The Reading / Listening - Lab-grown Meat - Level 4

Singapore approved the consumption of meat made in a lab. This could revolutionise the way we eat. Cultured meat is grown in a laboratory, but it is real meat - real chicken to be precise. It looks and tastes like real chicken. The meat is from the company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name means "fair". No animals are killed to make the meat. This could change the meat industry. It could badly affect chicken and livestock farming.



Singapore's green light is just the start of a revolution. Many companies worldwide will get approval to grow meat. This could reduce the environmental impact of livestock farming and change the world for the better. We could see disease-free meat, an end to the use of drugs in meat, and an end to animal cruelty. Cultured meat could create a safer, more secure global food supply. It could also lead to other food products.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Lab-grown Meat - Level 5 or  Lab-grown Meat - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.mashed.com/282205/this-is-why-plant-based-meat-is-so-expensive/
  • https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/12/eat-just-inc-gets-approval-in-singapore-for-lab-grown-chicken/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/03/lab-grown-chicken-nuggets-given-the-green-light-in-singapore-13694617/


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. approved the consumption
  2. Cultured meat is grown
  3. real chicken to
  4. The "just" in the company's name
  5. No animals are killed
  6. This could change the meat
  7. It could badly
  8. livestock
  1. means "fair"
  2. farming
  3. to make the meat
  4. in a laboratory
  5. affect chicken
  6. of meat
  7. be precise
  8. industry

Paragraph 2

  1. the start of a
  2. get approval
  3. reduce the environmental
  4. change the world
  5. an end to the use
  6. an end to animal
  7. a safer, more secure global food
  8. It could also lead to other
  1. supply
  2. for the better
  3. to grow meat
  4. food products
  5. revolution
  6. impact
  7. cruelty
  8. of drugs

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Singapore (1) ___________________ of meat made in a lab. This could revolutionise the way we eat. Cultured meat is grown (2) ___________________, but it is real meat - real chicken to be precise. It (3) ___________________ like real chicken. The meat is from the company Eat Just. The "just" in the (4) ___________________ "fair". No animals are killed to (5) ___________________. This could change the meat industry. It (6) ___________________ chicken and livestock farming.

Singapore's (7) ___________________ just the start of a revolution. Many companies worldwide (8) ___________________ to grow meat. This could reduce the environmental (9) ___________________ farming and change the world for the better. We could see (10) ___________________, an end to the use of drugs in meat, and an end to animal cruelty. Cultured meat could (11) ___________________, more secure global food supply. It could also (12) ___________________ food products.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Singaporeapprovedtheconsumptionofmeatmadeinalab.Thiscouldre
volutionisethewayweeat.Culturedmeatisgrowninalaboratory,butitis
realmeat-realchickentobeprecise.Itlooksandtasteslikerealchicken
.ThemeatisfromthecompanyEatJust.The"just"inthecompany'sname
means"fair".Noanimalsarekilledtomakethemeat.Thiscouldchangeth
emeatindustry.Itcouldbadlyaffectchickenandlivestockfarming.Sing
apore'sgreenlightisjustthestartofarevolution.Manycompaniesworld
widewillgetapprovaltogrowmeat.Thiscouldreducetheenvironmental
impactoflivestockfarmingandchangetheworldforthebetter.Wecould
seedisease-freemeat,anendtotheuseofdrugsinmeat,andanendtoa
nimalcruelty.Culturedmeatcouldcreateasafer,moresecureglobalfoo
dsupply.Itcouldalsoleadtootherfoodproducts.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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