Bean through an animal

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This Filipino coffee is definitely not to everyone's taste

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This Filipino coffee is definitely not to everyone's taste.

It comes from beans taken from the droppings of these cat-like animals called civets.

When they are eaten, the beans are fermented in the stomach by special enzymes.

Even if you can stomach the fact it's been through an animal, the price may put you off. It can cost almost $800 a kilo.

Vocabulary:

droppings - the waste of animals

fermented - the sugar in a foodstuff changed due to a chemical process

enzymes - chemicals important for digestion

to stomach - to tolerate

put (you) off - discouraged (you), made (you) lose interest

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

droppings / fermented / enzymes / to stomach / put (you) off

1. "There is no growth while the public debt is above 82% of GDP. There is no other way but _________ austerity measures."

2. The drink of choice will be tuba - gallons of the liquid have been prepared for visitors and participants. It is a wine made from the __________ sap of the coconut palm.

3. The message, delivered to around 40 would-be entrepreneurs at a workshop in Stratford, east London, is clear: Don't let the bad economic headlines __________.

4. __________ found at two sites along the River Wey in Guildford are proof of the otter's return to the area after 16 years, says Surrey Wildlife Trust.

5. Last year Professor Ole Petersen and colleagues at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences discovered a calcium-like molecule which could boost the pancreas' natural protection against these digestive ________.

Answers:

1. "There is no growth while the public debt is above 82% of GDP. There is no other way but to stomach austerity measures."

EU threatens action against Hungary over deficit

کلیک http://bbc.in/yylgmo

2. The drink of choice will be tuba - gallons of the liquid have been prepared for visitors and participants. It is a wine made from the fermented sap of the coconut palm.

Yap revives ancient art of star sailing

کلیک http://bbc.in/35GOTA

3. The message, delivered to around 40 would-be entrepreneurs at a workshop in Stratford, east London, is clear: Don't let the bad economic headlines put you off.

Recession sparks new business ideas

کلیک http://bbc.in/ibPwJ

4. Droppings found at two sites along the River Wey in Guildford are proof of the otter's return to the area after 16 years, says Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Otters make a welcome return to Guildford

کلیک http://bbc.in/yZJVnI

5. Last year Professor Ole Petersen and colleagues at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences discovered a calcium-like molecule which could boost the pancreas' natural protection against these digestive enzymes.

Cardiff University's pancreas molecule research go-ahead

کلیک http://bbc.in/wIeiZF

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