Chapter 6 Food for Thought
Hongling Middle School
?Get students to understand the article in general. ?Develop students` ability of independent study. ?Improve students` ability of comprehension.
Discuss what you ate for dinner last night.
In your opinion, whose diet is healthier?
Listen to the tape and get a general idea about the text. 1. The conversation is probably about ____.
2. During lunch, Simon thinks eating ___ is better, while Debbie thinks eating ___ is
3. Finally, Simon wants to ____ the subject about eating.
Read the text by yourselves.
Task 1: Find out new words in the text. Give the English meaning and an example
1. There is only a b__ of milk left. You need to buy more. 2. I eat no meat, so I am a v_________.
3. The information i_________ is developing quickly nowadays. 4. Your words i_________ me, so I changed my mind finally. 5. I am ill now. I don`t have a_______ for eating. 6. Farmer use p________ to kill insects on plants. 7. 4 persons live in such a tiny s_____? Unbelievable. 8. We should eat meat, because it contains v________. Task 2: Tell T or F:
1. Simon and Debbie are in a restaurant. 2. Debbie is a vegetarian.
3. Debbie was once an astronaut.
4. Vitamins and minerals can only be found in meat. 5. Lots of people get sick because farmers use pesticides on some vegetables.
Step 3: Read the text together and complete the table:
Food for lunch Reasons
Debbie 1 1. ___ and minerals
__________ 2.___ on vegetables.
Simon 1. saving land for ___
salad 2. poor lives for ____
3. sick animals -- use drugs --people eat
Step 4: Discussion:
Who do you agree with or do you have other opinions? 1. I agree with Simon, because______;
2. I agree with Debbie, because _____;
3. I agree with neither of them, because ___. Think about the question:
What does the title Food for thought mean?
Design a diet for your dinner tonight and tell your reasons:
main food meat salads fruit drinks
hamburger pork green banana cola
noodles beef potato orange juice
rice chicken fruit apple mineral water
fish iced tea
1. Memorize new words in the text.
2. Finish Exercises C&D on page 76-77