The Reading / Listening - World Food Prize - Level 3

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina won the prize and $250,000. He got the award for his two decades of work in increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience as a top banker to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change many farming laws and made it easier for small farmers to get loans for their business. He also helped farmers to modernize their farms and the way they grow their crops. The World Food Prize Foundation President, Kenneth Quinn, 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 World Food Prize was created by the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He is known as the father of the "green revolution". He helped to breed crops that produced more food and were stronger and more resistant against disease. His work helped to prevent famine in Asia in the 1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa and decided to do his best at school to get a good education. He got a PhD. in agricultural economics. He became a leader in African banking and was also Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his background and experiences to, "lift millions of people out of poverty, especially farmers in rural Africa".

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    World Food Prize - Level 0 World Food Prize - Level 1   or  World Food Prize - Level 2

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/


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. WORLD FOOD PRIZE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about the World Food Prize. 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?

       world / food / prize / Africa / agriculture / loans / modernize / security / continent /
       green revolution / crops / disease / famine / poverty / education / banking / rural

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

3. SHORTAGES: Students A strongly believe there will be no food shortages in the future; Students B strongly believe there will.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. FARM PROBLEMS: What can we do about these? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How big a problem?

What can we do about it?

No rain

 

 

Pests / disease

 

 

Poor farmers

 

 

Climate change

 

 

Pollution

 

 

Crop thieves

 

 

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

6. CROPS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • sugarcane
  • potatoes
  • bananas
  • yams
  • corn
  • wheat
  • rice
  • soya beans

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The World Food Prize winner got $250,000.     T / F
  2. The winner spent two decades helping to create more food in Africa.     T / F
  3. The winner told farmers to stick to old ways of farming.     T / F
  4. The winner improved food security for millions of Africans.     T / F
  5. A Nobel Peace Prize winner created the World Food Prize.     T / F
  6. Akinwumi Adesina created crops that were stronger against disease.     T / F
  7. Akinwumi Adesina helped to prevent famine in Africa in the 1960s.     T / F
  8. Akinwumi Adesina was Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture in 2016.     T / F

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

  1. award
  2. increasing
  3. top
  4. modernize
  5. agriculture
  6. created
  7. breed
  8. prevent
  9. lift
  10. rural
  1. bring up to date
  2. stop
  3. farming
  4. expanding
  5. countryside
  6. prize
  7. raise
  8. reproduce
  9. leading
  10. developed

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

  1. Mr Adesina won the prize
  2. made it easier for small farmers
  3. the way they grow
  4. improving food
  5. millions across
  6. He is known as the father of
  7. stronger and more resistant
  8. His work helped to prevent
  9. He got a Ph.D.
  10. lift millions of people out
  1. against disease
  2. the continent
  3. of poverty
  4. to get loans
  5. famine in Asia
  6. and $250,000
  7. security
  8. in agricultural economics
  9. their crops
  10. the "green revolution"

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
crops
easier
security
president
continent
top
award
loans

The (1) ____________ of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina won the prize and $250,000. He got the (2) ___________ for his two decades of work in increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience as a (3) ____________ banker to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change many farming laws and made it (4) ____________ for small farmers to get                    (5) ____________ for their business. He also helped farmers to modernize their farms and the way they grow their                     (6) ____________. The World Food Prize Foundation President, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food (7) ____________ for millions across the (8) ____________ ".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
poverty
known
leader
created
millions
disease
produced
education

The World Food Prize was (9) ____________ by the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He is (10) ____________ as the father of the "green revolution". He helped to breed crops that (11) ____________ more food and were stronger and more resistant against (12) ____________. His work helped to prevent famine in Asia in the 1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in (13) ____________" in Africa and decided to do his best at school to get a good (14) ____________. He got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a (15) ____________ in African banking and was also Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his background and experiences to, "lift (16) ____________ of people out of poverty, especially farmers in rural Africa".

