The Reading / Listening - Kimchi - Level 0

China and South Korea are arguing over the pickled cabbage dish kimchi. China wants an international certificate for its dish pao cai, also a pickled vegetable dish. South Korea is angry. It says pao cai is too much like kimchi. Kimchi is a traditional dish of fermented cabbage and radish. Pao cai is also made from cabbage.



China says it has an international certificate for its kimchi making process. South Korea is angry. It says pao cai and kimchi are totally different. People in China said most kimchi in South Korea is made in China. One person wrote: "Even the pronunciation of kimchi originated from Chinese."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Kimchi - Level 1 Kimchi - Level 2   or  Kimchi - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201130000660
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimchi
  • https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/11/30/20/south-koreans-chinese-clash-over-chinese-style-kimchi-winning-international-certificate


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 and South Korea
  2. the pickled cabbage dish
  3. an international
  4. a pickled vegetable
  5. South Korea is
  6. pao cai is too
  7. a traditional dish of
  8. Pao cai is also made
  1. angry
  2. fermented cabbage
  3. kimchi
  4. from cabbage
  5. dish
  6. are arguing
  7. much like kimchi
  8. certificate

Paragraph 2

  1. an international
  2. its kimchi making
  3. South Korea is
  4. pao cai and kimchi are
  5. most kimchi
  6. made in
  7. the pronunciation
  8. originated from
  1. of kimchi
  2. angry
  3. in South Korea
  4. Chinese
  5. certificate
  6. process
  7. China
  8. totally different

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

China and South Korea (1) ___________________ the pickled cabbage dish kimchi. China (2) ___________________ certificate for its dish pao cai, (3) ___________________ vegetable dish. South Korea is angry. It says pao cai (4) ___________________ like kimchi. Kimchi is (5) ___________________ of fermented cabbage and radish. Pao cai is also (6) ___________________.

China (7) ___________________ an international certificate for its (8) ___________________. South Korea is angry. It says pao cai and kimchi (9) ___________________. People in China said (10) ___________________ South Korea is (11) ___________________. One person wrote: "Even the pronunciation of kimchi (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ChinaandSouthKoreaarearguingoverthepickledcabbagedishkimchi.
Chinawantsaninternationalcertificateforitsdishpaocai,alsoapickledv
egetabledish.SouthKoreaisangry.Itsayspaocaiistoomuchlikekimchi
.Kimchiisatraditionaldishoffermentedcabbageandradish.Paocaiisals
omadefromcabbage.Chinasaysithasaninternationalcertificateforits
kimchimakingprocess.SouthKoreaisangry.Itsayspaocaiandkimchia
retotallydifferent.PeopleinChinasaidmostkimchiinSouthKoreaismad
einChina.Onepersonwrote:"Eventhepronunciationofkimchioriginat
edfromChinese."

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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