The Reading / Listening - World Food Programme - Level 3

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke about why they gave the award to the WFP. They 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". They said another reason was that 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 Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."



The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often work in extremely dangerous conditions. These can be in remote, 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 be undernourished than those in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    World Food Programme - Level 0 World Food Programme - Level 1   or  World Food Programme - Level 2

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


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. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about World Food Programme. 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?
       United Nations / food / programme / award / combat / peace / hunger / weapon /
       humanitarian / organization / volunteers / remote / undernourished / insecurity
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. PAY: Students A strongly believe everyone should pay something to the WFP; Students B strongly believe this is wrong. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. UNITED NATIONS: What do you know about these UN agencies? What would you like to know? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I Know

What I Want To Know

WFP

 

 

UNESCO

 

 

ICC

 

 

UNICEF

 

 

IMF

 

 

WHO

 

 

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

  • Food
  • Clean water
  • Toilets
  • Education
  • Mine clearing
  • Shelter
  • Vaccines
  • Small loans

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. awarded a. Fighting between armed forces.
      2. judge b. Gave something to someone as an official payment, compensation, or prize.
      3. combat c. A big lack of food.
      4. hunger d. The part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance.
      5. contribution e. A person who decides the results of a competition.
      6. weapon f. The act or quality of giving 100% effort to job, project, relationship, etc.
      7. dedication g. A thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.

    Paragraph 2

      8. humanitarian h. A person who freely offers to take part in something or to do a job or task.
      9. volunteer i. A long fight between armies or fighters; war.
      10. extremely j. Concerned with or working to look after people and their welfare.
      11. remote k. Very, very, very.
      12. conflict l. Suffering or die from not having enough food.
      13. starving m. Far from the main centers of population; distant.
      14. insecurity n. Being open to danger or threat; lack of protection.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The Nobel Committee in Sweden awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.    T / F
  2. The Nobel judges did not comment on why the WFP got the award.     T / F
  3. The WFP got the award for encouraging peace in conflict areas.     T / F
  4. The WFP tries to end hunger daily in over 80 countries.     T / F
  5. The WFP helped 88 million people last year.     T / F
  6. More than two-thirds of the WFP's work is in war zones.     T / F
  7. People in war zones are twice as likely to be undernourished.     T / F
  8. The WFP said 265 million people will be starving in the next year.     T / F

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

  1. prize
  2. combat
  3. prevent
  4. deeply
  5. incredible
  6. organization
  7. remote
  8. undernourished
  9. likely
  10. within
  1. hungry
  2. greatly
  3. great
  4. fight
  5. faraway
  6. inside
  7. award
  8. probably
  9. stop
  10. group

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

  1. its efforts to combat
  2. a driving
  3. We are deeply
  4. recognition of the dedication of
  5. working to end hunger every day
  6. the largest humanitarian
  7. Its workers and
  8. remote, hard-to-access
  9. three times more likely
  10. the world's first responder on
  1. to be undernourished
  2. the WFP family
  3. organization in the world
  4. volunteers
  5. force
  6. humbled
  7. areas of the world
  8. in 80-plus countries
  9. the frontlines
  10. hunger

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
efforts
prevent
plus
winner
areas
incredible
awarded
deeply

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the (1) _____________________ of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was (2) _____________________ the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke about why they gave the award to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its (3) _____________________ to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected (4) _____________________". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a driving force to (5) _____________________ the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are (6) _____________________ humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an (7) _____________________ recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80-(8) _____________________ countries."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
access
pandemic
largest
conditions
affected
insecurity
volunteers
starving

The World Food Programme is the (9) _____________________ humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and (10) _____________________ often work in extremely dangerous (11) _____________________. These can be in remote, hard-to- (12) _____________________ areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-(13) _____________________ countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 (14) _____________________ has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million (15) _____________________ people within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food (16) _____________________".

