The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 6

The World Food Prize has been awarded to a nutrition expert for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the coveted prize for pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish into the diets of people in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Dr Thilsted on 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, dried and fresh, in everything from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime."



The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved the quality and availability of food. The recipient of the award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She fully appreciated the nutritional value of fish in improving our health. She went on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. 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 inspire more women in developing countries to continue her research.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 4  or  World Food Prize - Level 5

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, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. FOOD: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about food. 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?
       nutrition / expert / innovative / pioneering / fish / diets / low income / chutney / key /
       scientists / quality / value / malnutrition / species / vitamins / minerals / inspire
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. MEAT: Students A strongly believe people should eat less meat and more fish; Students B strongly believe people should eat more meat. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. NUTRITION: What nutritional value do these foods have? How much of them do you eat? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Nutritional Value

How Much You Eat

Fish

 

 

Fried chicken

 

 

Hamburger

 

 

Avocado

 

 

Eggs

 

 

Bread

 

 

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

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Fruit
  • Vegan
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian
  • Pollo vegetarian
  • Mediterranean diet
  • Low-carb diet

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. nutrition a. Of vital or crucial importance.
      2. innovative b. The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
      3. coveted c. Praised formally or officially.
      4. incorporate d. Featuring new methods; advanced and original.
      5. commended e. Take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include.
      6. raised f. Having a quality that makes people really want something.
      7. key g. Brought up (a child); bred or grown (animals or plants).

    Paragraph 2

      8. laureate h. A person who is honored with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
      9. recipient i. Having or involving several parts, elements, or members.
      10. appreciated j. A person or thing that receives or is awarded something.
      11. malnutrition k. A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or breeding with each other.
      12. composition l. Recognized the full worth of something or someone.
      13. species m. Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat.
      14. multiple n. The way in which a whole or mixture is made up.

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The World Food Prize was awarded for pioneering innovative methods.    T / F
  2. The prizewinner asked people in rich nations to eat fish and not meat.    T / F
  3. The U.S. Secretary of State praised the prizewinner for her work.     T / F
  4. The Secretary of State said people are now eating fish in porridge.     T / F
  5. The World Food Prize was created by a top-ranked chef.     T / F
  6. The winner of the prize grew up in the Caribbean island of Jamaica.     T / F
  7. The recipient of the prize once suffered from malnutrition.     T / F
  8. The prizewinner hopes more women will conduct research like hers.     T / F

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

  1. awarded
  2. innovative
  3. incorporate
  4. commended
  5. key
  6. recognise
  7. appreciated
  8. conduct
  9. composition
  10. inspire
  1. acknowledge
  2. include
  3. motivate
  4. valued
  5. praised
  6. makeup
  7. given
  8. essential
  9. do
  10. groundbreaking

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

  1. The World Food Prize has been awarded
  2. pioneering new methods
  3. He said she figured
  4. millions of low-
  5. The key nutrients
  6. created by a Nobel Peace Prize
  7. scientists who improved the quality and
  8. She went on to conduct research
  9. extremely rich
  10. inspire more women
  1. on malnutrition
  2. out how
  3. in the fish
  4. availability of food
  5. of raising fish
  6. in developing countries
  7. to a nutrition expert
  8. in multiple vitamins
  9. income families
  10. laureate in 1986

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
coveted
everything
commended
expert
lifetime
income
incorporate
figured

The World Food Prize has been awarded to a nutrition (1) _____________________ for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the (2) _____________________ prize for pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to (3) _____________________ the fish into the diets of people in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (4) _____________________ Dr Thilsted on her work. He said she "(5) _____________________ out how these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He added that, "millions of low-(6) _____________________ families...are eating small fish regularly, dried and fresh, in (7) _____________________ from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a (8) _____________________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
assess
inspire
appreciated
laureate
multiple
recipient
species
malnutrition

