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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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Alan 0001
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

the good food is veri importantb


Alan 0001
03/02/2016 23:29
Mexico
Manchester United
8

the good food is veri importantb

libroverde
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

this game are very funny


libroverde
03/02/2016 22:08
Mexico
Chelsea
8

this game are very funny

libroverde
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

it is verry funny


libroverde
03/02/2016 22:04
Mexico
Chelsea
8

it is verry funny

jose manuel
03/02/2016
MX
10
points

i thick what he would do to eat healthy food


jose manuel
03/02/2016 22:01
Mexico
Manchester United
10

i thick what he would do to eat healthy food

hector ivan
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

2- yes he did


hector ivan
03/02/2016 21:59
Mexico
Chelsea
7

2- yes he did

aline
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

I think that Iwan didn´t eat healthy, so he had a collapses in the pich because he didn´t eat very well. First Iwan didn´t take the right decisions, but then he start to take correct decisions for eat better.
In my house, sometimes we cook, but always we cook good food, and healthy


aline
03/02/2016 21:59
Mexico
Manchester United
7

I think that Iwan didn´t eat healthy, so he had a collapses in the pich because he didn´t eat very well. First Iwan didn´t take the right decisions, but then he start to take correct decisions for eat better.
In my house, sometimes we cook, but always we cook good food, and healthy

viri
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

1- no he wasn´t, he was eating unhealthy food
2- yes, he did


viri
03/02/2016 21:58
Mexico
Manchester United
8

1- no he wasn´t, he was eating unhealthy food
2- yes, he did

jose manuel
03/02/2016
MX
10
points

this is not boring cx


jose manuel
03/02/2016 21:57
Mexico
Manchester United
10

this is not boring cx

Andrea Domingo
03/02/2016
MX
4
points

I like the read healthy eating


Andrea Domingo
03/02/2016 21:55
Mexico
Manchester City
4

I like the read healthy eating

mikolca
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

I think what it´s very important eat vegetables for helthy of the daily


mikolca
03/02/2016 21:54
Mexico
Aston Villa
6

I think what it´s very important eat vegetables for helthy of the daily

jose manuel
03/02/2016
MX
10
points

is not nothing boring cx


jose manuel
03/02/2016 21:53
Mexico
Manchester United
10

is not nothing boring cx

CHAMP
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

the healty food is good for everybody


CHAMP
03/02/2016 21:51
Mexico
Chelsea
8

the healty food is good for everybody

Valery VJ
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

No. He collapses cause he doesn't take breakfast
Yes, he did.


Valery VJ
03/02/2016 21:47
Mexico
Manchester United
8

No. He collapses cause he doesn't take breakfast
Yes, he did.

Raul O
03/02/2016
MX
6
points

My mom makes the best food :D
I'm not good in the kitchen


Raul O
03/02/2016 21:47
Mexico
Chelsea
6

My mom makes the best food :D
I'm not good in the kitchen

Erick1302
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

This is very interesting


Erick1302
03/02/2016 21:46
Mexico
Newcastle United
5

This is very interesting

Diana GM
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

I think that I´m not a good cook, but I can cook a healthy food like some salad. In my house we always eat salad and a lot of water.


Diana GM
03/02/2016 21:45
Mexico
Manchester United
7

I think that I´m not a good cook, but I can cook a healthy food like some salad. In my house we always eat salad and a lot of water.

Juliach7's picture
Juliach7
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

This activity is really interesting because tehe story of Iwan is some funny


Juliach7's picture
Juliach7
03/02/2016 21:43
Mexico
Manchester City
8

This activity is really interesting because tehe story of Iwan is some funny

Gertz
03/02/2016
MX
7
points

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


Gertz
03/02/2016 21:43
Mexico
Arsenal
7

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

AlexisPlascencia
03/02/2016
MX
5
points

its a good exercise


AlexisPlascencia
03/02/2016 21:42
Mexico
Chelsea
5

its a good exercise

libroverde
03/02/2016
MX
8
points

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


libroverde
03/02/2016 21:42
Mexico
Chelsea
8

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

Sensualman
03/02/2016
MX
9
points

I don´t really like Vegetables, 'cause the taste it's horrible for my. Then I tried to cook my vegetables and they are really tasty!


Sensualman
03/02/2016 21:40
Mexico
Manchester United
9

I don´t really like Vegetables, 'cause the taste it's horrible for my. Then I tried to cook my vegetables and they are really tasty!

EduardoGU
03/02/2016
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


EduardoGU
03/02/2016 21:39
Mexico
Arsenal
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

TorrezPodrido's picture
TorrezPodrido
03/02/2016
MX
9
points

My mom often cook just for me.


