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People eat first "Google burger" (8th August, 2013)

Two people ate meat grown in a lab. It is the first time anyone has done this. Google's boss Sergey Brin gave $380,000 for the project. It took two months to grow tiny pieces of meat from stem cells. We might all eat this meat in ten years. Mr Brin doesn't want animals killed for food. He thinks this meat is good for the environment.


 
 

Two people tested the burger's taste. A food scientist said it was "close to meat," but wasn't juicy. A writer said it was dry because it had no fat. He said it was like a real burger. Reporters wanted a taste, but there was only one burger. Children would get any leftovers. Cells from one cow can make 175 million burgers.


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/worlds-first-lab-grown-beef-burger-2127451#ixzz2bBEeqQB8 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/06/us-science-meat-in-vitro-idUKBRE9740PL20130806 http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/05/google-sergey-brin-synthetic-beef-hamburger

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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

It is the first time anyone

a.

to grow

2.

It took two months

b.

years

3.

tiny pieces

c.

food

4.

stem

d.

has done this

5.

We might all

e.

the environment

6.

in ten

f.

cells

7.

animals killed for

g.

eat this meat

8.

good for

h.

of meat



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Two people tested

a.

a taste

2.

it was "close to meat," but

b.

any leftovers

3.

He said it was like a

c.

wasn't juicy

4.

Reporters wanted

d.

million burgers

5.

there was only

e.

real burger

6.

Children would get

f.

one cow

7.

Cells from

g.

the burger's taste

8.

make 175

h.

one burger





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Two people (1) ___________________ in a lab. It is the first time anyone (2) ___________________. Google's boss Sergey Brin gave $380,000 (3) ___________________. It took two months to grow (4) ___________________ meat from stem cells. We might all (5) ___________________ ten years. Mr Brin doesn't want animals killed for food. He thinks (6) ___________________ for the environment.

Two people (7) ___________________ taste. A food scientist said it was "close to meat," (8) ___________________. A writer said it was dry because (9) ___________________. He said it was like a real burger. Reporters wanted a taste, (10) ___________________ only one burger. Children (11) ___________________ leftovers. Cells from (12) ___________________ 175 million burgers.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Twopeopleatemeatgrowninalab.Itisthefirsttimeanyonehasdone
this.Google'sbossSergeyBringave$380,000fortheproject.Ittook
twomonthstogrowtinypiecesofmeatfromstemcells.Wemightalle
atthismeatintenyears.MrBrindoesn'twantanimalskilledforfood.
Hethinksthismeatisgoodfortheenvironment.Twopeopletestedth
eburger'staste.Afoodscientistsaiditwas"closetomeat,"butwasn'
tjuicy.Awritersaiditwasdrybecauseithadnofat.Hesaiditwaslikear
ealburger.Reporterswantedataste,buttherewasonlyoneburger.
Childrenwouldgetanyleftovers.Cellsfromonecowcanmake175m
illionburgers.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about burgers for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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