The Reading / Listening - Disgusting Food - Level 1

A new museum might make you not want to eat your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum in Sweden. It will get people to think about why they love or hate food. They might also think about other food sources. The museum's founder was researching the effect meat had on the environment. He then thought about different sources of protein, like insects. He opened the museum to get people to think about eating bugs or other things.



The museum will test our senses of smell, touch, sight and taste. People think some food from around the world is "disgusting," but people in other parts of the world think it is nice. The museum includes food like fried tarantula and sheep eyeball juice. The founder said our culture teaches us to think some food is not tasty. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He is also worried the museum might smell.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Disgusting Food - Level 0 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. make you not want
  2. the Disgusting Food Museum
  3. why they love
  4. the effect meat had on
  5. different sources
  6. He opened
  7. get people to
  8. eating bugs or
  1. or hate food
  2. of protein
  3. in Sweden
  4. other things
  5. to eat your dinner
  6. think
  7. the environment
  8. the museum

Paragraph 2

  1. The museum will test
  2. smell, touch, sight
  3. food from around
  4. people in other parts
  5. fried
  6. sheep
  7. some food
  8. worried the museum
  1. of the world
  2. the world
  3. might smell
  4. our senses
  5. eyeball juice
  6. is not tasty
  7. and taste
  8. tarantula

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new museum might make (1) ___________________ to eat your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum in Sweden. It (2) ___________________ to think about why they (3) ___________________ food. They might also think about other food sources. The museum's founder was researching (4) ___________________ had on the environment. He then thought about different (5) ___________________, like insects. He opened the museum to get people to think about eating (6) ___________________ things.

The museum will (7) ___________________ of smell, touch, sight and taste. People think (8) ___________________ around the world is "disgusting," but people (9) ___________________ of the world think it is nice. The museum includes (10) ___________________ tarantula and sheep eyeball juice. The founder said our culture teaches us to think some food (11) ___________________. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He (12) ___________________ the museum might smell.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anewmuseummightmakeyounotwanttoeatyourdinner.ItistheDisgu
stingFoodMuseuminSweden.Itwillgetpeopletothinkaboutwhytheylo
veorhatefood.Theymightalsothinkaboutotherfoodsources.Themuse
um'sfounderwasresearchingtheeffectmeathadontheenvironment.H
ethenthoughtaboutdifferentsourcesofprotein,likeinsects.Heopened
themuseumtogetpeopletothinkabouteatingbugsorotherthings.The
museumwilltestoursensesofsmell,touch,sightandtaste.Peoplethink
somefoodfromaroundtheworldis"disgusting,"butpeopleinotherpart
softheworldthinkitisnice.Themuseumincludesfoodlikefriedtarantula
andsheepeyeballjuice.Thefoundersaidourcultureteachesustothinks
omefoodisnottasty.Hesaid:"Whatwefinddisgustinghastobelearned-
it'spurelycultural."Heisalsoworriedthemuseummightsmell.

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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Answers

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