148 Sushi

Matt talks about sushi and where he usually eats sushi in Japan.


Todd: OK. Matthew, we are going to talk about food.

Matt: OK.

Todd: What kind of foods do you like?

Matt: Well, now I'm in Japan at the moment, I'm eating a lot of sushi.

Todd: OK.

Matt: I've only got two weeks left here so it's kind of suchi three times a week.

Todd: Oh, wow! You really love the stuff.

Matt: Yeah, it's fun. It's great.

Todd: Where do you eat sushi?

Matt: Well, we either buy it in a supermarket, kind of buy a tray, about a thousand yen, or we'll go down to the conveyor belt restaurant just down the side the university on our way home.

Todd: OK.

Matt: Pick up a few plates.

Todd: The conveyor belt restaurant.

Matt: I don't know the Japanese word for that. We call it the conveyor belt restaurant.

Todd: When you go to sushi, how much does it cost?

Matt: Well, it's 130 yen for one plate, and usually there is two of us that go and usually we spend about one and a half thousand yen (1,500), about ten plates.

Todd: Ten plates!

Matt: Yeah! We like it!

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

at the moment

I'm in Japan at the moment.

"At the moment" means "right now" or as we are speaking.  Notice the following:

  1. Can I call you back?  I'm eating dinner at the moment.
  2. Where are you at the moment?

two weeks left

I've only got two weeks left here.

If you only have "two weeks left" in a place you are only going to be there for two more weeks.  Notice the following:

  1. We have only five weeks left of school.
  2. There are only two weeks left to buy concert tickets.

it's great

It's fun, it's great.

If something is "great" it is very good.  This is a positive adjective similar to fantastic or wonderful.  Notice the following:

  1. I just finished reading a great book.
  2. His new apartment is great!

pick up

Pick up a few plates.

To "pick something up" is to hold it and lift it with your hands.  Notice the following:

  1. Can you pick up that suitcase and put it in the car?  It's really heavy.
  2. She picked up her sister from the chair.


We call it the conveyor belt restaurant.

What you "call" something is the name that you have for it.  Notice the following:

  1. His name is Thomas, but we call him Tubby.
  2. We started calling this park "Paradise" after our first visit.


Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
the moment • days left • great
pick up • call
  1. There are only nine school before our spring vacation.
  2. Can you those things and bring them to the table?
  3. We are staying at my father's house at .
  4. All of his friends him Muppet.
  5. Really? You didn't like it? I thought that movie was .