新西兰持续降雨致土豆欠收,“薯片末日”或来临

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   新西兰过去一个冬季持续潮湿,土豆还未到收割期就浸在田地里腐烂。当地连锁超市贴出通告:基于全国马铃薯短缺,超市在新年前难以取得薯片货源。告示在网络上疯传,有网民甚至以Chipocalypse(薯片末日)来形容这个事件。

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There is a potato problem in New Zealand. Potato chip lovers are calling it a "chipocalypse". A very wet winter has hit potato farmers. In some areas, farmers lost a third of the potatoes used to make potato chips. Companies will make fewer potato chips. The price of potato chips will be higher.
The New Zealand potatoes group said, "It started raining in March, and it hasn't stopped. We've had the entire year's rainfall already." The ground never dries out. He said potatoes need to breathe, but they are drowning and rotting. 

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1. What did people call the potato problem in New Zealand?

A    No potatoes.

B    Desert.

C    Chipocalypse.

D    Hungry chips.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

2. Why did farmers lose a third of the potatoes?

A    Because it was not a cold winter.

B    Because potato farmers didn’t like potatoes.

C    Because a very hot fall has hit potato farmers.

D    Because a very wet winter has hit potato farmers.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

3. The price of potato chips will be ____.

A    lower

B    higher

C    happier

D    more delicious

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

4. When did it start raining?

A    In March.

B    In April.

C    In June.

D    In July.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

5. How are the potatoes?

A    They dried out.

B    They are sold out.

C    They are not planted.

D    They are drowning and rotting.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
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