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Iwan is in action playing a match.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

In this issue, Iwan learns how healthy eating can improve his performance on the pitch and learns how to cook a healthy meal.
 
Iwan and the team are playing against a rival team. Coach shouts “Come on Iwan! The player from Jakarta has gone past you again.” Iwan feels tired and weak. Iwan is unsteady on his feet. His head starts to spin and he faints in the middle of the pitch.

 

Activity 1: Iwan makes some unhealthy choices at the beginning of this story. Can you look at the different types of food and decide if it's healthy or unhealthy?
Is the food healthy or unhealthy?
Players and coaches from both teams rush to Iwan and carry him to the side of the pitch.  Iwan comes round slowly. Coach passes Iwan a banana, which Iwan looks at suspiciously but he eats it. Iwan stands up. He feels embarrassed about what happened. Iwan reaches into his bag and takes out a chocolate bar and starts eating it. Coach watches and is not happy. Monday at training and Coach explains to the team the importance of eating healthy food.

 

Phone call between Iwan and Mum Iwan’s mum tells him to buy some food for dinner.  Iwan walks past the fruit and veg shop, but is too shy to go in. “I don’t know anyone in there - maybe I’ll go tomorrow”  Iwan sees some friends eating fried snacks “Hi Iwan, want to join us?”   The coach walks past and looks annoyed as he sees Iwan tucking into his snacks.

 

The next day Iwan bumps into Budi in the street. He has a bag of shopping. “What you got?” says Iwan.  “It’s Sunday, my turn to cook tonight.”   “Cook!” Iwan states incredulously.  “Yeah, we take it in turns to cook in our house. Do you want to come and help? It’ll be a real feast.” says Budi.  “Hold on a minute Iwan, I just need to get some broccoli from the fruit and veg shop.”  Budi and Iwan cut up vegetables and put pans on the cooker.

 

Iwan and Budi’s family sit down for dinner together.  Lots of healthy food and water on the table.  Images showing Iwan enjoying the food and the family eating together.

Language Practice

Iwan eats lots of burgers but doesn't eat much fresh fruit. Some types of food are countable nouns and others are uncountable. Burgers are countable but fruit is an uncountable noun. When we use countable nouns, we usually say 'a lot of' or 'lots of' in the positive form and 'not many' in a negative sentence. When we use uncountable nouns, we also use 'a lot of' in positive sentences but in negative sentences we usually use 'much', e.g. Iwan doesn't eat much fruit.

Activity 2: In this activity, decide if the sentence uses a countable or uncountable noun, then decide if you should use, 'lots of', 'much' or 'many' in each sentence.
Complete the gaps with the correct word.

On his way home Iwan buys some fresh fruit and vegetables from the market.  Later at the match.  “Iwan you’re on the bench today” says coach.  “Why coach?”  “I don’t think you’re energy levels are going to be right for the game. I saw you in the burger place, just an hour after we’d spoken about eating more healthily.”  “Come on team. Let’s get ready for kick-off.”

 

When he gets home Iwan calls his mum.  She has to work late again, money is on the table.  “Do you want me to get some vegetables and I’ll cook dinner.” asks Iwan.  “That sounds wonderful. I’ll try to get home early.”  As Iwan is in the fruit and veg shop coach walks past.  “What are you doing in here?” asks coach.  “Getting some vegetables for dinner, coach”   “Great, let's get you back in the first team for the match on Saturday”

 

Activity 3: In this activity, try to remember what you have just read. Can you put the events of the story in the correct order?
Can you put the story in the right order?

The team have just finished the match.  “What a great match. What shall we do to celebrate.” says Santi.  “Come round to my place. I’m cooking. Don’t worry I won’t poison you - my mum will be there to help too” laughs Iwan. Iwan is eating a banana as the team walk off together.

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What do you think?

Was Iwan eating the right kinds of food at the beginning of the story? Why/why not?
Did Iwan make the right decisions at the end of the story?
Who does the cooking in your house? Are you a good cook?
Tell us your answers in the comments section below.

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WeepyBark
04/03/2019
MX
3
points

Its a good exercise


WeepyBark
04/03/2019 14:42
Mexico
Manchester United
3

Its a good exercise

Rey Mauricio
04/03/2019
MX
5
points

good excersice, its very nice and atractive


Rey Mauricio
04/03/2019 14:41
Mexico
Newcastle United
5

good excersice, its very nice and atractive

flores Luis
04/03/2019
MX
9
points

i like this excersice


flores Luis
04/03/2019 14:41
Mexico
Manchester United
9

i like this excersice

Diego Salinas
04/03/2019
VA
1
points

vaqueraaaaaaaaa


Diego Salinas
04/03/2019 14:41
Vatican
Manchester United
1

vaqueraaaaaaaaa

Eliot Dorantes Perez
04/03/2019
MX
4
points

i am good cook and i love a soccer :) ;)


Eliot Dorantes Perez
04/03/2019 14:40
Mexico
Manchester City
4

i am good cook and i love a soccer :) ;)

Maks Poland
05/05/2018
PL
823
points

I like eating healthily! 


