English Culture Videos

"Fast Food"

Instructions: Watch this video on fast food and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

According to Randall, the current trend of some Americans is to eat _____.

However, there is often a stereotypical image that Americans only eat fast food, and this isn't true. In fact, I feel that more and more people are eating less and less fast food due to the fact that many restaurants are providing a diversity of options, not just, uh, fried foods, but grilled foods and also salads.

Many restaurants currently offer _____.

Many restaurants are providing a diversity of options, not just, uh, fried foods, but grilled foods and also salads.

Some fast food restaurants give you the option of ordering ______ instead of fries in their combo meals.

In fact, many restaurants and fast food restaurants especially are offering in their combination meals, the opportunity and option to order a baked potato or chili instead of fries, and I think this trend will likely continue.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Use the Internet to compare the nutritional value of a couple of menu items from two popular fast food restaurants. What tactics does the company use in order to attract consumers? What ingredients are included in the item that appeal to diners?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. I think that in many parts of the United States and (in) any big city, you're going to find restaurants and lots of them. However, there is often a stereotypical image that Americans only eat fast food, and this isn't true. In fact, I feel that more and more people are eating less and less fast food due to the fact that many restaurants are providing a diversity of options, not just, uh, fried foods, but grilled foods and also salads.

In fact, many restaurants and fast food restaurants especially are offering in their combination meals, the opportunity and option to order a baked potato or chili instead of fries, and I think this trend will likely continue.