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Fruits and Veggies

Meg talks about eating healthy foods and the types of fruits and vegetables she likes.

Todd: So Meg, you look like a healthy person. Do you eat lots of fruits and vegetables?

Meg: I do eat lots of fruits and vegetables, especially fruit. I love to eat fruit because it's so sweet.

Todd: Yeah? What fruits do you like?

Meg: I love bananas because they're so healthy for you. And so usually, in the morning for breakfast, I'll have a banana. I also love blueberries. Blueberries are my favorite fruit. But sometimes, they're expensive so I can't often eat blueberries.

Todd: Oh, I agree. Blueberries are so good. I love blueberries in oatmeal.

Meg: That's a good idea. I love to have blueberries in muffins.

Todd: Oh, that's nice. Well, you bake. Do you bake blueberry muffins?

Meg: I do bake blueberry muffins, and also blueberry bread, blueberry pancakes, many blueberry things.

Todd: Wow. That's great. So are there any fruits you don't like?

Meg: I don't like kiwi actually because the flavor is okay but the fruits is too soft. So usually, I don't want to eat kiwi.

Todd: Oh well, I love kiwi. I love kiwi and bananas. It's very good.

Meg: Hmm, sounds okay but maybe I'll just have the banana.

Todd: So what about vegetables? Are you a person who eats lots of salad?

Meg: I don't eat a lot of salad but I do like to eat vegetables with my meals, usually lunch and dinner.

Todd: So you cook vegetables.

Meg: I cook vegetables or I eat vegetables fresh. For example, usually with my lunch, I'll cut up a cucumber, and put some salt or pepper on the cucumber and eat with my lunch.

Todd: Oh great. I love vegetable sticks, so I love carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, radish sticks. It's very good.

Meg: Do you like to dip vegetable sticks into any dressing?

Todd: I do but it's not healthy, right?

Meg: No.

Todd: But yeah, I love the dressing like the ranch dressing with carrot sticks or the ranch dressing with cucumber sticks. It's very nice.

Meg: Yeah. It's pretty delicious. But you're right. Not so healthy.

Todd: No. So what vegetables do you cook?

Meg: Sometimes I cook broccoli. I actually like to roast broccoli, which is when you put broccoli into the oven and cook it a few minutes. So it's really delicious. You can add some salt or seasonings and it's easy to make. You can cook some meat or rice while the broccoli is in the oven and then it's ready for your dinner.

Todd: That's great. Yeah. You see some vegetables like on a kebab that are roasted. I guess onions are roasted, peppers are roasted.

Meg: Right, right.

Todd: Do you roast other vegetables besides broccoli?

Meg: Sometimes tomatoes, and sometimes potatoes although, it's that a vegetable.

Todd: It is but it's not a very healthy vegetable.

Meg: So maybe I shouldn't eat potatoes.

Todd: I love potatoes though. So you roast vegetables, do you cook vegetables any other way? Do you boil vegetables or fry vegetables?

Meg: Sometimes I boil vegetables. For example, I like to boil carrots because they're soft and you can add some spices again to have some flavor when you eat carrots with your meal.

Todd: Yeah. Actually, I love carrots but I only like raw carrots.

Meg: Oh really?

Todd: And I hate cooked carrots.

Meg: Oh well, I'll try to remember that if ever you come over for dinner.

Todd: Yeah. Carrots sticks please.

Meg: Okay.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson!

muffin

I love to have blueberries in muffins.

A muffin is a sweet type of bread that is often served as a dessert, snack or breakfast food. It is usually served as small indvidual pieces like cupcakes. Notice the following:

  1. She baked some blueberry muffins.
  2. She bakes great muffins.

flavor

The flavor is okay but the fruit is too soft.

The flavor of a food is the taste of a food. Notice the following:

  1. I love the flavor of freshly buttered popcorn.
  2. I do not like the flavor of most fast food.

stick

I love vegetable sticks, so I love carrot sticks.

Here, a vegetable stick is a vegetables cut into thick strips so they can be finger food. Notice the following:

  1. I love carrots sticks.
  2. Do we have more vegetable sticks?

dip

Do you like to dip vegetable sticks into any dressing?

A dip is a kind food we put on vegetables. To dip something means to put it in the food so the two foods stick together. Notice the following:

  1. I love to eat avacado dip.
  2. You should dip the veggies in this great dip.

besides

Do you roast other vegetables besides broccoli?

Here, the word besides means other than, and we use it to ask for additional information. Notice the following:

  1. Do you speak any languages besides French?
  2. Do you like any sports besides football?

come over for

I'll try to remember that if ever you come over for dinner.

Here, come over for dinner and come for dinner mean the same thing. When you go over to someone's house, you go there to stay awhile. Notice the following:

  1. Please come over for coffee sometime.
  2. Please come for dinner next week.
Answer these questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
stick • flavor • muffin
dip • besides • come over
  1. Can you for dinner?
  2. Who do you know here me?
  3. You should your chip in the salsa.
  4. Would you like a vegetable ?
  5. She ate a blueberry .
  6. Do you like this ice-cream ?