Maks Poland
05/05/2018 08:02
Poland
Manchester United
823

I like eating healthily! 

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4770
points

I am a good cook
I sometimes cook for the entire household


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 16:08
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

I am a good cook
I sometimes cook for the entire household

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4770
points

I normally like to help in the kitchen so I can get to taste the meals before they are ready


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 16:03
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

I normally like to help in the kitchen so I can get to taste the meals before they are ready

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4770
points

My mum and sister do the cooking in the house


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 16:01
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

My mum and sister do the cooking in the house

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4770
points

Yes he did


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 15:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

Yes he did

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016
GH
4770
points

No Iwan wasn't , he forgot to take his breakfast


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/07/2016 15:35
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

No Iwan wasn't , he forgot to take his breakfast

joto
14/06/2016
AT
271
points

Often my mum cook in our house but sometimes I cook a light snack


joto
14/06/2016 15:27
Austria
Stoke City
271

Often my mum cook in our house but sometimes I cook a light snack

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ZoeyRedbird
14/03/2016
RU
369
points

Cooking is not something difficult, it is so healthy to cook vegetables, there are so many good recipes.


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ZoeyRedbird
14/03/2016 12:52
Russia
Manchester United
369

Cooking is not something difficult, it is so healthy to cook vegetables, there are so many good recipes.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes,I am


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 03:46
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes,I am

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

no,the things that he ate are very unhealthy.
yes of course.
me sometimes,my friends sometimes,little bit :)


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 22:19
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

no,the things that he ate are very unhealthy.
yes of course.
me sometimes,my friends sometimes,little bit :)

pao_cipriano
04/02/2016
MX
7
points

I think not because he does not eat well and that will disfavoring health.
His mother.
Really no.


pao_cipriano
04/02/2016 01:54
Mexico
Manchester United
7

I think not because he does not eat well and that will disfavoring health.
His mother.
Really no.

Angel Slf
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

their diet was not good and because of that had bad experiences , his coach had to intermenir to help ocn their diet , because at home her mother did not prepare good healthy food.


Angel Slf
04/02/2016 01:54
Mexico
Manchester United
8

their diet was not good and because of that had bad experiences , his coach had to intermenir to help ocn their diet , because at home her mother did not prepare good healthy food.

kenia_ramos
04/02/2016
MX
4
points

is amazing the important of eat healthily :)


kenia_ramos
04/02/2016 01:49
Mexico
Manchester United
4

is amazing the important of eat healthily :)

zeltzin tovar
04/02/2016
MX
6
points

This comic is amazing because understand a eat healthy :3


zeltzin tovar
04/02/2016 01:49
Mexico
Manchester United
6

This comic is amazing because understand a eat healthy :3

Michelle Solis
04/02/2016
MX
5
points

No, because he eat chocolat.
In the finish story, Iwan take the correct decisions as his coach made him see reason.
his mom. I don't like cook
Eat healhty is the best for the body and the bless you.


Michelle Solis
04/02/2016 01:39
Mexico
Chelsea
5

No, because he eat chocolat.
In the finish story, Iwan take the correct decisions as his coach made him see reason.
his mom. I don't like cook
Eat healhty is the best for the body and the bless you.

mirka-allende
04/02/2016
MX
5
points

no, ate burger
yes, ate bananas
the prepare food is her mom. Iam not good cook


mirka-allende
04/02/2016 01:37
Mexico
Chelsea
5

no, ate burger
yes, ate bananas
the prepare food is her mom. Iam not good cook

Angel Slf
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

their diet was not good and because of that had bad experiences , his coach had to intermenir to help ocn their diet , because at home her mother did not prepare good healthy food.


Angel Slf
04/02/2016 01:35
Mexico
Manchester United
8

their diet was not good and because of that had bad experiences , his coach had to intermenir to help ocn their diet , because at home her mother did not prepare good healthy food.

Alejandro Robles
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

No Iwan wasn't , he forgot to eat breakfast .
Yes he did .
The housemaid and mom .i can make some healthy meals such as protein pancake and smoothie , I'm good in making eggs .


Alejandro Robles
04/02/2016 01:34
Mexico
Chelsea
8

No Iwan wasn't , he forgot to eat breakfast .
Yes he did .
The housemaid and mom .i can make some healthy meals such as protein pancake and smoothie , I'm good in making eggs .

LuisGC
04/02/2016
MX
5
points

The Food Healthily is very important in the life, Do you understand Iwan do you eating Food Healthily, vegetables and fruit not eat unhealthily.


LuisGC
04/02/2016 01:33
Mexico
Manchester City
5

The Food Healthily is very important in the life, Do you understand Iwan do you eating Food Healthily, vegetables and fruit not eat unhealthily.

