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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). This date is when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations started in 1945. WFD itself didn’t start until 1979. It was created by the FAO at the Organization's 20th General Conference. Attendees suggested the idea of having a day to focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150 countries around the world celebrate WFD. The day hopes to raise awareness of many food-related problems. In particular, the tackling of poverty and hunger, and addressing potential disasters created by global warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. These have focused on poverty, hunger and malnutrition, food security, and the right to food.

Countries celebrate World Food Day in many different ways. There are events held all over the world. There are large campaigns in countries that experience serious food shortages. Many African nations organize thousands of activities. These have included planting potatoes in Angola to regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer star Raul served as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and appeared in many campaigns in Spain. Agriculture plays a big part in many campaigns. The industry plays a relatively small part in many developed countries, but it is essential for the survival of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the success of WFD is for rich nations to give more development aid to poor countries.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

WFD itself didn’t

a.

on food issues

2

a day to focus

b.

food-related problems

3.

raise awareness of many

c.

created by global warming

4.

tackling of poverty and

d.

start until 1979

5.

addressing potential disasters

e.

food

6.

the right to

f.

hunger

 

Paragraph 2

1.

in many

a.

of activities

2

events held all

b.

a big part

3.

organize thousands

c.

different ways

4.

regenerating

d.

to poor countries

5.

Agriculture plays

e.

over the world

6.

give more development aid

f.

farms in Zimbabwe


LISTENING GAP FILL

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). ___________________ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations started in 1945. WFD ___________________ 1979. It was created by the FAO at the Organization's 20th General Conference. Attendees _____________________ having a day to focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150 countries around ___________________ WFD. The day hopes to raise awareness of many food-related problems. In particular, ___________________ and hunger, and addressing potential disasters created by global warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. These have focused on poverty, hunger and malnutrition, food security, ___________________.

Countries celebrate World Food Day ___________________. There are events held all over the world. There are large campaigns in countries that experience ___________________. Many African nations organize thousands of activities. These have ___________________ in Angola to regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer star Raul served as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and appeared ___________________ in Spain. Agriculture plays a big part in many campaigns. The industry plays a ___________________ in many developed countries, but it is essential for the survival of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the success of WFD ___________________ give more development aid to poor countries.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). This ____________ is when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations started in 1945. WFD ____________ didn’t start until 1979. It was created by the FAO at the Organization's 20th General Conference. Attendees suggested the ____________ of having a day to focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150 countries around the world celebrate WFD. The day hopes to ____________ awareness of many food-related problems. In particular, the ____________ of poverty and hunger, and addressing potential disasters ____________ by global warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. These have ____________ on poverty, hunger and malnutrition, food security, and the ____________ to food.

 

 

 

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Countries celebrate World Food Day in many different ____________. There are events ____________ all over the world. There are large campaigns in countries that experience ____________ food shortages. Many African nations organize thousands of activities. These have included ____________ potatoes in Angola to regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer star Raul ____________ as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and appeared in many campaigns in Spain. Agriculture plays a big ____________ in many campaigns. The industry plays a relatively small part in many developed countries, but it is essential for the ____________ of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the ____________ of WFD is for rich nations to give more development aid to poor countries.

 

 

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served
survival
ways
success
planting
held
part


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). This date is when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations starting / started in 1945. WFD itself didn’t start until 1979. It was creation / created by the FAO at the Organization's 20th General Conference. Attendees suggested the idea of having a day to / for focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150 countries around the world celebrate WFD. The day hopefully / hopes to raise awareness of many food-related problems. In particular, the tackling by / of poverty and hunger, and addressing potential disasters created by global warmth / warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. These have focused on poverty, hunger / hungry and malnutrition, food securely / security, and the right to food.

