Views #1315 | Intermediate (B1)

You know a good place?

Shirley is hungry and wants to eat lunch so she asks Josh for some ideas about where they can eat.

Shirley: Josh, I’m really hungry now. Do you know a good restaurant we could go to?

Josh: Yes, there’s a really great chicken restaurant near my house.

Shirley: Chicken?

Josh: Yeah, they have lots of different types of chicken. They have fried chicken, baked chicken, broiled chicken, and so on.

Shirley: Hmm, chicken. You know, I don’t really like chicken that much. Do you know about somewhere else, somewhere that doesn’t have chicken or beef?

Josh: Yes, there’s a vegetarian restaurant near my house, too. But it’s in the opposite direction.

Shirley: Great. Okay, what kind of food do they have?

Josh: They have lots of salads, fresh salads. And they also have some stirfry.

Shirley: Okay, and what’s the restaurant like?

Josh: The restaurant is really nice. It’s pretty small, and there’s not a lot people usually.

Shirley: Okay. Is it light or dark inside the restaurant?

Josh: It’s a little bit dark but the food is really good.

Shirley: Okay. What about the tables? Do they have tablecloths or do they not have tablecloths?

Josh: There’s no tablecloths and the tables are a little bit low.

Shirley: What about the price of the food? Is it expensive or is it cheap?

Josh: It’s very cheap.

Shirley: Hmm, that’s good.

Josh: Yeah. For example, you can buy a salad for only 5 dollars.

Shirley: Wow. That is cheap.

Josh: It is.

Shirley: Okay. What about a soup?

Josh: A soup is usually 6 dollars but they’re really good.

Shirley: Okay. Well, I have my car today, so is there parking at the restaurant?

Josh: There’s some parking but there’s actually a lot nearby.

Shirley: Okay, so no problem to park my car.

Josh: It’s no problem.

Shirley: Great. Then, let’s go for vegetarian.

Josh: Okay, sounds great.

End of Transcript

Answer these questions about the interview.
Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary



They have fried chicken and broiled chicken.

Broiled food is cooked by direct heat. Notice the following:

  1. I love to eat broiled fish.
  2. Broiled food is usually healthy.

and so on


They have fried chicken, baked chicken, broiled chicken, and so on.

And so on means et cetera or more like this. Notice the following:

  1. You sell apples, oranges, bananas and so on.
  2. They serve soups, salads, pastas and so on.



And they also have some stir-fry.

Stir-fry is food cooked quickly in a pan (often a wok) at high heat. Notice the following:

  1. I love to eat chinese stir-fry.
  2. Stir-fry is tasty but often not healthy.



Do they have tablecloths?

A tablecloth is a cover for a table. Notice the following:

  1. Nice restaurants often have white tablecloths.
  2. When we have guests for dinner, my mom uses a tablecloth.

sounds great


Okay, sounds great.

The phrase sounds great means you agree with an idea or sugguestion. Notice the following:

  • Let's meet tomorrow for lunch.
  • Sounds great!



let’s go for vegetarian.

A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat. Notice the following:

  1. She is vegetarian but eats dairy products.
  2. I tried to be vegetarian but I missed eating fish.

Vocabulary Quiz

broil • so on • tablecloth
stir-fry • sounds great • vegetarian
  1. I like to noodles and veggies.
  2. You have shirts, pants, ties and .
  3. Your idea .
  4. She is a so she eats lots of salad.
  5. I spilled wine on the .
  6. I love to chicken.

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