The Reading / Listening - Lab-grown Meat - Level 6

Singapore has approved the production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of a revolution in the way we eat. Despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, scientifically, real meat. To be more precise, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and taste like real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the adjective "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the adverb that means "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make the meat. This has the potential to transform the meat industry. It could also have an adverse impact on poultry and livestock farming.



Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just the start of a huge shake-up that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that our regulatory approval for cultured meat will be the first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a huge reduction in the environmental impact of livestock production and thus 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. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more secure global food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in the application of animal cell culture technology...of food products."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Lab-grown Meat - Level 4  or  Lab-grown Meat - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. LAB-GROWN MEAT: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about lab-grown meat. 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?
       production / sale / consumption / lab-grown meat / chicken / adjective / animals /
       green light / shake-up / manufacturing / impact / livestock / drugs / food supply / cell
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. ANIMALS: Students A strongly believe we should only eat lab-grown meat to protect animals; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. FOOD INDUSTRY: What do you know about these aspects of the food industry? What will their future look like? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

The Industry Now

The Future

Livestock farming

 

 

Poultry farming

 

 

Rice production

 

 

Junk food

 

 

Coffee growing

 

 

GM food

 

 

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5. REVOLUTION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "revolution". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. FOOD: Rank these with your partner. Put the best food we can eat at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Bananas
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Rice

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. approved a. The eating, drinking, or ingesting of something.
      2. consumption b. Marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
      3. revolution c. Officially agreed to or accepted as satisfactory.
      4. precise d. Domestic birds, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
      5. adverse e. Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.
      6. poultry f. Farm animals regarded as an asset.
      7. livestock g. A dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people's ideas about it.

    Paragraph 2

      8. green light h. The action of putting something into operation.
      9. shake-up i. The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
      10. regulatory j. Behavior that causes pain or suffering to a person or animal.
      11. impact k. Permission to go ahead with a project.
      12. cruelty l. A radical reorganization.
      13. steady m. Firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or moving.
      14. application n. Serving or intended to control something.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The article says lab-grown meat could be revolutionary.     T / F
  2. The lab-grown meat was created in bioreactors.     T / F
  3. The lab-grown meat tastes like chicken but doesn't look like it.     T / F
  4. A company CEO says lab-grown meat will not affect the poultry industry. T / F
  5. The company CEO says he needed to shake a green light.     T / F
  6. The CEO said many other countries will get approval to grow meat.     T / F
  7. The article says we will never see an end to animal cruelty.     T / F
  8. There is less animal cell technology being used in food products today.    T / F

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

  1. approved
  2. revolution
  3. real
  4. precise
  5. adverse
  6. green light
  7. shake-up
  8. cruelty
  9. steady
  10. application
  1. authentic
  2. constant
  3. unfavourable
  4. thumbs up
  5. sea change
  6. use
  7. barbarity
  8. rubber-stamped
  9. restructuring
  10. accurate

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

  1. the production, sale and
  2. The lab-grown meat could be the start
  3. "just" in the company's name
  4. This has the potential to
  5. an adverse impact on poultry and
  6. Singapore's green light is just the
  7. regulatory
  8. change the world
  9. an end to the use
  10. given rise to a steady
  1. of drugs in meat
  2. transform the meat industry
  3. livestock farming
  4. increase
  5. start of a huge shake-up
  6. consumption of meat
  7. for the better
  8. is the adjective
  9. approval
  10. of a revolution

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
potential
precise
adjective
sale
means
impact
revolution
taste

Singapore has approved the production, (1) _____________________ and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of a (2) _____________________ in the way we eat. Despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, scientifically, real meat. To be more (3) _____________________, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and (4) _____________________ like real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the (5) _____________________ "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the adverb that (6) _____________________ "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make the meat. This has the (7) _____________________ to transform the meat industry. It could also have an adverse (8) _____________________ on poultry and livestock farming.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
livestock
secure
shake
huge
cruelty
green
culture
approval

Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's (9) _____________________ light is just the start of a huge (10) _____________________ -up that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that our regulatory (11) _____________________ for cultured meat will be the first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a (12) _____________________ reduction in the environmental impact of (13) _____________________ production and thus 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 (14) _____________________. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more (15) _____________________ global food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in the application of animal cell (16) _____________________ technology...of food products."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Singapore has approved the production, sale and consumption of meat ______ lab
     a.  manufactured on a
     b.  manufactured inner
     c.  manufactured in a
     d.  manufacture dinner
2)  The lab-grown meat could be the start ______
     a.  of a resolution
     b.  of a revolution
     c.  of an ablution
     d.  of a rev volition
3)  from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, ______
     a.  scientific key, veal meat
     b.  scientific ally, real meat
     c.  scientifically, veal meat
     d.  scientifically, real meat
4)  no animals are killed to make the meat. This has the ______
     a.  potential to transform
     b.  potent shall to transform
     c.  potent trail to transform
     d.  potential too transform
5)  It could also have an adverse impact on poultry ______
     a.  end livestock farming
     b.  and life stock farming
     c.  and livestock farm in
     d.  and live stick farming

6)  Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just the start of a ______
     a.  hugely shake-up
     b.  fugue shake-up
     c.  huge shake-up
     d.  rouge shake-up
7)  I'm sure that our regulatory approval ______
     a.  four cultured meat
     b.  far cultured meat
     c.  from cultured meat
     d.  for cultured meat
8)  lead to a huge reduction in the environmental impact ______
     a.  off livestock production
     b.  of livestock production
     c.  after livestock production
     d.  oft livestock production
9)  see disease-free meat, an end to the use of drugs in meat, and an end ______
     a.  too animal cruel tree
     b.  to animal cruel tea
     c.  to animal cruelty
     d.  to animal gruel tea
10)  given rise to a steady increase in the application of animal ______
     a.  call culture technology
     b.  cell culture technology
     c.  cull culture technology
     d.  cellular culture technology

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Singapore (1) ____________________ production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of (2) ____________________ the way we eat. Despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, (3) ____________________, real meat. To be more precise, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and taste like real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the adjective "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the (4) ____________________ "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make the meat. This has (5) ____________________ transform the meat industry. It could also have an (6) ____________________ poultry and livestock farming.

Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is (7) ____________________ of a huge shake-up that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that (8) ____________________ for cultured meat will be the first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a (9) ____________________ the environmental impact of livestock production and thus change the world for the better. We could see disease-free meat, an end to the (10) ____________________ in meat, and an end (11) ____________________. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more secure global food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in (12) ____________________ animal cell culture technology...of food products."

Comprehension questions

  1. What does the article say lab-grown meat could be the start of?
  2. Where in a laboratory did the company grow the meat?
  3. What does the meat look and taste like?
  4. What does the CEO say lab-grown meat has the potential to transform?
  5. What does the CEO think the green light is the start of?
  6. What kind of approval did the Eat Just company get?
  7. According to the CEO, how could lab-grown meat change the world?
  8. What does the CEO say we could see an end to besides the use of drugs?
  9. What might cultured meat lead to a more secure supply of?
  10. What technology has seen a steady rise regarding food products?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What does the article say lab-grown meat could be the start of?
a) a revolution in the way we think
b) a revolution in the way we eat
c) a revolution in the way we cook
d) a revolution in the way we heat
2)  Where in a laboratory did the company grow the meat?
a) a biosurgery
b) a biogenesis
c) a biomarker
d) a bioreactor
3) What does the meat look and taste like?
a) chicken
b) fish
c) steak
d) mushroom
4) What does the CEO say lab-grown meat has the potential to transform?
a) supermarkets
b) plates
c) the meat industry
d) fast food
5) What does the CEO think the green light is the start of?
a) the end
b) a huge shake-up
c) a new agriculture
d) better burgers

6) What kind of approval did the Eat Just company get?
a) regulatory approval
b) farming approval
c) good approval
d) meaty approval
7) According to the CEO, how could lab-grown meat change the world?
a) quickly
b) no need for knives and forks
c) for the better
d) meal by meal
8) What does the CEO say we could see an end to besides the use of drugs?
a) animal cruelty
b) wasted farmland
c) hunting
d) farms
9) What might cultured meat lead to a more secure supply of?
a) food
b) poultry
c) fast food
d) livestock
10) What technology has seen a steady rise regarding food products?
a) fast food engineering
b) biogenetics
c) GM tech
d) animal cell culture

Role play

Role  A – Beef
You think beef is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which of these you like least (and why): tuna, avocado or bananas.

