The Reading / Listening - Subway - Level 6

The international sandwich chain Subway is suing the Canadian broadcaster CBC following a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was only half chicken. The CBC reported on one of its shows that Subway's oven roasted chicken contained only 53.6 per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed the rest was a soy filler. The researchers stated that competing chains had considerably higher levels of meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have issued a Notice of Action…against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million in damages over allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false."



Subway said it has made several attempts to dispute the claims of CBC. It said: "Despite our efforts to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested." It added: "We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data….Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was standing behind its investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism to be sound and there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to change our position."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Subway - Level 4  or  Subway - Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/17/subway-sue-cbc-chicken-report_n_15424128.html
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/subway-chicken-scandal-2017-3
  • http://www.marketwatch.com/story/subway-sues-over-report-that-its-chicken-is-half-soy-filler-2017-03-16


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. SANDWICHES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about sandwiches. 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?

       international / sandwich / chain / chicken / soy / meat / damages / allegations /
       attempts / facts / objections / data / high quality / highest priority / journalism

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. SUBWAY: Students A strongly believe Subway is the best fast food chain in the world; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. FAST FOOD: How can it be better? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

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Improvements

Sandwiches

 

 

Burgers

 

 

Pizza

 

 

Fries

 

 

Kebab

 

 

Taco

 

 

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5. CHICKEN: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "chicken". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. CHAINS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best international restaurant chains at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Taco Bell
  • Pizza Hut
  • Krispy Kreme
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • Subway
  • McDonald's
  • Starbucks
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Subway is suing a TV station from the USA.     T / F
  2. The TV station said Subway's chicken was only half chicken.     T / F
  3. The TV show said half of Subway's chicken was filled with wheat.     T / F
  4. The show said Subway's competitors sold products with less chicken.     T / F
  5. Subway has made no attempts to dispute the claims.     T / F
  6. The TV station has not issued a retraction of its claims.     T / F
  7. Subway said producing high quality food was its highest priority.     T / F
  8. The TV station was confident its journalism on this story is sound.     T / F

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

  1. international
  2. half
  3. contained
  4. rest
  5. false
  6. several
  7. objections
  8. unreliable
  9. sound
  10. evidence
  1. untrue
  2. included
  3. proof
  4. protests
  5. fifty per cent
  6. solid
  7. remainder
  8. global
  9. untrustworthy
  10. various

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

  1. suing
  2. the rest
  3. considerably
  4. $210 million in
  5. allegations that are defamatory
  6. it has made several attempts to
  7. express our strong
  8. our highest
  9. We believe our journalism to be
  10. that would lead us to change
  1. our position
  2. damages
  3. priority
  4. dispute the claims
  5. was a soy filler
  6. the Canadian broadcaster
  7. sound
  8. and absolutely false
  9. objections
  10. higher levels of meat

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.

rest
levels
following
false
chain
contained
issued
considerably

The international sandwich (1) ____________ Subway is suing the Canadian broadcaster CBC (2) ____________ a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was only half chicken. The CBC reported on one of its shows that Subway's oven roasted chicken (3) ____________ only 53.6 per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed the (4) ____________ was a soy filler. The researchers stated that competing chains had (5) ____________ higher (6) ____________ of meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have (7) ____________ a Notice of Action…against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million in damages over allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely (8) ____________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
standing
several
lead
objections
unreliable
sound
facts
priority

Subway said it has made (9) ____________ attempts to dispute the claims of CBC. It said: "Despite our efforts to share the (10) ____________ with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong (11) ____________ to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested." It added: "We do not know how they produced such (12) ____________ and factually incorrect data….Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest (13) ____________." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was (14) ____________ behind its investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism to be (15) ____________ and there is no evidence that we've seen that would (16) ____________ us to change our position."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was ______
     a.  only half chicken
     b.  only halved chicken
     c.  only half chickens
     d.  only halved chickens

2)  The show claimed the rest was ______.
     a.  a soy filled
     b.  a soy fill
     c.  a soy filling
     d.  a soy filler

3) competing chains had considerably higher levels of meat in their chicken-______
     a.  basted products
     b.  based products
     c.  biased products
     d.  blasted products

4)  against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 ______
     a.  million in damage
     b.  million on damages
     c.  million in damages
     d.  millions in damages

