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5 L IS T E N IN G & S P E A K IN G

a Ask and answer the questions with a


partner.

RESTAURANTS
1 How often do you eat out?
2 What's your favorite...?
a kind of food (Chinese, Italian, etc.)
b restaurant dish
3 How important are these things to
you in a restaurant? Number them 1-4
( 1 = the most important).

[ 1 the food
] the service
] the atmosphere
] the price
4 Have you ever tried English food?
What did you think of it?

b 17))) Read the text about Steve Anderson.


Then listen to P a r t 1 o f an interview with
him, and number the photos in the order he
mentions them.

c Listen again. W hy does he mention


each thing?

d 1 8))) Now listen to P a r t 2 and answer the


questions.
1 What does he say is the best and worst thing
about running a restaurant?
2 W hat’s the main difference between British
STEVE ANDERSON has always had a passion for
and Spanish customers?
food. He was first taught to cook by his mother, who is
3 What kinds o f customers does he find
half Burmese. A fter studying physics in college, he got a
difficult? summer job helping with a cooking course in Italy, where he
4 How does he think eating habits in Spain met several famous chefs. One of them, Alastair Little, later
are changing? hired him as a trainee chef. Two years later, he moved to
Valencia in Spain and opened a restaurant, SeuXerea, now
e W hat about you? Answer the questions with
one of the most popular restaurants in town.
a partner.
1 What was your favorite food when you were
a child?
2 Is there anything that you like / don’t like
cooking?
3 In your country, when people eat out would
they usually tell the chef what they really
think about the food?
4 Do you know anyone who is a “difficult
customer” in restaurants?

6 1A
6 GRAMMAR
simple present and continuous, action and nonaction verbs
a 19))) Listen again to some o f the things Steve said .(C ircle) the form o f the
verb he uses.
1 This week for example, I cook / I ’m cooking nearly every day. We usually close /
are usually closing on Sundays and Mondays, but this Monday is a public
holiday.
2 The British always say / are saying that everything is lovely.
3 Actually, I think I prefer / 1am preferring that honesty, because it helps us to
know what people like.
4 Unfortunately, 1think they get / they're getting worse. People eat / are eating
more unhealthily.
b W ith a partner, say why you think he has chosen each form.

c ^ p.132 Grammar Bank 1A. Learn more about the simple present and the
present continuous, and practice them.

d Make questions to ask your partner with the simple present or continuous.
Ask for more information.
On a typical day Right now / nowadays
- What / usually have for breakfast? - I need to buy any food today?
- / drink soda? How many glasses / - / want anything to eat right now?
drink a day? What?
- Where / usually have lunch? - I take vitamins or food
- What / usually have for lunch supplements right now?
during the week? - / try to cut down on anything
- / ever cook? What / make? right now?
- / prefer eating at home or - I the diet in your country / get
eating out? better or worse?

7 S P E A K IN G

WHAT DO YOU THINK?


1 Men are better cooks than women.
2 Both boys and girls should learn to cook at school.
3 Cheap restaurants usually serve bad food.
4 On a night out with friends, where and what you eat isn’t important.
5 Not all fast food is unhealthy.
6 Every country thinks that their cuisine is the best in the world.

a 1J13))) Listen to two people discussing sentence 1. W ho do you agree with


more, the man or the woman? Why?

b 1 14))) Listen to the phrases in the Useful language box. Copy the intonation.

Useful language: Giving your opinion (1)


I agree. I’m not sure. For example,...
I don’t agree. (I think) it depends. In my opinion...

c In small groups, say what you think about sentences 2 - 6 . Try to use the
U sefu l language phrases.

