Views #856 | Intermediate 5

Grilled Treats

Ivan talks about satay and the types of meat he enjoys eating.
Todd: So for the Satay you can have beef, chicken, liver, mutton. Now, people might not know what mutton is. What is mutton?

Ivan: Mutton is a lamb’s meat.

Todd: Lamb’s meat. Or sheep’s meat.

Ivan: Sheep’s meat, yeah. And it’s… well actually, personally that is the meat that I most like.

Todd: Oh really, that’s your favorite?

Ivan: Yeah it’s my favorite. It tastes like different and just… if I find a juicy one and it’s my wonder of the world maybe. It’s really hard to find it anywhere else outside of Indonesia maybe because lack of lambs? I don’t know.

Todd: Yeah, maybe.

Ivan: So once I find one I really cherish that moment.

Todd: Now in your city, is it common for people to eat in street stalls?

Ivan: Yes, we have lots of hawkers in Jakarta. I mean, you can find meat ball sellers, you can find any street smoking vender shops and then you can find any… yeah, you can eat Nasi Goreng or Mi Goreng in the road also. Like maybe, well usually, when there’s a traffic jam going on, usually when you can find some hawkers you can just “Hey, I want Nasi Goreng”, they just go get and give it to us and you can eat.

Todd: From your car, you call to the people and they bring you the food?

Ivan: Yeah, yeah they bring you the food. Or maybe sometimes we just park in anywhere and then if you see a hawker that sells Nasi Goreng you can just order and you can eat in there.

Todd: Wow, that’s pretty cool.

Ivan: Yeah, so it’s anywhere, basically, you can eat anywhere.

Todd: I think I would gain a lot of weight.

Ivan: Yeah, so…

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson



Personally that's the meat I like.

We use the word 'personally' when we give our opinion about something.  Notice the following:

  1. Personally, I just don't like it.
  2. I, personally, loved the movie.

my wonder of the world


It's my wonder of the world.

Here, we use the phrase 'my wonder of the world' to talk about something that is really special for us.  Notice the following:

  1. A fine red wine is my wonder of the world.
  2. My wonder of the world would be chocolate mousse.

lack of lambs


It's hard to find because of lack of lambs.

The phrase 'lack of' means there is not enough or none of something.  Notice the following:

  1. Many villagers suffer from a lack of food.
  2. The was a lack of funding for the project.

cherish that moment


I really cherish that moment.

We 'cherish' an experience that is very special to us.  Notice the following:

  1. They cherished the moment their first child was born.
  2. I cherished the moment I graduated.

going on


There's a traffic jam going on.

The phrase 'going on' talks about an event, activity or situation that is in progress.  Notice the following:

  1. There's a party going on at Kim's house.
  2. What's going on tonight?

Vocabulary Quiz

personally • wonder • lack of
cherish • going on
  1. Sometimes there is a water in the city during the dry season.
  2. Weddings are a moment to .
  3. Cakes are like a of the world for her.
  4. People were running everywhere and screaming.  For a moment I had no idea what was .
  5. , I don't understand why she likes him.
Answer the following questions about the interview.


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