ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

27/08/16

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

LEVEL:  B2   TIMING:  40 mins

AIM:  To discuss the benefits of eating healthy food.  To understand a song related to this topic.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Write “HEALTHY FOOD” on the board.  Elicit some vocabulary related to healthy food from the students and write the words on the board.  E.g.  vegetables, fruit, fresh food, fish, etc.  Ask students what they think the benefits are of eating healthy food.  Show a picture of Jamie Oliver and ask the students if they know who he is (British chef and TV celebrity).

Give the following letter written by Jamie to the students to read.  Ask them to guess what numbers should be in the gaps.

Answers:  1.  forty two  2.  five  3.  two

Hi guys, Jamie here.

I urgently need your help to make a real difference. We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 1.__________ million children under the age of 2.___________ either overweight or obese across the world. The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats.

 So I’m asking that you do 3._________ simple things – first, please sign this petition to show your support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world, then, most importantly, share it via your social networks.

 It’s essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. I passionately believe this is every child’s human right and I hope you agree.

 If you can help me get millions of people to sign this petition, we can create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action. Food education will make a difference to the lives of the next generations, so please help. I can’t do it without you.

 Sign it, share it and let’s inspire governments to do the right thing.

 Big love

 Jamie Oliver x

Ask the students to discuss in pairs what the reasons were for Jamie writing this letter.  Answers:  to make people aware of the current situation of overweight/obese children; to ask people to sign a petition to show their support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world and share this via their social networks.

Tell the students that Ed Sheeran wrote a song to make people aware of this food revolution that Jamie is passionate about.  Give each student a copy of the lyrics and ask them to fill in the gaps with the words they hear.  The song is at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpqM0WPjgt4

Ask the students to discuss their answers with a partner.  Play the song a second time so they can check. Finally, elicit the answers from the students and write them on the board.

FOOD REVOLUTION DAY SONG – JAMIE OLIVER. Featuring Hugh Jackman, Ed Sheeran, Professor Green, George The Poet, Paul McCartney, Jamie Cullum, Alesha Dixon & Jazzie B

My name is Jamie Oliver, I’m here to say

I wanna talk about Food Revolution Day

Half the world is starving with too little to eat

And the other half die from being obese

How people live the longest is they grow and they cook

Learn recipes from your parents or 1._____________

If you haven’t got a clue about the mess that we’re in

The answer lies here in the words that we sing

Revolution

Feed the kids right through their stomach and minds

Revolution

They deserve a better future but some people are 2._____________

It’s a revolution

Educate the nation with a song and a vision

Revolution

Come on everybody, do the right thing, sign the petition

People in charge aren’t getting it right

Politicians don’t know and now they need to shed light

Don’t rely on the government to fix this plight

No country in the world has ever won this 3._________________

We’re the only ones who can save our lives

Click the link below for the petition to sign

It doesn’t take time so you need to just bear it

Do the right thing, sign it, share it

Revolution

Feed the kids right through their stomach and minds

Revolution

They deserve a better future but some people are 4._____________________

It’s a revolution

Educate the nation with a song and a vision

Revolution

Come on everybody, do the right thing, sign the petition

Yeah, we all have a friend

Someone who’s there from the start to the end

Someone who’s there through the good times and the worse of it too

And guess what? That person is 5._________________

So from now on when you wake up, first thing you do

Make yourself a promise that you’ll eat better food

We better do what we can, this better reach somebody

Why? Cause you only get one 6._____________________

Don’t give up your day job, Jamie

I’m only joking, mate

It’s all for a good cause

We need a revolution, not devolution

Think of bad nutrition

This is a 6._____________________

People, can you see? Come on now

[Chorus]

Revolution

Feed the kids right through their stomach and minds

Revolution

They deserve a better future but some people are 7._____________

It’s a revolution

Educate the nation with a song and a vision

Revolution

Come on everybody, do the right thing, sign the petition

ANSWERS:

1.       books

2.       blind

3.       fight

4.       blind

5.       you

6.       body

7.       revolution

8.       blind

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