Listening Reading U8

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Listening You will hear two speakers who talk about the rising in food price. Listen and do the task below. You should listen three times. 1. Economist across the world are expressing concern about……………. A. Rising fuel prices B. health problems C. rising food prices D. environmental problems 2. Food Price index is at its highest level since it began in …………… A. 1919 B. 1990 C. 2009 D. 1989 3. Demonstrations and deadly food riots have broken out this month, as they did in………………. A. 2006 B. 2007 C. 2008 D. 2009 4. One reason for the shortages of food is caused by…………….. A. High fuel price B. Bad weather C. Water shortage D. Water contamination 5. Listen to the last part of the report and fill in the blank For example, the current ……………….in Australia has done great damage to crops in the usually fertile Queensland area. Chickpea, wheat, sorghum and corn are among the… ……………..affected. Floods also have harmed other vegetables and fruits. Local agriculture producers report that standing water could……………up to half of next ear’s sugar crop. And economists say prices for the fruits and … …………………could likely increase over the next…………....months. Crop Vegetables Flooding Destroy Six

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