Role  B – Tuna
You think tuna is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which of these you like least (and why): beef, avocado or bananas.

Role  C – Avocado
You think avocado is the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which of these you like least (and why): tuna, beef or bananas.

Role  D – Bananas
You think bananas are the best food. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their food. Also, tell the others which of these you like least (and why): tuna, avocado or beef.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'lab'

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  • and 'meat'.

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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:

    • approved
    • start
    • real
    • adjective
    • killed
    • adverse
    • start
    • sure
    • huge
    • drugs
    • role
    • cell




    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 - Lab-grown Meat

    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 'lab'?
    3. What do you think of meat?
    4. Is it right to kill animals so we can eat meat?
    5. What do you think of the idea of lab-grown meat?
    6. Is lab-grown meat, for which no animals die, good for vegetarians?
    7. Do you think the lab-grown meat is really real chicken?
    8. What is "just" about the lab-grown chicken bites?
    9. How could this technology transform the meat industry?
    10. How could this technology adversely affect livestock farming?

    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 'meat'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How happy would you be if lab-grown meat was very cheap?
    5. Would you buy the lab-grown meat?
    6. What do you think of all our food being grown in a lab?
    7. Will this technology end animal cruelty?
    8. Do you worry about the drugs in our meat and other food?
    9. How will lab-grown meat help the global food supply?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the CEO of Eat Just?

    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)

    Singapore has (1) ____ the production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of a revolution (2) ____ the way we eat. Despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, scientifically, real meat. To be more (3) ____, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and taste (4) ____ real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the adjective "just" ((5) ____ "fair") rather than the adverb that means "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make the meat. This has the potential to transform the meat industry. It could also have an (6) ____ impact on poultry and livestock farming.

    Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just the start of a huge (7) ____ that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that our (8) ____ approval for cultured meat will be the first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a huge reduction (9) ____ the environmental impact of livestock production and thus 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 (10) ____. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more secure global food supply has... (11) ____ rise to a steady increase in the application of animal (12) ____ culture technology...of food products."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     proved     (b)     approved     (c)     approval     (d)     proofed    
    2. (a)     on     (b)     in     (c)     as     (d)     at    
    3. (a)     adjustable     (b)     rectify     (c)     incisor     (d)     precise    
    4. (a)     likelihood     (b)     like     (c)     liking     (d)     livelihood    
    5. (a)     meant     (b)     meanie     (c)     means     (d)     meaning    
    6. (a)     reverse     (b)     inverse     (c)     adverse     (d)     obverse    
    7. (a)     shake-up     (b)     meltdown     (c)     lockdown     (d)     lockup    
    8. (a)     regulates     (b)     regulation     (c)     regulatory     (d)     regulate    
    9. (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     as     (d)     in    
    10. (a)     cruelty     (b)     cruel     (c)     cruelly     (d)     gruel    
    11. (a)     given     (b)     eaten     (c)     manufactured     (d)     made    
    12. (a)     cell     (b)     call     (c)     cull     (d)     cede

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    3. in a atorbaloyr
    4. To be more peeirsc
    5. the taopnetli to transform the meat industry
    6. have an adverse impact on rloptuy

    Paragraph 2

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    3. lead to a huge doucenirt
    4. impact of cevkoislt production
    5. an end to animal ytelruc
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    Put the text back together

    (...)  to transform the meat industry. It could also have an adverse impact on poultry and livestock farming.
    (...)  see disease-free meat, an end to the use of drugs in meat, and an end to animal
    1  ) Singapore has approved the production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a
    (...)  lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of a revolution in the way we eat. Despite the cultured
    (...)  chicken. The "chicken bites" look and taste like real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S.
    (...)  Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just the start of a huge shake-up that will revolutionise meat
    (...)  in the environmental impact of livestock production and thus change the world for the better. We could
    (...)  rise to a steady increase in the application of animal cell culture technology...of food products."
    (...)  meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, scientifically, real meat. To be more precise, it is
    (...)  company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the adjective "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the adverb that
    (...)  manufacturing. He said: "I'm sure that our regulatory approval for cultured meat will be the first
    (...)  of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a huge reduction
    (...)  cruelty. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in creating a safer, more secure global food supply has...given
    (...)  means "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are killed to make the meat. This has the potential

