1. Q: What are these things?
A: They’re asparagus. / It’s asparagus.
(Note: The word "asparagus" is a noncount noun, but you’ll hear Americans use it in both the singular and plural form.)
A: They’re asparagus spears.
2. Q: What time of the year do they come out of the ground?
A: They come out of the ground in the spring.
3. Q: How do you harvest them?
A: You cut them at the base of the plant near the ground.
4. Q: What can you do with them?
A: You can use asparagus in salads or stir fry. You can also roast asparagus in the oven. Some people like to eat raw asparagus.
5. Do you like asparagus?
A: Yes, I do. / No, I don’t.
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