The Reading / Listening - Disgusting Food - Level 3

There is a museum for everything these days. The latest museum to open may turn you off your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, which opened earlier this week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will allow people to analyze why they love and hate certain foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food sources. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the project. He said he was researching the effect of meat consumption and its effect on the environment. This made him think about alternative sources of protein, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say 'that's gross.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make them reconsider."



The museum is a 400-square-meter space that will challenge four of our five senses - smell, touch, sight and taste. The displays include food from around the world that some people might think is "disgusting". However, people in other parts of the world think this food is totally normal and is a regular part of their diet. The food exhibits include American favorites such as Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented shark, roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball juice. Dr West said we could all eat any food, but our culture tells us what is tasty and what is not. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start stinking in here."

https://disgustingfoodmuseum.com/

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Disgusting Food - Level 0 Disgusting Food - Level 1   or  Disgusting Food - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. DISGUSTING FOOD: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about disgusting food. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       museum / everything / these days / exhibition / alternative / project / consumption /
       space / five senses / diet / tarantula / eyeball juice / disgusting / cultural / stinking
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. TASTY: Students A strongly believe we can all find any food tasty; Students B strongly believe we can't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. FOOD: How disgusting or tasty are these foods? How nutritious are they? How could you cook them and make them tasty? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Disgusting?

Nutritious?

Making them tasty

Fried tarantula

 

 

 

Fermented shark

 

 

 

Sheep eyeball juice

 

 

 

Jell-O salad

 

 

 

Cheese with maggots

 

 

 

Brain omelette / omelet

 

 

 

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5. DINNER: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "dinner". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. MUSEUMS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best museums at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Transport
  • Toy
  • Music
  • Space
  • Disgusting food
  • Science
  • Fashion
  • Dinosaur

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. turn you off a. A public display of works of art or items of interest, held in an art gallery or museum.
      2. exhibition b. Of one or more things available as another choice or possibility.
      3. analyze c. Stop you from doing something because it isn't nice.
      4. alternative d. Really bad and horrible.
      5. consumption e. The eating, drinking, or ingesting of something.
      6. gross f. A thing that blocks one's way or stops or slows down progress.
      7. obstacle g. Examine or look at something in detail, often to find out more about it.

    Paragraph 2

      8. displays h. Really, really bad-smelling.
      9. disgusting i. The kinds of food that a person or animal usually eats.
      10. regular j. Having a nice flavor.
      11. diet k. A collection of things put together for people to look at.
      12. tasty l. Tasting really, really bad.
      13. purely m. Entirely; exclusively.
      14. stinking n. Done or happening often.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says a new Museum of Everything museum has opened.     T / F
  2. The museum wants to make people hate different kinds of food.     T / F
  3. The museum started after the founder did research on vegetables.     T / F
  4. The founder wants people to think about eating insects.     T / F
  5. The museum will challenge all of our five senses.     T / F
  6. One of the museum's exhibits is sheep eyeball juice.     T / F
  7. A doctor said our culture teaches us what food is tasty and not tasty.     T / F
  8. The museum's founder is worried about the smell in the museum.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. latest
  2. disgusting
  3. analyze
  4. alternative
  5. reconsider
  6. exhibits
  7. parts
  8. totally
  9. worries
  10. stinking
  1. other
  2. smelling
  3. change one's mind
  4. revolting
  5. displays
  6. areas
  7. most recent
  8. concerns
  9. examine
  10. completely

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. There is a museum for everything these
  2. turn you
  3. consider alternative food
  4. its effect on the
  5. maybe I can make them
  6. challenge four of our five
  7. The displays include food from
  8. people in other
  9. what is tasty and what
  10. it will start stinking in
  1. environment
  2. reconsider
  3. here
  4. parts of the world
  5. off your dinner
  6. is not
  7. days
  8. senses
  9. sources
  10. around the world

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
allow
meat
gross
everything
turn
alternative
sources
earlier

There is a museum for (1) ____________ these days. The latest museum to open may (2) ____________ you off your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, which opened (3) ____________ this week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will (4) ____________ people to analyze why they love and hate certain foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food (5) ____________. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the project. He said he was researching the effect of (6) ____________ consumption and its effect on the environment. This made him think about (7) ____________ sources of protein, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say 'that's (8) ____________.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make them reconsider."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
diet
senses
stinking
juice
parts
tasty
sight
favorites

