“Eating Preferences”



Pre-Listening Question

What would you choose for each of these items for the perfect meal?

  • an appetizer
  • the main course
  • a side dish
  • a beverage
  • a drink

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

go through a phase (expression): experience a temporary period of change
– Teenagers often go through a phase during their high school years, and I can’t understand their moods.

smush (up) (verb): crush or smash
– The children smushed their grapes on their plates during lunch.

mushy (adjective): soft and wet
– The sandwiches were really mushy because of the water on the table, and no one wanted to eat them.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

What are some favorite foods that people eat on some of the major holidays in your country? What are the names of these foods, what are the main ingredients, and how are these foods prepared?

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