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Tickle your taste buds
Peter Menzel thinks we are ingnoring a tasty and nutritious source of food - insects.



1 First, take 30 to 40 live scorpions. Stir-fry in hot oil for 20 seconds. Add pork, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Simmer for 40 minutes ... Not quite Delia, but 2 everyday fare in parts of China, and one of the culinary curiosities collected by photographer Peter Menzel and his partner, writer and documentary
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film-maker, Faith D'Aluisio, during a nine-year global study of entomophagy, the eating of insects.

4 "This is something that as a kid I was really freaked out about," says Peter, talking from their home in Napa Valley, California. "I remember reading about 5 Hell's Angels eating live grasshoppers at a motorcycle rally and thinking it was just inconceivable that people could eat something so lowly and
6 disgusting. But then I came across this piece in the Wall Street Journal about the Food Insect Newsletter, and it had some recipes and talked about the
7 strange people who subscribed to the newsletter, and I just became fascinated with it. I made a point of looking for insect-eating whenever I went abroad 8 on assignment."

9 His first, and most traumatic, encounter with entomophagy was at a festival in celebration of the jumil, or stink bug, in a village south-west of Mexico City. 10 "There were all these people on top of this mountain hunting jumiles. I walked up to this group of women who were mashing them up and putting them 11 on tostadas - but some of the women were eating them live, and I knew I couldn't refuse one if I was going to be `photographically accepted' here. It
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was disgusting. First it tried to crawl out of my mouth and claw across my tongue and escape, so I had to crunch down on it to stop it and it exploded. It 13 had this nauseous taste of iodine and I had these bug guts in my mouth, but there were all these people watching so I had to grin and bear it."

14 After that it got easier, and he gradually became a connoisseur. His favourite dish was roast Theraphosa leblondi tarantula, prepared by Yanomami
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Indians near the Orinoco river in Venezuela: "It's the world's largest spider, it's bigger than your outstretched hand, but it's like a crab to eat. You roast it, 16 and it has this white meat inside. And there's actually very little difference from a crab, they're both from the same family, except one of them made it
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out of the sea."

18 Faith is still far from sanguine about insect-eating. "He dragged me kicking and screaming into this one," she says. "I'm the reluctant bug- eater here. A 19 carrot, you pull it out of the ground, it doesn't do anything, it lays there, it waits for you to pick it up, but a creepy-crawly ... "




ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.



  1. What's the opinion of Faith about insects as food?
  2. Does Peter Menzel has any favourite food?
  3. Which is the relation of seafood with the text?


ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.

  1. Peter went to wall street to see the fact that people eat insects. T or F
  2. Peter is currently living in a village south-west of Mexico City. T or F




USE OF ENGLISH.


  1. Find in the text one word meaning “Boil slowly”
  2. Give one synonym for “Crawl” (Verb; Line 12)
  3. Give one synonym for “Assignment”
  4. Find in the text the word which has the following definition: “Insect with long hind legs, with which gives great leaps”
  5. Turn the following sentence into the passive voice:
    “Messi is the best player in the world; he will win the FIFA World Player trophy.”
  6. Complete the following conditional sentence:
    “If I had more money…”
  7. Turn the following sentence into reported speech:
    “You shouldn’t submerge the watch in water” the watchmaker said.
  8. Use the word to make a meaningful sentence. Use all and only the words in the boxes without changing their form:
    / Spain / the / Cup / we / If / to / will / center / wins / go / celebrate / World / the / to

WRITE A COMPOSITION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 WORDS. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS, AND FOCUS STRICTLY ON IT. SPECIFY YOUR OPTION.


  1. Write an essay about healthy food.
  2. Write an essay explaning your point of view about eating insect.






We took the text from here .

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