The Reading / Listening - Eating Greens - Level 0

Everyone knows children don't like eating greens. A new study explains why. The study looked at what young children ate. The study found that genes made children dislike greens. The children also disliked other things. This means parents do not have to stress if their children do not eat vegetables.



DNA changes how children taste food. They think many vegetables are bitter. A researcher into obesity said children have a sensitive taste. The new research could help to fight obesity in children. The researcher said we needed to know more about how children change from drinking milk to eating the food the family eats.

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Sources
  • http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/091017/not-liking-green-could-be-in-your-genes.html
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4961092/Picky-eating-gene-mutation-discovered-scientists.html
  • https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-10-picky-eater-nature-nurture-behavior.html


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. children don't
  2. A new study explains
  3. looked at what
  4. The study
  5. children
  6. The children also
  7. parents do not have
  8. children do not eat
  1. disliked other things
  2. like eating greens
  3. vegetables
  4. young children ate
  5. to stress
  6. why
  7. dislike greens
  8. found that

Paragraph 2

  1. DNA changes how
  2. They think many vegetables
  3. A researcher
  4. children have a sensitive
  5. help to fight
  6. we needed to know
  7. how children change from
  8. the food the family
  1. obesity in children
  2. into obesity
  3. eats
  4. children taste food
  5. drinking milk
  6. are bitter
  7. taste
  8. more

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Everyone knows children (1) ___________________ greens. A new study explains why. The study (2) ___________________ young children ate. The (3) ___________________ genes made children (4) ___________________. The children also disliked other things. This means parents (5) ___________________ to stress if their children (6) ___________________ vegetables.

DNA changes (7) ___________________ food. They think many vegetables (8) ___________________. A researcher into obesity said children have a (9) ___________________. The new research could (10) ___________________ obesity in children. The researcher said we needed (11) ___________________ about how children change from drinking milk to eating (12) ___________________ family eats.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Everyoneknowschildrendon'tlikeeatinggreens.Anewstudyexplainsw
hy.Thestudylookedatwhatyoungchildrenate.Thestudyfoundthatgen
esmadechildrendislikegreens.Thechildrenalsodislikedotherthings.T
hismeansparentsdonothavetostressiftheirchildrendonoteatvegetab
les.DNAchangeshowchildrentastefood.Theythinkmanyvegetablesar
ebitter.Aresearcherintoobesitysaidchildrenhaveasensitivetaste.The
newresearchcouldhelptofightobesityinchildren.Theresearchersaidw
eneededtoknowmoreabouthowchildrenchangefromdrinkingmilktoe
atingthefoodthefamilyeats.

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

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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