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Helsinki in an Ice-cream Cone

Helsinki in an Ice-cream Cone

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Cultural grammar exercise. The material was made under the project "Language learning and teaching in Estonia, Finland and Italy: how to make use of cultural similarities and differences in classroom and in learning through culture" using the tool Instant Grammar on www.thelanguagemenu.com
2012-1-EE1-GRU06-03623-2
Cultural grammar exercise. The material was made under the project "Language learning and teaching in Estonia, Finland and Italy: how to make use of cultural similarities and differences in classroom and in learning through culture" using the tool Instant Grammar on www.thelanguagemenu.com
2012-1-EE1-GRU06-03623-2

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Instructions: Please fill up the gaps below with appropriate forms of verbs mentioned next to the gaps
 
The Finnish capital's most treasured ice cream company __________ (uphold) its legacy by __________ (keep) things simple. One afternoon this spring, before summer suddenly arrived in Helsinki, the elusive Nordic sun wasmaking one of its first appearances of the year. A frosty wind was __________ (ruffle) the feathersof seagulls and the bare branches of the trees along the ocean promenade in Kaivopuisto (WellPark), but a __________ (determine) queue had nevertheless __________ (form) outside of thesturdy, wooden kiosk of Helsingin Jäätelötehdas (Helsinki Ice Cream Factory). Coat-clad families,couples and groups of friends __________ (sit) on nearby benches and ledges with cones full of colourful ice cream. Despite the cold winters, Finns love their __________ (freeze) __________ (treat) – a population of 5.4million consumes 70 million litres of ice cream yearly – and the legendary Helsingin Jäätelötehdas, __________ (found) in 1922, __________ (enjoy) an unabashedly beloved status. Many people have __________ (enjoy) the same flavours since childhood, and an informal survey of Helsinki residentswill quickly __________ (reveal) that the brand is widely __________ (consider) the city's best. Nevertheless, the grandchildren of the Italian immigrant family who started the company still runit with hands-on devotion. The job isn't always glamorous and the future is by no __________(mean) certain, but __________ (keep) things small has __________ (allow) the Magis to __________(maintain) the company's original promise of freshness. Always freshThe enterprise was __________ (start) by six immigrant brothers from Tuscany. Noticing theabsence of ice cream vendors in the Finnish capital, the brothers __________ (begin) to __________(make) ice cream __________ (use) familiar Italian recipes and __________ (open) a cart in the centreof town. During the winters they __________ (make) and __________ (sell) angel figurines to __________ (make) __________ (end) __________ (meet) . Today the company is __________ (run) by sisters Annette and Tina Magi and their husbands Petriand Björn. Its 18 flavours are __________ (make) in a factory on Mäkelänkatu and __________ (sell)the __________ (follow) day. "We have no plans to __________ (expand) to __________ (store) sales because we __________ (want)
Helsinki in an ice cream cone
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our product to __________ (be) fresh," Annette Magi __________ (say) . "On hot days we __________(make) the ice cream in two shifts. It never __________ (stay) in freezer for a month or even a week,and people can __________ (taste) that. That’ __________ (s) probably why they __________ (like) it somuch." The soft texture, generous portions, pure flavours and deep pastel colours of Helsingin Jäätelötehdas ice cream certainly inspire loyalty. So much so, in fact, that introducing new varietieshas proven tricky. A couple of years have __________ (pass) since the company __________ (come)out with a new flavour. "If we __________ (want) to __________ (introduce) a new flavour we have to __________ (get) rid of one as well, mainly because of space constraints," Magi __________ (say) . Helsinki mainstay The company's insistence on remaining small amidst the large, international companies thatoccupy Helsinki's other ice cream stands also means looking ahead only a few years at a time. Thecity periodically __________ (allow) bidding on the city’ __________ (s) kiosks, and Helsingin Jäätelötehdas is up against companies many times its size. Meanwhile, income depends wholly on the weather. "There are a lot of factors we simply can’tcontrol. Weather is the one single thing that __________ (bring) our sales up or down," Magi __________ (say) . "An ice cream cone is such a small purchase that global economic trends don'taffect us. But even one or two rainy summers can be a real blow." Annette's and Tina's children are still in their teens, so it's too early to __________ (tell) if familyownership will __________ (carry) on to the next generation. For now, she and her family will __________ (continue) __________ (focus) on the product itself and __________ (hope) that the city'skiosk rental costs will __________ (remain) within the company's means. "I have no idea what will __________ (happen) in the future," she __________ (continue) . "This reallyis a Helsinki mainstay and people love it, but it isn't something you get rich from. This is a lifestylefor us."
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The Finnish capital's most treasured ice cream company upholds its legacy by keeping thingssimple. One afternoon this spring, before summer suddenly arrived in Helsinki, the elusive Nordic sun wasmaking one of its first appearances of the year. A frosty wind was ruffling the feathers of seagulls and the bare branches of the trees along the ocean promenade in Kaivopuisto (WellPark), but a determined queue had nevertheless formed outside of the sturdy, wooden kioskof Helsingin Jäätelötehdas (Helsinki Ice Cream Factory). Coat-clad families, couples and groups of friends sat on nearby benches and ledges with cones full of colourful ice cream. Despite the cold winters, Finns love their frozen treats a population of 5.4 million consumes70 million litres of ice cream yearly and the legendary Helsingin Jäätelötehdas, founded in1922, enjoys an unabashedly beloved status. Many people have enjoyed the same flavourssince childhood, and an informal survey of Helsinki residents will quickly reveal that the brandis widely considered the city's best. Nevertheless, the grandchildren of the Italian immigrant family who started the company still runit with hands-on devotion. The job isn't always glamorous and the future is by no meanscertain, but keeping things small has allowed the Magis to maintain the company'soriginal promise of freshness. Always freshThe enterprise was started by six immigrant brothers from Tuscany. Noticing the absence of icecream vendors in the Finnish capital, the brothers began to make ice cream using familiarItalian recipes and opened a cart in the centre of town. During the winters they made and sold angel figurines to make ends meet . Today the company is run by sisters Annette and Tina Magi and their husbands Petri and Björn.Its 18 flavours are made in a factory on Mäkelänkatu and sold the following day. "We have no plans to expand to store sales because we want our product to be fresh,"Annette Magi says . "On hot days we make the ice cream in two shifts. It never stays infreezer for a month or even a week, and people can taste that. That’ s probably why they like it so much." The soft texture, generous portions, pure flavours and deep pastel colours of Helsingin Jäätelötehdas ice cream certainly inspire loyalty. So much so, in fact, that introducing new varietieshas proven tricky. A couple of years have passed since the company came out with a newflavour. "If we want to introduce a new flavour we have to get rid of one as well, mainly because of space constraints," Magi says .
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