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Gourmet Cooking

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again on summer vacation plans by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation.

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Woman: Hi Sweetie. Welcome home. We're ready to eat.

Man: Well, there's something I . . .

Woman: We have salmon and your favorite salad.

Man: Oh, yeah. That sounds . . . great.

Woman: Um, what's . . . what's the deal? I worked really hard. Look, Look. For dessert, I made apple pie.

Man: Well . . . under most circumstances . . .

Woman: Hon. What's? You . . . I've never made a pie before. It took me like three hours.

Man: Well, to be honest . . .

Woman: What's wrong? [ Man laughing. ] Don't you like my cooking?

Man: No, no, no.

Woman: I worked really hard!

Man: I know, I know, I know, but to be honest, I just had a hamburger, fries, and a chocolate shake.

Woman: Why? WHY?

Man: I'm sorry. I didn't know.

Woman: I told you this morning I was making something nice. Didn't you listen?

Man: I'm sorry, I forgot. I mean . . . Wait . . .

Woman: Serious.

Man: Yeah, wait. Wait, wait. What are you doing? Why are you putting the food in my shoes?

Woman: So you can enjoy it as you walk to work tomorrow.

Man: Oh, no. I'm sorry!

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • salmon (noun): kind of fish
    - The chef at this restaurant prepares the best salmon with a special sause.

  • What's the deal? (expression): What's the story or situation?
    What's the deal? Do you want to go out to eat or not? We need to decide now.

  • circumstances (noun): situations, facts, or conditions
    - We don't have much money, so I don't want to eat at an expensive restaurant under these circumstances.

  • Hon (noun): short for HONEY and said to people you love like a husband or wife
    - Hon. Can we go out to dinner for my birthday? I really don't want to cook.

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