1. Read the text about wild foraging. Choose the correct option (a-c) for sentences 1-3.

Wild foraging

What are wild foragers? They are people who look for food in the countryside. They do this because the food is free, and it is fresh and healthy. Wild foragers believe that rich countries grow too much food – and that isn’t good for the environment. There is already a lot of wild food in the countryside. You can find lots of mushrooms, leaves, grasses, fruit, vegetables, seeds, herbs and nuts in different seasons. So why do we buy food, when we can find food for tree?

  1. Read the text about wild foraging. Choose the correct option (a-c) for sentences 1-3.

1   A wild forager is someone who looks for …… in the countryside.

     a   wild animals      b   things to eat      c plants

2   Wild foragers believe that wild foraging is ……

     a   healthy      b   difficult      c   bad for the environment

3   Wild foragers think that rich countries …… too much food.

     a   buy      b   grow      c   eat


1 b   2 a   3 b

Listening Strategy

Unstressed words can be difficult to catch in natural speech. Being able to recognise the unstressed form of words will help you to understand them when you hear them.

2. Read the Listening Strategy. Underline the stressed ‘content words’ in these sentences. Then listen, check and repeat.

1   Steve is in the bathroom.

2   Where is the milk?

3   When’s your birthday?

4   Give me a sandwich.

5   Go to bed!

6   Kate can ride a bike.


1 Steve, bathroom   2 Where, milk   3 When’s, birthday

4 Give, sandwich   5 Go, bed   6 Kate, ride, bike


 Steve is in the bathroom.

 Where is the milk?

3   When’s your birthday?

 Give me a sandwich.

 Go to bed!

 Kate can ride a bike.

3. Listen and complete the sentences. Are the words you wrote stressed or unstressed?

 Liam …………………… swim.

 Put …………………… on the table.

 Where’s …………………… salt?

 That’s …………………… apple.

 Juan’s …………………… Spain.

 Here’s …………………… water.


1 can   2 them   3 the   4 an   5 from   6 some

The words are unstressed.


1   Liam can swim.

2   Put them on the table.

3   Where’s the salt?

4   That’s an apple.

5   Juan’s from Spain.

6   Here’s some water.

4. Listen to an interview with a wild forager. Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?

 Stacey studies and collects wild plants that are safe to eat.

 Stacey goes foraging once a month.

 Stacey never buys food in a supermarket.

 There are some places that you can’t collect food from.

 A lot of Stacey’s visitors don’t enjoy her cooking.


1 T   2 F   3 F   4 T   5 F


Interviewer   Stacey, you are a wild forager. What exactly do you do?

Stacey   I go with my friends and we look for food in the forest.

 Why do you do that?

S   Well, we believe that we can eat what is already there. We grow too much food and it isn’t good for the environment. We study plants and find food that is good to eat in the wild.

 Is that a safe thing to do?

S   Yes, it is, if you are careful. You can’t eat it if you don’t know what it is. We study all of the plants very carefully first. Then we taste them. And we learn how to cook them too. It’s easy, and it’s fun!

 And how often do you collect this kind of food?

S   We go to the countryside most weekends in spring, summer and autumn.

 And what kind of food do you like?

S   Lots of things … I love mushrooms. There are so many different kinds of mushrooms and they are delicious! I also love the different leaves and fruit of some plants. They are very healthy. And you can’t buy any of them in the supermarket!

 Do you do any shopping for food?

S   Yes, of course. All the time. You can’t find everything in the countryside. But we eat lots of wild salads in the summer!

 Can you go anywhere to collect food?

S   No, you can’t go to nature reserves and you can’t collect special plants. And we never collect too many plants. That’s bad for the environment.

 Do your friends and family like your wild food?

S   Of course they do – it’s tasty, it’s good for you and it’s free!

5. Underline the stressed words in these sentences.

1   I go with my friends and we look for food.

     (Underline four words.)

2   And it isn’t good for the environment.

     (Underline two words.)

3   How often do you collect this kind of food?

     (Underline four words.)

4   It’s tasty, it’s goof for you and it’s free!

     (Underline four words.)


1 go, friends, look, food   2 good, environment

3 often, collect, kind, food   4 tasty, good, you, free

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