Countries celebrate World Food Day in many different ways. There are events held all over the world. There are large campaigns in countries that experience serious food shortages. Many African nations organize thousands of activities. These have included planting potatoes in Angola to regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer star Raul served as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and appeared in many campaigns in Spain. Agriculture plays a big part in many campaigns. The industry plays a relatively small part in many developed countries, but it is essential for the survival of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the success of WFD is for rich nations to give more development aid to poor countries.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). This date is when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (1) ____ the United Nations started in 1945. WFD itself didn’t start until 1979. It was (2) ____ by the FAO at the Organization's 20th General Conference. Attendees suggested the idea of having a day (3) ____ focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150 countries around the world (4) ____ WFD. The day hopes to raise awareness of many food-related problems. In particular, the tackling of poverty and  (5) ____, and addressing potential disasters created by global warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. (6) ____ have focused on poverty, hunger and malnutrition, food security, and the right to food.

Countries celebrate World Food Day in many different (7) ____. There are events held all over the world. There are large campaigns in countries that experience serious food (8) ____. Many African nations organize thousands of activities. These have included planting potatoes in Angola (9) ____ regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer star Raul served as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and (10) ____ in many campaigns in Spain. Agriculture plays a big part in many campaigns. The industry plays a (11) ____ small part in many developed countries, but it is essential for the survival of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the success of WFD is for rich nations to give more (12) ____ aid to poor countries.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

by

(b)

to

(c)

as

(d)

of

2.

(a)

creative

(b)

created

(c)

creation

(d)

creates

3.

(a)

to

(b)

for

(c)

at

(d)

so

4.

(a)

celebrity

(b)

celebration

(c)

celebrate

(d)

celebrates

5.

(a)

hungered

(b)

hungers

(c)

hunger

(d)

hungering

6.

(a)

These

(b)

This

(c)

Them

(d)

They

7.

(a)

way

(b)

weighs

(c)

weigh

(d)

ways

8.

(a)

shortages

(b)

shortage

(c)

shorts

(d)

shorten

9.

(a)

at

(b)

to

(c)

from

(d)

and

10.

(a)

appearance

(b)

appears

(c)

appearing

(d)

appeared

11.

(a)

relations

(b)

relatively

(c)

relative

(d)

relativity

12.

(a)

developing

(b)

developed

(c)

development

(d)

developer


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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3.

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Paragraph 2

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

countries around the world celebrate WFD. The day hopes to raise awareness of many food-related problems. In particular,

(    )

essential for the survival of billions in poorer nations. A key issue for the success of WFD is

(    )

poverty, hunger and malnutrition, food security, and the right to food.

(    )

Nations started in 1945. WFD itself didn’t start until 1979. It was created by the FAO at the Organization's

(    )

star Raul served as the FAO’s Goodwill Ambassador and appeared in many campaigns in Spain. Agriculture plays a big

(    )

the tackling of poverty and hunger, and addressing potential disasters created by global

(    )

part in many campaigns. The industry plays a relatively small part in many developed countries, but it is

(    )

20th General Conference. Attendees suggested the idea of having a day to focus on food issues worldwide. Today, over 150

(    )

for rich nations to give more development aid to poor countries.

(    )

warming and overpopulation. WFD has had a different theme since 1981. These have focused on

(    )

of activities. These have included planting potatoes in Angola to regenerating farms in Zimbabwe. In Europe, Spanish soccer

(    )

campaigns in countries that experience serious food shortages. Many African nations organize thousands

(    )

Countries celebrate World Food Day in many different ways. There are events held all over the world. There are large

1  )

October the 16th is World Food Day (WFD). This date is when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

Food     WFD     the     World     (     October     is     Day     ).     16th

2.

until     itself     start     1979     WFD     didn’t.    

3.

on     A     food     day     issues     to     worldwide     focus.    

4.

many     food     Raise     -     awareness     related     of     problems.    

5.

theme     has     since     had     1981     a     different     WFD.    

6.

events     world     held     all     There     over     are     the.    

7.

Countries     experience     food     that     serious     shortages.    

8.

big     part     Agriculture     in     plays     many     a     campaigns.    

9.

part     in     A     many     relatively     developed     small     countries.    

10.

countries     poor     to     aid     development     more     Give.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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3.

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5.

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6.

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THE WORLD FOOD DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Food Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

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Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about World Food Day 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: Search the Internet and find more information about World Food Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Food Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about World Food Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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