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Tacos for Two

Daniel shares with Olga how to make tacos for a special dinner guest.

Daniel: Hey Olga, how are you?

Olga: Hi, and how are you Daniel?

Daniel: I'm fine thanks. I need to ask you a favor.

Olga: Sure, what's up?

Daniel: Well I'm trying to impress a girl and I need to cook something for her.

Olga: I see.

Daniel: So I was thinking of Mexican food.

Olga: Wow, that's a good option.

Daniel: What can you recommend me?

Olga: Why don't you cook tacos?

Daniel: OK.

Olga: It's fairly simple and I think you can do it. Can you get tortillas?

Daniel: I might be able to get them but I'm not really sure.

Olga: Well if you get them then I can just cook the meat, you know. It's really easy, like in a pan, a fry pan, you just fry it with onion, salt, pepper, and maybe a little bit of chilli peppper. Do you like it hot?

Daniel: I would rather not to have it that hot. It's the first date.

Olga: Yeah, but you know it's romantic.

Daniel: OK.

Olga: Maybe just a bit. So yeah you just cut a little bit of chilli pepper and put it inside and when you've made this you just put it inside a tortilla, wrap it and maybe put some salad like lettuce and tomato on top with a little bit of cream.

Daniel: OK, what kind of cream?

Olga: The one that's not sweet, you know the natural cream.

Daniel: That white one?

Olga: Yeah, right and are you sure about the tortillas?

Daniel: Just explain me so in case I cannot get them.

Olga: Just get corn flour.

Daniel: Corn flour?

Olga: Yeah, I think you can get it anywhere or at least on the internet and you just mix it with some water and maybe a little bit of salt and make like a...

Daniel: Pastry?

Olga: Yeah and just take a little round ball the size that you can hold it in your hand and you know like extend it to make the shape of the tortilla and just heat it up in the pan without any oil or anything and it's done like in one minute.

Daniel: Wow that's really easy. You think it's going to work?

Olga: Of course.

Daniel: Thanks.

Olga: You're welcome.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson



Well, I'm trying to impress a girl.

You try to 'impress' someone by acting in a way that will make her notice or like you. Notice the following:

  1. He always does something foolish when he is trying to impress girls.
  2. He really impressed me with his hard work.

first date


It's the first date.

The 'first date' is the first romantic appointment that you have with someone. Common date activities are going out to eat or going to movies. Notice the following:

  1. We were both really nervous on our first date.
  2. This is the restaurant we went to for our first date.



Wrap it and put some lettuce and tomato on top.

When you 'wrap' something, you cover it on all sides. Notice the following:

  1. Make sure the baby is wrapped in the blanket really tight so she changes.
  2. The chicken is actually wrapped in bacon.

in case


Just explain it to me in case I cannot get them

You can use the phrase 'in case' to describe what you will do if a particular event happens. Notice the following:

  1. In case it rains during the picnic, we have a big tent that we can sit under.
  2. We should make sure to leave very early, just in case the traffic is bad.



You must extend it to make the shape of the tortilla.

When you 'extend' something, you make it longer or wider. This can either be used for a physical object or a time or deadline. Notice the following:

  1. My boss extended the deadline for my project, so I'm feeling much less stressed.
  2. You need to make sure that the oil extends to the edge of the pan.

Vocabulary Quiz

impresses • first date • wrap
case • extend
  1. I want to my vacation for another week.
  2. Her ability to speak 5 languages always people.
  3. He was finally brave enough to ask her out on a .
  4. In my phone doesn't have signal in the stadium, let's make a plan now.
  5. I bought his birthday present, but we still need to it.
Answer the following questions about the interview.


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