The Reading / Listening - World Food Programme - Level 2

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee in Norway announced the news on Friday. The judges said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". Another reason was the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family...to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."



The WFP is the world's biggest humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped over 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers often work in very dangerous conditions in hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to not have enough to eat. COVID-19 will add to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General called the WFP "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 1   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. announced
  2. its efforts to combat
  3. bettering conditions
  4. a driving
  5. a weapon of war
  6. We are deeply
  7. the dedication of the
  8. every day in 80-
  1. and conflict
  2. for peace
  3. WFP family
  4. hunger
  5. plus countries
  6. force
  7. the news
  8. humbled

Paragraph 2

  1. the world's biggest humanitarian
  2. work in very dangerous
  3. war
  4. three times
  5. COVID-19 will add to global
  6. 265 million starving people
  7. the world's first responder on
  8. food
  1. the frontlines
  2. zones
  3. conditions
  4. insecurity
  5. food insecurity
  6. within a year
  7. organization
  8. more likely

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ___________________ 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee in Norway announced the news on Friday. The judges said the WFP (2) ___________________, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions (3) ___________________ conflict-affected areas". Another reason was the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger (4) ___________________ of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply (5) ___________________ the prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family...to end hunger every day in (6) ___________________."

The WFP is (7) ___________________ humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped over 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers (8) ___________________ very dangerous conditions in hard-to-access areas of the world. Over (9) ___________________ its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more (10) ___________________ have enough to eat. COVID-19 will add to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million (11) ___________________ a year." The UN Secretary-General called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines (12) ___________________ ".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNWorldFoodProgramme(WFP)haswonthe2020NobelPeacePriz
e.TheNobelCommitteeinNorwayannouncedthenewsonFriday.Theju
dgessaidtheWFPgottheaward,"foritseffortstocombathunger"and"fo
ritscontributiontobetteringconditionsforpeaceinconflict-affectedar
eas".AnotherreasonwastheWFPacted,"asadrivingforcetopreventthe
useofhungerasaweaponofwarandconflict".TheWFPtweeted:"Weare
deeplyhumbledtoreceivetheprize.Thisisanincrediblerecognitionofth
ededicationoftheWFPfamily...toendhungereverydayin80-pluscou
ntries."TheWFPistheworld'sbiggesthumanitarianorganization.Lasty
ear,ithelpedover97millionpeoplein88countries.Itsworkersoftenwor
kinverydangerousconditionsinhard-to-accessareasoftheworld.Ov
ertwo-thirdsofitsworkisinconflict-affectedcountries.Peopleinwarzo
nesarethreetimesmorelikelytonothaveenoughtoeat.COVID-19willa
ddtoglobalfoodinsecurity.TheWFPsaid:"Therewilllikelybe265million
starvingpeoplewithinayear."TheUNSecretary-GeneralcalledtheWFP
"theworld'sfirstresponderonthefrontlinesoffoodinsecurity".

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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Answers

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