Upper-Intermediate                      Week 7MEB SUMMER COORDINATION OFFICE- 2011
The words to getcloser                    agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define  ...
The words to getcloser                    agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define  ...
The words to getcloser                    agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define  ...
The words to getcloser                   agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define   ...
The words to getcloser                   agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define   ...
What is AWL and GSL? Academic Word List (AWL)                                   General Service List (GSL)  The Academic ...
The words to getcloser                    agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define  ...
The words to get   closer                      agribusiness agriculture community                      consumer continued ...
The words to get   closer                       agribusiness agriculture communityWhat about theones from GSL?        cons...
The words to getcloser                    agribusiness agriculture community consumer                   continued define  ...
The words to getcloser                   agribusiness agriculture community                   consumer continued define   ...
A thesaurus is  a book of synonyms, often including related and  contrasting words and antonyms.A word map thesaurus is so...
Let’s chooseanother word fromour cloud.POOR
How can I use this information? You may prepare small cards with these word maps on them and carry each card in your pocke...
How can I create a word map? In the old days, it was more difficult but now  technology helps us a lot.   You may find a ...
Did you find the title of the article?
It is …..   FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
Here is the article…   Food sovereignty" – peoples right to decide what they eat and what they produce – is today one of ...
 Do you remember your paragraph?Is it almost summarising the article?
If your answer is no…                         agribusiness agriculture community                        consumer continued...
If yes, Congratulations!!!!You are really good at finding the relations between words…
MEB SUMMER COORDINATION OFFICE                           2011
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Wordsift unit 7

  1. 1. Upper-Intermediate Week 7MEB SUMMER COORDINATION OFFICE- 2011
  2. 2. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  3. 3. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  4. 4. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  5. 5. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  6. 6. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  7. 7. What is AWL and GSL? Academic Word List (AWL) General Service List (GSL) The Academic Word List was created by Averil The General Service List was developed by Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Michael West in the 1950’s to represent the Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, 2,000 most common words appearing in New Zealand. The list contains 570 words which appear the English language. The list has gone with high frequency in academic textbooks across a through some refinements over the years, range of disciplines, and therefore are not discipline- but it is generally quite stable, and useful specific words. The AWL does not contain words that are in the most common 2000 words of English. The for teachers of English as a second AWL was created so that this word list could be used by language. teachers as part of a program preparing students for university level study or used by students working alone to learn the words most needed to study at universities.
  8. 8. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  9. 9. The words to get closer agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisationLet’s see those peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quicklyfrom AWL … right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  10. 10. The words to get closer agribusiness agriculture communityWhat about theones from GSL? consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly AWL right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses GSL sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  11. 11. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  12. 12. The words to getcloser agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  13. 13. A thesaurus is a book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.A word map thesaurus is something like this:
  14. 14. Let’s chooseanother word fromour cloud.POOR
  15. 15. How can I use this information? You may prepare small cards with these word maps on them and carry each card in your pocket for a week. In those moments of waiting throughout the week, you may wish to take a look at the card in your pocket. For example, you may try to build up sentences or you may try to describe people or events around you by using the words on your word-map card.
  16. 16. How can I create a word map? In the old days, it was more difficult but now technology helps us a lot. You may find a number of online thesaurus dictionaries which may help you in a number of ways. For example: http://www.wordsift.com/ will help you develop word clouds for your texts and a free online thesaurus for the words you want to draw a word map.
  17. 17. Did you find the title of the article?
  18. 18. It is ….. FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
  19. 19. Here is the article… Food sovereignty" – peoples right to decide what they eat and what they produce – is today one of the hottest topics debated around food policies. It arose in the mid-1990s, when the debates around food policies were dominated by the globalisation of agribusiness and by food aid. At that time, peasants and small farmers who were – and still are – the worlds main food producers saw that the policies implemented were serving large conglomerates and not the people – transforming small-scale agriculture into industrial plantations; dumping food surpluses from rich countries in poor ones; increasing the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers; concentrating food production in the hands of multinationals. While the World Trade Organisation was being invented in 1995, some small-farmer organisations from across the world came together to defend sustainable family farming. It was simply about producing healthy food for local markets while creating jobs and protecting the land and its diversity. The idea to call this "food sovereignty" emanated from these discussions, and was presented in 1996 at the Food and Agriculture Organisations world food summit in Rome. The genie was out of the box. The idea of food sovereignty was starting to get out of the fields and into decision- making. And it moved quickly. Jean Ziegler, the then UN special rapporteur on the right to food, brought the farmers word to the UN. Some experts began debating it at the FAO; some governments, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, even included it in their constitutions. Thousands of farmers continued to practise it in their plot of land, and thousands of consumers continued to buy locally. In 2007, Via Campesina felt the need to define better what peasants and small farmers really wanted. We organised a large forum in a village in Mali, called the Nyeleni Forum, assembling more than 700 people from various social movements: womens groups, trade unions, pastoralists, environmental organisations, urban poor, consumers, farmers and fisher folk. Together, we defined food sovereignty as "the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations, needs and livelihoods of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of the food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations." Time has passed since the first farmers groups expressed that new idea. It has now become blatantly obvious that the free market and agribusinesses wont feed the world. In 2008, the number of hungry people grew from 800 million to 1 billion, and since the onset of the latest food crisis over the past year, 44 million more people have fallen below the poverty line. We believe that when they reflect the realities and the needs of hundreds of millions of people, some words can change the world. It is now time for food sovereignty to be implemented from the village communities to international policies. To start with, it is critical that peasants and rural communities are supported in reclaiming territories, keeping control over their land, and having access to water as a common good and a human right. Farmers, especially women, should have the right to use, save and exchange seeds, and local markets should be promoted http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/jun/02/food-sovereignty-for-farmers
  20. 20.  Do you remember your paragraph?Is it almost summarising the article?
  21. 21. If your answer is no… agribusiness agriculture community consumer continued define farmer food forum group healthy heart idea implemented landlarge local mali market million need new organisation peasant people personpolicy poor produce put quickly right small sovereignty sovereignty surpluses sustainable system thousand time together trade un urban use village wordworld
  22. 22. If yes, Congratulations!!!!You are really good at finding the relations between words…
  23. 23. MEB SUMMER COORDINATION OFFICE 2011

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