The Reading / Listening - Disgusting Food - Level 0

The new Disgusting Food Museum in Sweden will get people to think about food they might hate. The museum's founder was doing research on meat and then thought about other sources of protein, like insects. He opened the museum to get people to think about eating insects or other things.



Visitors to the museum will smell, touch, look at and taste the food. People might think some of it is "disgusting". Others will think it is nice. The museum includes food like fried tarantula and sheep eyeball juice. The museum said our culture teaches us to think some food is not tasty. He is worried the museum might smell.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Disgusting Food - Level 1 Disgusting Food - Level 2   or  Disgusting Food - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/disgusting-food-museum-sweden/index.html
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2018/11/01/gag-frog-smoothies-mouse-wine-menu-disgusting-food-museum/1841455002/
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-stocks-analysis/firepower-for-u-s-stocks-may-lose-spark-as-democrats-gain-clout-idUSKCN1NC0XO


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. Disgusting Food Museum
  2. food they might
  3. The museum's
  4. doing research
  5. other sources
  6. He opened
  7. get people
  8. eating insects or
  1. founder
  2. of protein
  3. to think
  4. hate
  5. other things
  6. on meat
  7. in Sweden
  8. the museum

Paragraph 2

  1. Visitors to the
  2. smell, touch, look at
  3. some of it is
  4. Others will think it
  5. food like fried
  6. sheep
  7. some
  8. He is worried the museum
  1. might smell
  2. "disgusting"
  3. tarantula
  4. eyeball juice
  5. museum
  6. food is not tasty
  7. and taste
  8. is nice

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The new Disgusting Food Museum in Sweden (1) ______________ to think about food (2) ___________________. The museum's founder (3) ___________________ on meat and then thought (4) ___________________ of protein, like insects. He opened the museum (5) ___________________ to think about eating insects (6) ___________________.

Visitors (7) ___________________ will smell, touch, look at and (8) ___________________. People might think (9) ___________________ is "disgusting". Others will think it is nice. The museum includes (10) ___________________ tarantula and sheep eyeball juice. The museum said (11) ________________ us to think some food (12) ___________________. He is worried the museum might smell.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThenewDisgustingFoodMuseuminSwedenwillgetpeopletothinkabou
tfoodtheymighthate.Themuseum'sfounderwasdoingresearchonme
atandthenthoughtaboutothersourcesofprotein,likeinsects.Heopene
dthemuseumtogetpeopletothinkabouteatinginsectsorotherthings.V
isitorstothemuseumwillsmell,touch,lookatandtastethefood.People
mightthinksomeofitis"disgusting".Otherswillthinkitisnice.Themuse
umincludesfoodlikefriedtarantulaandsheepeyeballjuice.Themuseu
msaidourcultureteachesustothinksomefoodisnottasty.Heisworriedt
hemuseummightsmell.

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)

(i) ________________

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(l) ________________

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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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