Spaghetti harvest in Ticino/Video


The Spaghetti harvest in Ticino!

Despite the fact that today we don’t have the 1st April, I would like to publish this entertaining video about Ticino’s highly efficient Spaghetti cultivation.

It happened that the slopes oveloocking the lake Lugano burst very early into flowers. In fact,

a)    how much eralier than usual?

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b)   What does the early arrival of blossom  usually do with the food?

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c)    What effects did the mild weather of that winter have on the crop?

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d)   The ticinesi cultivation of Spaghetti  can, however, not be compared with the

Spaghetti cultivation of which country and region?

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e)    By whom was the crop in the past sometimes destroyed ?

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f)     How did the plant breeders succeed in creating Spaghetti of the same length?

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g)    What kind of Spaghetti is being served to the guests?

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Answers: a) a fortnight/b)The frost can ruin or impair the flavour and therefore reduce

the price on the world market. c) It effected in a very heavy Spaghetti crop./

d)Italy (Po Valley)/e) by a little creature/f) It’s the result of many years of research. g)

g)freshly picked Spaghetti, dried in the sun

About the vocabulary:

1. a slope/ un pendio/ein Hang

2. a fortnight/due settimane/14 Tage

3. to blossom/fiorire/blühen

4. the harvest or crop/la raccolta/die Ernte

5. a tremendous scale/ in grande quantità/in grosser Menge

6.to lay out and dry/distendere e essiccare/ausbreiten und trocknen

7. disappear/sparire/verschwinden

8.the  endeavour/l’ impegno/die Anstrengung

9. to have the same length/avere la stessa lunghezza/die gleiche Länge haben

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