News Exercise # 109
- Why do Myanmar jade traders have such low quality stones?
- What does one official say to disagree with the answer to 1)?
- How fast, according to the speaker, is this mining happening?
- What is the value of Myanmar’s jade mining?
1 The best quality jade is smuggled directly across the border into China.
2 An official at the National Jade Museum said that this hasn’t happened during that last five years, and that most of the jade had been stockpiled.
3 It is going at ‘breakneck speed’, meaning incredibly fast.
4 Thirty billion (30,000,000,000) dollars a year.