Mixer #32 | Intermediate B1

What food do you crave?

Listen to six people share a food they love to eat.

Eucharia, Ireland
speakerA food I always crave, well, now I'm not living in Ireland. I always crave Irish soda bread. My grandmother used to make it when I was a child in a really old-fashioned fire oven and there was nothing like it. It's kind of, some people describe it as cake without bread, without sugar, but it's quite heavy and it's really healthy and good for the body.

Jeannie, The United States
speakerA food I always crave is probably pizza. I can never get tired of pizza. Anyday you bring up pizza, I can probably eat it. Another one I often crave is popcorn. I'm a big fan of popcorn, butter, ah, I love it.

Martin, The United States
speakerIf there's, if I can only mention one food I crave, I'd have to say a euro. I love greek Euro's with lamb and beef and a nice sauce they put on it, especially the one little shop in Seattle where they sold them for three dollars. I miss those very much.

Todd, The United States
speakerThe one food that I always crave is hot dogs. I am crazy about hot dogs. I don't know why, maybe because I love baseball, but a hot dog and a nice hot dog bun with good mustard is just the best food in the world, and I know hot dogs are terrible. They're not the best thing to eat. They're not good for your body, but there's just something about the taste of a nice hot dog and a coke. I love it.

Nitya, India
speakerThe best food which I like, I guess, I love Indian food and though I know how to cook it well but I'm so lazy because it takes so much time to cook Indian food, and right now as I'm in Japan, I prefer eating something ready made, or Japanese food, but I love Indian food, especially North Indian food. I really like it. Yep!

Rina, Canada
speakerSomething I always crave would have to turkey dinner cause when my mom makes Turkey dinner I eat it for about 4 days straight, breakfast lunch and supper.


Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!



I always crave Irish soda bread.

When we 'crave' something, that means we want it really bad. Notice the following:

  1. I'm craving ice cream. Let's go to Swensen's!
  2. My sister's got a sweet tooth. She craves deserts.

get tired of


I can never get tired of pizza.

To 'get tired of something' means to become bored with it. Notice the following:

  1. Hip-hop's cool, but I get tired of it real fast.
  2. We never get tired of elllo!

a big fan of


I'm a big fan of popcorn.

We are 'big fans' of someone or something we like a lot. Notice the following:

  1. Ricardo is a big fan of Real Madrid. He never misses a game!
  2. I'm not a big fan of Thai food. It's too spicy for me.



My grandmother made it in a really old-fashioned fire oven.

Something that is 'old-fashioned' was popular in the past, but not so much now. Notice the following:

  1. I usually eat healthy, but sometimes I crave an old-fashioned hamburger.
  2. My dad listen's to old fashioned jazz from the 1950's.

days straight


I eat it for about 4 days straight.

Here, the phrase ' days straight' is similar in meaning to 'days in a row'. Notice the following:

  1. Company employees all work 6 days straight with Sundays off.
  2. I'm so tired. I haven't slept for 2 days straight.

Vocabulary Quiz

craved • get tired • big fan
old-fashioned • days straight
  1. He has worked for 17 now and is pretty much going crazy.
  2. I don't think I could ever of sushi.
  3. My grandmother still has an sewing machine.
  4. She popcorn a lot when she was pregnant.
  5. I am a of market food.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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What foods do you crave?

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