The Reading / Listening - Soybeans - Level 0

Why do Japanese people live longer? A reason might be tofu and miso. Japanese scientists studied the health benefits of soybean products. People who ate tofu and miso were 10 per cent less likely to die from diseases. Soybean-based food cut the risk of death from heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.



Soybeans are superfoods. They are rich in protein, fibre and unsaturated fats. They help to lower cholesterol and weight. Soy has been an important part of food in Asia for centuries. The most common types of soy products are tofu, natto, miso and soy sauce. Soybean products are becoming more popular worldwide.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Soybeans - Level 1 Soybeans - Level 2   or  Soybeans - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/368/bmj.m247.full.pdf
  • https://food.ndtv.com/news/higher-consumption-of-fermented-soy-products-linked-to-lower-mortality-risk-says-study-2172124
  • https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-fermented-soy-products-linked-death.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. A reason might
  2. the health benefits
  3. People who
  4. 10 per cent less
  5. die
  6. Soybean-based food
  7. heart
  8. cardiovascular
  1. from diseases
  2. ate tofu and miso
  3. attacks
  4. problems
  5. likely
  6. of soybean
  7. be tofu and miso
  8. cut the risk of death

Paragraph 2

  1. They are rich
  2. fibre and unsaturated
  3. They help to lower
  4. an important
  5. in Asia for
  6. The most common types
  7. miso and
  8. becoming more popular
  1. of soy products
  2. part of food
  3. worldwide
  4. fats
  5. soy sauce
  6. cholesterol
  7. in protein
  8. centuries

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Why do Japanese (1) ___________________? A reason might be tofu and miso. (2) ___________________ the health benefits of soybean products. (3) ___________________ tofu and miso were 10 per cent less (4) ___________________ from diseases. Soybean-based food (5) ___________________ of death from heart attacks, (6) ___________________ cardiovascular problems.

Soybeans are superfoods. They (7) ___________________ protein, fibre and unsaturated fats. They (8) _________________ cholesterol and weight. Soy has been (9) ___________________ of food in Asia for centuries. The (10) ___________________ of soy products are tofu, natto, miso (11) ___________________. Soybean products are becoming (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

WhydoJapanesepeoplelivelonger?Areasonmightbetofuandmiso.Jap
anesescientistsstudiedthehealthbenefitsofsoybeanproducts.People
whoatetofuandmisowere10percentlesslikelytodiefromdiseases.Soy
bean-basedfoodcuttheriskofdeathfromheartattacks,strokeandoth
ercardiovascularproblems.Soybeansaresuperfoods.Theyarerichinp
rotein,fibreandunsaturatedfats.Theyhelptolowercholesterolandwei
ght.SoyhasbeenanimportantpartoffoodinAsiaforcenturies.Themost
commontypesofsoyproductsaretofu,natto,misoandsoysauce.Soybe
anproductsarebecomingmorepopularworldwide.

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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