5)  over allegations…that are defamatory and ______
     a.  absolute false
     b.  absolutism false
     c.  absolutes false
     d.  absolutely false

6)  Subway said it has made several attempts to dispute the ______
     a.  clams of CBC
     b.  claims of CBC
     c.  calms of CBC
     d.  clamps of CBC

7)  We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually ______
     a.  incorrect datum
     b.  incorrect data
     c.  incorrect day tar
     d.  incorrect date are

8)  Producing high quality food for our customers is our ______
     a.  highest priority
     b.  highest priorities
     c.  highest prioritize
     d.  highest priory

9)  She said: "We believe our journalism ______"
     a.  to be sounds
     b.  to be sounded
     c.  to be sound
     d.  to be soundly

10)  there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to ______
     a.  change your position
     b.  chance our position
     c.  change our position
     d.  change our positions

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The international sandwich chain Subway (1) ___________________ Canadian broadcaster CBC following a report that said the fast food giant's chicken (2) ___________________ chicken. The CBC reported on one of its shows that Subway's oven roasted chicken (3) ___________________ per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed (4) ___________________ soy filler. The researchers stated that competing chains had considerably (5) ___________________ meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have issued a Notice of Action…against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million (6) ___________________ allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false."

Subway said it has made (7) ___________________ dispute the claims of CBC. It said: "Despite (8) ___________________ share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken (9) ___________________ our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested." It added: "We do not know how they produced such unreliable and (10) ___________________ data….Producing high quality food for our customers is (11) ___________________." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was standing behind its investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism (12) ___________________ there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to change our position."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the abbreviated name of the TV station Subway is suing?
  2. What proportion of the chicken did the TV station say was chicken?
  3. What did the TV station say chicken products were filled with?
  4. Who did the TV station say had considerably higher levels of chicken?
  5. What did Subway call the allegations, besides defamatory?
  6. How many attempts has Subway made to dispute the claims?
  7. What did Subway say the TV station had not issued?
  8. What did Subway say was its highest priority?
  9. What is the TV station standing behind, besides its reporters and story?
  10. What did the TV station say it believed its journalism to be?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is the abbreviated name of the TV station Subway is suing?
a) ZBC
b) ABC
c) BBC
d) CBC

2) What proportion of the chicken did the TV station say was chicken?
a) three-quarters
b) half
c) two-thirds
d) a third

3) What did the TV station say chicken products were filled with?
a) MSG
b) other meat
c) soy
d) wheat

4) Who did the TV station say had considerably higher levels of chicken?
a) competing chains
b) KFC
c) French restaurants
d) mothers' tables

5) What did Subway call the allegations, besides defamatory?
a) a pile of trash
b) absolute garbage
c) absolutely false
d) total rubbish

6) How many attempts has Subway made to dispute the claims?
a) a few
b) several
c) hundreds
d) many

7) What did Subway say the TV station had not issued?
a) a retribution
b) a reduction
c) a redaction
d) a retraction

8) What did Subway say was its highest priority?
a) providing high quality food
b) maximizing profit
c) looking after chickens
d) to increase sales

9) What is the TV station standing behind, besides its reporters and story?
a) the chickens of the world
b) a desk
c) its investigation
d) its legal team

10) What did the TV station say it believed its journalism to be?
a) sight
b) sound
c) smell
d) taste

Role play

Role A — Subway

You think Subway is the best restaurant chain. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): McDonald's, Starbucks or Pizza Hut.

Role B — MsDonald's

You think McDonald's is the best restaurant chain. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Subway, Starbucks or Pizza Hut.

Role C — Starbucks

You think Starbucks is the best restaurant chain. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): McDonald's, Subway or Pizza Hut.

Role D — Pizza Hut

You think Pizza Hut is the best restaurant chain. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their restaurants. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): McDonald's, Starbucks or Subway.

After reading / listening

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

'subway'

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  • and 'chicken'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • several
    • high
    • data
    • priority
    • standing
    • sound
    • suing
    • half
    • rest
    • higher
    • issued
    • damages




    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 - Subway sues TV station for $210 million

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'chicken'?
    3. What do you know about Subway?
    4. What do you think about sandwiches?
    5. Do you ever worry about the quality of fast food?
    6. How can we make sure we are getting what we think we are?
    7. How bad is it to have so much soy filler?
    8. Why would the CBC make untrue claims about Subway?
    9. What is the best fast food chain, and why?
    10. What do you think of the amount of damages?

