Talk (Level 1) – Nutrition

by Michael Pollan (illustrations by Kerry Hyndman)

an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

First, preview the vocabulary below.  Then click the exercise below, read a question and then listen for the answer.  When you hear the answer, pause the video and answer the question.  Then read the next question and do the same thing.  If you get the answer wrong, then go back to where the answer is given and listen again.

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nutrition:  the process of taking in food
nutrients:  food
consuming:  eating
calorie:  a unit of energy in food
diet:  the food you eat
corporation:  big business
vast amounts:  a lot
ingredients:  things you mix with other things
addictive:  forcing you into a habit
press our buttons:  make us feel good (idiom)
cravings:  food that we feel we must eat often
food industry:  all the companies that sell food
labor intensive:  requiring lots of work
spatter: hit with tiny drops of grease
it’s a pain:  it’s hard to do (idiom)
special occasion:  birthdays, anniversaries, graduations
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