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  1. The Chinese food that I like is Chinese food.
  2. Mix the ingredients until they begin to in the bowl.
  3. I think your idea well.
  4. You don't have anything in Canada.
  5. There are a lot of food near the bus station.
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886 Mexican Food
Diego talks with Rebecca about some Mexican food dishes.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

anything like that

I don't think we have anything like that in Australia.

The phrase 'anything like that' means the same thing as 'anything similar'.  Notice the following:

  1. Wow, I've never seen anything like that!
  2. We don't have anything like a listening lab in our school.

that would work

I don't think that would work.

We use the phrase 'that would work' to talk about a method or a plan that helps us get what we want.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm not sure, but I think that would work.
  2. That didn't work in the past so I don't think it would work now.

tacos stands

There's a lot of taco stands in Mexico.

'Stands' are small stalls or carts that sell things like food, newspapers and magazines, souvenirs, etc. They are often found along the street on footpaths.  Notice the following:

  1. You can buy a map at the news stand on the corner.
  2. My favorite burger stand is next to our school.

stand up

Do they stand up or are they round ones?

Here, 'stand up' is used in an interesting but uncommon way; it means fried to a crispy texture.  Notice the following:

  1. They don't stand up like corn chips.
  2. No, the tacos don't stand up. They're soft.

Not true Mexican

The tacos in Australia are not true Mexican tacos.

Here, 'true' means real, genuine or same as the original.  Notice the following:

  1. Taco Bell's not true Mexican, but I love it!
  2. Sure it's fun, but Guitar Hero's not anything like true playing.