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) _____
     a.  is the winter
     b.  is the winner
     c.  is the wiener
     d.  is the whiner
2)  They said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts ______"
     a.  to combat hunger
     b.  to con bat hunger
     c.  to comb bat hunger
     d.  took on bat hunger
3)  as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of ______
     a.  war end conflict
     b.  war and conflict
     c.  war rand conflict
     d.  war and conflicted
4)  This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of ______
     a.  there WFP family
     b.  that WFP family
     c.  the WFP familiar
     d.  the WFP family
5)  working to end hunger every day in ______
     a.  80-plussed countries
     b.  80-pleased countries
     c.  80-puss countries
     d.  80-plus countries

6)  Its workers and volunteers often work in ______
     a.  extreme dangerous conditions
     b.  extremely dangerously conditions
     c.  extremely dangerous condition
     d.  extremely dangerous conditions
7)  likely to be undernourished than those in ______
     a.  countries wither conflict
     b.  countries within conflict
     c.  countries with out conflict
     d.  countries without conflict
8)  The COVID-19 pandemic has added to ______
     a.  globe all food insecurity
     b.  global food insecurity
     c.  glow ball food insecurity
     d.  grow ball food insecurity
9)  There will likely be 265 million starving people ______
     a.  within as year
     b.  within at year
     c.  within are year
     d.  within a year
10)  the world's first responder on the frontlines ______
     a.  off food insecurity
     b.  of feed insecurity
     c.  off food in security
     d.  of food insecurity

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is (1) ____________________ the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel (2) ____________________ why they gave the award to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its (3) ____________________ hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". They said (4) ____________________ that 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 (5) ____________________ receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in (6) ____________________."

The World Food Programme is (7) ____________________ organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its (8) ____________________ often work in extremely dangerous conditions. These can be in remote, hard-to-access areas of the world. (9) ____________________ of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has (10) ____________________ food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million (11) ____________________ a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines (12) ____________________".

Comprehension questions

  1. On what day of the week was the Nobel Prize winner announced?
  2. Where was the WFP bettering conditions for peace?
  3. What did the WFP stop hunger from being a weapon of?
  4. How did the WFP feel about winning the prize?
  5. What is the WFP working hard to do every day?
  6. How many people did the WFP help last year?
  7. How much of the WFP's work is in conflict areas?
  8. What did the article say will add to global food insecurity?
  9. How many people will be starving in the next year?
  10. What did the UN Secretary-General call the WFP?




Multiple choice quiz

1) On what day of the week was the Nobel Prize winner announced?
a) a Monday
b) a Sunday
c) a Friday
d) a Saturday
2) Where was the WFP bettering conditions for peace?
a) conflict-affected areas
b) Africa
c) Asia
d) Europe
3) What did the WFP stop hunger from being a weapon of?
a) war and conflict
b) kidnapping
c) hunger
d) disease
4) How did the WFP feel about winning the prize?
a) happy
b) humbled
c) it didn't comment
d) great
5) What is the WFP working hard to do every day?
a) achieve peace
b) get volunteers
c) survive
d) end hunger

6) How many people did the WFP help last year?
a) exactly 97 million
b) over 97 million
c) just under 97 million
d) around 97 million
7) How much of the WFP's work is in conflict areas?
a) over two-thirds
b) over two-fifths
c) over three-quarters
d) over seven-eighths
8) What did the article say will add to global food insecurity?
a) war
b) global warming
c) COVID-19
d) the Internet
9) How many people will be starving in the next year?
a) 256 million
b) 526 million
c) 625 million
d) 265 million
10) What did the UN Secretary-General call the WFP?
a) the world's first responder
b) amazing
c) the world's food store
d) the world's kitchen

Role play

Role  A – Food
You think food is the most important humanitarian cause. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their causes aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): clean water, education or vaccines.

Role  B – Clean Water
You think clean water is the most important humanitarian cause. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their causes aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): food, education or vaccines.

Role  C – Education
You think education is the most important humanitarian cause. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their causes aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): clean water, food or vaccines.

Role  D – Vaccines
You think vaccines are the most important humanitarian cause. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their causes aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): clean water, education or 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 'prize'.

