Words in the News (8th July 2015): A good year for smelly fruit
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150708
It may look delicious but this fruit's pungent smell makes it an acquired taste.
Durians, the so-called "king of fruits", are something of a national obsession in Singapore.
And 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for durian lovers, with a bumper crop in neighbouring Malaysia.
That means prices are coming down and sales are going up – much to the delight of buyers and sellers alike.
strong and unpleasant taste or smell
an acquired taste
something you start liking the more you try it
is shaping up
larger amount of fruit than normally grows
great pleasure/ happiness
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