Exploring the World of Stinky Cheeses: A Whiff of Adventure!

Have you heard of stinky cheeses? Yes, those smelly ones your grandparents might have eaten. Don’t wrinkle your nose just yet – these cheeses might surprise you with their amazing flavors and textures. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of stinky cheeses and discover what makes them special.
First things first, why do they smell so much? The secret is bacteria – not the bad kind, though! One type of bacteria, b. linens is responsible for the smell. It’s the same bacteria that makes your sweat smell! But in cheese, it’s intentional and adds a unique aroma. The bacteria come from washing the cheese’s rind in salty brine or alcohol. That’s what gives these cheeses their special funkiness.

Now, let’s meet some of these cheesy champions:

Epoisses: This cheese is like the rockstar of stinkiness! People say it was banned from trains because of its strong smell. It’s soft and gooey when ripe, and it’s washed with brandy. Try it with sweet apricot jam for a taste explosion!

Ardrahan: Imagine the salty air from the sea turning into cheese. That’s Ardrahan for you! Made in Ireland, it has a sticky orange rind and comes in different flavors – from slightly tangy to nutty.

Affine au Chablis: This cheese is like Epoisses’ calm cousin. It’s washed in wine and has a bit of smell. Not too strong, though! Spread it on toast with jam for a morning treat.

Rush Creek Reserve: This cheese is wrapped in bark – like a cheesy present! It’s creamy and best enjoyed by spooning it out. The cheese maker in Wisconsin came up with the idea to use winter milk.

Taleggio: Italy brings us Taleggio, a cheese that’s not super stinky, but super tasty! It has a yeasty flavor and can be used in many ways – on sandwiches or even on pizzas.

Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk: All the way from California, this cheese is like a flavor adventure. It’s creamy and gooey, and it gets better as it ages. Just like a good story!

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So, if you’re feeling brave and adventurous, give stinky cheeses a try. They might be smelly, but they’re also full of surprises and deliciousness. Just remember, the smellier the cheese, the more exciting the taste!

Stinky Cheeses Quiz:

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Marked and unmarked Adjectives of measurement

Adjectives are one of the fundamental pieces of grammar in the English language, and surely you must be thinking that you have mastered them by now. However, adjectives can come in many different forms. In this blog post, we will be discussing some adjectives of measurement, specifically marked and unmarked forms.

Adjectives of measurement? Tall and short, right? YES, this is an example of adjectives of measurement. Here are some others:

– Old/Young
– Heavy/Light
– Fast/Slow

The word that is used for the bigger end of the spectrum can also be used to talk about the quality of something in general. We call these unmarked.

Examples:

She is very tall while he is very short – this is marked (as we know what the adjectives are describing.)
How tall are you – this is unmarked (in general – we would not say ‘how short are you’)
Lead is one of the heaviest metals (marked)
Scales measure how heavy something is (they don’t measure how light something is).
The worst thing about The Batman was its length (marked)
What is the length of that table (unmarked- not ‘what is the shortness’)?

Now that you have seen some examples of marked and unmarked adjectives of measurement, let’s test your knowledge with a quiz.

Marked and unmarked adjectives

Can you rewrite these sentences using unmarked adjectives?

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Pokémon GO Might Reduce Mild Depression According to Study

Pokémon defined an entire generation in the 90s and remains extremely popular to this day. Likewise, the Pokémon Go app redefined mobile games. It successfully deployed a new technology: augmented reality. It got people out of the house and made them more active. Now, studies are beginning to see largely positive effects from this.

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The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist. It always comes out with more and more material each day. It plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with. Without a doubt, it is a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Pokémon GO | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Pokémon GO | Fill in the Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

Pokémon GO | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

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Playing location-based games, such as the augmented reality game Pokémon GO, may alleviate non-clinical forms of mild depression, a new study has found. Location-based games are those that revolve and progress around a player’s physical location. This is often monitored using GPS technology. In a new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), researchers examined the effect of location-based mobile gaming on local depression trends.

Using the introduction of Pokémon GO as a case study, the researchers exploited the staggered release of the game over 50 weeks in 2016 into 166 regions in 12 English-speaking countries.

They measured local depression levels using Google Trends data to calculate internet searches for depression-related terms such as “depression,” “stress,” and “anxiety.” Using internet search data is a well-established mechanism for measuring mild depression in medical and public health literature. They found the release of Pokémon GO was associated with a significant short-term decrease in depression-related internet searches.

The authors argue that playing these types of games may reduce mild depression because they encourage outdoor physical activity, face-to-face socialization and exposure to nature. All factors which have all been shown as having a positive impact on mental health.

In the paper, published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, the authors were keen to stress that their findings only relate to those suffering from mild depression—not chronic or severe depressive disorders.