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Beer - Cloze

Activity set by: Jason Derr
Based on an article at: VOA NEWS

First, do these activities: Vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


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When it Comes to Beer, Variety in the USA

Americans didn’t invent beer.

The refreshing, intoxicating and malt beverage dates back at least 6,000 years, to the Babylonians.

We don’t drink the most beer per capita.

The Czechs, at 132 liters per person per year, take that prize. Americans 12th behind such nations as Slovenia and Venezuela. Who knew?

But no nation, anywhere, more different kinds of beer, probably 100 varieties of lagers and pilsners, ales and porters and stouts.

As you travel across the United States, you may run : wheat beers, rye beers, barleycorn beers, bock beers, “lite” beers, all sorts of seasonal beers, “low-carb” beers, and beers with the essence of everything from blueberry to pumpkin to chili.

Americans brew red ales, amber ales, golden ales, blonde ales, cream ales, and something called “India ales,” which aren’t from India at all but were first brewed in Britain for export to its India colony.

A few years ago, the Miller Brewing Company, now known as MillerCoors, made a “clear beer” until it discovered people prefer a rich, caramel color and a head on their beers.

And Anheuser-Busch, America’s biggest - which is now Belgian-owned - is a beer packed with 54 milligrams of caffeine in every 355-milliliter can.

Why so many kinds of beer?

Well, even though Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and a couple of other big have bought out many of their competitors and dominate sales, there are more than 500 smaller “” breweries, as they’re called, plus thousands of local “brewpubs” making beer in small .

Many of these breweries have developed a loyal using social media and imaginative marketing. The names of some of their beers - such as “Bad Frog,” “Dead Armadillo,” and “Weeping Radish Amber Lager” - have caught the attention of beer buyers at bars, restaurants and retail stands.

We may not be the world’s beer-drinkers.

But we have raised many a to the sentiment expressed by American humorist Dave Barry, who wrote: “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”

Ted Landphair September 24, 2012
VOA NEWS