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Unit 2, Lesson A Page 13, Listening

A. Listen to Bill and Martas conversation. Which food doesnt Marta like?
Check the box. (CD 1, Track 9)

Bill: Hi, Marta. What did you do last night?

Marta: I had dinner at my friends house. Her mother cooked.
Bill: Oh, really? What was on the menu?
Marta: It was a big meal. Lets see . . . We had fried chicken, fried green tomatoes,
grits, and... oh yes, Mississippi mud pie for dessert.
Bill: Fried tomatoes? Grits?
Marta: Yes. My friends mother is from the southern United States. Its a typical
southern menu.
Bill: Interesting! Did you like it?
Marta: Well, the chicken was delicious. Crispy on the outside and really juicy inside.
Bill: Sounds yummy! And the grits? What are grits, anyway?
Marta: Grits are made from crushed corn. They look something like oatmeal.
Bill: Ive never had grits.
Marta: Well, typically they are very bland. But I added lots of butter so they had a
strong. buttery flavor. They went well with the fried green tomatoes. Those were a
little oily, but they were really good.
Bill: Did you enjoy the dessert?
Marta: Well, the Mississippi mud pie was tasty, but too sweet. I couldnt finish it all.

B. Listen again. Write the word or words Marta uses to describe each food.
(CD 1, Track 10)

Page 13, Pronunciation

A. Listen and repeat the sentences. Note where the stress falls. (CD 1, Track 11)

Qranges are sweeter than grapefruit. Potato chips are saltier than crackers.

C. Pair work. Listen and check your answers. Then practice saying the sentences
with your partner. (CD 1. Track 12)

1. Math is harder than English.

2. Apples are juicier than carrots.

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3. The curry is spicier than the chili.
4. August is hotter than July.

Page 14, Speaking

A. Listen to the conversation. Then listen again and underline the words used for
suggesting. (CD 1, Track 1 3)

Unit 2, Lesson B
Page 18, Listening

A. What do members of the Slow Food movement believe? Listen and check your
answer. (CD 1, Track 14)

Today our lives are busier than they were 10 or 20 years ago. For some people, this is
a problem. They think we should slow down and enjoy life. The Slow Food
movement was started to celebrate and support the local food traditions of the world.
Its members dont like fast food or instant foods because they think those foods are

The Slow Food movement started in Europe, but now it is an international movement.
There are more than 65,000 members in 45 countries. The Slow Food movements
members think we need to slow down and appreciate delicious, traditional foods.
They also believe in protecting the environment. In addition, they believe in
supporting local farmers and their products.

B. Listen again. Complete the sentences with words from the box. (You will not
use all the words.) (CD 1, Track 15)

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