Wednesday, April 6, 2016

History through the eyes of the potato (TED-Ed video)

Baked or fried, boiled or roasted, as chips or fries; at some point in your life you’ve probably eaten a potato. But potatoes have played a much more significant role in our history than just that of the dietary staple we have come to know and love today. Leo Bear-McGuinness shares how without the potato, our modern civilization might not exist at all. (SOURCE: TED-Ed)

Task 1. Pre-watching vocabulary activity

For full screen view click here.

Task 2. Watch the video (English subtitles available) and decide whether the following statements are True or False.

Here is a worksheet based on the video above. It contains a vocabulary matching exercise, a True/False exercise, a set of comprehension questions and a vocabulary gap-fill exercise.

To download the worksheet click here.

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