Eu estou faminto | T.A.B. Course

Hello! This is Eduardo Souto again coming to you from my office in the small city of Guariba - SP.

It's a pleasure to be here once again updating Você pode falar Inglês with some interesting content!

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Vamos praticar nosso inglês através de uma alta dosagem de vocabulário, ouça o diálogo entre Shirley (Australia) e Josh (United States).

O diálogo de hoje apresenta gostos por restaurantes, comidas favoritas entre outros tópicos relacionados.

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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.

Let's understand some important expressions and words used in the dialogue:


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.

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.

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.

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Sobre o Autor:

Eduardo Souto é Professor de Inglês, Empresário e Blogueiro nas horas vagas, 23 anos de idade. Seu principal objetivo é descomplicar o idioma, mostrando que se você quiser você pode falar inglês!
"Um pouco por dia e seu objetivo será alcançado!"
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