The Reading / Listening - Chocolate - Level 6

A company in the USA has launched a chocolate powder that it says people can snort to get high. The product is based on the raw cocoa bean, which is where chocolate comes from. It is called Coko Loko and the company claims it provides a drug-free energy "high". Coco Loko is manufactured by a company called Legal Lean. Its CEO Nick Anderson explained how he came to market his product. He said he first heard about people snorting chocolate in Europe. He initially thought it was a hoax, but then he tried it and realized that it had commercial prospects. Mr Anderson told reporters that his company's chocolate product is, "probably equal to about two energy drinks".

The powder is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are concerned about whether the powder is safe. Toxicology expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same risk factors as other energy supplements. He said there was a risk of increased blood pressure, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was concerned that the product does not have an official ingredients list, so users do not know what is in it. The website recommended that people eat chocolate instead of sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health problems. Mr Anderson said: "There are no health issues. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems fine."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Chocolate - Level 4  or  Chocolate - Level 5

Sources
  • http://abcnews.go.com/US/doctors-question-snortable-chocolates-energy-boost-claim/story?id=48458539
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/07/05/snorting-chocolate-is-now-apparently-a-thing-but-why-would-you-do-it/#23a027bef900
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/coco-loko-snortable-chocolate_us_595e3b67e4b0d5b458e87266


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Warm-ups

1. CHOCOLATE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about chocolate. 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?

       chocolate / powder / cocoa bean / energy / market / hoax / commercial / equal /
       regulated / concerned / risk factors / blood pressure / insomnia / ingredients

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

3. BANNED: Students A strongly believe the chocolate powder should be banned; Students B strongly believe it shouldn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. ENERGY BOOST: What are the good and bad things about these ways to get an energy boost? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good things

Bad things

Chocolate

 

 

Energy drinks

 

 

Jogging

 

 

Bananas

 

 

A power nap

 

 

Laughter

 

 

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

6. CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most delicious at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • hot chocolate drink
  • chocolate bar
  • chocolate cookies
  • chocolate shake
  • chocolate brownie
  • chocolate ice cream
  • chocolate fondue
  • chocolate cake

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The chocolate product comes from raw cocoa beans.     T / F
  2. The company said the Coco Loko product is drug free.     T / F
  3. The CEO took part in a chocolate snorting hoax in Europe.     T / F
  4. The company's product is about the same as two energy drinks.     T / F
  5. The product is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.     T / F
  6. A toxicology expert said the chocolate product could lead to insomnia.     T / F
  7. The product has an official ingredients list.     T / F
  8. The CEO accepted there had been several health issues.     T / F

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

  1. launched
  2. provides
  3. market
  4. initially
  5. prospects
  6. regulated
  7. expert
  8. insomnia
  9. recommended
  10. suffer
  1. potential
  2. at first
  3. experience
  4. monitored
  5. gives
  6. specialist
  7. advised
  8. introduced
  9. sleeplessness
  10. promote

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

  1. The product is based
  2. explained how he came to
  3. He initially thought it was a
  4. it had commercial
  5. probably equal to
  6. concerned about whether
  7. had the same risk
  8. energy
  9. increased blood
  10. make sure they do not suffer
  1. hoax
  2. pressure
  3. prospects
  4. factors
  5. on the raw cocoa bean
  6. market his product
  7. any health problems
  8. about two energy drinks
  9. supplements
  10. the powder is safe

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
market
launched
prospects
bean
hoax
claims
based
equal

A company in the USA has (1) ____________ a chocolate powder that it says people can snort to get high. The product is (2) ____________ on the raw cocoa (3) ____________, which is where chocolate comes from. It is called Coko Loko and the company (4) ____________ it provides a drug-free energy "high". Coco Loko is manufactured by a company called Legal Lean. Its CEO Nick Anderson explained how he came to (5) ____________ his product. He said he first heard about people snorting chocolate in Europe. He initially thought it was a (6) ____________, but then he tried it and realized that it had commercial (7) ____________. Mr Anderson told reporters that his company's chocolate product is, "probably (8) ____________ to about two energy drinks".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
instead
concerned
issues
pressure
regulated
fine
expert
ingredients