The museum is a 400-square-meter space that will challenge four of our five (9) ____________ - smell, touch, (10) ____________ and taste. The displays include food from around the world that some people might think is "disgusting". However people in other (11) ____________ of the world think this food is totally normal and is a regular part of their (12) ____________. The food exhibits include American (13) ____________ such as Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented shark, roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball (14) ____________. Dr West said we could all eat any food, but our culture tells us what is (15) ____________ and what is not. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start (16) ____________ in here."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The latest museum to open may ______ your dinner
     a.  turn you on
     b.  turns you off
     c.  turn your off
     d.  turn you off
2)  The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he ______
     a.  created the projects
     b.  created the projection
     c.  created the project
     d.  created the projected
3)  This made him think about alternative ______
     a.  sauces of protein
     b.  saucers of protein
     c.  saucy is of protein
     d.  sources of protein
4)  If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say ______
     a.  'that's gross.'
     b.  'that's gloss.'
     c.  'that's grass.'
     d.  'that's glass.'
5)  That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make ______
     a.  them reckon sider
     b.  them reckon cider
     c.  them reconsider
     d.  them recon sider

6)  The museum is a 400-square-meter space that will challenge four of ______
     a.  our five sense is
     b.  our five senses
     c.  our five senseless
     d.  our five cents is
7) food from around the world that some people might think ______
     a.  is "disgusting"
     b.  is "disgust in"
     c.  is "this gusting"
     d.  is "this gust in"
8)  parts of the world think this food is totally normal and is a regular part ______
     a.  of their die it
     b.  of their diet
     c.  of their dye it
     d.  of their dyed
9)  What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's ______
     a.  purely cultural
     b.  purely culture all
     c.  pure lick actual
     d.  pure culturally
10)  He added: "One of my worries is that it will start ______ here."
     a.  stink king in
     b.  stink kin in
     c.  stinking in
     d.  stink inning

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is a museum for (1) ___________________. The latest museum to open may turn (2) ___________________ dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, which opened earlier this week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will allow people (3) ___________________ they love and hate certain foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food sources. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the project. He said he was researching (4) ___________________ meat consumption and its effect on the environment. This made him think about alternative (5) ___________________, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say 'that's gross.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can (6) ___________________."

The museum is a 400-(7) ___________________ that will challenge four of our five senses - smell, touch, (8) ___________________. The displays include food from around the world that some people might think is "disgusting". However people in other parts of the world think this food is totally normal and is (9) ___________________ of their diet. The food exhibits include American favorites such as Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented shark, roasted guinea pigs and (10) ___________________. Dr West said we could all eat any food, but our culture tells us (11) ___________________ and what is not. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - (12) ___________________." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start stinking in here."

Comprehension questions

  1. What did the article say there was a museum for these days?
  2. What will the museum allow people to analyze?
  3. Who is Dr Samuel West?
  4. What alternative things might the museum make people think about?
  5. What did Dr West say people would consider to be "gross"?
  6. How many of our senses will the new museum challenge?
  7. What did Dr West say the food in the museum is a regular part of?
  8. What kind of tarantula is in the museum?
  9. What did Dr West say tells us what is tasty and what is not tasty?
  10. What is Dr West worried about?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What did the article say there was a museum for these days?
a) Sweden
b) everything
c) people
d) museums
2)  What will the museum allow people to analyze?
a) why they like chocolate
b) toast
c) their love or hate for food
d) dinner
3)  Who is Dr Samuel West?
a) a university professor
b) a nutritionist
c) a chef
d) the museum's founder
4)  What alternative things might the museum make people think about?
a) museums
b) food sources
c) environments
d) lifestyles
5)  What did Dr West say people might consider to be "gross"?
a) eating insects
b) cheese
c) protein
d) obstacles

6)  How many of our senses will the new museum challenge?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 3
7)  What did Dr West say the food in the museum is a regular part of?
a) supermarkets
b) life
c) exhibitions
d) people's diet
8)  What kind of tarantula is in the museum?
a) roasted
b) baked
c) fried
d) boiled
9)  What did Dr West say tells us what is tasty and what is not tasty?
a) our taste buds
b) the Internet
c) magazines
d) our culture
10)  What is Dr West worried about?
a) culture
b) the museum smelling
c) beef
d) insects

Role play

Role  A – Disgusting food
You think a disgusting food museum is the best kind of museum. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their museums. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): science, music or dinosaur.

