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"eat like a bird" = eat small portions

"Don't worry about spending too much money because she eats like a bird."

"be stuffed" = be full

"I'm stuffed, and I can't eat another bite."

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Heavenly Pies Restaurant
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary and Grammar
4. Post-Listening
5. Online Investigations

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Finding good restaurants usually isn't a problem for language students; ordering at one can be if you don't know appropriate language expressions. What kinds of questions and expressions would you expect to hear between a customer and a server?

HELPFUL TIP: Don't be afraid to ask questions about the menu. In fact, skip the burger and fries, and trying something new will be both a cultural and language experience.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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[ What are these different audio choices? ]

1. What does the man order?
A. T-bone steak
B. chicken fried steak
C. broiled chicken

2. What does he eat with his meal?
A. fries
B. bread
C. rice

3. What does he have to drink?
A. small juice
B. medium juice
C. large juice

4. What kind of dressing does he ask for?
A. French
B. Italian
C. ranch

5. Why is the restaurant not serving pies today?
A. The baker was hurt at work and can't prepare them.
B. The oven is broken and hasn't been repaired.
C. The restaurant has decided to only sell ice cream.

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Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Describe one restaurant you enjoy visiting and explain three things you like about it the most. In your discussion, include information on the restaurant's service, menu items, pricing, and the place's decor.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Search the Internet for a restaurant near you, download their menu, and practice taking the roles of a customer and server. Then, discuss the positive and negative points about the restaurant including prices, location, and business hours.

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