- meteorological /mee-tee-er-uh-LOJ-i-kuhl/
- consume /kuhn-SOOM/
- to spare /to-SPAIR/
- spacious /SPEY-shuhs/
- sweet tooth /sweet tooth/
[adjective] relating to weather conditions
The country will be experiencing a long sunny day based on the meteorological results.
[verb] to eat or drink
He had a prodigious appetite, being able to consume nine pounds of steak at a meal.
[verb] if you have time, money, etc. to spare, you have more than you need
I arrived at the station with more than an hour to spare.
[adjective] large and with a lot of space
The house was spacious and had rooms for the house serfs and apartments for visitors.
[noun] a strong liking for sweet foods
Children often have a sweet tooth, that’s why they love chocolates.
1. Climate – During hot summer months, ice cream consumption increases. Kanazawa citizens consume frozen treats even when the temperature drops down to 5 degrees. In Ishikawa Prefecture, it rains on half of the days, so people spend more time indoors and eat luxury grocery items mostly to indulge.
2. Household expenses – When two households work, they earn more and spend more on consumption. Kanazawa citizens also spend more on confectionery, coffee, cocoa, and other luxury groceries because they have the cash to spare, according to a report.
3. and 4. – Retail and Lifestyle. Ishikawa Prefecture is the second in terms of the number of department stores and general merchandise stores per 100,000 people, which makes it a highly convenient place to shop. To encourage people more, retailers often offer 40 to 50 percent discounts when buying ice cream products in bulk. Furthermore, because of the spacious houses, most responders to the questionnaire said that they have at least two refrigerators at home to stock up ice cream products and eat them whenever they want to.
5. Preference – Lastly, a report also added that Kanazawa citizens turn out to have a sweet tooth. The prefecture is actually one of the top-ranking cities in Japan when it comes to spending money on cakes, chocolate, Castella sponge cakes, and other sweets.
Let’s face it, almost all of us have a weak spot for some sweet indulgence. Whether it’s ice cream, chocolate, cookies, cake, or doughnuts, it does feel good to treat yourself every once in a while.
- What are the five featured keywords that are mentioned in the article?
- How is climate connected to Kanazawa people’s craving for ice cream?
- What prefecture is the second in terms of the number of department and general merchandise stores?
- What do the retailers offer to encourage people to buy more ice cream?
- According to the article, what prefecture is one of the most distinguished cities in Japan when it comes to spending on sweets?
- In your opinion, what does “having a sweet tooth” mean?
- Have you ever crave for an ice cream or any sweets? Tell me more about it.
- Should we be concern about the Kanazawa citizens’ high consumption of ice cream? Please explain your answer.
- In what season is ice cream popular in your city? Please explain your answer.
- In what manner do you think we can healthily consume ice cream?