The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 4

A nutrition expert has won the World Food Prize. She got the prize for her pioneering methods of raising nutrient-rich fish. She campaigned to add fish to diets in developing countries. The USA praised her for her work. It said she worked out how poor people can raise nutrient-rich fish. It said millions of low-income families are now eating small fish regularly in everything. It added: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime."

A Nobel Peace Prize winner created the prize. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved food quality. The expert grew up in Trinidad. She understood how nutritional fish were. She did research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh. She realized that small fish were very rich in vitamins and minerals. The expert hopes her award will get more women in developing countries to continue this research.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 5 or  World Food Prize - Level 6

Sources
  • https://apnews.com/article/us-news-united-nations-europe-lifestyle-science-5e81a0c0047cf5d4cb286d6a43fc13b4
  • https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/05/11/994024753/why-this-world-food-prize-winner-wants-you-to-reconsider-anchovies
  • https://thefishsite.com/articles/worldfish-stalwart-wins-world-food-prize


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. She got the prize for her
  2. raising nutrient-
  3. She campaigned to add
  4. It said she worked
  5. millions of low-
  6. eating small
  7. The key nutrients in
  8. protect children
  1. out how
  2. the fish
  3. rich fish
  4. fish regularly
  5. for a lifetime
  6. fish to diets
  7. pioneering methods
  8. income families

Paragraph 2

  1. He wanted to
  2. improved food
  3. The expert grew
  4. She understood how
  5. She did research
  6. fish were very rich
  7. developing
  8. continue this
  1. quality
  2. on malnutrition
  3. countries
  4. research
  5. in vitamins
  6. nutritional fish were
  7. recognise scientists
  8. up in Trinidad

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A nutrition (1) ___________________ the World Food Prize. She got the prize for her pioneering (2) ___________________ nutrient-rich fish. She campaigned to (3) ___________________ diets in developing countries. The (4) ___________________ for her work. It said she worked out how poor people can raise nutrient-rich fish. It said millions       (5) ___________________ families are now eating small fish regularly in everything. It added: "The (6) ___________________ the fish will protect children for a lifetime."

A Nobel Peace Prize winner (7) ___________________. He wanted to recognise scientists who (8) ___________________. The expert grew up in Trinidad. She understood how (9) ___________________. She did research on malnutrition and (10) ___________________ Bangladesh. She realized that small fish were (11) ___________________ vitamins and minerals. The expert hopes her award will get more women in developing (12) ___________________ this research.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AnutritionexperthaswontheWorldFoodPrize.Shegottheprizeforherpi
oneeringmethodsofraisingnutrient-richfish.Shecampaignedtoaddf
ishtodietsindevelopingcountries.TheUSApraisedherforherwork.Itsa
idsheworkedouthowpoorpeoplecanraisenutrient-richfish.Itsaidmill
ionsoflow-incomefamiliesarenoweatingsmallfishregularlyineveryt
hing.Itadded:"Thekeynutrientsinthefishwillprotectchildrenforalifeti
me."ANobelPeacePrizewinnercreatedtheprize.Hewantedtorecognis
escientistswhoimprovedfoodquality.TheexpertgrewupinTrinidad.Sh
eunderstoodhownutritionalfishwere.Shedidresearchonmalnutrition
andfishdietsinBangladesh.Sherealizedthatsmallfishwereveryrichinv
itaminsandminerals.Theexperthopesherawardwillgetmorewomenin
developingcountriestocontinuethisresearch.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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