Role  B – Science
You think a science museum is the best kind of museum. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their museums. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): disgusting food, music or dinosaur.

Role  C – Music
You think a music museum is the best kind of museum. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their museums. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): science, disgusting food or dinosaur.

Role  D – Dinosaur
You think a dinosaur museum is the best kind of museum. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their museums. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): science, music or disgusting food.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'food'

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  • and 'museum'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • 400
    • include
    • normal
    • fried
    • culture
    • worries
    • everything
    • earlier
    • hate
    • project
    • insects
    • ask




    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 - Disgusting Food Museum opens in Sweden

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'disgusting'?
    3. What do you think of museums?
    4. What do you think of a Disgusting Food Museum?
    5. What food do you love and hate?
    6. What is the most disgusting thing you have eaten?
    7. Have you ever thought about alternative food sources?
    8. What effect does everyone eating meat have on the environment?
    9. What do you think of the idea of eating bugs?
    10. Is there anything in your country's cuisine?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'food'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What is your favourite museum and why?
    5. Would you like to eat in the Disgusting Food Museum?
    6. Which senses do you use when eating?
    7. What foreign food do you dislike?
    8. What do you think of fried tarantula?
    9. Could you learn to like sheep eyeball juice?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the museum's boss?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    There is a museum for (1) ____ these days. The latest museum to open may turn you off your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, (2) ____ opened earlier this week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will allow people to analyze why they love and hate (3) ____ foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food sources. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the project. He said he was researching the (4) ____ of meat consumption and its effect on the environment. This made him think about alternative (5) ____ of protein, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say 'that's (6) ____.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make them reconsider."

    The museum is a 400-square-meter space that will challenge four of our five (7) ____ - smell, touch, sight and taste. The (8) ____ include food from around the world that some people might think is "disgusting". However people in other parts of the world think this food is (9) ____ normal and is a regular part of their diet. The food exhibits include American favorites such (10) ____ Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented shark, roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball juice. Dr West said we could all eat any food, but our culture tells us what is tasty and what is (11) ____. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start (12) ____ in here."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     all     (b)     thing     (c)     whole     (d)     everything    
    2. (a)     who     (b)     that     (c)     what     (d)     which    
    3. (a)     certainly     (b)     certain     (c)     sure     (d)     curtain    
    4. (a)     affect     (b)     affront     (c)     effect     (d)     effort    
    5. (a)     sauces     (b)     saucers     (c)     sources     (d)     saucy    
    6. (a)     gross     (b)     gloss     (c)     grass     (d)     glass    
    7. (a)     thoughts     (b)     senses     (c)     minds     (d)     feels    
    8. (a)     displays     (b)     guards     (c)     barriers     (d)     plates    
    9. (a)     sums     (b)     totally     (c)     additional     (d)     plus    
    10. (a)     was     (b)     has     (c)     as     (d)     is    
    11. (a)     no     (b)     non     (c)     not     (d)     none    
    12. (a)     striking     (b)     stoking     (c)     stocking     (d)     stinking

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  diet. The food exhibits include American favorites such as Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented
    (...)  people to analyze why they love and hate certain foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food
    (...)  off your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, which opened earlier this week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will allow
    (...)  shark, roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball juice. Dr West said we could all eat any food, but our culture tells
    (...)  him think about alternative sources of protein, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat
    1  ) There is a museum for everything these days. The latest museum to open may turn you
    (...)  bugs, they say 'that's gross.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make them reconsider."
    (...)  sources. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the project. He said he was
    (...)  "disgusting". However people in other parts of the world think this food is totally normal and is a regular part of their
    (...)  and taste. The displays include food from around the world that some people might think is
    (...)  cultural." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start stinking in here."
    (...)  researching the effect of meat consumption and its effect on the environment. This made
    (...)  The museum is a 400-square-meter space that will challenge four of our five senses - smell, touch, sight
    (...)  us what is tasty and what is not. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely

    Put the words in the right order

    1. these   a   days   .   There   museum   everything   is   for
    2. to   alternative   Lead   them   sources   .   consider   food
    3. consumption   .   the   researching   He   of   effect   was   meat
    4. insects   .   protein,   of   sources   Think   like   about   alternative
    5. bugs   .   to   Ask   people   eat   want   they   if
    6. the   displays   The   include   from   food   world   .   around
    7. is   normal   .   think   the   Parts   of   world   this
    8. could   West   eat   said   any   we   all   food   .
    9. culture   us   tells   Our   what   is   tasty   .
    10. worry   is   that   it   will   My   start   stinking   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    There is a museum for everything these / this days. The latest museum to open may turn you on / off your dinner. It is the Disgusting Food Museum, which opened earlier this / next week in Malmo, Sweden. The new exhibition will allow people to analysis / analyze why they love and hate certain / certainly foods. It might also lead them to consider alternative food source / sources. The museum's founder, Dr Samuel West, explained why he created the / a project. He said he was researched / researching the effect of meat consumption and its effect on / up the environment. This made him think about alternative sources of protein, like insects. He said: "If you ask people if they want to eat bugs, they say 'that's gross.' That's the obstacle, but maybe I can make them / they reconsider."

    The museum is a 400-square-meter spaces / space that will challenge four of our five senses - smell, touch, sight / see and taste. The displays include food from / for around the world that some people might think is "disgusting". However people in other parts off / of the world think this food is totally / total normal and is a regular part of their diet. The food exhibits include American favorites such as / has Jell-O salad and world food like fried tarantula, fermented shark, roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball juice. Dr West said we could all eat many / any food, but our culture tells / speaks us what is tasty and what is not / no. He said: "What we find disgusting has to be learned - it's purely cultural." He added: "One of my worries is that it will start striking / stinking in here."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    there is a museum for everything these days the latest museum to open may turn you off your dinner it is the disgusting food museum which opened earlier this week in malmo sweden the new exhibition will allow people to analyze why they love and hate certain foods it might also lead them to consider alternative food sources the museums founder dr samuel west explained why he created the project he said he was researching the effect of meat consumption and its effect on the environment this made him think about alternative sources of protein like insects he said if you ask people if they want to eat bugs they say thats gross thats the obstacle but maybe i can make them reconsider

    the museum is a 400squaremeter space that will challenge four of our five senses  smell touch sight and taste the displays include food from around the world that some people might think is disgusting however people in other parts of the world think this food is totally normal and is a regular part of their diet the food exhibits include american favorites such as jello salad and world food like fried tarantula fermented shark roasted guinea pigs and sheep eyeball juice dr west said we could all eat any food but our culture tells us what is tasty and what is not he said what we find disgusting has to be learned  its purely cultural he added one of my worries is that it will start stinking in here"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Thereisamuseumforeverythingthesedays.Thelatestmuseumtoopen
    mayturnyouoffyourdinner.ItistheDisgustingFoodMuseum,whichope
    nedearlierthisweekinMalmo,Sweden.Thenewexhibitionwillallowpeo
    pletoanalyzewhytheyloveandhatecertainfoods.Itmightalsoleadthe
    mtoconsideralternativefoodsources.Themuseum'sfounder,DrSamu
    elWest,explainedwhyhecreatedtheproject.Hesaidhewasresearchin
    gtheeffectofmeatconsumptionanditseffectontheenvironment.This
    madehimthinkaboutalternativesourcesofprotein,likeinsects.Hesaid
    :"Ifyouaskpeopleiftheywanttoeatbugs,theysay'that'sgross.'That'st
    heobstacle,butmaybeIcanmakethemreconsider."Themuseumisa40
    0-square-meterspacethatwillchallengefourofourfivesenses-sme
    ll,touch,sightandtaste.Thedisplaysincludefoodfromaroundtheworld
    thatsomepeoplemightthinkis"disgusting".However,peopleinotherp
    artsoftheworldthinkthisfoodistotallynormalandisaregularpartoftheir
    diet.ThefoodexhibitsincludeAmericanfavoritessuchasJell-Osaladan
    dworldfoodlikefriedtarantula,fermentedshark,roastedguineapigsan
    dsheepeyeballjuice.DrWestsaidwecouldalleatanyfood,butourcultur
    etellsuswhatistastyandwhatisnot.Hesaid:"Whatwefinddisgustingha
    stobelearned-it'spurelycultural."Headded:"Oneofmyworriesisthati
    twillstartstinkinginhere."

    Free writing

    Write about disgusting food for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We can all learn to love every food in the world. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. DISGUSTING FOOD: Make a poster about disgusting food. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. MUSEUM: Write a magazine article about the Disgusting Food Museum. Include imaginary interviews with people who love the idea of this museum and with people who are against it.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on disgusting food. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on disgusting food. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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