The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize (9) _____________________ in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved the quality and availability of food. The (10) _____________________ of the award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She fully (11) _____________________ the nutritional value of fish in improving our health. She went on to conduct research on (12) _____________________ and fish diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. She said: "I was able to (13) _____________________ the nutritional composition of small fish (14) _____________________ and realized that they were extremely rich in (15) _____________________ vitamins and minerals." She hopes her award will (16) _____________________ more women in developing countries to continue her research.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  awarded to a nutrition expert for ______
     a.  her innovation work
     b.  her initiative work
     c.  her inner votive work
     d.  her innovative work
2)  pioneering new methods of raising fish that are ______
     a.  rich on nutrients
     b.  rich in nutrients
     c.  rich end nutrients
     d.  rich and nutrients
3)  she figured out how these nutrient-rich small fish can ______
     a.  be arisen locally
     b.  be braised locally
     c.  be grazed locally
     d.  be raised locally
4)  millions of low-income families are eating ______
     a.  small fish regularity
     b.  small fish regular lee
     c.  small fish regulatory
     d.  small fish regularly
5)  He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children ______."
     a.  for a lifetime
     b.  from a live time
     c.  for the lifetime
     d.  for a live time

6)  The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace ______
     a.  Prize lorry ate
     b.  Prize laurel ate
     c.  Prize laureate
     d.  Prize laurel eight
7)  He wanted to recognise scientists who improved the ______
     a.  qualify and avail ability
     b.  qualify and avails ability
     c.  quality and availability
     d.  quality and avails ability
8)  She went on to conduct research on malnutrition ______
     a.  and fish diet
     b.  and fish diets
     c.  and fishy diets
     d.  and fished diets
9)  I was able to assess the nutritional composition of ______
     a.  small fish specials
     b.  small fish specimens
     c.  small fish spacious
     d.  small fish species
10)  She hopes her award will ______
     a.  inspire more women
     b.  respire more women
     c.  conspire more women
     d.  in spire more women

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The World Food Prize has been (1) ____________________ nutrition expert for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the (2) ____________________ pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in nutrients. She also successfully campaigned (3) ____________________ fish into the diets of people in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Dr Thilsted on her work. He said she "(4) ____________________ these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He added that, "millions of low-income families...are eating small (5) ____________________ and fresh, in everything from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The (6) ____________________ the fish will protect children for a lifetime."

The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who (7) ____________________ and availability of food. The (8) ____________________ award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She fully appreciated the (9) ____________________ fish in improving our health. She went on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. 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 inspire more women in developing countries to (12) ____________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. How old is the recipient of the winner of the World Food Prize?
  2. Where did the prizewinner incorporate fish into people's diets?
  3. How did the U.S. Secretary of State react to the prizewinner?
  4. Who can now eat fish regularly?
  5. For how long did a Secretary of State say fish would protect children?
  6. When was the World Food Prize created?
  7. How much does the winner of the World Food Prize get?
  8. Where did the prizewinner conduct research on malnutrition?
  9. What did the prizewinner say the small fish were rich in?
  10. Who does the prizewinner hope she inspires?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How old is the recipient of the winner of the World Food Prize?
a) 61
b) 70
c) 71
d) 60
2) Where did the prizewinner incorporate fish into people's diets?
a) in developing countries
b) in developed countries
c) in rich nations
d) in seafaring nations
3) How did the U.S. Secretary of State react to the prizewinner?
a) he commended her
b) he commanded her
c) he commandeered her
d) he commenced her
4) Who can now eat fish regularly?
a) millions of fishermen and fisherwomen
b) millions of low-income families
c) people in expensive hotels
d) fishmongers
5) For how long did a Secretary of State say fish would protect children?
a) until the end of time
b) 20 years
c) years and years and years
d) a lifetime

6) When was the World Food Prize created?
a) 1968
b) 1986
c) 1896
d) 1869
7) How much does the winner of the World Food Prize get?
a) $250,000
b) $300,000
c) $200,000
d) $350,000
8) Where did the prizewinner conduct research on malnutrition?
a) the USA
b) Trinidad
c) Bangladesh
d) the Caribbean
9) What did the prizewinner say the small fish were rich in?
a) ocean resources
b) protein and carbohydrates
c) scales
d) multiple vitamins and minerals
10) Who does the prizewinner hope she inspires?
a) women in developing countries
b) people who love fishing
c) cooks and chefs
d) the U.S. Secretary of State

Role play

Role  A – Meat
You think a meat diet is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their diets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these diets (and why): fish, fruit or any food.

Role  B – Fish
You think a fish diet is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their diets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these diets (and why): meat, fruit or any food.

