The Reading / Listening - Bento Lunch Box - Level 1

The bento is a common Japanese lunch. It is a ready-made meal for one person. People can buy it from stores. Japanese mothers often prepare a bento for their children. Bentos are usually cheap and healthy. They can have rice, noodles, fish, meat and vegetables. There is a new bento that is very different. It contains only meat from the country's best-quality wagyu beef. It costs more than the average bento. It costs 292,929 yen ($3,000).



The new Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento box has 4.5kg of beef. The wagyu beef is the best in Japan. The bento also has rice, wasabi, and a special sauce made from pears. There are no vegetables. The box is 60 centimeters long. It is made from wood, not plastic. The sections in the box are in the shape of a cow. You can buy the bento online. You will have to wait two weeks for the company to deliver your meaty lunch.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bento Lunch Box - Level 0 Bento Lunch Box - Level 2   or  Bento Lunch Box - Level 3

Sources
  • https://japantoday.com/category/features/food/tottori-ultimate-wagyu-beef-bento-costs-almost-y300-000
  • https://gochikuru.com/2127/menu/TOQH001
  • http://www.foodandwine.com/news/wagyu-beef-bento-box


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a ready-
  2. People can buy
  3. Bentos are usually cheap
  4. fish, meat
  5. There is a new bento that
  6. It contains
  7. the country's best-
  8. It costs more than
  1. quality wagyu beef
  2. made meal
  3. the average bento
  4. is very different
  5. and healthy
  6. it from stores
  7. only meat
  8. and vegetables

Paragraph 2

  1. The wagyu beef is the
  2. a special sauce
  3. It is made from wood,
  4. The sections
  5. in the shape
  6. you can buy the bento
  7. You will have to wait
  8. deliver
  1. online
  2. of a cow
  3. your meaty lunch
  4. made from pears
  5. not plastic
  6. two weeks
  7. best in Japan
  8. in the box

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The bento (1) ___________________ Japanese lunch. It is a ready-made meal for one person. People can (2) ___________________ stores. Japanese mothers (3) ___________________ bento for their children. Bentos are usually cheap and healthy. They (4) ___________________, noodles, fish, meat and vegetables. There is a new bento that (5) ___________________. It contains only meat from the country's best-quality wagyu beef. It costs more (6) ___________________ bento. It costs 292,929 yen ($3,000).

The new Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento (7) ________________ kg of beef. The wagyu beef is the best in Japan. The bento (8) ___________________, wasabi, and (9) ___________________ made from pears. There are no vegetables. The box is 60 centimeters long. It is made from (10) ___________________. The sections in the box are (11) ___________________ of a cow. You can buy the bento online. You will have to (12) ___________________ for the company to deliver your meaty lunch.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThebentoisacommonJapaneselunch.Itisaready-mademealforon
eperson.Peoplecanbuyitfromstores.Japanesemothersoftenprepare
abentofortheirchildren.Bentosareusuallycheapandhealthy.Theycan
haverice,noodles,fish,meatandvegetables.Thereisanewbentothatis
verydifferent.Itcontainsonlymeatfromthecountry'sbest-qualitywa
gyubeef.Itcostsmorethantheaveragebento.Itcosts292,929yen($3,
000).ThenewTottoriWagyuCompleteCowbentoboxhas4.5kgofbeef.
ThewagyubeefisthebestinJapan.Thebentoalsohasrice,wasabi,andas
pecialsaucemadefrompears.Therearenovegetables.Theboxis60cent
imeterslong.Itismadefromwood,notplastic.Thesectionsintheboxarei
ntheshapeofacow.Youcanbuythebentoonline.Youwillhavetowaittwo
weeksforthecompanytodeliveryourmeatylunch.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

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Free writing

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