    Put the words in the right order

    1. A   revolution   we   in   the   way   eat   .
    2. bites   like   look   taste   real   Chicken   and   chicken
    3. is   "just"   the   the   The   in   name   adjective   .
    4. meat   has   potential   to   This   the   transform   industry   .
    5. It   on   have   impact   adverse   an   poultry   .   could
    6. just   light   start   .   is   Singapore's   the   green
    7. manufacturing   .   huge   that   meat   A   shake-up   revolutionise   will
    8. of   the   Reduce   livestock   environmental   impact   production
    9. use   Bring   to   an   the   of   end   drugs   .
    10. cell   animal   culture   application   technology   .   of   The

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Singapore has approved / approval the production, sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab. The lab-grown meat could be the start of a revolution / revolting in the way we eat. Despite / Spite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory, it is, science / scientifically, real meat. To be more precise, it is chicken. The "chicken bites" look and tastes / taste like real chicken. The chicken is made by the U.S. company Eat Just. The "just" in the company's name is the conjunction / adjective "just" (meaning "fair") rather than the adverb / preposition that means "only". Josh Tetrick, the Eat Just CEO, said no animals are died / killed to make the meat. This has the potent / potential to transform the meat industry. It could also have an adverse impact in / on poultry and livestock farming.

    Mr Tetrick believes Singapore's green light is just / justly the start of a huge shake-up that will revolutionise meat manufacturing. He said: "I'm surely / sure that our regulatory approval for cultural / cultured meat will be the first of many in...countries around the globe." He said lab-grown meat could lead to a huge / enormous reduction in the environmental impact of livelihood / livestock production and thus change the world for a / the better. We could see disease-free meat, an end to the user / use of drugs in meat, and an end to animal cruelty / cruel. Tetrick added: "Cultured meat's role in / on creating a safer, more secure global food supply has...given rise to a steady increase in the applied / application of animal cell culture technology...of food products."

    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)

    S_ng_p_r_  h_s  _ppr_v_d  th_  pr_d_ct__n,  s_l_  _nd  c_ns_mpt__n  _f  m__t  m_n_f_ct_r_d  _n  _  l_b.  Th_  l_b-gr_wn  m__t  c__ld  b_  th_  st_rt  _f  _  r_v_l_t__n  _n  th_  w_y  w_  __t.  D_sp_t_  th_  c_lt_r_d  m__t  c_m_ng  fr_m  b__r__ct_rs  _n  _  l_b_r_t_ry,  _t  _s,  sc__nt_f_c_lly,  r__l  m__t.  T_  b_  m_r_  pr_c_s_,  _t  _s  ch_ck_n.  Th_  "ch_ck_n  b_t_s"  l__k  _nd  t_st_  l_k_  r__l  ch_ck_n.  Th_  ch_ck_n  _s  m_d_  by  th_  _.S.  c_mp_ny  __t  J_st.  Th_  "j_st"  _n  th_  c_mp_ny's  n_m_  _s  th_  _dj_ct_v_  "j_st"  (m__n_ng  f__r)  r_th_r  th_n  th_  _dv_rb  th_t  m__ns  "_nly".  J_sh  T_tr_ck,  th_  __t  J_st  C__,  s__d  n_  _n_m_ls  _r_  k_ll_d  t_  m_k_  th_  m__t.  Th_s  h_s  th_  p_t_nt__l  t_  tr_nsf_rm  th_  m__t  _nd_stry.  _t  c__ld  _ls_  h_v_  _n  _dv_rs_  _mp_ct  _n  p__ltry  _nd  l_v_st_ck  f_rm_ng.

