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A Farmers' Market

There have been markets for hundreds of years but in the last decade a new kind of market has been growing in popularity, farmers' markets.

In this programme we find out what a farmers' market is and we speak to those who visit them and those who sell at them.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme. Check your understanding by trying the quiz from the Extras section below. You can also download this programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript.

1: What are the two main rules for people selling at a farmers' market?
2: What reasons do people give for shopping at the farmers' market?
3: What does Paul sell at the market?

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Vocabulary from the programme

strict rules
rules which must be followed closely

a word for food that has been grown to be sold

informal friendly conversation and gossip

relationship with other people, getting on

He was a very popular teacher, he always had a good rapport with his students.

to convert (someone)
to change the way that someone thinks about something, often from negative to positive

I never used to like olives, but recently I was offered some and now I'm converted, I love them!

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