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english4U: SEPTEMBER 2004 LEVEL: 3 SUITABLE FOR: ALL Vocabulary area: Food, Healthy Habits, Raising Children, Flavours Grammar focus: Phrasal Verbs connected with food SWEET FOOD – BITTER TRUTH STUDENT WORKSHEET ACTIVITY 1 How many different food products can you add to each category of taste in 2 minutes? SWEET BITTER SALTY SOUR ACTIVITY 2 Interview your partner asking the following questions. LEARNING TIP: When you answer questions, never give simple answers: YES or NO. Try to say at least two or three sentences, e.g.: - Were you a picky eater? - Yes I was. I don’t remember that, actually, but my mother always tells me that she had to be very creative to make me eat 1. Did your parents force you to eat food that you did not like? 2. Have your food preferences changed with age? Do you like now things you used to hate? english4U: SEPTEMBER 2004 3. Were you a picky eater? 4. Do you remember any food that you were particularly fond of as a child? 5. Do you have any memories from childhood connected with food?
ACTIVITY 3 The extract from Better Health Channel (www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
) lists the following problems too many sweet drinks in a child’s diet can cause: TOOTH DECAY SMALL APPETITE PICKY EATING CHANGE IN BOWEL HABITS Can you explain why without reading the text? ACTIVITY 4 Now read the text to check if your explanations from ACTIVITY 3 were right. Do not try to fill in the gaps at this point. Tooth decay For babies and toddlers, problems start when a bottle is used for comfort when going to sleep, to suck during the night or to snack on during the day. If the bottle contains any drink other than water - even milk - the sugar in the fluid ___________ on the teeth and gums for some time. This can cause decay, even before any teeth have broken through. Avoid using a feeding bottle for comfort, and ___________ your child to drink from a cup from about six months of age. Small appetite Sweet drinks don't contain the protein, fat, iron or calcium needed for a child's growth. However, sweet drinks are full of energy (kilojoules) and can _________ children up, making them less hungry for other foods. When consumed too often, sweet drinks may cause a low intake of nutrients. Problems such as iron __________, anaemia and failure to thrive may occur in babies and toddlers who replace food such as breast milk, formula or solids with sweet drinks. Picky eating Sweet drinks are filling. For picky eaters, stopping or limiting sweet drinks is a helpful way to encourage your child's __________ so that they eat more. Change in bowel habits Young children may have problems __________ some of the sugars in sweet drinks, which can lead to loose bowel motions and diarrhoea. The result may include impaired growth if energy and nutrients are regularly lost from the body. When sweet drinks are __________ from the child's diet, loose bowel actions may improve. english-4U: APRIL 2004 3
ACTIVITY 5 Fill in the gaps in the text with the following words: sits encourage fill deficiency hunger digesting removed ACTIVITY 6 Look at the following phrasal verbs connected with food. 1. to bolt sth down 2. to pick at sth 3. to pig out 4. to cut back on sth 5. to warm sth up 6. to eat out 7. to tuck in 8. to eat up Which of them mean the following: A. to eat very little of sth B. to eat in restaurants C. to eat sth very quickly D. to eat everything on your plate E. to eat a lot F. to eat less of sth G. to heat food H. to eat with great enthusiasm english4U: SEPTEMBER 2004 LEVEL: 3 SUITABLE FOR: ALL Vocabulary area: Food, Healthy Habits, Raising Children, Flavours Grammar focus: Phrasal Verbs connected with food SWEET FOOD – BITTER TRUTH TEACHER WORKSHEET ACTIVITY 1 How many different food products can you add to each category of taste in 2 minutes? NOTE: Activity should be done individually or in pairs. SWEET BITTER SALTY SOUR ACTIVITY 2 Interview your partner asking the following questions. NOTE: Activity should be done in pairs LEARNING TIP: When you answer questions, never give simple answers: YES or NO. Try to say at least two or three sentences, e.g.: - Were you a picky eater? - Yes I was. I don’t remember that, actually, but my mother always tells me that she had to be very creative to make me eat 1. Did your parents force you to eat food that you did not like? 2. Have your food preferences changed with age? Do you like now things you used to hate? english4U: SEPTEMBER 2004 3. Were you a picky eater? 4. Do you remember any food that you were particularly fond of as a child? 5. Do you have any memories from childhood connected with food?
ACTIVITY 3 The extract from Better Health Channel (www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
) lists the following problems too many sweet drinks in a child’s diet can cause: TOOTH DECAY SMALL APPETITE PICKY EATING CHANGE IN BOWEL HABITS Can you explain why without reading the text? NOTE: Allow all kind of ideas. Don’t correct the students. The students are going to check if they are right by reading the article. ACTIVITY 4 Now read the text to check if your explanations from ACTIVITY 3 were right. Do not try to fill in the gaps at this point. Tooth decay For babies and toddlers, problems start when a bottle is used for comfort when going to sleep, to suck during the night or to snack on during the day. If the bottle contains any drink other than water - even milk - the sugar in the fluid sits on the teeth and gums for some time. This can cause decay, even before any teeth have broken through. Avoid using a feeding bottle for comfort, and encourage your child to drink from a cup from about six months of age. Small appetite Sweet drinks don't contain the protein, fat, iron or calcium needed for a child's growth. However, sweet drinks are full of energy (kilojoules) and can fill children up, making them less hungry for other foods. When consumed too often, sweet drinks may cause a low intake of nutrients. Problems such as iron deficiency, anaemia and failure to thrive may occur in babies and toddlers who replace food such as breast milk, formula or solids with sweet drinks. Picky eating Sweet drinks are filling. For picky eaters, stopping or limiting sweet drinks is a helpful way to encourage your child's hunger so that they eat more. Change in bowel habits Young children may have problems digesting some of the sugars in sweet drinks, which can lead to loose bowel motions and diarrhoea. The result may include impaired growth if energy and nutrients are regularly lost from the body. When sweet drinks are removed from the child's diet, loose bowel actions may improve. english-4U: SEPTEMBER 2004 3
ACTIVITY 5 Fill in the gaps in the text with the following words: deficiency digesting encourage fill hunger removed sits ACTIVITY 6 Look at the following phrasal verbs connected with food. 1. to bolt sth down 2. to pick at sth 3. to pig out 4. to cut back on sth 5. to warm sth up 6. to eat out 7. to tuck in 8. to eat up Which of them mean the following: A. to eat very little of sth B. to eat in restaurants C. to eat sth very quickly D. to eat everything on your plate E. to eat a lot F. to eat less of sth G. to heat food H. to eat with great enthusiasm 1-C, 2-A, 3-E, 4-F, 5-G, 6-B, 7-H, 8-D 
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