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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:

    • Friday
    • spoke
    • efforts
    • reason
    • use
    • end
    • largest
    • 88
    • access
    • three
    • 265
    • first




    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 - World Food Programme

    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 'food'?
    3. What do you know about the Nobel Peace Prize?
    4. How do you feel about the WFP getting the Nobel Peace Prize?
    5. Do you think all Nobel Prize winners deserve the prize?
    6. How can we reduce world hunger?
    7. How much good does the United Nations do?
    8. Should we all give money to the World Food Programme?
    9. Would you like to work for the World Food Programme?
    10. What advice do you have for the World Food Programme?

    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 'prize'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about the World Food Programme?
    5. What would it be like to work for the World Food Programme?
    6. Why are there so many hungry people in the world?
    7. Why are there so many conflict zones in the world?
    8. How will COVID-19 affect world hunger?
    9. What would it be like to have no food?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the World Food Programme?

    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)

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the (1) ____ of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was (2) ____ the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke about (3) ____ they gave the award to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace (4) ____ conflict-affected areas". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a (5) ____ force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end (6) ____ every day in 80-plus countries."

    The World Food Programme is the (7) ____ humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often work in (8) ____ dangerous conditions. These can be in remote, hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war (9) ____ are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries (10) ____ conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will (11) ____ be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder" (12) ____ the frontlines of food insecurity.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     win     (b)     wins     (c)     winning     (d)     winner    
    2. (a)     won     (b)     confirmed     (c)     graded     (d)     awarded    
    3. (a)     what     (b)     why     (c)     which     (d)     that    
    4. (a)     at     (b)     by     (c)     in     (d)     as    
    5. (a)     cycling     (b)     sailing     (c)     driving     (d)     flying    
    6. (a)     hunger     (b)     hungry     (c)     hungrily     (d)     hungriest    
    7. (a)     sized     (b)     largest     (c)     amounted     (d)     foodie    
    8. (a)     extremely     (b)     opposing     (c)     situation     (d)     safely    
    9. (a)     cones     (b)     zones     (c)     hones     (d)     bones    
    10. (a)     wither     (b)     within     (c)     without     (d)     withdraw    
    11. (a)     liked     (b)     likelihood     (c)     likely     (d)     liking    
    12. (a)     up     (b)     if     (c)     as     (d)     on

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres,
    (...)  "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". They said another
    (...)  gave the award to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and
    (...)  and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible
    (...)  reason was that the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war
    (...)  The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more
    (...)  than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often work in extremely dangerous
    (...)  without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said:
    1  ) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was
    (...)  called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".
    (...)  awarded the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke about why they
    (...)  affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries
    (...)  conditions. These can be in remote, hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-
    (...)  recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."

    Put the words in the right order

    1. prize   It   by   committee   .   awarded   was   the   the
    2. areas   .   conflict-affected   for   conditions   peace   Bettering   in
    3. receive   are   deeply   the   We   to   humbled   prize   .
    4. incredible   an   is   of   This   the   recognition   dedication   .
    5. in   80-plus   every   day   countries   .   End   hunger
    6. people   .   help   It   to   more   than   gave   97 million
    7. countries   .   its   work   conflict-affected   is   in   Two-thirds   of
    8. undernourished   .   be   times   to   more   likely   Three
    9. to   has   food   added   pandemic   global   The   insecurity   .
    10. called   It   WFP   the   the   first   responder   .   world's

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the win / winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded / award the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoken / spoke about why they gave the award at / to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its effects / efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for piece / peace in conflict-affected areas". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a driving / cycling force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of / by war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deep / deeply humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredibly / incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."

    The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to / for more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often working / work in extremely dangerous conditions. These can be in remote / control, hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds off / of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war cones / zones are three times more likely / liked to be undernourished than them / those in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has subtracted / added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people without / within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder on the headlines / frontlines of food insecurity".