    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 'sandwich'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What is your favourite sandwich, and why?
    5. How damaging would this be to Subway, if true?
    6. Is "producing high quality food" or profit Subway's highest priority?
    7. Who do you believe, and why?
    8. How will the court decide who is right and who is wrong?
    9. Who do you want to win this case, and why?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the journalists?

    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 international sandwich chain Subway is (1) ____ the Canadian broadcaster CBC following a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was only (2) ____ chicken. The CBC reported (3) ____ one of its shows that Subway's (4) ____ roasted chicken contained only 53.6 per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed the (5) ____ was a soy filler. The researchers stated that competing chains had considerably higher levels of meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have issued a Notice of Action…against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million (6) ____ damages over allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false."

    Subway said it has (7) ____ several attempts to dispute the claims of CBC. It said: "Despite our efforts to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong (8) ____ to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we (9) ____." It added: "We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data….Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest (10) ____." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was standing (11) ____ its investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism to be sound and there is no evidence that we've seen that would (12) ____ us to change our position."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     suing     (b)     using     (c)     issuing     (d)     assuaging    
    2. (a)     halves     (b)     halved     (c)     half     (d)     halves    
    3. (a)     in     (b)     by     (c)     on     (d)     at    
    4. (a)     even     (b)     ever     (c)     over     (d)     oven    
    5. (a)     rest     (b)     last     (c)     best     (d)     baste    
    6. (a)     on     (b)     in     (c)     at     (d)     by    
    7. (a)     given     (b)     tries     (c)     done     (d)     made    
    8. (a)     objectives     (b)     objections     (c)     objectionable     (d)     objects    
    9. (a)     requests     (b)     requesting     (c)     requested     (d)     request    
    10. (a)     priorities     (b)     priority     (c)     priories     (d)     prioritize    
    11. (a)     beneath     (b)     front     (c)     under     (d)     behind    
    12. (a)     mold     (b)     lead     (c)     assemble     (d)     gather

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     Subway said it has made several attempts to dispute the claims of CBC. It said: "Despite our efforts

    (    )     to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections

    (    )     our highest priority." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was standing behind its

    (    )     giant's chicken was only half chicken. The CBC reported on one of its shows that Subway's oven roasted chicken contained

    (    )     how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data….Producing high quality food for our customers is

    1  )     The international sandwich chain Subway is suing the Canadian broadcaster CBC following a report that said the fast food

    (    )     in damages over allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false."

    (    )     sound and there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to change our position."

    (    )     to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested." It added: "We do not know

    (    )     was a soy filler. The researchers stated that competing chains had considerably higher levels

    (    )     of meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have

    (    )     issued a Notice of Action…against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million

    (    )     only 53.6 per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed the rest

    (    )     investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism to be

    Put the words in the right order

    1. chicken   chicken   The   was   fast   only   food   half   giant's   .
    2. roasted  only   contained  chicken   53.6%   chicken  Subway's   oven   .
    3. the   filler   rest   The   was   show   a   claimed   soy   .
    4. of   their   based   levels   in   -   Higher   meat   chicken   products   .
    5. $210   allegations   million   Asks   in   for   damages   over   .
    6. attempts   It   to   has   dispute   made   the   several   claims   .
    7. Express   claims   inaccurate   their   to   objections   strong   our   .
    8. our   Producing   quality   for   customers   high   food   .
    9. investigation   corporation   standing   its   The   was   behind   .
    10. we've   would   to   that   that   us   Evidence   seen   lead   change   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The international sandwich chain Subway is suing / using the Canadian broadcaster CBC following / followed a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was only halved / half chicken. The CBC reported on one of its show / shows that Subway's oven roasted chicken contained / contents only 53.6 per cent chicken, and that its chicken strips had justly / just 42.8 per cent chicken. The show claimed the / a rest was a soy filler. The researchers stated that competing / completing chains had considerably higher levels of meat in their chicken-based products. Subway announced: "We have issued a Notice of Action…again / against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million in damages over / above allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false."

    Subway said it has made several / numeral attempts to dispute the claims for / of CBC. It said: "Despite  / Spite our efforts to share the facts by / with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to repress / express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, was / as we requested." It added: "We do not know how they produced such / so unreliable and factually incorrect data….Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest prioritize / priority." A CBC spokeswoman said the corporation was kneeling / standing behind its investigation, its story and its reporters. She said: "We believe our journalism to be sound / noise and there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to change our position."

