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Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva

Cómo realizar este ejercicio de comprensión auditiva

- Siempre encontrarás una pequeña introducción, que puede ayudarte a comprender el tema tratado.

- En los textos presentados se han ocultado algunas palabras, que deberás escribir en los casilleros correspondientes. A medida que lees el texto, escucha el audio con atención para descubrir dichas palabras.

- Quizás puedes deducir las palabras sin necesidad de escuchar el audio. Pero, pon atención al audio para confirmar si realmente se trata de la respuesta correcta.

- Puedes escuchar el audio cuantas veces sea necesario. Pero es recomendable hacerlo solamente dos veces (o tres veces como máximo) ya que esa es la forma en que normalmente se realizan estos ejercicios en exámenes y pruebas internacionales.

- Comprueba tus aciertos pulsando el botón "Corregir". Si no has podido completar todas las palabras, pulsa el botón "Solución" para ver cuáles eran las que te faltaban.

Trying to Understand Food Labels
Topic: Experts attempt to decide what "natural" means. Transcript of radio broadcast. Source: VOA

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This the VOA Special English Agriculture Report.

It can be hard to decide which foods to buy in an American grocery these days. The information on many products makes different claims. These labels suggest that the food is safe, pure or kind to animals.

The label "organic" guarantees that the United States Department of Agriculture recognizes the product was grown under conditions. The department says foods that meet requirements of its National Organic Program can use an official label. It shows the words "USDA Organic" inside a . For example, U.S.D.A. organic food does not contain genes that have been scientifically changed. The food is grown without treatments against insects or disease. It is grown without chemical fertilizers.

The U.S.D.A. organic label on meat and dairy guarantees that they are from animals that live much of the time outdoors. The animals have been only organic food. The animals have not received antibiotic drugs. And they have not had hormone substances to make them grow .

Organic meat and dairy products usually cost more than other products. But many people buy them because they believe they are more .

The U.S.D.A. is trying to decide if fish can be labeled "organic." A decision is not expected for many months. However, the Marine Stewardship Council says its label promises that fish are not and were caught without harming the local .

There are also labels on coffee. Some coffee growers plant their on land with no natural plants to provide shade from the sun. Other coffee is grown under trees that provide shade for the coffee and homes for . This coffee is labeled "Bird Friendly." The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Council of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., guarantees coffee with the "Bird Friendly" label.

Other food labels include "natural," "cage-free" and "free-range." Experts say it may be harder for the food buyer to decide what these mean. For example, chickens may not have been raised in a cage. Still, they may have been in overcrowded conditions inside a .

The Department of Agriculture will be holding meetings with food producers and the public to try to requirements for labels.

And that's the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, written by Jerilyn Watson. Transcripts and audio files of our reports are on our Web site, voaspecialenglish.com. I'm Steve Ember.

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