What School Lunch Around the World Looks Like?

In this listening comprehension task you are going to listen to a video about how school lunch looks like around the world and what food do students eat during lunch breaks in 10 countries- France, Japan, Nigeria, Finland, South Korea, Ethiopia, Hawaii, Ukraine, the USA, and Italy.

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Think about the food and the details of school lunches in these countries, then answer Exercise A and Exercise B questions.

Read the questions before answering to make sure you understand them.

Watch the video to do the listening comprehension:

A. Activity: Multiple Choice Questions

Listen and choose the correct letter. Do not fill in the blanks.

1. French students have a ___-course meal lunch.

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 1
  4. 2

2. Japan students cook, ___and clean for their peers.

  1. study
  2. chop
  3. serve
  4. write

3. Nigerian schools serve well-balanced meals ___day.

  1. to
  2. each
  3. per
  4. every

4. Finland lunch includes veggies like___ salad.

  1. lingonberry
  2. beetroot
  3. turnip
  4. roasted veggies

5. The bigger section in the South Korean lunch tray is for___.

  1. kimchi
  2. soup
  3. fish
  4. rice

6. Injera is the name of the Ethiopean___.

  1. spicy lentils
  2. zucchini
  3. fermented flatbread
  4. soup

7. Hawaiian schools serve local, fresh ingredients in meals made ___.

  1. at home
  2. for teachers
  3. from start
  4. from scratch

8. Borsch is a red soup made with cabbage, beetroot and ___.

  1. salmon
  2. lamb
  3. beef
  4. pork

9. Lunch in USA schools ends with ___ for dessert.

  1. biscuits
  2. an oatmeal
  3. a brownie
  4. an ice cream

10. The second course for students in Italy is ___.

  1. protein and salad
  2. mozzarella 
  3. pasta
  4. fruit

B. Activity: True or False?

Listen and circle “T” for true, or “F” for false. 

Write the correct answers in the lines below (only for questions answered as false). 

1. Hawaii was the first country in the world that gave free lunch to students.

  1. True
  2. False

2. Students in Nigeria have well-balanced lunches.

  1. True
  2. False

3. Ukrainian students usually finish their meal with fruit or fruit juice.

  1. True
  2. False

4. South Korean tray is made for perfect portion sizes.

  1. True
  2. False

5. French students don’t eat protein for lunch.

  1. True
  2. False

6. Kids in Japanese schools bring healthy food from home.

  1. True
  2. False

7. School lunches in Finland have crispbread on the side.

  1. True
  2. False

8. Most of the meals in Ethiopia are plant-based.

  1. True
  2. False

9. School lunches in the USA offer only fresh fruit.

  1. True
  2. False

10. Students who live in Rome, Italy do not eat organic food for lunch.

  1. True
  2. False

Answers:

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2.

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3.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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