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The Cornish Pasty Now a Protected Food (24th February, 2011)

Not everyone in the world knows about Britain’s Cornish pasty, but it has become a protected food. The European commission has given it a special protection that it only gives to food that belongs to a particular place. The pasty is a D-shaped pie with a savory meat and potato filling. It dates back to the 13th century. It became a very common food in Cornwall in the south west of England by the end of the 18th century. It was a staple food of poorer families, especially miners, who could only afford cheaper ingredients.

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The Cornish pasty joins a list of other protected foods and drinks that can only be made in a particular region. These include champagne, which can only be called champagne if it is made in the Champagne area of France. Similarly with Worcester sauce and Cheddar cheese. The special protection is to stop people from other places in the world copying it. Companies outside Cornwall can make pasties that have the same ingredients and cooking process as Cornish pasties, but they cannot use the word “Cornish” in their name.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Not everyone in the world

a.

particular place

2

it has become a protected

b.

poorer families

3.

food that belongs to a

c.

knows

4.

a savory meat and potato

d.

food

5.

It dates back to the

e.

filling

6.

a staple food of

f.

13th century

 

Paragraph 2

1.

a list of other

a.

particular region

2

can only be made in a

b.

ingredients

3.

Similarly

c.

protected foods

4.

have the same

d.

process

5.

cooking

e.

in their name

6.

use the word “Cornish”

f.

with Worcester sauce


LISTENING GAP FILL

Not everyone in the __________________ Britain’s Cornish pasty, but __________________ protected food. The European commission has given it a special protection that it only gives to food __________________ particular place. The pasty is a D-shaped pie with a savory meat and potato filling. It __________________ the 13th century. It became a very common food in Cornwall in the south west of England __________________ 18th century. It was a staple food of poorer families, especially miners, who could __________________ ingredients.

The Cornish pasty __________________ other protected foods and drinks that can only be made in a particular region. These include champagne, __________________ be called champagne __________________ the Champagne area of France. Similarly with Worcester sauce and Cheddar cheese. The special protection is to __________________ other places in the world copying it. Companies outside Cornwall can make pasties that have the same ingredients __________________ as Cornish pasties, but __________________ word “Cornish” in their name.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Not everyone in the world (1) ____ about Britain’s Cornish pasty, but it has become a protected food. The European commission has (2) ____ it a special protection that it only gives to food that belongs to a particular place. The pasty is a D-(3) ____ pie with a savory meat and potato filling. It (4) ____ back to the 13th century. It became a very (5) ____ food in Cornwall in the south west of England by the end of the 18th century. It was a staple food of poorer families, especially miners, who could only (6) ____ cheaper ingredients.

The Cornish pasty joins a list (7) ____ other protected foods and drinks that can only be made in a particular region. These (8) ____ champagne, which can only be called champagne if it is (9) ____ in the Champagne area of France. Similarly with Worcester sauce and Cheddar cheese. The special protection is to stop people from other places in the world (10) ____ it. Companies outside Cornwall can make pasties that have the same ingredients and cooking process (11) ____ Cornish pasties, but they cannot (12) ____ the word “Cornish” in their name.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

knowledge

(b)

know

(c)

knows

2.

(a)

gave

(b)

given

(c)

gives

3.

(a)

shaped

(b)

shapes

(c)

shaping

4.

(a)

dating

(b)

dates

(c)

date

5.

(a)

commoner

(b)

commons

(c)

common

6.

(a)

affect

(b)

afford

(c)

after

7.

(a)

of

(b)

at

(c)

by

8.

(a)

includes

(b)

inclusion

(c)

include

9.

(a)

made

(b)

make

(c)

making

10.

(a)

copies

(b)

copied

(c)

copying

11.

(a)

as

(b)

has

(c)

was

12

(a)

used

(b)

use

(c)

uses


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

neyoerev in the world

2.

sleacpi protection

3.

a D-dehaps pie

4.

meat and potato inllgfi

5.

rooper families

6.

haecpre ingredients

 

Paragraph 2

7.

in a particular reogin

8.

These ledncui champagne

9.

Similarly with Worcester eaucs

10.

other places in the world ongipyc it

11.

cooking ocperss

12.

ncaont use the word “Cornish”


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

as Cornish pasties, but they cannot use the word “Cornish” in their name.

(    )

The Cornish pasty joins a list of other protected foods and drinks that can only be made in a particular

(    )

west of England by the end of the 18th century. It was a staple food of poorer

(    )

of France. Similarly with Worcester sauce and Cheddar cheese. The special protection is to stop

(    )

region. These include champagne, which can only be called champagne if it is made in the Champagne area

(    )

potato filling. It dates back to the 13th century. It became a very common food in Cornwall in the south

(    )

families, especially miners, who could only afford cheaper ingredients.

(    )

belongs to a particular place. The pasty is a D-shaped pie with a savory meat and

(    )

food. The European commission has given it a special protection that it only gives to food that

(    )

people from other places in the world copying it. Companies outside Cornwall can

(    )

make pasties that have the same ingredients and cooking process

1  )

Not everyone in the world knows about Britain’s Cornish pasty, but it has become a protected


WORD JUMBLE

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

the     knows     Not     in     world     everyone.    

2.

belongs     that     Food     place     particular     a     to.    

3.

savory   pie   D   filling   meat   with   -   and   a   shaped   A   potato.  

4.

century     13th     the     to     back     dates     It.    

5.

staple     food     It     of     was     poorer     a     families.    

6.

list     and     of     drinks     other     protected     A     foods.    

7.

France     of     area     Champagne     the     in     Made.    

8.

from     People     world     the     in     places     other.    

9.

Pasties     have     same     that     the     ingredients.    

10.

cannot    They    name    their    in    “Cornish”    word    the    use.   


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about food for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. FOOD: Search the Internet and find more information about food. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about food. Include imaginary interviews with the boss of a food company. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a maker of champagne. Ask him/her three questions about champagne. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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