​Farms in the City: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

City farms offer volunteering and training (0)      C       opportunities a place to take schoolchildren on an educational visit, a fun day out for the family and simply the (1)________ to relax and enjoy nature in an urban setting. There are over 60 across the country and 18 in London. Admission is usually free and they (2)________ nearly 3 million visitors each year!

They are (3)________ to help children and adults in urban areas to enjoy natural environments and learn about wildlife. Most city farms (4)________ training courses as well as catering for school visits. Some offer holiday schemes an (5)________ for various activities such as horse riding. They are managed by the local communities who (6)________ together and work to make the farms successful. Most people who work on them are volunteers who (7)________ their spare time to help out.

A variety of traditional farm stock is found on each farm. These include cows, sheep, poultry, goats and horses, all of which are fed and (8)________ by the volunteer staff. Some farms also have (9)________ breeds and unusual animals such as alpacas. When farm staff are available, visitors are able to touch and hold the animals and if you’re there at mealtimes you may even be able to help feed them. Some farms all have large ponds where plants and insects can be (10)________ in their natural habitats.

Of course, city farms can be expensive to run, even if the staff do work for free. The city farms avoid any financial (11)________ though, by selling their products to the public and the (12)________ is used to help provide animal feed, tools, equipment and so on. Many farms run breeding programmes so that they have enough animals to keep the farm stocked and to sell as well.

A B C D
0 times openings opportunities occasions
1 prospect chance probability luck
2 enjoy invite temp attract
3 designed aimed intend proposed
4 perform run manage lead
5 means facilities resources service
6 move join come meet
7 come up take up torn down give up
8 charged with managed with watched out cared for
9 rare uncommon odd weird
10 seen noticed watched experienced
11 concern problems troubles costs
12 salary income finance stock


1.B; 2.D; 3.A; 4.B; 5.B; 6.C; 7.D; 8.D; 9.A; 10.A; 11.B; 12.B

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