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If you’re a mango lover you might consider this a good problem to have, but for farmers in the Philippines, two million kilograms of surplus mangoes have sent prices plummeting and it’s slashed their income. The government, meanwhile, is trying to make sure that surplus mangoes don’t rot, by encouraging people to buy more and cook more.


get rid of
dispose of, throw away
• Can you please get rid of all your old clothes? There’s no space in the wardrobe!
• I got rid of my old car as soon as I had enough money for a new one.

golden opportunity
excellent chance to do something
• The government is open to investment. It’s a golden opportunity for business!
• The foreign exchange programme is a golden opportunity to learn another language!

sell like hotcakes
sell quickly due to popularity
• Make sure you apply for World Cup tickets early. They sell like hotcakes!
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33 thoughts on “Mango surplus in the Philippines: News Review

  1. It's not just about mangoes! Learn more English vocabulary from the news by watching other News Review programmes – just click here

  2. The commentators mis-represented the meaning of the word"hotcakes" to mean cakes that are hot. Hotcakes is a synonym for a pancakes. For something to sell like a hotcake it must be bought in mass quantities with little effort on the part of the seller, usually so much so that it is hard to keep up with demand.

  3. In our country Filipinos eat mango every day and the other are eating Green mango and they dip in Vinegar or Soy sauce

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  5. I've been reading a lot about minimalism and I love it, that's why I've been getting rid of useless and extra things that I have and focusing on what’s important.

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