English Listening Lesson on
 Food Safety

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THE LESSON ON FOOD SAFETY

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Food safety seems to be a big issue nowadays. I can’t remember it being such a big problem years ago. With today’s technology, it shouldn’t be a problem. But it is. In fact, there are many problems. In my country, GM food is a big issue. People do not want to eat food that is genetically modified. They say it is unsafe. I know in America GM food is everywhere. Another issue with food safety is food imports. A lot of imported food has made people ill. Our government bans a lot of food from certain countries. This is a good idea. A concern in my country is with chickens and cows. We have bird flu and mad cow disease. It might be better to be vegetarian.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Food safety seems ____________________ issue nowadays. I can’t remember it ____________________ big problem years ago. With today’s technology, it ____________________ problem. But it is. In fact, there are many problems. In my country, GM food is a big issue. People do ____________________ eat food that is genetically modified. They say it is unsafe. I know in America GM food is everywhere. Another ____________________ safety ____________________ . A lot of imported food has made people ill. Our government ____________________ of food from certain countries. This is a good idea. A concern in my country ____________________ and cows. We have ____________________ mad cow disease. It ____________________ to be vegetarian.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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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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STUDENT FOOD SAFETY SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about food safety 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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WRITING

Write about food safety for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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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 INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about food safety. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about food safety. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. FOOD SAFETY POSTER Make a poster about food safety. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY FOOD SAFETY LESSON: Make your own English lesson on food safety. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on food safety. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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