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Japanese food is called 'Washoku'. It will be on the U.N. list of important world cuisines. French, Mediterranean, Mexican and Turkish food is on this list. 'Washoku' is very varied. It looks like art. All Japanese food will be on the list, not just sushi, noodles, tempura and sukiyaki, etc. 'Washoku' uses special ingredients.



'Washoku' is very healthy and balanced. It helps Japanese people live a long life. Special meals bring families together in Japan. There is different food for the four seasons. New Year’s Day, rice-planting and harvest festivals all have special food. Food helps Japanese people keep their culture. It is also linked to a respect for nature.

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Sources
  • http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/10/24/japans-cuisine-set-to-be-deemed-intangible-cultural-heritage/
  • http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/23/national/unesco-to-recognize-japanese-food-culture/
  • http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000742904


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Japanese food is

a.

this list

2.

It will be on the

b.

will be on the list

3.

important world

c.

U.N. list

4.

Turkish food is on

d.

varied

5.

'Washoku' is very

e.

ingredients

6.

It looks

f.

called 'Washoku'

7.

All Japanese food

g.

cuisines

8.

'Washoku' uses special

h.

like art



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

'Washoku' is very healthy

a.

festivals

2.

It helps Japanese people

b.

for the four seasons

3.

Special meals bring

c.

planting

4.

There is different food

d.

and balanced

5.

rice-

e.

their culture

6.

harvest

f.

live a long life

7.

Food helps Japanese people keep

g.

for nature

8.

linked to a respect

h.

families together





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Japanese (1) ___________________ 'Washoku'. It will be on the U.N. (2) ___________________ world cuisines. French, Mediterranean, Mexican and Turkish (3) ___________________ list. 'Washoku' (4) ___________________. It looks like art. All Japanese food will (5) ___________________, not just sushi, noodles, tempura and sukiyaki, etc. 'Washoku' uses (6) ___________________.

'Washoku' is very (7) ___________________. It helps Japanese people (8) ___________________. Special meals bring families together in Japan. There is different (9) ___________________ seasons. New Year's Day, rice-planting (10) ___________________ all (11) ___________________. Food helps Japanese people keep their culture. It is also linked to a (12) ___________________.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Japanesefoodiscalled'Washoku'.ItwillbeontheU.N.listofimportant
worldcuisines.French,Mediterranean,MexicanandTurkishfoodison
thislist.'Washoku'isveryvaried.Itlookslikeart.AllJapanesefoodwill
beonthelist,notjustsushi,noodles,tempuraandsukiyaki,etc.'Wash
oku'usesspecialingredients.'Washoku'isveryhealthyandbalanced.
IthelpsJapanesepeoplelivealonglife.Specialmealsbringfamiliestog
etherinJapan.Thereisdifferentfoodforthefourseasons.NewYear'sD
ay,rice-plantingandharvestfestivalsallhavespecialfood.Foodhelp
sJapanesepeoplekeeptheirculture.Itisalsolinkedtoarespectfornat
ure.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about Japanese food for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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