Online Practice 1A 7
1A
simple present and continuous, action and • W e use the p re se n t c o n tin u o u s (not the s im p le present)
fo r a c tio n s in p ro g re ss at the tim e o f s p e a k in g , e.g., th in g s
nonaction verbs th a t are h a p p e n in g n o w o r a ro u n d now . T h e s e are u s u a lly
s im p le p r e s e n t : / liv e , h e w o rk s , e t c . te m p o ra ry , n o t h a b itu a l a ctio n s.
• R e m e m b e r the s p e llin g ru le s, e.g., living, studying, getting.
1 I w o r k in a b a n k . S h e s t u d ie s R u s s ia n . 1 10)}) • W e a lso use the p re se n t c o n tin u o u s fo r fu tu re a rra n g e m e n ts
W e d o n ’ t h a v e an y pets. Jack d o e s n ’ t w e a r glasses. (see I B ) .
W h e r e d o y o u liv e ? D o e s y o u r b ro th e r h a v e a car?
2 She u s u a lly h a s ce rea l fo r b re a kfa st. a c t io n a n d n o n a c t io n v e r b s
I ’m ne ve r late fo r w o rk .
W e o n ly e a t o u t a b o u t o n ce a m o n th . A W h a t are y o u cooking? 1 12)))
B I’m making pasta.
1 W e use the s im p le p re se n t fo r th in g s th a t are a lw a ys tru e o r A G re a t! I lo v e pasta.
ha p p e n re g u la rly . A W h a t are y o u looking for?
• R e m e m b e r the s p e llin g ru le s fo r th ir d p e rso n s in g u la r, e.g., B M y c a r keys.
lives, studies, watches. A I 'll h e lp y o u in a m in u te .
• R e m e m b e r the w o rd o rd e r fo r qu e stio ns: (q u e stio n w ord ), B B u t I need th e m now !
a u x ilia r y , subject, base fo rm o f verb. Do you know David?
What time does the movie start? • V e rb s th at d e s c rib e actions, e.g., cook, make, ca n be used
2 W e o fte n use the s im p le p resen t w ith ad verb s o ffre q u e n c y , in the s im p le p re se n t o r c o n tin u o u s . I’m m aking lunch.
e.g., usually, never, o r e x p re ss io n s o f fre q u e n cy, e.g., every day, I usually m ake lunch on the weekend.
once a week. • V e rb s th at d e s c rib e states o r feelings (not actio n s), e.g., love,
• A d v e rb s o f fre q u e n cy g o b e fore the m a in verb, an d a fte r be. need, be, are nonaction verbs. T h e y are n o t u s u a lly used in
• E x p re s s io n s o f fre q u e n c y u s u a lly go at the end o f the the p re se n t c o n tin u o u s , even i f w e m ean “n o w .”
sentence o r verb p h rase. agree, be, believe, belong,
• C o m m o n n o n a c tio n verbs are
depend, forget, hate, hear, know, like, love, matter, mean, need,
p r e s e n t c o n t in u o u s : b e + v e r b + - in g prefer, realize, recognize, remember, seem, suppose.

A W h o a r c you w a it i n g fo r? 1 ID )) P Verbs than can be both action and nonaction


B I ’m w a it i n g fo r a frie n d . A fe w verbs have an action and a nonaction meaning,
e.g., have and think.
A Is y o u r s is te r s t ill g o in g o u t w it h A d a m ?
I have a cat now. = possession (nonaction)
B N o , they b ro k e up. She i s n ’ t g o in g o u t w ith anyone
I can't talk now. I'm having lunch. = an action
rig h t now.
1think this music's great. = opinion (nonaction)
What are you thinking about? = an a ction

a C o m p le t e th e s e n t e n c e s w it h th e s im p le p r e s e n t o r b (C i r c l e ) th e c o r r e c t f o r m , s im p le p r e s e n t, o r c o n t in u o u s .
p r e s e n t c o n t in u o u s f o r m s o f th e v e r b s i n p a r e n th e s e s ) .
(T d oift belieyfoj I ’m not believing th a t y o u c o o k e d t h is
We doii’t go to C h in e s e r e s ta u r a n ts v e r y o fte n , (n o t go) m e a l y o u r s e lf.
1 T h e s e d a ys, m o s t c h ild r e n _________ to o m a n y s u g a ry 1 C o m e o n , le t ’s o rd e r. T h e w a ite r comes / is coming.
s n a c k s , (have) 2 K a te doesn’t want / isn’t wanting to h a v e d in n e r n o w .
2 _________ y o u __________a n y v it a m in s r ig h t n o w ? (take) S h e is n ’t h u n g ry .
3 D o n 't e at t h a t s p in a c h i f y o u _________ it. (n o t lik e ) 3 T h e h e a d c h e f is s ic k , s o h e doesn’t work / isn’t working
4 _________ y o u r b o y f r ie n d __________h o w to c o o k to day.
fis h ? (k n o w ) 4 T h e check seems / is seeming v e r y h ig h to m e.
5 W e _________ ta k e -o u t p iz z a s d u r in g th e w eek, (not get) 5 W e 'v e h a d a n a rg u m e n t, s o w e don’t speak /
6 W h a t _________ y o u r m o t h e r __________ ? It s m e lls aren't speaking to e a ch o th e r r ig h t n o w .
g re a t! (m ake) 6 M y m om thinks / is thinking m y d ie t is a w f u l th e s e days.
7 Y o u lo o k sa d . W h a t _________ y o u __________ 7 D o we need / Are we needing to g o s h o p p in g to d a y ?
a b o u t? ( th in k ) 8 C a n I c a ll y o u b a c k ?I have / I ’m having lu n c h r ig h t n o w .
8 T h e d ie t in m y c o u n t r y _________ w o rs e , (get) 9 i d id n 't u s e to lik e o ily f is h , b u t n o w I love / I ’m loving it!
9 H o w o f t e n _________ y o u __________s e a fo o d ? (eat) 10 W h a t do you cook / are you cooking? It s m e lls d e lic io u s !
10 I _________ u s u a lly __________ fis h , (n o t c o o k )