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  He got the award for his two decades of work in increasing ______
     a.  food productive
     b.  food producing
     c.  food production
     d.  food product in

2)  Helped to change many farming laws and made it easier for small farmers ______
     a.  to get loan
     b.  two get loans
     c.  too get loans
     d.  to get loans

3)  He also helped farmers to modernize their farms and the way they ______
     a.  grown their crops
     b.  grow their crops
     c.  grow their crop
     d.  grown their crop

4)  Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for ______
     a.  under 24 years
     b.  over 24 years
     c.  under 25 years
     d.  over 25 years

5)  improving food security for millions ______
     a.  across the continent
     b.  across the continents
     c.  across the continence
     d.  across a continent

6)  The World Food Prize was created by the 1970 Nobel Peace ______
     a.  Prize winner
     b.  Prize win a
     c.  Prize won a
     d.  Prize wins a

7)  crops that produced more food and were stronger and more resistant ______
     a.  again disease
     b.  against diseases
     c.  against disease
     d.  again diseases

8)  His work helped to prevent famine in Asia ______
     a.  on the 1960s
     b.  in a 1960 is
     c.  in the 1960s
     d.  in the 1960 is

9)  decided to do his best at school to get ______
     a.  a good education
     b.  a goodly education
     c.  a goodness education
     d.  a goodie education

10)  lift millions of people out of poverty, especially farmers ______
     a.  on rural Africa
     b.  in rural Africa
     c.  inn rural Africa
     d.  an rural Africa

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina won the prize and $250,000. He (2) ___________________ for his two decades of work in increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience (3) ___________________ to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change many farming laws and (4) ___________________ for small farmers to get loans for their business. He also helped farmers to modernize their farms and (5) ___________________ grow their crops. The World Food Prize Foundation President, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security (6) ___________________ the continent".

The World Food Prize (7) ___________________ the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He (8) ___________________ the father of the "green revolution". He helped to breed crops that produced more food and were stronger and more resistant against disease. His work helped to (9) ___________________ Asia in the 1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa and decided (10) ___________________ at school to get a good education. He got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a leader in African banking (11) ___________________ Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his background and experiences to, "lift millions of people (12) ___________________, especially farmers in rural Africa".

Comprehension questions

    1. What development bank is Akinwumi Adesina the president of?
    2. How much money did Akinwumi Adesina win?
    3. For how many decades did Mr Adesina increase food production?
    4. What did Akinwumi Adesina make it easier for farmers to get?
    5. What did Akinwumi Adesina improve across the African continent?
    6. What was the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner known as the father of?
    7. When did stronger crops help to prevent famine in Asia?
    8. What did Akinwumi Adesina get a degree in?
    9. When was Akinwumi Adesina Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture?
    10. How many people did Akinwumi Adesina's work lift out of poverty?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What development bank is Akinwumi Adesina the president of?
a) the Farmers Development Bank
b) the Nigeria Development Bank
c) HSBC
d) the African Development Bank

2) How much money did Akinwumi Adesina win?
a) $260,000
b) $250,000
c) $230,000
d) $280,000

3) For how many decades did Mr Adesina increase food production?
a) 6
b) 4
c) 2
d) 3

4) What did Akinwumi Adesina make it easier for farmers to get?
a) loans
b) seeds
c) land
d) crops

5) What did Akinwumi Adesina improve across the African continent?
a) change
b) peace
c) food security
d) driving

6) What was the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner known as the father of?
a) the brown revolution
b) the green revolution
c) the seed revolution
d) the farm revolution

7) When did stronger crops help to prevent famine in Asia?
a) in the 1980s
b) in the 1950s
c) in the 1990s
d) in the 1960s

8) What did Akinwumi Adesina get a degree in?
a) agricultural economics
b) agricultural banking
c) economical agriculture
d) banking and economics

9) When was Akinwumi Adesina Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture?
a) 2012-2016
b) 2011-2016
c) 2011-2015
d) 2012-2015

10) How many people did Akinwumi Adesina's work lift out of poverty?
a) billions
b) millions
c) trillions
d) thousands

Role play

Role  A – Corn

You think corn is the world's most important crop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their crop isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): rice, potato or soya bean.

Role  B – Rice

You think rice is the world's most important crop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their crop isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): corn, potato or soya bean.

Role  C – Potato

You think potato is the world's most important crop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their crop isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): rice, corn or soya bean.

Role  D – Soya Bean

You think soya bean is the world's most important crop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their crop isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  rice, potato or corn.

After reading / listening

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

'food'

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  • and 'prize'.

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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:

    • 1970
    • father
    • stronger
    • 1960s
    • leader
    • rural
    • president
    • award
    • top
    • easier
    • way
    • 25




    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 - World Food Prize goes to Nigerian banker

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

    1. What did you think when you read tHeadline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'food'?
    3. What do you know about the World Food Prize?
    4. How important is the World Food Prize?
    5. Why are there so many food problems around the world?
    6. What food problems are there in your country?
    7. What kinds of laws would you need in farming?
    8. What should farmers do to farms to modernize them?
    9. What is food security and why is it important?
    10. What food problems will there be in the future?

