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Eating insects

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Transcript:

To some, they may not seem very appetising.

But these bugs could be part of the solution in the fight against world hunger.

That's according to the United Nations, which says two billion people already supplement their diets with edible insects.

The UN says industrial-scale insect farming could ensure future global food security.

appetising

something you would like to eat

bugs

insects

supplement

be an extra part of

edible

something which can be eaten

industrial-scale

very large

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.
Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

appetising / bugs / supplement /edible /industrial-scale

1. Some experts suggest that the growth of the internet has added to the temptation to carry on working and __________ a pension income.

2. These are women who hold no degrees or qualifications in hotel management, but are trained by life to cook tasty, __________ food, quickly and without fuss.

3. Traditional cheese makers in France plan to take their __________ competitors to court in a row over who can legally call their product Camembert of Normandy.

4. The research shows many of the UK's birds, __________ , butterflies and small mammals are in a "freefall decline", with last year the worst on record for breeding birds.

5. Prince Harry helped the children to construct goody bags including bouquets of roses, __________ salted dough jewellery and baked crisps.

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How did you do?

1

supplement

2

appetising

3

industrial-scale

4

bugs

5

edible