Role  C – Fruit
You think a fruit diet is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their diets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these diets (and why): fish, meat or any food.

Role  D – Any Food
You think an "any food" diet is best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their diets. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these diets (and why): fish, fruit or meat.

After reading / listening

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

'fish'

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  • and 'expert'.

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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:

    • awarded
    • methods
    • incorporate
    • work
    • low
    • key
    • created
    • quality
    • grew
    • went
    • small
    • continue




    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 - World Food Prize

    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 'fish'?
    3. What do you think of the World Food Prize?
    4. What should people get the World Food Prize for?
    5. How important are fish?
    6. Should we all switch from eating meat to eating fish?
    7. How good is eating fish for us?
    8. How nutritious is the food you eat every day?
    9. What could you do to improve your nutrition?
    10. Should we go fishing to catch our own dinner?

    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 'nutrition'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What are the biggest issues concerning food?
    5. What are the healthiest kinds of diets?
    6. Is the quality of the food we eat getting better?
    7. Where do you get most of your vitamins and minerals from?
    8. How inspirational is Dr Thilsted?
    9. What would it be like to conduct research on nutrition?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Dr Thilsted?

    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)

    The World Food Prize has been awarded to a (1) ____ expert for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the (2) ____ prize for pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish (3) ____ the diets of people in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Dr Thilsted (4) ____ 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 (5) ____, dried and fresh, in everything from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The (6) ____ nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime."

    The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize (7) ____ in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved the quality and availability of food. The (8) ____ of the award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She (9) ____ appreciated the nutritional value of fish in improving our health. She went on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. She said: "I was able to (10) ____ the nutritional composition of small fish species and realized that they were extremely (11) ____ in multiple vitamins and minerals." She hopes her award will inspire more women in developing countries (12) ____ continue her research.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    (a)     nutrition     (b)     nutrient     (c)     nutritious     (d)     nutritional    
    (a)     converted     (b)     convened     (c)     coveted     (d)     caveated    
    (a)     unto     (b)     onto     (c)     into     (d)     as to    
    (a)     at     (b)     up     (c)     down     (d)     on    
    (a)     regularly     (b)     started     (c)     celebrated     (d)     take    
    (a)     lock     (b)     key     (c)     safe     (d)     combination    
    (a)     peacenik     (b)     human     (c)     passive     (d)     laureate    
    (a)     spirit     (b)     recipient     (c)     hosting     (d)     honorary    
    (a)     full     (b)     fullest     (c)     fully     (d)     fuller    
    (a)     volume     (b)     assess     (c)     contents     (d)     dilate    
    (a)     stunned     (b)     somber     (c)     wary     (d)     rich    
    (a)     at     (b)     to     (c)     so     (d)     on

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. awarded to a nouinttir expert
    2. her nivoatnvie work on fish
    3. received the votedec prize
    4. nioirnepeg new methods of raising fish
    5. aeorrintopc fish into the diets
    6. everything from chtenyus to porridge

    Paragraph 2

    1. created by a Nobel Peace Prize uaaerelt
    2. The cepiteirn of the award
    3. She fully rpptediaace the...
    4. conduct research on iurmaolttnni
    5. small fish pcesies
    6. her award will nrpisei more women

    Put the text back together

    (...)  The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who
    (...)  and minerals." She hopes her award will inspire more women in developing countries to continue her research.
    (...)  appreciated the nutritional value of fish in improving our health. She went on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish
    1  ) The World Food Prize has been awarded to a nutrition expert for her innovative work on
    (...)  fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the coveted prize for pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in
    (...)  $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She fully
    (...)  countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Dr Thilsted on her work. He said she "figured
    (...)  composition of small fish species and realized that they were extremely rich in multiple vitamins
    (...)  out how these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He added that, "millions of low-
    (...)  improved the quality and availability of food. The recipient of the award receives a
    (...)  income families...are eating small fish regularly, dried and fresh, in everything from
    (...)  diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. She said: "I was able to assess the nutritional
    (...)  chutneys to porridge". He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime."
    (...)  nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish into the diets of people in developing

