ACTIVE ENGLISH: BOOK 2 / PAGE 78 MODAL VERBS (CONTINUOUS)

30.10.2019
28
A+
A-
ACTIVE ENGLISH: BOOK 2 / PAGE 78 MODAL VERBS (CONTINUOUS)

SHOULD WE ALL EATING INSECTS?

A new United Nations report says that we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. It is called “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security”. The U.N. says it is important we eat insects to help the Earth. It gave three reasons why we should be adding insects to our diet. The first is they are good for our health. “Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish.” The second reason is they are better for the environment than breeding cows, sheep, and other animals. Finally, “insect farming” would help millions of poor families around the world eat and start a small business.
Many cultures already include insects in their diet. The report says: “Many people around the world eat insects out of choice, largely because of the tastiness. More than 1,900 species have reportedly been used as food.” However, most people in Western or “developed” countries think the idea of eating insects is disgusting. The report says governments need to educate Westerners about the benefits of eating bugs so they get over the “disgust factor”. A company in London that sells insect-based food, said it is difficult to get people to eat creepy-crawlies. It told the “New Scientist” magazine: “On paper, insects are fantastic, but on a plate, most people won’t touch them.”

A) Read the text and the sentences below. For each sentence, write T (true), F (false) or ? (the text doesn’t say).
1. An important report says insects are a delicacy. T/F/?
2. The title of the report is “Toxic Insects”. T/F/?
3. The reposrt says insects are healthy for people. T/F/?
4. Insects are as necessary as chicken, pork and beef. T/F/?
5. Breeding cows is good for the environment. T/F/?
6. “Insect farming” is a partial solution to malnutrition. T/F/?
7. Nobody eats insects for the moment. T/F/?
8. Some people find insects very tasty. T/F/?
9. Almost 2000 species are already used as food. T/F/?
10. In many countries insects are considered disgusting. T/F/?
11. Eating insects has also a lot of disadvantages. T/F/?
12. Only in theory insects are an asset. T/F/?


B) Find in the text opposites for the following.
old X…………..

better X…………..

drawbacks  X…………..

toxic X…………..

poor X…………..

buys X…………..

last X…………..

eastern X…………..

easy  X…………..

unhealthy X…………..

delicious X…………..

awful  X…………..


 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Read the text and the sentences below. For each sentence, write T (true), F (false) or ? (the text doesn’t say).
1. An important report says insects are a delicacy. T/F/?
2. The title of the report is “Toxic Insects”. T/F/?
3. The reposrt says insects are healthy for people. T/F/?
4. Insects are as necessary as chicken, pork and beef. T/F/?
5. Breeding cows is good for the environment. T/F/?
6. “Insect farming” is a partial solution to malnutrition. T/F/?
7. Nobody eats insects for the moment. T/F/?
8. Some people find insects very tasty. T/F/?
9. Almost 2000 species are already used as food. T/F/?
10. In many countries insects are considered disgusting. T/F/?
11. Eating insects has also a lot of disadvantages. T/F/?
12. Only in theory insects are an asset. T/F/?

B) Find in the text opposites for the following. 2.5 per correct answer /30
old new

better worse

drawbacks benefits
toxic edible

poor rich

buys sells
last first

eastern western

easy difficult
unhealthy healthy

delicious disgusting

awful fantastic

MAKE A COMMENT
COMMENTS - 0 COMMENT

No comments yet.