Todd: OK, now Anna, you were saying that your favorite food is tacos.
Anna: Yes, it is.
Todd: OK, and how do you make tacos?
Anna: They're pretty easy. All you do is you buy some meat like ground beef, or ground turkey, and you cook it in a skillet until it's finished. You can add some chopped onion, or any spices, like cumin or chili powder and then you just serve the meat on tortillas or taco shell with cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, guacamole, or anything. They're delicious.
Todd: Sounds pretty good. So what do you put the meat in? Does the meat have to go on a tortilla or something?
Anna: Yeah, on the tortilla.
Todd: Oh, OK.
Anna: And you can add on top.
Todd: OK, what kind of tortillas do you use, flour or corn?
Anna: I like corn, but my husband John, he likes flour. We make both.
you were saying that
Anna, you were saying that your favorite food is tacos.
The phrase 'you were saying that' is a reference often used to discuss something spoken earlier. Notice the following:
- So, you were saying that you used to live in Spain?
- Yes, I lived there in college.
They're pretty easy.
The word 'pretty' can be a adverb of intensity to mean slightly or fairly. Notice the following:
- My town is pretty well-known for its beautiful beaches.
- The math test was pretty tough.
You buy some meat like ground beef, or ground turkey
Here, ground is the adjective form of the verb 'grind' which means to cut something up into small pieces. Notice the following:
- I bought some ground coffee.
- Hamburger is made from ground beef.
You cook it in a skillet until it's finished.
A skillet is a thick iron pan. Notice the following:
- I cooked the eggs in a skillet.
- Please wash the skillet after you finish cooking with it.
Then you just serve the meat on tortillas or taco shell.
A tortilla is a flat pancake like bread made of flour used in Mexican dishes. Notice the following:
- We need some tortillas to make burritos.
- Do you want flour tortillas or corn tortillas?
skillet • tortilla