MickeyGame
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

I think, the story is very good because incluide the importance of the healthy and the diet


MickeyGame
04/02/2016 01:31
Mexico
Manchester City
8

I think, the story is very good because incluide the importance of the healthy and the diet

HectorHS
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

Is very important eat food healthy, because very good in our life


HectorHS
04/02/2016 01:31
Mexico
Chelsea
8

Is very important eat food healthy, because very good in our life

danesykes
04/02/2016
MX
6
points

Is very important has a good diet because you can have some problems with your life.


danesykes
04/02/2016 01:29
Mexico
Manchester United
6

Is very important has a good diet because you can have some problems with your life.

jose lopez
04/02/2016
MX
11
points

yes, my mom, no


jose lopez
04/02/2016 01:28
Mexico
Leicester City
11

yes, my mom, no

Alejandro Robles
04/02/2016
MX
8
points

Iwan don´t eating healthy food because his mom can´t cook.
Yes, he understand the importance of a right diet
My mom. No, I´m not a good cook


Alejandro Robles
04/02/2016 01:26
Mexico
Chelsea
8

Iwan don´t eating healthy food because his mom can´t cook.
Yes, he understand the importance of a right diet
My mom. No, I´m not a good cook

TaniaSantiago
04/02/2016
MX
7
points

Always eat the breakfast


TaniaSantiago
04/02/2016 01:22
Mexico
Chelsea
7

Always eat the breakfast

26anguie
04/02/2016
MX
6
points

i like the fast food :)


26anguie
04/02/2016 00:07
Mexico
Chelsea
6

i like the fast food :)

Marisol63
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

my mother and dad cooks, do not like cooks


Marisol63
03/02/2016 23:58
Mexico
Chelsea
5

my mother and dad cooks, do not like cooks

cristianulises310
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

my mom cooks fantastic, i cook mesign


cristianulises310
03/02/2016 23:57
Mexico
Manchester United
5

my mom cooks fantastic, i cook mesign

saul
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

R= my mother
R= yes good cooking


saul
03/02/2016 23:53
Mexico
Liverpool
6

R= my mother
R= yes good cooking

gerardo
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

my mom cooks in my house and she cook delicius


gerardo
03/02/2016 23:51
Mexico
Crystal Palace
8

my mom cooks in my house and she cook delicius

GAHER
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

my grandmother and my aunt cooking in my house


GAHER
03/02/2016 23:51
Mexico
Newcastle United
6

my grandmother and my aunt cooking in my house

Vanesa Yañez
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

not because I fainted and you saw that give water
if he already eating healthy
Iwan and if you liked the food that arrangement


Vanesa Yañez
03/02/2016 23:51
Mexico
Chelsea
5

not because I fainted and you saw that give water
if he already eating healthy
Iwan and if you liked the food that arrangement

PavlosOlivo14
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

Yes, he made ​​good decisions, to eat healthy.


PavlosOlivo14
03/02/2016 23:50
Mexico
Chelsea
7

Yes, he made ​​good decisions, to eat healthy.

Carlos10
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

Iwan makes the correct decisions.


Carlos10
03/02/2016 23:50
Mexico
Chelsea
6

Iwan makes the correct decisions.

Karla
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

My mom.
It's a good cook.


Karla
03/02/2016 23:49
Mexico
Swansea City
6

My mom.
It's a good cook.

Eleana
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

My mom,she is an excellent cook.
Yes,I am.a good cook.


Eleana
03/02/2016 23:48
Mexico
Swansea City
7

My mom,she is an excellent cook.
Yes,I am.a good cook.

daniel mosqueda
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

yes :)


daniel mosqueda
03/02/2016 23:45
Mexico
Manchester United
5

yes :)

dieguito545
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

yes


dieguito545
03/02/2016 23:45
Mexico
Newcastle United
6

yes

Alan 0001
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

Iwam lean to eat healty food for to be a good player


Alan 0001
03/02/2016 23:41
Mexico
Manchester United
8

Iwam lean to eat healty food for to be a good player

leoncito57
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

its a good exercise


leoncito57
03/02/2016 23:40
Mexico
Liverpool
5

its a good exercise

ponchis PR
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

The food is important for our life, if you eat good, you have a better life.


ponchis PR
03/02/2016 23:40
Mexico
Chelsea
6

The food is important for our life, if you eat good, you have a better life.

Hector
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

This activity is really interesting because the story of Iwan is very funny


Hector
03/02/2016 23:39
Mexico
Manchester United
7

This activity is really interesting because the story of Iwan is very funny

Vanesa Yañez
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

It is entertaining and easy to learn


Vanesa Yañez
03/02/2016 23:37
Mexico
Chelsea
5

It is entertaining and easy to learn

gerardo
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

i like program


gerardo
03/02/2016 23:37
Mexico
Crystal Palace
8

i like program

Carlos10
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

It is an easy way for students to learn English


Carlos10
03/02/2016 23:37
Mexico
Chelsea
6

It is an easy way for students to learn English

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Goals

Practise your reading skills.

Learn more about countable and uncountable nouns.