experience to help millions of people in rural Africa to get out of poverty.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 0 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. He also won
  2. food
  3. made it easier for farmers to get
  4. He also helped farmers
  5. in a more modern
  6. for over
  7. improving food security
  8. across the
  1. 25 years
  2. grow things
  3. continent
  4. production
  5. $250,000
  6. for millions
  7. way
  8. loans

Paragraph 2

  1. Nobel Peace Prize
  2. fighting
  3. Adesina grew
  4. He did his best at school and got
  5. He become a top
  6. used his experience to help
  7. rural
  8. get out of
  1. millions of people
  2. up in poverty
  3. banker
  4. poverty
  5. winner
  6. Africa
  7. disease
  8. a Ph.D.

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, (2) ___________________ World Food Prize. He also won $250,000. He (3) ___________________ work in increasing food production in Africa. He changed many laws and (4) ___________________ for farmers to get loans. He also helped farmers grow things in a more (5) ___________________. Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions (6) ___________________".

The 1970 Nobel Peace (7) ___________________ created the World Food Prize. He (8) ___________________ that were better at fighting disease. They helped (9) ___________________ in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew (10) ___________________" in Africa. He did his best at school and got a Ph.D. He (11) ___________________ banker and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his experience to help millions of people in rural Africa to get (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThepresidentoftheAfricanDevelopmentBank,AkinwumiAdesina,won
the2017WorldFoodPrize.Healsowon$250,000.Hewonforhisworkinin
creasingfoodproductioninAfrica.Hechangedmanylawsandmadeitea
sierforfarmerstogetloans.Healsohelpedfarmersgrowthingsinamore
modernway.MrAdesinawontheprize,"fordrivingchangeinAfricanagri
cultureforover25yearsandimprovingfoodsecurityformillionsacrosst
hecontinent".The1970NobelPeacePrizewinnercreatedtheWorldFood
Prize.Hecreatedcropsthatwerebetteratfightingdisease.Theyhelpedt
ostopfamineinAsia.MrAdesina"grewupinpoverty"inAfrica.Hedidhisb
estatschoolandgotaPh.D.HebecameatopbankerandbecameNigeria'
sMinisterofAgriculture.Adesinausedhisexperiencetohelpmillionsofp
eopleinruralAfricatogetoutofpoverty.

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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