UNIT 4. NATIONAL CUISINE
FOOD AROUND THE WORLD
Цілі: вдосконалювати лексичні навички й навички читання, аудіювання й говоріння; розвивати логічне мислення; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань щодо кулінарних традицій у світі.
Do ex 3, p. 64.
Present your projects. (Checking the homework)
Do ex. 1, p. 64.
Do ex. 2, p. 64.
5. Speaking and writing
Do ex. 4, p. 64.
6. Reading and speaking
Fill in the gaps and make up your own dialogues replacing the underlined expressions by your own ones.
You are a waiter in a restaurant. Complete the dialogue with polite offers.
► Sample questions:
1) Would you like a drink? / Can I offer you a drink?
2) What would you like to order? / What can I get for you?
3) Would you like a vegetable with that? / Do you want a side dish of vegetables?
4) Can I get you anything else? / Would you like anything else?
Waiter. Hello. Welcome to The American Restaurant. (1) ____?
Customer. Yes, I’d like a drink. Lemonade, please.
Waiter. Here is your drink. (2) ____?
Customer. I would like a steak and a baked potato.
Waiter. (3) ____? We have broccoli, cauliflower, or peas.
Customer. I’ll have the peas.
Waiter. That is an excellent choice. (4) _____?
Customer. No, thank you. I have everything I need.
Listen to the text and express your own opinion as for food traditions in America.
What is American food? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Fried chicken and giant steaks? Well, yes. But spaghetti and pizza are American too, and so is sweet and sour pork. The fact is that Americans eat every kind of food imaginable. There are, for example, more than 1,000 Chinese restaurants in New York City alone.
AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE
At the same time, people in the States still like to think of some kinds of food as especially American. They like the idea of the American family sitting around the table eating turkey at Thanksgiving. They like to think of ‘Mom’ as the best cook in the world, even if their own mother never did much cooking. ‘As American as apple pie’, and ‘Like Mother makes it’ are popular expressions.
The truth is, though, that families in the US eat together less often than they used to. Instead of meeting at the dinner table, families often meet in the kitchen, around the refrigerator. There’s no time for old-fashioned cooking. Quick snacks all through the day have taken its place. And to save trouble, people eat wherever they like, in the street, in front of the TV, or at their desks.
An enormous fast-food industry gives hungry American the snacks they want when they want them. Ice cream, popcorn, and hot dogs are on sale everywhere. Best known, perhaps, is the McDonald’s hamburger business.
But if more and more Americans eat fast food, more and more Americans also worry about it. Fast food makes you fat, and Americans are the fattest people in the world. They are also the most interested in their health, and snack food is growing all the time. Among middleclass people, salads, beans, and fruit have taken the place of steak and ice cream. Drinking is going down too. Only 67 percent of adults drink alcohol at all, and one-third of those drink less than they used to. Smart businesspeople order mineral water, not wine, at their business lunches.
Being fat, in fact, can cause real problems for an American. He or she will find it harder to get a good job, or even to make friends. If you want to do well, you must be thin. It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Advertisers and fast-food sellers scream at people to eat, eat, eat. But inside, there is another voice saying ‘stop, stop, stop.’
8. Reading and speaking
Do ex. 5, p. 64.
Do ex. 6, p. 65.
1) What foods have you tasted which you will never forget for the rest of your life?
2) What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
3) Do you like trying new foods?
4) Do you care where the food you eat comes from?
Do ex. 7, p. 66.