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Colombian Way   Estilo Colombiano

 
 

En esta sección de audio y lecto-comprensión presentamos a Colombia, segundo productor mundial de café. Escucha con atención los dos audios, repite luego las explicaciones y completa el ejercicio al pie de la página.

Colombia is located in the Northwestern part of South America and it's the fourth largest country in South America. It has coastlines in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. It has a population of around 36 million, and it's a very beautiful country. 

The capital city is Bogota which was founded by the Spaniards in 1538. Almost all Colombians speak Spanish which is the country's official language. The religion of the majority of the population is Roman Catholic. Some of the most important industries are textiles and clothing. Other industries include mining and oil.

Agriculture is the most important section of the economy and Colombia is main agricultural producer of coffee, flowers, sugar, bananas, rice, corn, and cotton. Colombia produces more coffee than any other country, except Brazil.   


THE PERFECT BLEND OF COFFEE

A COFFEE-TASTER SPEAKS

"I've already mentioned that there are two basic coffee bushes: there's robusta, which is relatively coarse, woody, earthy sort of taste and there's arabica, which is much finer, much more aromatic. But coffees do vary also from one country to the next. For instance, Kenya coffee tends to be quite acid but it has the most wonderful aromatic fruity note. When you cross the ocean to Colombia the coffees are much rounder, fuller, richer, not so acid and not so fresh. Some people like this fresh acidity, and some people much prefer the more balanced roundness of the Colombian ..." 







AQUÍ ESTOY !!! ESTE GLOSARIO BILINGÜE TE VA A AYUDAR...
Northwestern: Noroeste; coastline: costa, línea costera; population: población; of around: de aproximadamente, estimada en; found / founded / founded / founding: fundar (ciudad, pueblo, empresa); textiles: industrias textiles; clothing: indumentaria; mining: minería; oil: aceite; section: sector, rubro, renglón; rice: arroz; corn: maíz; cotton: algodón;
blend: mezcla, combinación; coffee-taster: catador o probador de café; bushes: arbustos, plantas; coarse: de granulado grueso; woody: leñoso; earthy: terroso, común; finer: de sabor más delicado; do vary: realmente varían; for instance: por ejemplo; tends to be: tiende a ser; fruity note: sabor frutado; much rounder: mucho más rotundos, fuertes; fuller: más puro; richer: más graso, con mayor porcentaje de grasa o aceites; fresh: fresco, natural; acidity: acidez; balanced roundness: la fuerza equilibrada. 


Activity 101: Este es un ejercicio de LECTO-COMPRENSION sobre el artículo anterior. Debes COMBINAR el comienzo de las oraciones (primera columna) con el FINAL (segunda columna). SELECCIONA del menú en rojo el NUMERO del final con el cual combina cada una de ellas. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas ...

A

Colombian coffee is not so ...

1

are two of the most important industries.

B

Arabica is a finer coffee bush ... 

2

in two oceans.

C

In 1538, the Spaniards ... 

3

than robusta.

D

Basically, there are ...

4

acid as the one grown in Kenya.

E

In Colombia, the most important section of the economy  ...

5

from one country to another.

F

Colombia has coastlines ...

6

two types of coffee bushes.

G

Textiles and clothing ...

7

live in Colombia.

H

Rice and corn ...

8

is agriculture.

I

Coffees really change ...

9

founded Colombia.

J

Around 36 million people ...

10

are also grown in Colombia.

 

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Antes de pasar a la siguiente lección, por favor asegúrate de repasar todo lo que has aprendido aquí.

 

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