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The love apple. Unit 1, Chapter 3, p23. PRE-READING. What is your favorite food?. What is your favorite vegetable?. What can you make with tomatoes?. What do you know about the history of the tomato?. What are tomatoes ?. Fruit? or Vegetables? Berries. Tomato is a kind of berry.

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The love apple

The love apple

Unit 1, Chapter 3, p23

Pre reading


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What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite vegetable

What is your favorite vegetable?

What can you make with tomatoes

What can you make with tomatoes?

What do you know about the history of the tomato

What do you know about the history of the tomato?

What are tomatoes

What are tomatoes?





Tomato is a kind of berry

Tomato is a kind of berry.

What is a berry?



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Fast reading


Look at the words and definitions next to the reading.

Don’t worry about the new words.

Don’t stop to use a dictionary.


Before reading

Before reading…

A foodie: (informal) a person who knows about and enjoys good food

Came before: had to be decided by (someone important)

Imported: brought into a country to sell

Justices: judges

Poisonous: very dangerous to eat or drink

A recipe: a set of instructions for cooking something

Careful reading


Now, let’s talk about the target vocabulary before reading carefully.

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What kind of taxes are there in Turkey?

The money you pay to the government when you buy something

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People eat the roots of carrots and potatoes.

Part of a plant under the ground




What is the basis for the belief of heaven?

Reason, the most important part of something

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In winter, it is usually snowy in this area.

Part of a city, place or space




The doctor considers that the man is not so sick.

Think carefully about something




My father doesn’t want to sell his house. He doesn’t accept the money.

Agree to, receive

Come out

Come out


The first film came out in 1856 in Turkey.

Become known, happen

Change their minds

Change their minds


The players changed their minds, and they wore the blue uniform.

Think differently, decide on something different




The firefighters serve for people. They save people from fires.

To work for someone

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A great tree comes out of a small seed.

A fruit or vegetable grow out of it

No doubt

No doubt


No doubt, it is a very fun sport.

Something very true, certainly

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Once, my mother took me to the zoo.

Sometime in the past, one time




Two of the players got a red card, so naturally they lost the match.

Normally happens, not different




Which animals are highly dangerous?

Very, greatly, in high level

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ReyhanArabacıoğlu couldn’t win the gold medal in his career yet.

Now, still, so far

Quick c omprehension check

Quick Comprehension Check

Read the sentences about the reading and decide if they are true or false.

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1. Cooks use tomatoes in several parts of the world.


2. The tomato is a kind of fruit.


3. Tomatoes were called vegetables by U.S. law.


4. The first tomato grew in Italy.


5. The tomato plant looks like a plant that can kill you.


6. A U.S. president introduced tomatoes to Europeans.




Read the these questions about “The Love Apple.” scan the reading and write short answers.

1 who called the tomato the love apple

1. Who called the tomato “The Love Apple”?

The French

2 what are three examples of countries where tomatoes are an important food

2. What are three examples of countries where tomatoes are an important food?

Italy, Mexico, India

3 in what year did the u s supreme court make its tomato decision

3. In what year did the U.S. Supreme Court make its tomato decision?


4 where did the first wild tomatoes grow

4. Where did the first wild tomatoes grow?

In South America

5 where did people first plant them

5. Where did people first plant them?

In Mexico

6 what is deadly nightshade

6. What is deadly nightshade?

A highly poisonous plant that is a relative of the tomato.

7 when did the first cookbook with tomato recipes come out

7. When did the first cookbook with tomato recipes come out?


8 who was thomas jefferson

8. Who was Thomas Jefferson?

A president of the United States who served tomatoes in the white House

Sentences with because

Sentences with Because

1. The tomato is a fruit because ………...............................

it is the part of the plant holding the seeds.

2. The U.S. Supreme Court called the tomato a vegetable because …. …………………………

most people cooked and ate tomatoes more likely vegetables than like fruit.

3. Many people thought it was dangerous to eat tomatoes because ………………………………………………..

they thought it was poisonous.

4. Thomas Jefferson was important in the history of the tomato because………………………………………

he served tomatoes to guests at White House dinners and helped get people to accept the tomato as good as to eat.





popular vegetable

South America


Mexico, Europe, and the U.S.

It looks like a poisonous plant, nightshade.

  • What is a summary?

  • A summary is a short report on a longer reading. It has only the main information.

    • The tomato is a_________, but many people consider it a ___________. It is the second most ____________________ in _______________. Tomatoes first grew in _________________ and later became popular in ______________________________. People in Europa and the United States did not accept them at first because _________________________.

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