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Food and Hunger

Brainstorm and collect any food and hunger vocabulary you already know!

      e.g      malnutrition
                 essential nutrients
                 a nutritious meal      

These programmes are from the BBC Worldclass website and look at the issues of hunger and poverty in two different parts of the world.

Watch the programmes and add any new vocabulary you learn to your vocabulary book.

‘Mummy is Hungry But Feeds Us Before Her’

10 October 2012 Last updated at 16:32

“The charity Save the Children, best known for international poverty relief, says the UK’s poorest children are bearing the brunt of the recession, with some missing out on regular hot meals, new shoes or warm clothes.
BBC Newsnight has spoken to one eight-year-old girl about her experiences of poverty, which sees her mother skipping meals to ensure that the children eat.
In order to protect the girl’s identity her words have been voiced by an actor.
This film was broadcast during Newsnight on Wednesday 5 September 2012 at 10.30pm on BBC Two”.

‘Recipe for Success from Nepal’

13 July 2012 Last updated at 16:33
“Nepal is one of the hilliest countries in the world. The Nepalese people say that if it was flat it would be almost the same size as the USA!
Most of the population live in remote areas, hours from the nearest town or shop so many grow their own food. But growing enough to live on is a real challenge.
Ben Thompson travelled to the western Nepal with World Class to find out what life is like for young people, and why school lunches make a huge difference to these children’s futures”.
Schools World Service is a BBC British Council co-production

Business and Ethics

Business and Ethics

Manchester is a city in the North West of England which has been renowned for it’s cotton mills for many years. The trade is part of it’s people’s history and roots!

This resource comes from the British Council Learn English website.  

“The primary goal of a company may be to make money but some companies nowadays also recognise that they have a responsibility towards the society in which they operate”.

Read the case study of a current Manchester company set up in the 1920’s called James Carston. Today this company have evolved their business plan to the current day and make their shirts from ‘fairtrade cotton’.  This is sourced from an organisation of Indian farmers.

  • Read about ethical business and choose the correct company profile from 3 choices.

  • Decide whether the statements in the comprehension activity are true or false.

  • Finally, match newly acquired business words and expressions to their correct definitions.

Organic Foods Have Same Nutritional Value

Organic Foods Have Same Nutritional Value

  • develop new and test existing vocabulary around the topic of food 
  • listen to an audio/MP3 file on the nutritional value of organic foods
  • complete a gap fill exercise
  • answer comprehension questions on the audio and written text
  • idea for discussion with fellow students, friends and colleagues