    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 'prize'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think the 'green revolution' is?
    5. How do countries recover from famine?
    6. How can we lift people out of poverty?
    7. What would it be like to be a farmer?
    8. What problems might farmers have in the future?
    9. What advice do you have for farmers?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the World Food Prize winner?

    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 (1) ____ of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina won the prize and $250,000. He (2) ____ the award for his two decades of work in increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience (3) ____ a top banker to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change many farming laws and made it (4) ____ for small farmers to get loans for their business. He also helped farmers to modernize their farms and the way they (5) ____ their crops. The World Food Prize Foundation President, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the (6) ____".

    The World Food Prize was created by the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He is known (7) ____ the father of the "green revolution". He helped to breed crops that produced more food and were stronger and (8) ____ resistant against disease. His work helped to prevent famine in Asia (9) ____ the 1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa and decided to do his best at school to (10) ____ a good education. He got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a leader in African (11) ____ and was also Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his background and experiences to, "lift millions of people out of poverty, especially farmers in (12) ____ Africa".

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     presidency     (b)     president     (c)     presidential     (d)     precedent    
    2. (a)     given     (b)     got     (c)     gone     (d)     going    
    3. (a)     is     (b)     was     (c)     has     (d)     as    
    4. (a)     easily     (b)     easier     (c)     eased     (d)     ease    
    5. (a)     grown     (b)     grow     (c)     growing     (d)     grows    
    6. (a)     continents     (b)     incontinence     (c)     continent     (d)     continental    
    7. (a)     was     (b)     has     (c)     as     (d)     is    
    8. (a)     mere     (b)     many     (c)     more     (d)     much    
    9. (a)     to     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    10. (a)     getting     (b)     gets     (c)     got     (d)     get    
    11. (a)     banking     (b)     bank     (c)     banked     (d)     banker    
    12. (a)     royal     (b)     regal     (c)     rural     (d)     loyal

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     banking and was also Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his

    (    )     background and experiences to, "lift millions of people out of poverty, especially farmers in rural Africa".

    (    )     farming laws and made it easier for small farmers to get loans for their business. He also helped farmers to

    (    )     President, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize, "for driving change in

    (    )     stronger and more resistant against disease. His work helped to prevent famine in Asia in the

    (    )     in Africa. He used his experience as a top banker to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change many

    (    )     as the father of the "green revolution". He helped to breed crops that produced more food and were

    (    )     modernize their farms and the way they grow their crops. The World Food Prize Foundation

    (    )     African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent".

    1  )     The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina

    (    )     1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa and decided to do his best at

    (    )     school to get a good education. He got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a leader in African

    (    )     won the prize and $250,000. He got the award for his two decades of work in increasing food production

    (    )     The World Food Prize was created by the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He is known

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. it   small   get   made   for   to   He   easier   farmers   loans   .
    3. farmers   to   modernize   their   farms   He   also   helped   .
    4. African   years   agriculture   Driving   for   change   over   in   25   .
    5. food   Improving   continent   the   across   millions   for   security   .
    6. the   He   as   of   revolution'   known   father   'green   is   the   .
    7. breed   food   crops   He   that   helped   produced   to   more   .
    8. 1960s   His   to   in   the   helped   famine   in   work   prevent   Asia   .
    9. at   get   education   best   to   good   his   school   a   Do   .
    10. out   ,   Lift   people   poverty   farmers   of   of   especially   millions   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The president / presidency of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. Mr Adesina won the prize and $250,000. He got the award of / for his two decades of work in  / working increasing food production in Africa. He used his experience has / as a top banker to help agriculture in Africa. He helped to change / charge many farming laws and made it easier for / of small farmers to get loans for their business. He also helped farmers to modernize them / their farms and the way they grow / grown their crops. The World Food Prize Foundation President, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize, "for diving / driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the incontinent / continent".

    The World Food Prize was created / creative by the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. He is knowing / known as the father of the "green revolution". He helped to bread / breed crops that produced more food and were stronger / strength and more resistant against / for disease. His work helped to prevent famine in / on Asia in the 1960s. Mr Quinn said Adesina "grew up in poverty" in Africa and decided to do his best that / at school to get a good education. He got a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. He became a leader / ladder in African banking and was also Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture from 2011 to 2015. Quinn said Adesina used his foreground / background and experiences to, "lift millions of people out of poverty, especially farmers in rural / royal Africa".

