IELTS LISTENING – Agricultural Park S21GT2


Agricultural Park

Instructor: Welcome to Green Veil Agricultural Park. As you know, we’ve only been open a week, so you’re amongst our first visitors. We have lots of fascinating indoor and outdoor exhibits on our huge complex, spreading hundreds of Hector’s. Our remit is to give educational opportunities to the wider public, as well as the offer research sites for a wide variety of agriculturists and other scientists. Let’s start by seeing what there is to do. As you can see here on our giant war plan. We’re now situated in the reception block here. As you walk out of the main door into the park, there’s a path you can follow. If you follow this route, you’ll immediately come into the rare breed section where we keep a wide variety of animals, which I shall be telling you a little more about later. Next to this moving east is the large grazing area for the rap breeds. Then further east in the largest section of our park is the forest area south of a grazing area. And in fact, just next to the reception block is our experimental crop area in the middle of the park. This circular area is our lake, these two small rectangular shapes here. Ah, the fish farms where we re a fish for sale. To the east of those is the marsh area, which attracts a great many migrant birds in the southeastern corner. Beyond the marsh is our market garden area, growing vegetables and flowers. All these areas can be visited by the general public for almost all the year, although please take note of the large signs of the entrance to each area, which tell which tell you when certain areas are being used for particular controlled experiments and are therefore temporarily out of bounds to the public. You conceive yourself what a huge area of the park covers and a key question is always How can we move around? Well, you have a choice of means. All environmentally friendly cars are banned in the park. We have bicycles which you can hide behind the reception block here, healthy ones that you can go on foot on DH. Finally, there’s our electric tram part from solar cells. You find more information about this at the front entrance. A good place to start on your tour is the rare brief section. We keep goats, sheep and hens and other kinds of poultry. We’re also thinking of bringing cows and horses, but we do not as yet have facilities for these bigger animals. The animals are fed in public twice a day on a short lecture given on their feeding habits and nutritional needs. These are very popular with the public, but of course you mustn’t lose sight of the main purpose of having this section not has such to preserve rare animals, but to maintain the diversity of breeds, broaden the gene pool for agricultural development. Greenmail changes with the seasons with different events happening at different times of the year, may well be perhaps our most spectacular month with the arrival of the Canada geese and when our fruit trees will be in full blossom. But there are interesting events on all year round for example, John Hey, vers are expert fly fisherman is currently giving displays on the lake. Each of the sections has its own seasonal calendar. Please consult the summary board at the main entrance on the final section, as we return to the reception blocks is the orchard do take time to browse around our shop. There’s a wide selection of books on wild life, some of them written by local authors on the history of farming, including organic farming, something which the park will be diversifying into in the coming months.


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