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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
What is your favourite McDonald's
meal? Can you say why? How many names
of things in your local McDonald's
can you remember?
James: I'm starving.
Cody: So am I. But we don't have
James: We have enough for McDonald's.
Cody: That would be great. I could
eat a Big Mac set.
James: Sounds good. Are we going,
Cody: Sure. I know what I'm going
James: What's that?
Cody: A Fillet-o-Fish set. It's not
quite so fatty
as a Big Mac.
James: Well if you want low-fat food
you'd best go someplace else. High
calories, low nutrition, that's McDonalds.
Cody: Yea, well they taste pretty
good, don't they?
James: The unhealthy stuff usualy
does. Hey, I think we'll have to go
upstairs, there's no space here.
Cody: OK. There's plenty of room
up here, and
it's no smoking in McDonald's.
James: You stay here, and I'll go
Cody: Take your time! I'm hungry
but I'm tired as well.
James (returns): OK. Fish for you,
Big Mac for me. That's what you wanted,
Cody: That's great. They do a lot
of different things now, don't they?
There are pasta salads, Mexican burgers,
all sorts of things. I remember that
in Japan you could buy teriyaki burgers
James: Yes, I expect there are variations
in other countries, things like noodles
and even curry perhaps. Anyway, I'm
going to have an apple pie or McFlurry
Cody: Well, if you do, I will too.
That will keep us going for a while.
James: Yup, McDonald's sure helps
when your short on time and money.
Cody: And it's a great place to meet
your friends too. Hey, look over there!
- It's Karen!