People in New Zealand look for food – level 2

15-04-2022 15:00

In 2010 and 2011, two big earthquakes destroyed more than 7,500 homes in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island.

A part of the city became too dangerous to build new houses there. Empty streets and backyard gardens stayed, and fruit trees continued to grow fruit.

Inflation and prices increased very much in recent years, and people looked for ways to get cheap food. They turned to foraging, or going from place to place to find things which they could eat, and they discovered the wild gardens in Christchurch.

Many people started to enjoy this activity, since they could spend more time in nature, and they learned about what grew at what time of year. They said that wild fruit tasted better than the fruit from supermarkets.

Difficult words: backyard (the area behind a house), inflation (when prices are growing, and the power of money is smaller), turn to (to start doing something new).

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