The powder is not (9) ____________ by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are (10) ____________ about whether the powder is safe. Toxicology (11) ____________ Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same risk factors as other energy supplements. He said there was a risk of increased blood (12) ____________, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was concerned that the product does not have an official (13) ____________ list, so users do not know what is in it. The website recommended that people eat chocolate (14) ____________ of sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health problems. Mr Anderson said: "There are no health (15) ____________. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A company in the USA has launched a chocolate powder that it says people can ______
     a.  snorted to get high
     b.  snorts to get high
     c.  snorting to get high
     d.  snort to get high

2)  Its CEO Nick Anderson explained how he came to ______
     a.  market his product
     b.  markets his product
     c.  marketed his product
     d.  marketing his product

3)  He initially thought it ______
     a.  was a coax
     b.  was a hoax
     c.  was a soaks
     d.  was a tokes

4)  then he tried it and realized that it had ______
     a.  commercial prospectus
     b.  commercial prospect is
     c.  commercial pro aspects
     d.  commercial prospects

5)  his company's chocolate product is ______ about two energy drinks
     a.  probably equally to
     b.  probably equality to
     c.  probably equal to
     d.  probably equals to

6)  Many doctors are concerned about whether the ______
     a.  powder is safely
     b.  powder is safe
     c.  powder is safety
     d.  powder is safeness

7)  Toxicology expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the ______
     a.  same risky factors
     b.  same risk factors
     c.  same risks factors
     d.  same risked factors

8)  He said there was a risk of increased blood pressure, insomnia and ______
     a.  increased heart ratio
     b.  increased heart rater
     c.  increased heart rates
     d.  increased heart rate

9)  concerned that the product does not have an ______
     a.  officially ingredients list
     b.  official ingredients list
     c.  official ingredients lists
     d.  officials ingredients lists

10)  recommended that people eat chocolate instead of sniffing it to make sure ______
     a.  they do not buffer
     b.  they do not puffer
     c.  they do not tougher
     d.  they do not suffer

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A company in the USA (1) ___________________ chocolate powder that it says people can snort to get high. The product (2) ___________________ the raw cocoa bean, which is where chocolate comes from. It is called Coko Loko and the company claims (3) ___________________ drug-free energy "high". Coco Loko is manufactured by a company called Legal Lean. Its CEO Nick Anderson explained (4) ___________________ market his product. He said he first heard about people snorting chocolate in Europe. He initially thought it was a hoax, but then (5) ___________________ realized that it had commercial prospects. Mr Anderson told reporters that his company's chocolate product is, "probably (6) ___________________ two energy drinks".

The (7) ___________________ regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are concerned (8) ___________________ powder is safe. Toxicology expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same risk (9) ___________________ energy supplements. He said there was a risk of increased blood pressure, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was (10) ___________________ product does not have an official ingredients list, (11) ___________________ know what is in it. The website recommended that people eat chocolate instead of sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health problems. Mr Anderson said: "There (12) ___________________ issues. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems fine."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the product based on?
  2. What is the name of the company that makes the product?
  3. What did the CEO initially think was a hoax?
  4. What prospects did the CEO realize the product had?
  5. How many drinks is the new product equal to?
  6. What are many doctors concerned about?
  7. What is Dr Jason Russell an expert in?
  8. What was the product likened to regarding risk?
  9. What kind of list does the product not officially have?
  10. For how long did the CEO say the product was out there?

Multiple choice quiz

1) What is the product based on?
a) big money
b) research
c) cocoa beans
d) customer demand

2) What is the name of the company that makes the product?
a) Legal Lean
b) Lean Legal
c) Lean Legally
d) Legally Lean

3) What did the CEO initially think was a hoax?
a) snorting chocolate
b) Europe
c) manufacturing
d) hearing

4) What prospects did the CEO realize the product had?
a) great prospects
b) commercial prospects
c) legal prospects
d) marketing prospects

5) How many drinks is the new product equal to?
a) 5
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

6) What are many doctors concerned about?
a) cocoa bean supply
b) the safety of the product
c) chocolate addiction
d) regulation

7) What is Dr Jason Russell an expert in?
a) toxicology
b) chocolate
c) regulation
d) energy

8) What was the product likened to regarding risk?
a) blood pressure
b) insomnia
c) energy drinks
d) sniffing

9) What kind of list does the product not officially have?
a) website
b) to-do
c) shopping
d) ingredients

10) For how long did the CEO say the product was out there?
a) two or three years
b) a year or two
c) several years
d) just a year

Role play

Role  A – Chocolate Brownie

You think a brownie is the best chocolate treat. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their treats aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least delicious of these (and why): a brownie, ice cream or hot chocolate.

