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Mixer #118 | Intermediate B1

Fast Food

Six people talk about how often they eat fast food and the foods they like to eat.

David / Kenya
speakerHow often do I eat fast foods? I'm really not a fan of fast food, but when I get a craving, I just listen to it and go to either one of the fast food restaurants and shops and get myself a nice burger and fries.

Aiste / Lithuania
speakerNot very often. I don't like going to fast food restaurants because I really don't have a very strong digestion system so therefore if I go to eat fast food, I don't feel very good, so I prefer the food that is better quality than fast food.

George / United States
speakerUh, fast food. Fast food. Since college probably only once a month or less. Again, back in high school it used to be maybe three times a week, but where I live now I can't find a lot of fast food restaurants, so I think that's the reason why I don't eat it so much now.

Mike / Singapore
speakerFast food. One too many, because the bus stop where I take the bus to school and in front of the bus stop there is a burger joint, so it's very convenient for me to just grab my lunch from there and sometimes when I'm on my way back home. I'll also get my dinner, but of course it's not healthy and, but then again because it's so convenient, so that't the hard thing. But I'm thinking of cutting down on fast food.

Chrystal / United States
speakerFast food? Every time I crave for it. There is this really great hamburger joint like right outside my house and I just can't stop eating it. I have to go there maybe at least once a week just to grab those burgers.

Diego / Mexico
speakerI eat fast food, I think, only once a week, and it's usually when I don't have time to cook because I'm a very big fan of cooking, so if I eat fast food it'll be on the weekends when it's really late and I don't want to cook.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!

get a craving


When I get a craving, I just listen to it.

When you get a craving, that means you want to consume something very strongly. Notice the following:

  1. I often get a craving for coffee in the afternoon.
  2. For some reason, I have a craving for pickles right now.

digestion system


I don't have a very strong digestion system.

You digestive system is your stomach and intestines. It handles the food you eat. Notice the following:

  1. He has a problem with his digestive system.
  2. Tea is good for the digestive system.

burger joint


In front of the bus stop there is a burger joint.

A joint is a casual way to say fast food shop. Notice the following:

  1. Let's go to that pizza joint across the street.
  2. There is a great taco joint by my house.

cut down


I'm thinking of cutting down on fast food.

When we cut down on something, that means we use it less. Notice the following:

  1. You should cut down on video games.
  2. I am trying to cut down on sugar.

big fan


I'm a very big fan of cooking,

When we like something a lot, we say we are a big fan of it. Notice the following:

  1. I am not a big fan of Cajun food.
  2. I am a big fan of traditional cooking.


Vocabulary Quiz

craving • digestive • joint
cut down • big fan
  1. She is a of organic beer.
  2. He has problems with his tract.
  3. I have a for chocolate.
  4. You need to on your salt intake.
  5. Let's try that new pizza .
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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