The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 5

A nutrition expert has won the World Food Prize for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted got the coveted prize for her pioneering methods of raising nutrient-rich fish. She also campaigned to add fish to diets in developing countries. The U.S. Secretary of State praised Dr Thilsted for her work. He said she "figured out how these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He added that, "millions of low-income families...are eating small fish regularly...in everything....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 the quality of food. The winner of the award gets a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the island of Trinidad. She understood the nutritional value of fish. She conducted research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh. She said: "I was able to assess the nutritional composition of small fish species and realized that they were extremely rich in multiple vitamins and minerals." She 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 4 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. her innovative
  2. Thilsted got the coveted
  3. She also campaigned to
  4. she figured
  5. millions of low-
  6. eating small fish
  7. The key nutrients
  8. protect children for
  1. regularly
  2. out how
  3. a lifetime
  4. work on fish
  5. in the fish
  6. add fish to diets
  7. income families
  8. prize

Paragraph 2

  1. He wanted to recognise
  2. improved the quality
  3. The winner
  4. Thilsted grew up on the
  5. the nutritional value of
  6. She conducted research
  7. extremely rich
  8. continue this
  1. on malnutrition
  2. island of Trinidad
  3. fish
  4. of food
  5. in multiple vitamins
  6. scientists
  7. research
  8. of the award

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A nutrition (1) ___________________ the World Food Prize for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted got the coveted prize for (2) ___________________ of raising nutrient-rich fish. She also campaigned to add fish (3) ___________________ developing countries. The U.S. Secretary of State praised Dr Thilsted for her work. He said she "(4) ___________________ these nutrient-rich small fish can (5) ___________________ and inexpensively". He added that, "millions of low-income families...are eating small fish regularly...in everything....The (6) ___________________ the fish will protect children for a lifetime."

A Nobel Peace Prize winner (7) ___________________. He wanted to recognise scientists who (8) ___________________ of food. The winner of the award gets a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the island of Trinidad. She understood (9) ___________________ of fish. She conducted research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh. She said: "I was (10) ___________________ the nutritional composition of small fish species and realized that they were extremely (11) ___________________ vitamins and minerals." She hopes her award will get more women in developing countries to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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hcanberaisedlocallyandinexpensively".Headdedthat,"millionsoflow
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Prizewinnercreatedtheprize.Hewantedtorecognisescientistswhoimp
rovedthequalityoffood.Thewinneroftheawardgetsa$250,000prize.D
rThilstedgrewupontheislandofTrinidad.Sheunderstoodthenutritiona
lvalueoffish.SheconductedresearchonmalnutritionandfishdietsinBa
ngladesh.Shesaid:"Iwasabletoassessthenutritionalcompositionofs
mallfishspeciesandrealizedthattheywereextremelyrichinmultiplevit
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pingcountriestocontinuethisresearch.

Student survey

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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