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Tiếng Anh Giao tiếp 2: Ăn uống

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Tình huống 1: It tastes stale!

The two people in the dialogue below want to fix pork chops for dinner, but they later find out that the meat has gone bad (bị hư)….

Wayne: What are we going to eat for dinner?  

Lilia: I’m going to fix some pork chops (xử lý thịt heo xắc khúc).  

Wayne:I’m afraid the meat is rotten (bị ôi thiu) .  

Lilia: That’s strange (Kỳ cục vậy) !  I just bought it the day before yesterday.  

Wayne:Well, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator.  

Lilia: Good for you (Hay quá) Now what should we eat?  

Wayne: Why don’t we eat out?  

Lilia: Again?  Weren’t you just complaining that it’s too expensive to eat out?  

Wayne: Not when you’re hungry.


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Tình huống 2: I couldn’t help it.  They were so good!

Cindy is a little hungry.  She wants to eat some cookies she bought last night, but she finds that all the cookies are gone….

Cindy: John, where are the cookies?  Don’t tell me you ate them all!  Again!  

John: Yes, I did.  I couldn’t help it (không thể nhịn nổi).  They were so good.  

Cindy: I thought you didn’t like cookies.  

John: Well, I don’t like cookies flavored with (có hương vị) chocolate at all. But vanilla is different.  I love them to death (thích muốn chết).  

Cindy: Huh, I didn’t know that. 

 John: Well, tell you what, vanilla cookies taste even better with a glass of cold milk.


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Tình huống 3: How do you want your beef?

Maria eats out (ăn nhà hàng) together with her friend.  She orders (gọi món) roast beef and the waitress asks her how she wants her beef done ….

Waitress: Are you ready to order now?  

Maria: Yes.  I’ll have some salad, roast beef, and mashed potatoes (khoai tây nghiền).  

Waitress: How do you want the beef?  Rare, medium, or well-done (tái, vừa, chín kỹ)?  

Maria: Well-done.  And easy on the salt (ít muối), please.  

Waitress: Sure.  Anything to drink?  

Maria: Do you have coffee or tea?  I’d like decaf (cà phê không coffeein).  

Waitress: Yes, we have both.  Which one would you like, coffee or tea?  

Maria: Iced tea, please.  And easy on the ice.

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Tình huống 4:  Make it small, please!

 In the restaurant, Kate orders some eggs and a glass of juice for her breakfast….

Waiter: What would you like to order?

Kate: I’d like ham and eggs, please.

Waiter: How do you want your eggs?

Kate: What are my choices?

Waiter: Scrambled, sunny side-up, over-easy, and over-hard. (trứng đánh, ốp la, hồng đào, chín kỹ)

Kate: Scrambled, please.  Hm, no, I think I want sunny side-up.

Waiter: Is there anything else?

Kate: One orange juice.  Make it small, please.

Tình huống 5: I want it to be very, very lean.

Michelle is preparing dinner.  She asks John for help….

Michelle: John, can you do me a favor?  Can you help me cut this chicken?

John: At your service.  How do you want me to cut it?

Michelle:I would like half of it cut into slices, and the other half diced (xắt hạt lựu phân nửa).

John:OK.  Half sliced (xắt lát phân nửa) and the other half diced.

Michelle: Oh, by the way, I want it to be very, very lean (nạc).  Not even a shred of fat (một chút mỡ).

John: Got’chaCut off (lóc bỏ) the fat.

Tình huống 6: How often do you eat out?

 Louise is curious about why her friend Shelly eats out very often….

Louise: How often do you eat out, Shelly?

Shelly: Well, very often.  I eat out almost five times a week.

Louise: Wow, I really envy you.

Shelly: Don’t envy me.  It’s for business.  In fact, I’m sick and tired of restaurant food.  Sometimes I just want a home-cooked meal.

Tình huống 7: I’d like to reserve a table for dinner.

Ron makes a phone call to the restaurant to reserve a table for him and his friends for dinner….

Hostess: Pompas.  How may I help you?

Ron: Yes.  I’d like to reserve (đặt bàn) a table for dinner.

Hostess:How large a group are you expecting?

Ron: Six couples.

Hostess: Would you like to reserve a private dinning room?

Ron: That sounds like a good idea.

Hostess: All right.  May I have your name, sir?

Ron:My name is Ron Kollitz.  K-O-L-L-I-T-Z.

Hostess:What time will you be arriving?

Ron: Around 7:30 PM.

Hostess: All right, Mr. Kollitz.  We have reserved a private dinning room for you at 7:30 PM.  Thanks for calling Pompas.

Ron: Thank you very much.

Tình huống 8: It’s on me.(tới phiên tôi trả tiền)

Ron makes a phone call to the restaurant to reserve a table for him and his friends for dinner….

Mary: Thanks for lunch.  It was delicious.

Shelly: It’s OK.

Mary: Next time lunch is on me.

Shelly: Don’t be silly.

Mary: I’m serious.

Shelly: All right.  Next time you’ll treat (trả tiền).

Mary: It’s a deal! (Thống nhất vậy đi)

Tình huống 9: It’s my treat.

Donald treats Debra to a delicious meal at a restaurant….

Donald: Let’s eat out, shall we?

Debra:I’m broke (hết sạch tiền).  I’ve gone through my paycheck for the week already.

Donald: Don’t worry about it.  It’s my treat (Mình bao cho).

Debra: You’re sure?  You’re so generous!

Donald: And nice, too.

Debra: So, where are you taking me?

Donald: Some place you’ve never been before.  Donald’s Kitchen

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Tình huống 10: A drink to you and your future wife.

At Doris’s wedding banquet (tiệc cưới), Sam asks when it is Robert’s turn to have a wedding ceremony (lễ cưới).  Robert tells Sam that it’ll happen very soon….

Sam:You’re going to miss your sister since she’s married, aren’t you?  

Robert:I sure am.  She made a lovely bride, didn’t she?  

Sam:She was beautiful.  So when will your turn be?  

Robert:Soon!  Very soon!  

Sam:Well, a drink to you and your future wife!

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