练习 | Waste of Food

练习 | Waste of Food

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浪费食物违法

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Waste of Food

浪费食物违法

来源:刘立军

 

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AZUZ: Hunger is a problem that exists in every country of the world. And yet, it's estimated that one third of all of the food produced for people to eat is lost or wasted, thirty-three percent.

 

Food loss usually happens early in the chain. It's when food gets spoiled, spills or wilts before it gets to consumers. Food waste happens later, when something safe to eat but it gets thrown out anyway. Consumers take a lot of the blame here, especially in wealthier countries, people buy more than they eat and then just toss it out. The restaurants and grocery stores also worsen the problem. They may throw away food that people didn't purchase by the sell-by date or they may be concerned about being sued if they do give food away and someone who eats it get sick.

 

The U.S. has a law in the books passed in 1996 that aims to encourage companies to donate food and groceries to charities and it protects the donors from law suits if someone does get sick. Some new legislation in France aims to do the same thing. The question is, will it catch on and limit food waste?

 

浪费食物违法

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. wilt v. (草木)枯萎,萎蔫,凋谢

2. sell-by出售期限

3. sue v. 起诉

4. donate v. to give money, food, clothes, etc. to sb./sth., especially a charity (尤指向慈善机构)捐赠,赠送

5. charity n. an organization for helping people in need慈善机构(或组织)

6. legislation n. a law or a set of laws passed by a parliament 法规;法律

7. catch on 流行,受欢迎

 

QUESTIONS

 

TASK 1: Listening as Comprehension

 

Listen to the news and mark the following statements T (true) or F (false). Correct any that are false.

 

1. Hunger is a problem that exists in some country of the world.

2. It's estimated that more than one third of all of the food produced for people to eat is lost or wasted.

3. Food loss usually happens early in the chain when food gets spoiled, spills or wilts before it gets to consumers.

4. Food waste happens earlier, when something safe to eat but it gets thrown out anyway.

5. Both the U.S. and France have a law in the books passed in 1996 that aims to encourage companies to donate food and groceries to charities and it protects the donors from law suits if someone does get sick.

 

TASK 2:Listening as Acquisition

 

It is mentioned in the news: "The U.S. has a law in the books passed in 1996 that aims to encourage companies to donate food and groceries to charities and it protects the donors from law suits if someone does get sick." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the law? How may it change the industry and the way people consume the food? Please write a passage of at least 150 words.

 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

 

TASK 1

 

1. F. 

Hunger is a problem that exists in every country of the world.

2. F.

It's estimated that one third of all of the food produced for people to eat is lost or wasted.

3. T.

Food loss usually happens early in the chain. It's when food gets spoiled, spills or wilts before it gets to consumers.

4. F. 

Food waste happens later, when something safe to eat but it gets thrown out anyway.

5. F. 

The U.S. has a law in the books passed in 1996 that aims to encourage companies to donate food and groceries to charities and it protects the donors from law suits if someone does get sick. Some new legislation in France aims to do the same thing.

 

TASK 2: (Omitted)


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  • 时长:0.3分钟
  • 语速:175wpm
  • 来源:刘立军 2016-07-14