Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you. If you only know the Dutch word, use a dictionary to find the English word.
a Hazelnuts are just one kind of nut. Name at least 3 other kinds.
b Hazelnuts are a popular breakfast food. Write down the names of the other daily meals.
Hazelnuts grow on trees. Hazelnuts are harvested once a year in autumn. Turkey is the world’s largest hazelnut producer.
There may be some trouble ahead for the next hazelnut harvest. Read the whole story here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.
|1. bug||a. to become more by producing new young animals|
|2. to invade||b. a black-and-yellow flying insect that can sting|
|3. flavor||c. to come out of an egg|
|4. dessert||d. coming from or belonging to a different place or country|
|5. originally||e. to enter a place in large numbers|
|6. shipping containers||f. the hard outer covering of a nut|
|7. to multiply||g. how food or drink tastes|
|8. up to||h. in the beginning|
|9. to hatch||i. problems or difficulties|
|10. to poke||j. to push a sharp thing into something|
|11. wasp||k. small insect|
|12. strict rules||l. strenge regels|
|13. foreign||m. sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal|
|14. shell||n. very large metal boxes used for transporting goods|
|15. trouble||o. with a maximum of|
a Why could the hazelnut harvest be bad this year?
1 Asian bugs and samurai wasps are eating all the nuts.
2 Climate change is ruining the hazel trees.
3 Farmers are using chemicals that kill the nuts.
4 Stink bugs are ruining the nuts.
b What is a “stylet”?
1 A chemical used to kill bad insects.
2 A natural straw to drink juice.
3 A sharp part of the mouth of stink bugs.
4 A special tool to poke and test fruits.
c What does “biocontrol” mean?
1 Not doing anything to kill insects, but just letting nature control nature.
2 Spreading chemicals to kill and control harmful insects.
3 The biological solution: Using one living thing to control another.
4 Using insecticides to feed insects so that they do not eat any fruits.
d Did the Turkish farmers have big trouble with stink bugs last year?
1 No. Because of the cold weather, the stink bugs came out of their eggs later.
2 No. Because of the warm weather, the stink bugs never came out of their eggs.
3 Yes. Because of the cold weather, the stink bugs were came out of their eggs later.
4 Yes. Because of the warm weather, there were just as many stink bugs as this year.