    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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    Th_ W_rld F__d Pr_z_ w_s cr__t_d by th_ 1970 N_b_l P__c_ Pr_z_ w_nn_r N_rm_n B_rl__g. H_ _s kn_wn _s th_ f_th_r _f th_ "gr__n r_v_l_t__n". H_ h_lp_d t_ br__d cr_ps th_t pr_d_c_d m_r_ f__d _nd w_r_ str_ng_r _nd m_r_ r_s_st_nt _g__nst d_s__s_. H_s w_rk h_lp_d t_ pr_v_nt f_m_n_ _n _s__ _n th_ 1960s. Mr Q__nn s__d _d_s_n_ "gr_w _p _n p_v_rty" _n _fr_c_ _nd d_c_d_d t_ d_ h_s b_st _t sch__l t_ g_t _ g__d _d_c_t__n. H_ g_t _ Ph.D. _n _gr_c_lt_r_l _c_n_m_cs. H_ b_c_m_ _ l__d_r _n _fr_c_n b_nk_ng _nd w_s _ls_ N_g_r__'s M_n_st_r _f _gr_c_lt_r_ fr_m 2011 t_ 2015. Q__nn s__d _s_d_n_ _s_d h_s b_ckgr__nd _nd _xp_r__nc_s t_, "l_ft m_ll__ns _f p__pl_ __t _f p_v_rty, _sp_c__lly f_rm_rs _n r_r_l _fr_c_".

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the president of the african development bank akinwumi adesina has won the 2017 world food prize mr adesina won the prize and $250000 he got the award for his two decades of work in increasing food production in africa he used his experience as a top banker to help agriculture in africa Helped to change many farming laws and made it easier for small farmers to get loans for their business he also helped farmers to modernize their farms and the way they grow their crops the world food prize foundation president kenneth quinn 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 world food prize was created by the 1970 nobel peace prize winner norman borlaug he is known as the father of the "green revolution" Helped to breed crops that produced more food and were stronger and more resistant against disease his work helped to prevent famine in asia in the 1960s mr quinn said adesina "grew up in poverty" in africa and decided to do his best at school to get a good education he got a Ph.D in agricultural economics he became a leader in african banking and was also nigeria's minister of agriculture from 2011 to 2015 quinn said Adesina used his background and experiences to "lift millions of people out of poverty especially farmers in rural africa"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    ThepresidentoftheAfricanDevelopmentBank,AkinwumiAdesina,has
    wonthe2017WorldFoodPrize.MrAdesinawontheprizeand$250,000.
    Hegottheawardforhistwodecadesofworkinincreasingfoodproduction
    inAfrica.HeusedhisexperienceasatopbankertohelpagricultureinAfric
    a.Hehelpedtochangemanyfarminglawsandmadeiteasierforsmallfar
    merstogetloansfortheirbusiness.Healsohelpedfarmerstomodernizet
    heirfarmsandthewaytheygrowtheircrops.TheWorldFoodPrizeFound
    ationPresident,KennethQuinn,saidMr.Adesinawontheprize,"fordrivi
    ngchangeinAfricanagricultureforover25yearsandimprovingfoodsec
    urityformillionsacrossthecontinent".TheWorldFoodPrizewascreated
    bythe1970NobelPeacePrizewinnerNormanBorlaug.Heisknownasthe
    fatherofthe"greenrevolution".Hehelpedtobreedcropsthatproduced
    morefoodandwerestrongerandmoreresistantagainstdisease.Hiswor
    khelpedtopreventfamineinAsiainthe1960s.MrQuinnsaidAdesina"gr
    ewupinpoverty"inAfricaanddecidedtodohisbestatschooltogetagood
    education.HegotaPhD.inagriculturaleconomics.Hebecamealeaderin
    AfricanbankingandwasalsoNigeria'sMinisterofAgriculturefrom2011t
    o2015.QuinnsaidAdesinausedhisbackgroundandexperiencesto,"lift
    millionsofpeopleoutofpoverty,especiallyfarmersinruralAfrica".

    Free writing

    Write about World Food Prize for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There will be enough food for everyone in the world one day. 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 the World Food Prize. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. GLOBAL FOOD PROBLEMS: Make a poster about global food problems. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. FOOD SHORTAGES: Write a magazine article about rich countries giving more food to poor countries so there are no food shortages. 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 the World Food Prize. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can help feed the world. 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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