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Topic 2. Meals Out.

Task 12. Read and complete the dialogue. For 1-16 choose the cor­rect answer (A, B, C). Explain your choice. Learn the dialogue by heart. Be ready to present it with your partner.

— Do you need (1)______ (Asomething; Banything; Cnothing) else?

— Let's have a look. We have got (2)____________ (Ano; Bsome; Cany) ap­ples, but there aren't (3) (Ano; Bany; Csome) grapes. And there

isn't (4)_____ (Asome; Bany; Cno) coffee, but we have got (5)______________ (Ano;

B any; C some) tea.

— Is there (6)______ (Aany; Bsome; Cno) orange juice left, or did

(7)___ (A somebody; B anybody; C nobody) finish it?

— There is (8)______ (Afew; Ba little; Clittle), but there isn't (9)______________

(A many; B much; C more), so we need (10)____________ (A any; B ; no C some)

(11)____ (A most; B more; C less).

— And vegetables? Have we got (12)___________ (Amuch; Bmore; Cmany)


— Well, I can see (13)_________ (A afew; B ;little Cfew) carrots, but

there aren't (14)________ (Amuch; Bmany; Cmore) onions.

— Oh, and don't forget we need a lot of crisps. My nieces are com­ing tomorrow.

— Right then. I think that's everything. Let's go! By the way, how (15) (Amuch; Bmany; Cfew) money have you got?

— Very (16)_____ (A lot; B much; C many).

Task 13. Play the alphabet game with products you have bought for party. Continue around the class.

— Hello, I have bought some apples in the greengrocer. And you?

— Hi! I have bought some apples in the greengrocer, some bread in the baker's. What about you?

— Oh, I have bought some apples in the greengrocer, some bread in the baker's, some chocolate in the sweet shop.


You are expecting some guests to come. In your fridge there are some food. How will you cook all that? Write some receipts. Be ready to present them. Usesome, any, much, many, few, little as many times as you can.



Topic 2. Meals Out.


We in our family have three meals a day: breakfast in the morning, dinner at about 3 p.m. and supper in the evening. As all of us work or study and have to get up early our breakfast is usually a hasty meal, we just have a bite. Most often it is a sausage or cheese sandwich or buttered bread with jam or marmalade and tea or coffee, or cocoa. On weekdays our dinner is not a fancy thing as a rule. We begin with a glass of juice: my parents like tomato juice and I prefer apple or orange juice. Then comes a starter: herring and onions, seasoned with oil and vinegar, and boiled potatoes; or some meat or vegetable salad, according to the season. For the first course we have soup. My father likes cabbage soup with sour-cream; my mother’s favourites are noodle and pea soups. I prefer clear soup with minced meat pies. But we never quarrel about it. My mother is an excellent cook and we enjoy all her dishes. For the second course we have fish and chips, or chops, or cutlets with stewed vegetables; or now and then stuffed pepper. We usually have spices with the meat course: pepper, mustard and vinegar. Then there is stewed fruit, tea or coffee to finish with. Dinner is the most substantial meal of the day. Supper comes at 7 and it is usually a light meal of an omelette or scrambled eggs with bacon, sometimes pancakes with honey or jam and milk.

Many students of our University have lunch or dinner at the canteen, especially if they have 6 or 8 hours of studies running. It is a self-service room. There are no waiters or waitresses to wait upon us. So first we get a tray, spoons, forks and knives. Then we take some bread at the beginning of the counter. There is always quite a good choice of dishes on the menu and you can have something to your taste. We pay for our food at the cash-desk, then go to a table, sit down and have a meal. To tell you the truth, the dishes at the canteen are usually done to a turn, they are never over- or underdone. But it is not often that we have a substantial meal at the University, more often we go to the buffet to have a snack. Normally, it is a piece of pie or cake, or a bun with a glass of tea, cocoa, coffee or juice.

As for me, I prefer to have meals at home. There is nothing like home-made dishes. But I’m glad we can sometimes dine out for a change. (+ Fast Food)


Additional Text 2. Fast Food.


A new American fast-food chain has just opened its first restaurant in Britain. Because of the success of Mcdonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, I was interested to see if “The Neshville Superburger Bar” had anything new to offer. The restaurant was so brightly-lit that I wished I’d brought my sunglasses. Once I got used to the light I rather liked the place. It was spotlessly clean – almost antiseptic! Although there was a long queue, the service was incredibly fast. The menu was limited to a variety of hamburgers and the prices were very reasonable. I had the “Giant Superburger” which was served with a generous helping of french fries. Although the burger itself was rather tasteless, there was a large selection of spices and sauces on every table and the french fries were the best I’ve ever tasted. This kind of restaurant is obviously meant for young people in a hurry. I was amazed to see that many customers preferred to eat standing though there were seats available. Most of the customers were under 25 and alone. Everybody seemed to be drinking milk-shakes.

Although it’s a quick and efficient way of taking nourishment, you wouldn’t choose the “Nashville” for a quiet and romantic evening with a friend. Although I wasn’t in hurry I was in, fed

and out in 10 minutes. It reminded me very much of a motorway filling station.


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