jueves, 6 de junio de 2013

McDonald's -10 Amazing facts

Watch this Geobeats video on McDonalds and answer the questions about it.

The activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

1 How many McDonalds are sold in a minute on average?
2 What does McDonalds buy 3 billions pounds of?
3 As well as food, what does McDonalds also distribute?
4 How many Americans have worked for McDonalds?
5 How many McDonalds will be opened today approximately?
6 What year is mentioned in fact number five?
7 How many hamburgers had McDonalds sold by 1958?

To check your answers, you can read the transcript below.

Welcome to McDonald's
McDonald's is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Here are 10 amazing facts about this restaurant giant.
Number 10 - McDonald's sells an average of over 75 hamburgers every second of the day.
Number 9 - Around the world, McDonald's buys over 3 billion pounds of potatoes for their french fries.
Number 8 - McDonald's happens to be the world's largest toy distributor - who would have thought?
Number 7 - One out of every eight Americans has worked for McDonalds.
Number 6 - A new McDonald's restaurant opens every few hours somewhere in the world.
Number 5 - A McDonalds burger from 1996 has yet to decompose.
Number 4 - One of the chemicals found in a McRib Sandwich may also be in your yoga mat.
Number 3 - McDonald's has one of the largest marketing budgets in the world. 
Number 2 - The restaurant chain had sold its 100 millionth hamburger by 1958 - more than 50 years ago.
And Number 1 - Many McDonald's locations in Europe serve McBeer.

For question 1 you need to do a calculation (75x60=4.500)
We don't really know the answer to question 5, we can only figure out that it will be three or four restaurants ('a new restaurant every few hours').