    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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    T h_ W_r l d F__ d P r_g r_m m_ _s t h_ l_r g_s t h_m_n_t_r__ n _r g_n_z_t__ n _n t h_ w_r l d . L_s t y__ r , _t g_v_ h_l p t_ m_r_ t h_n 9 7 m_l l__ n p__ p l_ _n 8 8 c__ n t r__ s . I t s w_r k_r s _n d v_l_n t__ r s _f t_n w_r k _n _x t r_m_l y d_n g_r__ s c_n d_t__ n s . T h_s_ c_n b_ _n r_m_t_, h_r d - t_-_c c_s s _r__ s _f t h_ w_r l d . O v_r t w_- t h_r d s _f _t s w_r k _s _n c_n f l_c t -_f f_c t_d c__ n t r__ s . P__ p l_ _n w_r z_n_s _r_ t h r__ t_m_s m_r_ l_k_l y t_ b_ _n d_r n__ r_s h_d t h_n t h_s_ _n c__ n t r__ s w_t h__ t c_n f l_c t . T h_ C O V I D - 1 9 p_n d_m_c h_s _d d_d t_ g l_b_l f__ d _n s_c_r_t y . T h_ W F P s__ d : " T h_r_ w_l l l_k_l y b_ 2 6 5 m_l l__ n s t_r v_n g p__ p l_ w_t h_n _ y__ r . " T h_ U N S_c r_t_r y - G_n_r_l , A n t_n__ G_t_r r_s , c_l l_d t h_ W F P " t h_ w_r l d ' s f_r s t r_s p_n d_r _n t h_ f r_n t l_n_s _f f__ d _n s_c_r_t y ".

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the united nations world food programme wfp is the winner of the 2020 nobel peace prize it was awarded the prize by the nobel committee in norway on friday the nobel judges spoke about why they gave the award to the wfp they said the wfp got the award for its efforts to combat hunger and for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflictaffected areas they said another reason was that 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 nobel peace prize this is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the wfp family working to end hunger every day in 80plus countries

    the world food programme is the largest humanitarian organization in the world last year it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries its workers and volunteers often work in extremely dangerous conditions these can be in remote hardtoaccess areas of the world over twothirds of its work is in conflictaffected countries people in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries without conflict the covid19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity the wfp said there will likely be 265 million starving people within a year the un secretarygeneral antonio guterres called the wfp the worlds first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity.

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    TheUnitedNationsWorldFoodProgramme(WFP)isthewinnerofthe202
    0NobelPeacePrize.ItwasawardedtheprizebytheNobelCommitteeinN
    orwayonFriday.TheNobeljudgesspokeaboutwhytheygavetheawardt
    otheWFP.TheysaidtheWFPgottheaward,"foritseffortstocombathung
    er"and"foritscontributiontobetteringconditionsforpeaceinconflict-
    affectedareas".TheysaidanotherreasonwasthattheWFPacted,"asadr
    ivingforcetopreventtheuseofhungerasaweaponofwarandconflict".T
    heWFPtweeted:"WearedeeplyhumbledtoreceivetheNobelPeacePriz
    e.ThisisanincrediblerecognitionofthededicationoftheWFPfamily,wor
    kingtoendhungereverydayin80-pluscountries."TheWorldFoodProgr
    ammeisthelargesthumanitarianorganizationintheworld.Lastyear,it
    gavehelptomorethan97millionpeoplein88countries.Itsworkersandv
    olunteersoftenworkinextremelydangerousconditions.Thesecanbein
    remote,hard-to-accessareasoftheworld.Overtwo-thirdsofitsworkisi
    nconflict-affectedcountries.Peopleinwarzonesarethreetimesmor
    elikelytobeundernourishedthanthoseincountrieswithoutconflict.The
    COVID-19pandemichasaddedtoglobalfoodinsecurity.TheWFPsai
    d:"Therewilllikelybe265millionstarvingpeoplewithinayear."TheUNS
    ecretary-General,AntonioGuterres,calledtheWFP"theworld'sfirstr
    esponderonthefrontlinesoffoodinsecurity".

    Free writing

    Write about World Food Programme for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    All governments should give more money to the World Food Programme. 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. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME: Make a poster about World Food Programme. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. MORE FUNDING: Write a magazine article about everyone on Earth giving money to the World Food Programme. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    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 World Food Programme. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas to reduce world hunger. 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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