Durian Fruit – level 3

27-11-2017 15:00

People celebrated the durian, a tropical fruit found in Malaysia and famous for its pungent smell and unusual taste. The Malaysian town of Bentong held its first International Durian Tourism Festival. Tourists flocked to the town to eat the savoury yet sweet fruit.

Some think that it smells like sewage, rotting meat, or gym socks. The odour is so strong that its consumption is banned from hotels and public transport in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia hopes to expand its export of the durian fruit, which people use in ice-creams and drinks.

Difficult words: pungent (strong, sharp), flock (come in large numbers), savoury (salty or spicy), sewage (waste water), odour (a smell).

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