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N A M E :DATE:READING: The ‘Impossible’ HamburgerVocabulary Preview Match the words on the left with the meanings on the right.1. environmentA. a food that is added to a dish or recipe2. impossibleB. to make something3. create (v.)C. now; at the present time4. entirelyD. place5. ingredientE. the natural world where people, animals, plants live6. currentlyF.7. productG. not possible; not able to exist or be done8. locationH. completely; 100% something that is made so people can sell itUse the above words to complete the sentences. Use the plural form (-s) whennecessary.1. It is to travel back in time.2. Hawaii is a nice for a holiday.3. I am a teacher, but I want to become an actor.4. Sugar is an in many kinds of food.5. We should take care of our by keeping it clean.6. Canada is covered almost by snow in winter.7. That store sells many different kinds of .8. When did people first airplanes and computers? Choose any two of the above words and write your own sentences.1.2.Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. www.allthingstopics.com

N A M E :DATE:READINGTopics: Business / Fast Food / HealthThe ‘Impossible’HamburgerNowadays, more and more people are eating less and less meat. They aredoing this because they want to be healthy, because they care aboutanimals, and because they care about the environment1. Therefore, chefsand scientists at one company called ‘Impossible2 Foods’ recently spentone hundred million dollars to create3 a hamburger called the ‘ImpossibleBurger’. It’s called the ‘Impossible Burger’ because it looks, smells andtastes like a real meat burger, but it is made entirely4 from natural plantingredients5 such as wheat, coconut oil and potatoes. Where can you buyan Impossible Burger? Currently6, you can buy it only in 32 restaurants inNew York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas and San Francisco. However,the company plans to sell the product7 in supermarkets and restaurants inmany other cities in America, and then in other locations8 around the world.The company says that it also wants to create other kinds of ‘meat’ (as wellas ‘milk’ products) that are made from plants. Bill Gates, the world famousMicrosoft businessman, loves the idea of a hamburger made from plants.What do you think? Do you like the idea?Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. www.allthingstopics.com

N A M E :DATE:READINGGrammar PracticeThe ‘Impossible’HamburgerNowadays, more and more people are (1) less and less meat. They are doingthis because they want to be healthy, because they care about animals, and becausethey (2) about the environment. Therefore, chefs and (3) at onecompany called ‘Impossible Foods’ recently spent one hundred million dollars tocreate (4) called the ‘Impossible Burger’. It’s called the ‘Impossible Burger’because (5) looks, smells and tastes like a real meat burger, but it is madeentirely from natural plant ingredients such as wheat, coconut oil and potatoes.(6) can you buy an Impossible Burger? Currently, you can buy it only (7)32 restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas and San Francisco.However, the company plans to (8) the product in supermarkets andrestaurants in (9) other cities in America, and then in other locations around theworld. The company says that it also wants to create (10) kinds of ‘meat’ (aswell as ‘milk’ products) that are made from plants. Bill Gates, the world famousMicrosoft businessman, loves the idea of a hamburger made from plants. What(11) you think? (12) you like the idea?1.5.9.(A) eat(B) eating(C) eats(A) its(B) it(C) it’s(A) much(B) many(C) more2.6.10.(A) care(B) cares(C) caring(A) Who(B) What(C) Where(A) another(B) others(C) other3.7.11.(A) scientists(B) science(C) scientist(A) to(B) on(C) in(A) are(B) do(C) is4.8.12.(A) a hamburger(B) an hamburger(C) hamburger(A) sell(B) sold(C) sells(A) Is(B) Are(C) DoPermission granted to reproduce for classroom use. www.allthingstopics.com

N A M E :DATE:READING: The Impossible HamburgerHow Much Do You Understand? According to the article, write ‘T’ (True) or ‘F’ (False) next to each statement.1.More people are eating more meat.2.It is impossible to make a hamburger only from vegetables.3.It is possible to use potatoes to make a hamburger.4.You can buy an ‘Impossible’ Burger at more than 30 restaurants in the USA.5.‘Impossible Foods’ also wants to sell its hamburgers in other countries.6.Bill Gates says he loves to eat hamburgers.Discuss Discuss the following questions with your classmates.1. Would you like to try the ‘Impossible Burger’? Why? / Why not?2. Do you think the company will make lots of money? Why? / Why not?3. Can you think of another name for the ‘Impossible Burger’?Write Choose one of the above discussion questions. Write a short paragraph toanswer it.Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. www.allthingstopics.com

Reading LessonTopics: Business / Fast Food / HealthLesson “The Impossible Hamburger”Grammar FocusMixed (includes Past Simple and Passives)Vocabulary 190 wordsA1 words-67% / A2 words-12% / B1 words-10% / B2 words-1%AWL Words in this text: create, environment, locationsVocabulary Analysis by: vocabkitchen.comLevel Elementary to Pre-Intermediate (CEFR A2)ANSWER KEY Page 1 Vocabulary Preview1. E1. impossible2. G2. location3. B3. Currently4. H4. ingredient5. A5. environment6. C6. entirely7. F7. products8. D8. createANSWER KEY Page 3ANSWER KEY Page 4 Grammar (Article)How Much Do You Understand?1. B7. C1. F (More people are eating less meat.)2. A8. A2. F (‘Impossible Foods’ has already done this.)3. A9. B3. T4. A10. C4. T5. B11. B5. T6. C12. C6. F (He doesn’t say this.)Article Sources: ia.org/wiki/Impossible am-with-safewaydealhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v lxKWGf0fK1APermission granted to reproduce for classroom use. www.allthingstopics.com

Reading Lesson Topics: Business / Fast Food / Health Lesson “The Impossible Hamburger” Grammar Focus Mixed (includes Past Simple and Passives) Vocabulary 190 words A1 words-67% / A2 words-12% / B1 words-10% / B2 words-1% AWL Words in this text: create, environment, locations Vocabulary Analysis by: vocabk