Fast food England: does putting a cap on takeaways improve people’s health?
Roziur Choudhury prides himself on offering a healthier alternative at Grillzone, in the east London suburb of Dagenham. Photograph: Teri Pengilley for the Guardian (link below)
Pre-reading: activate ideas
- Do you think people in your country eat too much fast food?
- What do you think the government should do about fast food
- ban fastfood outlets (shops)
- introduce a cap (maximum number) on fastfood outlets
- introduce a levy (special tax) on fastfood outlets
- let the market decide
Pre-reading: linguistic choice
What is your linguistic choice for the gapped combinations below?
It is too early to say whether Roziur Choudhury is the future of Britain’s (1) _______________ fast food sector. For now, he represents its conscience.
Choudhury’s smart new Grillzone restaurant, in the east London suburb of Dagenham, aims to be a “healthy” takeaway: golden, corn-fed half-chickens roast _(2)____________ on a rotary grill; chips are fried in low-fat oil; (3) ________ chopped salad is given away free with orders.
“Why would I want to feed people something I would not feed my own family?” Choudhury asks.
At £3.49 for six chicken wings, however, his food is (3)____________ pricey – and the competition around here is (4)__________. There are 61 fast-food joints jostling for business within a mile radius of Grillzone, according to the Centre for Diet and Activity Research’s new “food environment assessment tool”, which offers the public unprecedented analysis of the prevalence of food outlets throughout England.
Food and diet listening and vocab for speaking