    Mr  T_tr_ck  b_l__v_s  S_ng_p_r_'s  gr__n  l_ght  _s  j_st  th_  st_rt  _f  _  h_g_  sh_k_-_p  th_t  w_ll  r_v_l_t__n_s_  m__t  m_n_f_ct_r_ng.  H_  s__d:  "_'m  s_r_  th_t  __r  r_g_l_t_ry  _ppr_v_l  f_r  c_lt_r_d  m__t  w_ll  b_  th_  f_rst  _f  m_ny  _n...c__ntr__s  _r__nd  th_  gl_b_."  H_  s__d  l_b-gr_wn  m__t  c__ld  l__d  t_  _  h_g_  r_d_ct__n  _n  th_  _nv_r_nm_nt_l  _mp_ct  _f  l_v_st_ck  pr_d_ct__n  _nd  th_s  ch_ng_  th_  w_rld  f_r  th_  b_tt_r.  W_  c__ld  s__  d_s__s_-fr__  m__t,  _n  _nd  t_  th_  _s_  _f  dr_gs  _n  m__t,  _nd  _n  _nd  t_  _n_m_l  cr__lty.  T_tr_ck  _dd_d:  "C_lt_r_d  m__t's  r_l_  _n  cr__t_ng  _  s_f_r,  m_r_  s_c_r_  gl_b_l  f__d  s_pply  h_s...g_v_n  r_s_  t_  _  st__dy  _ncr__s_  _n  th_  _ppl_c_t__n  _f  _n_m_l  c_ll  c_lt_r_  t_chn_l_gy..._f  f__d  pr_d_cts."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    singapore has approved the production sale and consumption of meat manufactured in a lab the labgrown meat could be the start of a revolution in the way we eat despite the cultured meat coming from bioreactors in a laboratory it is scientifically real meat to be more precise it is chicken the chicken bites look and taste like real chicken the chicken is made by the us company eat just the just in the companys name is the adjective just meaning "fair" rather than the adverb that means only josh tetrick the eat just ceo said no animals are killed to make the meat this has the potential to transform the meat industry it could also have an adverse impact on poultry and livestock farming

    mr tetrick believes singapores green light is just the start of a huge shakeup that will revolutionise meat manufacturing he said im sure that our regulatory approval for cultured meat will be the first of many in countries around the globe he said labgrown meat could lead to a huge reduction in the environmental impact of livestock production and thus change the world fir the better we could see diseasefree meat an end to the use of drugs in meat and an end to animal cruelty tetrick added cultured meats role in creating a safer more secure global food supply hasgiven rise to a steady increase in the application of animal cell culture technology of food products

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Singaporehasapprovedtheproduction,saleandconsumptionofmeat
    manufacturedinalab.Thelab-grownmeatcouldbethestartofarevolu
    tioninthewayweeat.Despitetheculturedmeatcomingfrombioreactor
    sinalaboratory,itis,scientifically,realmeat.Tobemoreprecise,itischic
    ken.The"chickenbites"lookandtastelikerealchicken.Thechickenisma
    debytheU.S.companyEatJust.The"just"inthecompany'snameisthea
    djective"just"(meaning"fair")ratherthantheadverbthatmeans"only"
    .JoshTetrick,theEatJustCEO,saidnoanimalsarekilledtomakethemea
    t.Thishasthepotentialtotransformthemeatindustry.Itcouldalsohave
    anadverseimpactonpoultryandlivestockfarming.MrTetrickbelievesS
    ingapore'sgreenlightisjustthestartofahugeshake-upthatwillrevolu
    tionisemeatmanufacturing.Hesaid:"I'msurethatourregulatoryappro
    valforculturedmeatwillbethefirstofmanyin...countriesaroundtheglo
    be."Hesaidlab-grownmeatcouldleadtoahugereductionintheenviron
    mentalimpactoflivestockproductionandthuschangetheworldfortheb
    etter.Wecouldseedisease-freemeat,anendtotheuseofdrugsinmea
    t,andanendtoanimalcruelty.Tetrickadded:"Culturedmeat'sroleincre
    atingasafer,moresecureglobalfoodsupplyhas...givenrisetoasteadyi
    ncreaseintheapplicationofanimalcellculturetechnology...offoodprod
    ucts."

    Free writing

    Write about lab-grown meat for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Lab-grown meat will be better for us than killing animals for meat. 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. LAB-GROWN MEAT: Make a poster about lab-grown meat. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. NO ANIMAL CRUELTY: Write a magazine article about lab-grown meat being necessary to end the need to be cruel to and kill animals. 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 lab-grown meat. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. 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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