TorrezPodrido's picture
TorrezPodrido
03/02/2016 21:37
Mexico
Manchester City
9

My mom often cook just for me.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/02/2016
PS
3705
points

yes he was.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/02/2016 11:51
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

yes he was.

cisilce
19/01/2016
US
358
points

Iwan made right decision at the end of the story.If you want to be healthy you have to stay away from snacks.My mother and father does cooking in my house.Unfortunately I don't like cooking.


cisilce
19/01/2016 20:08
United States
Arsenal
358

Iwan made right decision at the end of the story.If you want to be healthy you have to stay away from snacks.My mother and father does cooking in my house.Unfortunately I don't like cooking.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I wasn't so good in preparing meals and cooking but I'm getting the point and now I like to combine the ingredients I like.


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aragorn1986
22/12/2015 11:07
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I wasn't so good in preparing meals and cooking but I'm getting the point and now I like to combine the ingredients I like.

Goga
30/11/2015
UA
13
points

Iwan did not eat right kind of food in the beginning cause he was follow his bad habbits and being lazy to cook.
I do my cooking by myself, cause I am responsible for my health and well being.


Goga
30/11/2015 10:58
Ukraine
Arsenal
13

Iwan did not eat right kind of food in the beginning cause he was follow his bad habbits and being lazy to cook.
I do my cooking by myself, cause I am responsible for my health and well being.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Iwan was not eating well but he took right decision at the end. I'm a good cooker


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 15:56
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Iwan was not eating well but he took right decision at the end. I'm a good cooker

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/11/2015
UA
6297
points

Iwan has learnt his lesson well.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
05/11/2015 05:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Iwan has learnt his lesson well.

muslimi's picture
muslimi
02/11/2015
NG
6
points

No iwan was not eating the right food not ontill is coach told him to eat it. Yes he did so. Yes I am a good cook at home


muslimi's picture
muslimi
02/11/2015 17:11
Nigeria
Chelsea
6

No iwan was not eating the right food not ontill is coach told him to eat it. Yes he did so. Yes I am a good cook at home

Rich's picture
Rich
02/11/2015
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English muslimi! Thanks for your comment. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
02/11/2015 21:47
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English muslimi! Thanks for your comment. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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nyinyi
31/10/2015
MM
257
points

No, I think lwan doesn't know about health.
Yes, lwan made it.
My Mother cook in my house.
No, I'm not good cook.


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nyinyi
31/10/2015 08:06
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

No, I think lwan doesn't know about health.
Yes, lwan made it.
My Mother cook in my house.
No, I'm not good cook.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/10/2015
ME
3557
points

He was not eating healthy food but at the end he changed his mind. I'm trying to cook for dinner. I like fresh fruit and vegetables.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/10/2015 23:05
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

He was not eating healthy food but at the end he changed his mind. I'm trying to cook for dinner. I like fresh fruit and vegetables.

Shefeek
26/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Sodium , potassium, calcium etc.. Are the important electrolytes in our body. It's any deviation from normal level can put ur life in jeopardy. So for an athlete a healthy diet is as important as his training. Moreover, Banana is a great source of potassium.


Shefeek
26/10/2015 19:34
India
Manchester United
1608

Sodium , potassium, calcium etc.. Are the important electrolytes in our body. It's any deviation from normal level can put ur life in jeopardy. So for an athlete a healthy diet is as important as his training. Moreover, Banana is a great source of potassium.

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Claychea
26/10/2015
SG
11
points

I should learn from Budi's family.


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Claychea
26/10/2015 09:46
Singapore
Liverpool
11

I should learn from Budi's family.

Rich's picture
Rich
26/10/2015
ES
594
points

Hi Claychea! I hope you found the comic useful. Welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/10/2015 11:27
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Claychea! I hope you found the comic useful. Welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Abdallah
22/10/2015
KW
1814
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 .


Abdallah
22/10/2015 21:52
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

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 .

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Dariuz
21/10/2015
AZ
1
points

wow


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Dariuz
21/10/2015 11:39
Azerbaijan
Norwich City
1

wow

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1332
points

ALL
RIGHT


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 03:01
Brazil
Chelsea
1332

ALL
RIGHT

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1332
points

WOW!!


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 02:59
Brazil
Chelsea
1332

WOW!!

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sachin
10/10/2015
IN
5
points

No because he likes fast food and choklets


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sachin
10/10/2015 06:25
India
Manchester United
5

No because he likes fast food and choklets

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elghoul
06/10/2015
DZ
3988
points

Not because he doesn't know how important is a good food.


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elghoul
06/10/2015 15:37
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Not because he doesn't know how important is a good food.

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Rema
05/10/2015
RS
538
points

I think that you have one fault within ordering events. Budi doesn't invites Filipe for dinner, Budi invites Iwan for dinner.


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Rema
05/10/2015 19:36
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that you have one fault within ordering events. Budi doesn't invites Filipe for dinner, Budi invites Iwan for dinner.

Rich's picture
Rich
14/10/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks Rema. I got the characters from the Indonesian and Brazilian comics muddled up!


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Rich
14/10/2015 15:15
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks Rema. I got the characters from the Indonesian and Brazilian comics muddled up!

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Salloum
05/10/2015
SY
1308
points

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


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Salloum
05/10/2015 11:22
Syria
Manchester United
1308

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

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