Saturday, March 2, 2013

Podcast: Talking About Food

Listen to this week's podcast, and find out what's in my refrigerator, what's on my shopping list, and what's for dinner tonight.

Here's the script, with the count nouns in blue and the noncount nouns in red:

Hello, and welcome to the 001 podcast. This is Nina Liakos, and today I’d like to talk about food. In class this week, we studied count and noncount nouns. We also learned how to use the words A, AN, THE, MUCH, MANY, A LITTLE, A FEW, A LOT OF, SOME, and ANY with count and noncount nouns. Talking about food is a good way to practice these things, because many foods—but not all—are noncount nouns.

There isn’t much food in my refrigerator today.  There are some eggs and some almond milk. There’s a head of lettuce. There are a few tomatoes, half a cucumber, some carrots, some celery, a kiwi, an apple, a grapefruit, a very ripe banana, and some lemons. There’s some bread, and I made a pot of bean soup this morning. We had some soup for lunch, but there’s a lot of soup left.  We will eat it this week. There’s some garlic and there’s some cheese, some yogurt, some butter, some margarine, and some sliced turkey. My husband likes to eat turkey sandwiches for lunch.

We need to go grocery shopping! This is what we need to buy: a bag of onions,  some spinach, one or two bunches of  kale, and a head of green cabbage;  a lot of fruit—probably kiwis, grapefruit, apples, and a bunch of bananas. My husband wants some feta cheese, my daughter wants some blueberry muffins for breakfast, and I want some hummus. I love to eat celery with hummus.

What’s for dinner tonight? Maybe a quinoa salad.  You mix some quinoa with lightly cooked carrots, broccoli, and peas. Mix in some chopped tomato and cucumber, and add some nuts and dried fruit, like raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots. Make a dressing with some olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. It’s really good!

That’s all for today. Thanks for listening!

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