127 Favorite Restaurant


Listen to six people talk about their favorite places to go out for a meal.

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Sarah / England
speakerMy favorite restaurant would have to be a chicken restaurant called "Nando's." The menu is predominantly chicken and it's Portuguese style, so it's spicy. You can choose a spice and you can have it in the form of chicken on the bone, or you can have chicken burgers or chicken pitas. It's so very, very tasty and you can choose what different sides you have. It's so very, very nice.

Paul / England
speakerMy favorite restaurant is an Italian restaurant called "Napoli." It has some fantastic, delicious pizzas, mostly using thin base, again, which is common in Italian cooking. The quality of the ingredients is really good and very, very fresh, and the cooking isn't a long process. And so, you'd really get a feel for the Mediterranean when you eat there.

Warren / Canada
speakerI'd say my favorite restaurant is something that has a lot of variety. I think it's quite common, maybe in a pub especially, to have food, not only from Canada but from around the world, so you might be able to get some Thai food or Japanese food, but it usually got a little bit of a Canadian twist to it.

Rese / Botswana
speakerMy favorite restaurant would have to be Nando's, actually. They have good choices for different sizes of chicken, from half to quarter to full-sized chickens, and they've got different flavors, which they spread on those chickens, that you can get. The French fries that come with the chicken are also quite tasty.

Dani / England
speakerI don't really have a most favorite restaurant, I guess. Right now, though, if I have to say what my favorite restaurant would be, it would probably be the Italian Tomato Cafe. They serve a lot of different pastas there. They actually have a really nice one on the menu at the moment with pumpkin and cream dressing, and it's just delicious.

Katia / Mexico
speakerYes, there's a very good restaurant. It's a tacos restaurant. They have very good tacos, with different kinds of sauces. Only one kind of meat, but the variety of sauces makes it really good.

Matt / United States
speakerI think my favorite restaurant right now is Ramen Noodle Shop near where I live. It's my favorite because it's very cheap; it's less than five dollars for one bowl of noodles, but you can actually get as many bowls as you want for that same one price. So, it's very cheap and it tastes all right, too, so that's where I go most often.

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predominantly

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The menu is predominantly chicken.

Predominantly means mostly. Notice the following:

  1. Sports fans are usually predominantly male.
  2. In America, most politicians are predominantly rich, older, white men.

base

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It has some fantastic, delicious pizzas, mostly using thin base.

The base of a soup or sauce is the most basic element that makes it. Notice the following:

  1. The soup has a very salty base.
  2. The pasta sauce requires a tomato base.

twist to

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It usually got a little bit of a Canadian twist to it.

Here, twist to means style or flavor. Notice the following:

  1. Most Hollywood movies have an American twist to them.
  2. The story had an interesting twist to it.

tasty

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The French fries that come with the chicken are also quite tasty.

Tasty is a casual way to say delicious. Notice the following:

  1. That was a very tasty meal.
  2. The soup was delicious but the pasta was not very tasty.

just

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They actually have a really nice one on the menu and it's just delicious.

The word 'just' can sometimes mean very. Notice the following:

  1. Everything was just perfect at the wedding.
  2. The ending to the movie was just incredible.

 

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
predominantly • base • twist to
tasty • just
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  2. The view from the hotel was amazing.
  3. That restaurant has an Latin it.
  4. The in this soup is really easy to make.
  5. These burgers are so .