The Reading / Listening - World Food Programme - Level 1

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel judges in Norway said the WFP won, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". The WFP also acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP said: "This is an incredible recognition of [our] dedication...to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."



The WFP is the world's biggest humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers often work in dangerous conditions. Over two-thirds of its work is in war zones, where people are three times more likely to be hungry. COVID-19 will add to global hunger. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN said the WFP is "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Food Programme - Level 0 World Food Programme - Level 2   or  World Food Programme - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1075012
  • https://thehill.com/opinion/international/520344-world-food-programmes-nobel-why-the-un-nato-and-alliances-matter-in
  • https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-stefan-lofven-health-nobel-prizes-united-nations-fe4ac26b1ccec0f2153487855f66ba02
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQgfHVtNCoA&feature=youtu.be


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The Nobel
  2. its efforts to combat
  3. bettering conditions
  4. conflict-
  5. acted as a driving
  6. a weapon of war
  7. our dedication
  8. in 80-
  1. force
  2. to end hunger
  3. hunger
  4. plus countries
  5. for peace
  6. affected areas
  7. and conflict
  8. judges in Norway

Paragraph 2

  1. work in dangerous
  2. Over two-
  3. in war
  4. three times more likely
  5. COVID-19
  6. 265 million starving people
  7. the world's first
  8. food
  1. within a year
  2. conditions
  3. will add to global hunger
  4. insecurity
  5. zones
  6. responder
  7. thirds of its work
  8. to be hungry

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel (1) ___________________ said the WFP won, "for its (2) ___________________ hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering (3) ___________________ in conflict-affected areas". The WFP also acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of (4) ___________________". The WFP said: "This (5) ___________________ recognition of [our] dedication... (6) ___________________ every day in 80-plus countries."

The WFP is (7) ___________________ humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped 97 (8) ___________________ 88 countries. Its workers often work (9) ___________________. Over two-thirds of its work is in war zones, where people are three (10) ___________________ to be hungry. COVID-19 will add to global hunger. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people (11) ___________________." The UN said the WFP is "the world's first responder (12) ___________________ of food insecurity".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNWorldFoodProgramme(WFP)wonthe2020NobelPeacePrize.T
heNobeljudgesinNorwaysaidtheWFPwon,"foritseffortstocombathun
ger"and"foritscontributiontobetteringconditionsforpeaceinconflict-
affectedareas".TheWFPalsoacted,"asadrivingforcetopreventtheuse
ofhungerasaweaponofwarandconflict".TheWFPsaid:"Thisisanincred
iblerecognitionof[our]dedication...toendhungereverydayin80-plu
scountries."TheWFPistheworld'sbiggesthumanitarianorganization.L
astyear,ithelped97millionpeoplein88countries.Itsworkersoftenwor
kindangerousconditions.Overtwo-thirdsofitsworkisinwarzones,w
herepeoplearethreetimesmorelikelytobehungry.COVID-19willad
dtoglobalhunger.TheWFPsaid:"Therewilllikelybe265millionstarving
peoplewithinayear."TheUNsaidtheWFPis"theworld'sfirstrespondero
nthefrontlinesoffoodinsecurity".

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.

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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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