Holes in Swiss Cheese

[Science ★]

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(P1) Do you like Swiss cheese? Do you know why there are holes in it? It is not because of hungry mice. It is because of hay.

(P2) A little bit of hay gets into the milk. When the milk turns into cheese, the hay makes the holes.

(P3) In the past, the holes in cheese were bigger. More hay got into the milk, then. Today, milk is much cleaner.

WORDS: 67

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VOCABULARY: holes, hungry, mice, hay, bit, were

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Do you like Swiss cheese? Why or why not?
  3. Did you know hay was in Swiss cheese when it’s made?
  4. Will you continue to eat Swiss cheese? Why or why not?

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Mice make the holes in Swiss cheese. (T or F)
  2. A lot of hay is in milk when cheese is made. (T or F)
  3. What makes the holes in Swiss cheese?
  4. Nowadays cheese is purer. (T or F)

EXPRESSIONS or PHRASES:

What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • turns into cheese (P2)

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Image Source: “Maasdam-cheese” by Arz – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maasdam-cheese.jpg

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