Role  B – Chocolate Fondue

You think fondue is the best chocolate treat. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their treats aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least delicious of these (and why): a brownie, ice cream or hot chocolate.

Role  C – Chocolate Ice Cream

You think ice cream is the best chocolate treat. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their treats aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least delicious of these (and why): a brownie, a brownie or hot chocolate.

Role  D – Hot Chocolate Drink

You think hot chocolate is the best chocolate treat. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their treats aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least delicious of these (and why):  a brownie, ice cream or a brownie.

After reading / listening

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

'chocolate'

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  • and 'powder'.

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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:

    • whether
    • warned
    • risk
    • list
    • sure
    • fine
    • based
    • claims
    • free
    • first
    • hoax
    • equal

    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 - People now snorting chocolate to get high

    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 'chocolate'?
    3. What do you think of chocolate?
    4. What is the best type of chocolate?
    5. Is it wrong to get a 'high' from chocolate?
    6. Would you try the chocolate powder?
    7. Should snorting chocolate powder be made illegal?
    8. Would you worry about the safety of snorting chocolate powder?
    9. Wouldn't it be better to have two energy drinks rather than the powder?
    10. Why do people feel they need a high?

    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 'high'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Why do people love chocolate?
    5. How healthy is chocolate?
    6. How does eating chocolate make you feel?
    7. What are the health risks of snorting the chocolate powder?
    8. Should children be warned about the powder?
    9. Is it better to eat chocolate rather than sniffing it?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the chocolate powder CEO?

    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)

    A company in the USA has launched a chocolate (1) ____ that it says people can snort to get high. The product is (2) ____ on the raw cocoa bean, which is where chocolate comes from. It is called Coko Loko and the company (3) ____ it provides a drug-free energy "high". Coco Loko is manufactured by a company called Legal Lean. Its CEO Nick Anderson explained how he came to (4) ____ his product. He said he first heard about people snorting chocolate in Europe. He (5) ____ thought it was a hoax, but then he tried it and realized that it had commercial prospects. Mr Anderson told reporters that his company's chocolate product is, "probably (6) ____ to about two energy drinks".

    The powder is not regulated (7) ____ the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are concerned about whether the powder is (8) ____. Toxicology expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same risk factors as other energy supplements. He said there was a (9) ____ of increased blood pressure, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was concerned that the product does not have an official ingredients (10) ____, so users do not know what is in it. The website recommended that people eat chocolate (11) ____ of sniffing it to make sure they do not (12) ____ any health problems. Mr Anderson said: "There are no health issues. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems fine."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     powdered     (b)     powdering     (c)     powdery     (d)     powder    
    2. (a)     braised     (b)     biased     (c)     basted     (d)     based    
    3. (a)     calms     (b)     claims     (c)     clams     (d)     chasm    
    4. (a)     bazaar     (b)     fair     (c)     market     (d)     peddle    
    5. (a)     initialed     (b)     initials     (c)     initially     (d)     initialize    
    6. (a)     equal     (b)     equality     (c)     equals     (d)     equaled    
    7. (a)     of     (b)     by     (c)     to     (d)     to    
    8. (a)     safe     (b)     safety     (c)     safeness     (d)     safely    
    9. (a)     risked     (b)     risk     (c)     riskiness     (d)     risky    
    10. (a)     rank     (b)     item     (c)     list     (d)     classify    
    11. (a)     rather     (b)     alternate     (c)     instead     (d)     prefer    
    12. (a)     buffer     (b)     prefer     (c)     refer     (d)     suffer

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     chocolate in Europe. He initially thought it was a hoax, but then he tried it and

    (  1  )     A company in the USA has launched a chocolate powder that it says people can snort to get high. The product is based

    (    )     concerned about whether the powder is safe. Toxicology expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same

    (    )     problems. Mr Anderson said: "There are no health issues. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems fine."

