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"fill up on" = become full

"Hey, don't fill up on potato chips before lunch. You still need to eat your vegetables."

"whip up" = quickly prepare

"Could you whip up a simple salad for the barbecue?"

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[ Quiz Script ]

Joe's Hamburger Restaurant
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level:Topic: Type:Speakers:Length:
difficultrestaurantsconversationtwo men 1:59

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What kinds of items would you expect to find at a fast food restaurant? Also, name three possible problems that could occur at such a restaurant in terms of service and food preparation.

HELPFUL TIP: Fast food menus now provide a wider selection of healthy choices including salads. Consumers are becoming more health conscious, and restaurants are trying to meet this demand.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Why does the customer not buy the recommended sandwich at the beginning of the conversation?
A. It is too expensive.
B. He is not interested in ordering a burger.
C. He fears the food will make him sick.

2. What does the combo meal NOT come with?
A. an order of fries
B. a dessert
C. a sandwich

3. How does the specialty drink get its name?
A. It contains a wide range of ingredients.
B. It is prepared in the kitchen sink.
C. It comes in a very large cup.

4. Why was the man surprised by the price of his meal?
A. He thought the drink should have been included.
B. He felt the meal was way overpriced.
C. He was charged for two sandwiches instead of one.

5. What does the customer decide to do at the end of the conversation?
A. He orders something from the restaurant menu.
B. He decides to look for another place to eat.
C. He plans to come in a week when the prices are lower.

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Discuss your favorite fast food restaurant and why you choose to eat there. Include details about price, food selection, quality, customer service, atmosphere, and convenience. Compare two fast two restaurants in your city using the points above.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Although there are many fastfood restaurants, their menus are not the same. In fact, the nutritional value of their items can be quite different. Use the Internet to compare the ingredients of hamburgers from two or more restaurants including (1) the serving size, (2) number of calories, and (3) total amount of fat, sodium, and carbohydrates. Finally, make a recommendation on which hamburger provides the best money and nutritional value.

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