Bean through an animal

Terbaru  29 Februari 2012 - 18:43 WIB

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Belajar bahasa Inggris melalui video tentang kopi luwak yang dihasilkan melalui fermentasi di perut binatang.

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Transcript

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 - kotoran binatang

fermented - mengalami fermentasi

enzymes - enzim

to stomach - menerima

put (you) off - Membuat Anda/seseorang tidak tertarik

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."

Klik Source: EU threatens action against Hungary over deficit

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.

Klik Source: Yap revives ancient art of star sailing

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.

Klik Source: Recession sparks new business ideas

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.

Klik Source: Otters make a welcome return to Guildford

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.

Klik Source: Cardiff University's pancreas molecule research go-ahead

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