    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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    S_bw_y s__d _t h_s m_d_ s_v_r_l _tt_mpts t_ d_sp_t_ th_ cl__ms _f CBC. _t s__d: "D_sp_t_ __r _ff_rts t_ sh_r_ th_ f_cts w_th th_ CBC _b__t th_ h_gh q__l_ty _f __r ch_ck_n _nd t_ _xpr_ss __r str_ng _bj_ct__ns t_ th__r _n_cc_r_t_ cl__ms, th_y h_v_ n_t _ss__d _ r_tr_ct__n, _s w_ r_q__st_d." _t _dd_d: "W_ d_ n_t kn_w h_w th_y pr_d_c_d s_ch _nr_l__bl_ _nd f_ct__lly _nc_rr_ct d_t_….Pr_d_c_ng h_gh q__l_ty f__d f_r __r c_st_m_rs _s __r h_gh_st pr__r_ty." _ CBC sp_k_sw_m_n s__d th_ c_rp_r_t__n w_s st_nd_ng b_h_nd _ts _nv_st_g_t__n, _ts st_ry _nd _ts r_p_rt_rs. Sh_ s__d: "W_ b_l__v_ __r j__rn_l_sm t_ b_ s__nd _nd th_r_ _s n_ _v_d_nc_ th_t w_'v_ s__n th_t w__ld l__d _s t_ ch_ng_ __r p_s_t__n."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the international sandwich chain subway is suing the canadian broadcaster cbc following a report that said the fast food giant's chicken was only half chicken the cbc reported on one of its shows that subway's oven roasted chicken contained only 536 per cent chicken and that its chicken strips had just 428 per cent chicken the show claimed the rest was a soy filler the researchers stated that competing chains had considerably higher levels of meat in their chicken-based products subway announced "we have issued a notice of action…against the canadian broadcasting corporation that asks for $210 million in damages over allegations…that are defamatory and absolutely false"

    subway said it has made several attempts to dispute the claims of cbc it said "despite our efforts to share the facts with the cbc about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims they have not issued a retraction as we requested" it added "we do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data…producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority" a cbc spokeswoman said the corporation was standing behind its investigation its story and its reporters she said "we believe our journalism to be sound and there is no evidence that we've seen that would lead us to change our position"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    TheinternationalsandwichchainSubwayissuingtheCanadianbroadca
    sterCBCfollowingareportthatsaidthefastfoodgiant'schickenwasonly
    halfchicken.TheCBCreportedononeofitsshowsthatSubway'sovenroa
    stedchickencontainedonly53.6percentchicken,andthatitschickenstr
    ipshadjust42.8percentchicken.Theshowclaimedtherestwasasoyfille
    r.Theresearchersstatedthatcompetingchainshadconsiderablyhigher
    levelsofmeatintheirchicken-basedproducts.Subwayannounced:"W
    ehaveissuedaNoticeofAction…againsttheCanadianBroadcastingCor
    porationthatasksfor$210millionindamagesoverallegations…thatare
    defamatoryandabsolutelyfalse."Subwaysaidithasmadeseveralatte
    mptstodisputetheclaimsofCBC.Itsaid:"Despiteoureffortstosharethe
    factswiththeCBCaboutthehighqualityofourchickenandtoexpressour
    strongobjectionstotheirinaccurateclaims,theyhavenotissuedaretrac
    tion,aswerequested."Itadded:"Wedonotknowhowtheyproducedsuc
    hunreliableandfactuallyincorrectdata….Producinghighqualityfoodfo
    rourcustomersisourhighestpriority."ACBCspokeswomansaidthecor
    porationwasstandingbehinditsinvestigation,itsstoryanditsreporters
    .Shesaid:"Webelieveourjournalismtobesoundandthereisnoevidenc
    ethatwe'veseenthatwouldleadustochangeourposition."

    Free writing

    Write about Subway for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Sandwiches are the best kind of fast food. 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 story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. SANDWICHES: Make a poster about sandwiches. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. HOMEMADE: Write a magazine article about making requirements for fast food restaurants to only use 100% fresh products. 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 sandwiches. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how fast food stores can sell more of them. 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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