    Put the words in the right order

    1. pioneering   prize   the   methods   .   for   She   coveted   received
    2. She   fish   into   the   to   campaigned   diets   .   incorporate
    3. locally   .   nutrient-rich   raised   These   small   be   fish   can
    4. families   small   of   are   fish   .   low-income   eating   Millions
    5. in   children   .   key   fish   will   nutrients   protect   The
    6. wanted   scientists   who   improved   quality   .   recognise   He   to
    7. fish   .   nutritional   fully   the   of   appreciated   She   value
    8. assess   to   able   I   was   the   nutritional   composition   .
    9. extremely   were   realized   they   in   She   rich   vitamins   .
    10. award   will   her   hopes   women   .   more   She   inspire

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The World Food Prize has been awarding / awarded to a nutrition expert for her innovative work on fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the coveted / converted prize for pioneering new methods of arisen / raising fish that are rich in nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish into / onto the diets of people on / in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commanded / commended Dr Thilsted on her work. He said she "figured in / out how these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He subtracted / added that, "millions of low-income families...are eating small fish regularly, dried and freshly / fresh, in everything from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime / sometime."

    The World Food Prize was created by a Nobel Peace Prize laurel / laureate in 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists whom / who improved the quality and availability of food / fodder. The recipient of the award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew up on the Caribbean island off / of Trinidad. She fully appreciated the nutritional valuable / value of fish in improving our health. She went in / on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh in the 1980s. She said: "I was able to access / assess the nutritional composition of small fish species and realized that they were extremely rich / avid in multiple vitamins and minerals." She hopes her award / reward will inspire more women in developing countries to continue / continual her research.

    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)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the world food prize has been awarded to a nutrition expert for her innovative work on fish dr shakuntala thilsted 71 received the coveted prize for pioneering new methods of raising fish that are rich in nutrients she also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish into the diets of people in developing countries us secretary of state antony blinken commended dr thilsted on her work he said she figured out how these nutrientrich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively he added that millions of lowincome families are eating small fish regularly dried and fresh in everything from chutneys to porridge he said the key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime

    the world food prize was created by a nobel peace prize laureate in 1986 he wanted to recognise scientists who improved the quality and availability of food the recipient of the award receives a 250000 prize dr thilsted grew up on the caribbean island of trinidad she fully appreciated the nutritional value of fish in improving our health she went on to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets in bangladesh in the 1980s 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 inspire more women in developing countries to continue her research

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    TheWorldFoodPrizehasbeenawardedtoanutritionexpertforherinnov
    ativeworkonfish.DrShakuntalaThilsted,71,receivedthecovetedprize
    forpioneeringnewmethodsofraisingfishthatarerichinnutrients.Sheal
    sosuccessfullycampaignedtoincorporatefishintothedietsofpeopleind
    evelopingcountries.U.S.SecretaryofStateAntonyBlinkencommende
    dDrThilstedonherwork.Hesaidshe"figuredouthowthesenutrient-ric
    hsmallfishcanberaisedlocallyandinexpensively".Headdedthat,"milli
    onsoflow-incomefamilies...areeatingsmallfishregularly,driedandfr
    esh,ineverythingfromchutneystoporridge".Hesaid:"Thekeynutrient
    sinthefishwillprotectchildrenforalifetime."TheWorldFoodPrizewascr
    eatedbyaNobelPeacePrizelaureatein1986.Hewantedtorecognisesci
    entistswhoimprovedthequalityandavailabilityoffood.Therecipientoft
    heawardreceivesa$250,000prize.DrThilstedgrewupontheCaribbea
    nislandofTrinidad.Shefullyappreciatedthenutritionalvalueoffishinim
    provingourhealth.Shewentontoconductresearchonmalnutritionandf
    ishdietsinBangladeshinthe1980s.Shesaid:"Iwasabletoassessthenut
    ritionalcompositionofsmallfishspeciesandrealizedthattheywereextr
    emelyrichinmultiplevitaminsandminerals."Shehopesherawardwillin
    spiremorewomenindevelopingcountriestocontinueherresearch.

    Free writing

    Write about World Food Prize for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We should all eat more fish and less 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. FOOD: Make a poster about food. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. FISH: Write a magazine article about making fish a daily part of everyone's diet. 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 nutrition. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can improve nutrition. 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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