The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 2

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. He also won $250,000. He got the prize for his work in increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience as a top banker to change many farming laws and made it easier for small farmers to get business loans. He also helped farmers grow their crops in a more modern way. The World Food Prize Foundation said Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent".



The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner created the World Food Prize. He is known as the father of the "green revolution". He created crops that produced more food and were better at fighting disease. They helped to stop famine in Asia in the 1960s. Mr Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa. He did his best at school and got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a leading banker and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his experiences to help millions of people get out of poverty, especially farmers in rural Africa.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 0 World Food Prize - Level 1   or  World Food Prize - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/2017-world-food-prize-goes-to-african-development-bank-president
  • http://allafrica.com/stories/201706270128.html
  • http://dailypost.ng/2017/06/27/ex-nigeria-minister-akinwumi-adesina-wins-250000-world-food-prize/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. He also won
  2. increasing food
  3. made it easier
  4. business
  5. grow their crops in a more
  6. driving change in African agriculture
  7. improving food security for
  8. across the
  1. millions
  2. for small farmers
  3. loans
  4. continent
  5. for over 25 years
  6. $250,000
  7. modern way
  8. production in Africa

Paragraph 2

  1. He is known as the father of the
  2. better at fighting
  3. Mr Adesina grew up
  4. a Ph.D. in agricultural
  5. He became a leading
  6. help millions of
  7. get out
  8. rural
  1. people
  2. economics
  3. Africa
  4. disease
  5. of poverty
  6. "green revolution"
  7. banker
  8. in poverty

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has (2) ___________________ World Food Prize. He also won $250,000. He got the prize for his work in increasing (3) ___________________ in Africa. He used his experience as a top banker to change many farming laws and (4) ___________________ for small farmers to get business loans. He also helped farmers grow their crops in a (5) ___________________ way. The World Food Prize Foundation said Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across (6) ___________________".

The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize (7) ___________________ the World Food Prize. He (8) ___________________ the father of the "green revolution". He (9) ___________________ that produced more food and were better at fighting disease. They helped to stop famine in Asia in the 1960s. Mr Adesina "grew (10) __________________" in Africa. He did his best at school and got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a (11) ___________________ and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his experiences to help millions of people (12) ___________________ poverty, especially farmers in rural Africa.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThepresidentoftheAfricanDevelopmentBank,AkinwumiAdesina,has
wonthe2017WorldFoodPrize.Healsowon$250,000.Hegottheprizefor
hisworkinincreasingfoodproductioninAfrica.Heusedhisexperienceas
atopbankertochangemanyfarminglawsandmadeiteasierforsmallfar
merstogetbusinessloans.Healsohelpedfarmersgrowtheircropsinam
oremodernway.TheWorldFoodPrizeFoundationsaidMrAdesinawonth
eprize,"fordrivingchangeinAfricanagricultureforover25yearsandim
provingfoodsecurityformillionsacrossthecontinent".The1970NobelP
eacePrizewinnercreatedtheWorldFoodPrize.Heisknownasthefathero
fthe"greenrevolution".Hecreatedcropsthatproducedmorefoodandw
erebetteratfightingdisease.TheyhelpedtostopfamineinAsiainthe196
0s.MrAdesina"grewupinpoverty"inAfrica.Hedidhisbestatschoolandg
otaPh.D.inagriculturaleconomics.Hebecamealeadingbankerandbec
ameNigeria'sMinisterofAgriculture.Adesinausedhisexperiencestohe
lpmillionsofpeoplegetoutofpoverty,especiallyfarmersinruralAfrica.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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Answers

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