Food Around the World  

Food Around the World

For 99% of human history, people took food from the world around them. They ate all that they could find and then moved on. Then about 10,000 years ago, or for 1% of human history, people learned to farm the land and control their environment.

What do we eat? The kind of food we eat depends on which part of the world we live in, or which part of our country we live in. For example, in the South of China they eat rice, but in the North they eat noodles. In Scandinavia they eat a lot of herrings, and the Portuguese love sardines. But in central Europe, away from the sea, people don’t eat so much fish, they eat more meat and sausages. In Australia, Germany and Poland there are hundreds of different kinds of sausages.

How do we eat? In North America, Australia and Europe there are two or more courses to every meal and people eat with knives and forks. In China there is only one course, all the food is together on the table, and they eat with chopsticks. In parts of India and the Middle East people use their fingers and bread to pick up the food.

Where does our food come from? Nowadays it is possible to transport food easily from one part of the world to the other. We can eat what we like, when we like, at any time of the year. Bananas come from the Caribbean or Africa; rice comes from India or the USA; strawberries come from Chili or Spain. Food is very big business. But people in poor countries are still hungry, and people in rich countries eat too much.

Выберите правильный вариант ответа на вопрос:

What does the article say about ‘eating habits’?

ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A They are the same all over the world. B People on different continents eat in different ways.
C Europe gives an example to all the other countries and continents. D On some continents people do not eat at all.

ЗАДАНИЕ № 42 (- выберите один вариант ответа)

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When did people learn to farm the land?

ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A From the very beginning of human history. B In the previous century.
C A bout ten million years ago. D About ten thousand years ago.

ЗАДАНИЕ № 43 (- выберите один вариант ответа)

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People eat much rice in ------ .

ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A In the North of China B In South America
C In the South of China D In India

ЗАДАНИЕ № 44 (- выберите один вариант ответа)

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How many courses to every meal are there in the USA?



ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A 2 or more B
C D

ЗАДАНИЕ № 45 (- выберите один вариант ответа)

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Why do people eat less fish in Europe?

ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A They don’t like fish. B They have enough meat to eat.
C It is far away from the sea. D Fish is more expensive there.

ЗАДАНИЕ № 46 (- выберите один вариант ответа)

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Why can we eat what we like and when we like nowadays?

ВАРИАНТЫ ОТВЕТОВ:

A We can grow everything in our country. B It is easy to transport food from other continents.
C We consume a very small variety of food growing in our country all the year round. D We can travel to a different country whenever we what to taste its food.

ЗАДАНИЕ № 47 (- выберите один вариант ответа)


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