The Reading / Listening - Food Waste - Level 0

China wants to cut food waste with its new "Clean Plate Campaign". President Xi called the waste "shocking and distressing". There are reports of a food crisis in China. Food production has fallen because of coronavirus and floods. President Xi said people must think carefully about food security and not leave food on their plate.



Restaurants are taking the campaign seriously. One restaurant started weighing customers. It apologised because diners were angry. A Beijing restaurant said: "We remind our guests when they order too much food." Other restaurants say groups of diners must order one fewer dish than the number of people in their group.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Food Waste - Level 1 Food Waste - Level 2   or  Food Waste - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53761295
  • https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1197577.shtml
  • https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3096977/xi-jinping-targets-shocking-food-waste-china-battles-floods-and
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53792871


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. China wants to cut
  2. Xi called the waste shocking
  3. There are reports of a food
  4. Food production has
  5. because of coronavirus
  6. think
  7. food
  8. leave food
  1. on their plate
  2. food waste
  3. and floods
  4. security
  5. crisis
  6. and distressing
  7. carefully
  8. fallen

Paragraph 2

  1. taking the campaign
  2. weighing
  3. diners were
  4. A Beijing
  5. We remind our
  6. order too
  7. diners must order one
  8. the number of people
  1. guests
  2. restaurant
  3. in their group
  4. much food
  5. fewer dish
  6. customers
  7. angry
  8. seriously

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

China (1) ___________________ food waste with its new "Clean Plate Campaign". President Xi (2) ___________________ "shocking and distressing". (3) ___________________ of a food crisis in China. Food production (4) ___________________ of coronavirus and floods. President Xi (5) said ___________________ carefully about food security and not leave food (6) ___________________.

Restaurants (7) ___________________ campaign seriously. One restaurant (8) ___________________. It apologised because (9) ___________________. A Beijing restaurant said: "We (10) ___________________ when they order too much food." Other restaurants (11) ___________________ diners must order one (12) ___________________ the number of people in their group.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Chinawantstocutfoodwastewithitsnew"CleanPlateCampaign".Presi
dentXicalledthewaste"shockinganddistressing".Therearereportsofa
foodcrisisinChina.Foodproductionhasfallenbecauseofcoronavirusan
dfloods.PresidentXisaidpeoplemustthinkcarefullyaboutfoodsecurityandnot
leavefoodontheirplate.Restaurantsaretakingthecampaignseriously.
Onerestaurantstartedweighingcustomers.Itapologisedbecausedine
rswereangry.ABeijingrestaurantsaid:"Weremindourguestswhenthe
yordertoomuchfood."Otherrestaurantssaygroupsofdinersmustorde
ronefewerdishthanthenumberofpeopleintheirgroup.

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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Free writing

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