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Caracóis crescem em popularidade como iguaria

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Slimy and squishy, they might not be to everyone’s taste.

But snails are growing in popularity as a delicacy, according to British snail farmer Helen Howard.

She started breeding them in her spare room seven years ago, and feeds them a special meal of cereals, powdered chalk and dried milk.

Global travel has made people more adventurous in what they eat, says Helen.

Though it might be some time before these slow creatures become fast food.

Transcrição em português

Gosmentos e escorregadios, eles não são do gosto de todos.

Mas os caracóis estão crescendo em popularidade como iguaria, segundo a fazendeira Helen Howard.

Ela começou a criá-los em seu quarto de hóspedes há sete anos, e os alimenta com um preparado especial de cereais, gesso pulverizado e leite em pó.

Viagens globais deixaram as pessoas mais abertas em relação ao que comem, diz Helen.

Mas pode demorar um pouco até que essas criaturas se tornem fast food.

Vocabulary

squishy

delicacy food that is rare or expensive

breeding keeping animals for the purpose of mating and producing more animals

powdered made into powder (a soft substance like sand)

adventurous keen to try new things

Exercise

squishy / delicacy / breeding / powdered / adventurous

1. A 90-year-old grandmother from Alabama showed it is never too late to be __________ by celebrating her birthday with a skydive.

2. Dr Chalker-Scott says that research she carried out in Seattle with newly transplanted trees showed that wood chip mulching was just as effective as adding __________ materials and gels to the soil. And it was significantly cheaper.

3. "This leads us to believe that our animal was probably eating soft, __________ things like calamari. It was probably eating squid or its relatives that were swimming in the ocean at the time."

4. It may not be as famous as an oyster, but across Asia, and especially in China, the humble abalone is a popular __________ - with a hefty price tag to match.

5. Now he is not only __________ and training ponies for profit, he is also winning trophies.

Answers

Source: Heaven can wait: Granny marks 90th birthday with skydive http://bbc.in/1xD7Kvg

2. Dr Chalker-Scott says that research she carried out in Seattle with newly transplanted trees showed that wood chip mulching was just as effective as adding powdered materials and gels to the soil. And it was significantly cheaper.

Source: Can 'powdered rain' make drought a thing of the past? http://bbc.in/1pL9wAj

3. "This leads us to believe that our animal was probably eating soft, squishy things like calamari. It was probably eating squid or its relatives that were swimming in the ocean at the time."

Source: Spiral-toothed fossil mystery solved http://bbc.in/WLKNoL

4. It may not be as famous as an oyster, but across Asia, and especially in China, the humble abalone is a popular delicacy - with a hefty price tag to match.

Source: Abalone: New Zealand's 'black gold' http://bbc.in/1onK987

5. Now he is not only breeding and training ponies for profit, he is also winning trophies.

Source: Polo goes back to basics in Jamaica http://bbc.in/1uH4Akl