    (    )     chocolate product is, "probably equal to about two energy drinks".

    (    )     on the raw cocoa bean, which is where chocolate comes from. It is called Coko Loko and the company claims it provides

    (    )     that people eat chocolate instead of sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health

    (    )     pressure, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was concerned that the product does not have

    (    )     The powder is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are

    (    )     risk factors as other energy supplements. He said there was a risk of increased blood

    (    )     an official ingredients list, so users do not know what is in it. The website recommended

    (    )     explained how he came to market his product. He said he first heard about people snorting

    (    )     a drug-free energy "high". Coco Loko is manufactured by a company called Legal Lean. Its CEO Nick Anderson

    (    )     realized that it had commercial prospects. Mr Anderson told reporters that his company's

    Put the words in the right order

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    10. health   do   problems   not   Make   suffer   sure   any   they   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The powder is not regulating / regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many doctors are concerned / cornered about whether the powder is safe. Toxicology export / expert Dr Jason Russell warned that the product had the same risk factors / factories as other energy supplements. He said there was a risk of increased / increases blood pressure, insomnia and increased heart rate. The HuffPost website said it was concerns / concerned that the product does not have an officially / official ingredients list, so users / uses do not know what is in it. The website recommended that people eat chocolate instead of / for sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health problems. Mr Anderson said: "There are no health issues. It's been out two, three years. Everyone seems fine / fined."

    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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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a company in the usa has launched a chocolate powder that it says people can snort to get high the product is based on the raw cocoa bean which is where chocolate comes from it is called coko loko and the company claims it provides a drug-free energy "high" coco loko is manufactured by a company called legal lean its ceo nick anderson explained how he came to market his product he said he first heard about people snorting chocolate in europe he initially thought it was a hoax but then he tried it and realized that it had commercial prospects mr anderson told reporters that his company's chocolate product is "probably equal to about two energy drinks"

    the powder is not regulated by the us food and drug administration many doctors are concerned about whether the powder is safe toxicology expert dr jason russell warned that the product had the same risk factors as other energy supplements he said there was a risk of increased blood pressure insomnia and increased heart rate the huffpost website said it was concerned that the product does not have an official ingredients list so users do not know what is in it the website recommended that people eat chocolate instead of sniffing it to make sure they do not suffer any health problems mr anderson said "there are no health issues it's been out two three years everyone seems fine"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    AcompanyintheUSAhaslaunchedachocolatepowderthatitsayspeople
    cansnorttogethigh.Theproductisbasedontherawcocoabean,whichis
    wherechocolatecomesfrom.ItiscalledCokoLokoandthecompanyclai
    msitprovidesadrug-freeenergy"high".CocoLokoismanufacturedb
    yacompanycalledLegalLean.ItsCEONickAndersonexplainedhowhec
    ametomarkethisproduct.Hesaidhefirstheardaboutpeoplesnortingch
    ocolateinEurope.Heinitiallythoughtitwasahoax,butthenhetrieditand
    realizedthatithadcommercialprospects.MrAndersontoldreportersth
    athiscompany'schocolateproductis,"probablyequaltoabouttwoener
    gydrinks".ThepowderisnotregulatedbytheU.S.FoodandDrugAdmini
    stration.Manydoctorsareconcernedaboutwhetherthepowderissafe.
    ToxicologyexpertDrJasonRussellwarnedthattheproducthadthesame
    riskfactorsasotherenergysupplements.Hesaidtherewasariskofincre
    asedbloodpressure,insomniaandincreasedheartrate.TheHuffPostw
    ebsitesaiditwasconcernedthattheproductdoesnothaveanofficialingr
    edientslist,sousersdonotknowwhatisinit.Thewebsiterecommendedt
    hatpeopleeatchocolateinsteadofsniffingittomakesuretheydonotsuff
    eranyhealthproblems.MrAndersonsaid:"Therearenohealthissues.It'
    sbeenouttwo,threeyears.Everyoneseemsfine."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    Chocolate is very beneficial for your health. 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 news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

    4. SNORTING CHOCOLATE: Write a magazine article about snorting chocolate. 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 snorting chocolate. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. 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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