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IELTS Writing Podcast

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Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...


85. Should Countries Depend on Homegrown Produce to Feed Their Population?

Some people believe that countries should produce the food to feed their population and import as little as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


domestic produce

domestically grown produce

homegrown produce


food imports

imported produce

depend on global markets for food


depend on

be dependent on

rely on

be reliant on


at risk of starvation

suffer/face hunger


If flooding hit the rice production of Thailand and Vietnam, the two biggest rice exporters to China, its supply would decrease dramatically. This in turn would result in a significant increase in the price which the poorest would not be able to afford. This would lead to hunger since rice is the staple food in China.


the unemployment rate

the jobless rate



agricultural workers



grow crops

raise animals for slaughter

switch to

large employment losses

earn an income

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