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Lesson 3: New Restaurants
The food is also slightly pricier here.

I can read and understand an article about a new restaurant.

INTRODUCE

When you are traveling overseas, reading restaurant reviews can help you decide where to eat.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

classy

romantic

exclusive 

upscale

hot

pricy

II. Which of the words above describe the kind of restaurant that you will go to with these people? Choose one word for each person.

  • your fiancé

  • your friend

  • your manager

III. Practice reading the words.

/ks/

/gz/

exclusive

exhausted

excuse

exist

excite

exert

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use modifiers to show the degree of difference when making comparisons.

Use a little and slightly when comparing two things that have a small difference.

  • This restaurant is a little classier than the other one.
  • The atmosphere here is slightly more romantic than the atmosphere at Chez Paul.

Use much, a lot, and far when comparing two things that have a big difference.

  • The hotel in Bangkok is much more upscale than the one in Phuket.
  • This resort is a lot more exclusive than I thought.
  • The Black Star Café is far better than the Bradbury Café.

Use by far and easily when comparing three or more things that have a big difference.

  • This is by far the spiciest curry at the restaurant.
  • It’s easily the hottest club in New York.

UNDERSTAND

READING

Ai and Jake are looking for a restaurant to have lunch at. Ai is reading a restaurant review.

The Food Fanatic

by Leo Lancaster

I visited three new restaurants in Bangkok with my food buddy last weekend. Here’s our review!

Curry House is a new restaurant on Oriental Avenue. Their must-tries are red curry and shrimp (‎฿600) and green curry (‎฿450).

Just across the street from Curry House is Foodie’s Haven, which serves fusion food. We recommend fish and chips with curry sauce (‎฿675). Foodie’s Haven looks a little classier than Curry House. The food is also slightly pricier here.

Spice Pad is a newly-opened restaurant along Rama Road. It is by far the priciest restaurant we visited. They serve amazing lobster rolls (฿3,500) and stir-fried noodles (฿800).

Spice Pad is easily the fanciest of the three. But for the taste and price, we think that Foodie’s Haven is far better than Spice Pad. If you only have time to try one restaurant, Foodie’s Haven is the one to visit.

TRIVIA

Many Thai people believe that it’s bad luck to eat alone. Most meals are shared because for Thais, eating is a celebration. Even staff at small shops often sit down together for meal time.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the sentences using the chart, the words in parentheses, and the words in the box.  Some words may be used more than once.

slightly
much
by far
Top Vacation Spots in Thailand

Bangkok

Ko Samui

Phuket

$

$ $

$ $ $ $ $

❤ ❤

❤ ❤

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

🙂 🙂 🙂

🙂 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

ex. Bangkok is (cheap) much cheaper than Phuket.

 

  1. Bangkok is (enjoyable) than Ko Samui.
  2. Phuket is (romantic) than Bangkok.
  3. Ko Samui is (pricy) than Bangkok.
  4. Phuket is (enjoyable) city.

STEP B EXERCISE

Compare Restaurant A, Restaurant B, and Restaurant C using the pictures, the clues in parentheses, and the words in the box. More than one answer may be possible.

a little
far
a lot
easily

Restaurant A 

Restaurant B

Restaurant C

ex. (Restaurant A and B: classy) Restaurant B is far/a lot classier than Restaurant A.

 

  1. (Restaurant B and C: romantic)
  1. (Restaurant A, B, and C: exclusive)
  1. (Restaurant A and C: pricy)

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You want to invite a coworker to dinner.


Read a review of some new restaurants in your area. Then, talk to your coworker and decide which restaurant to go to.

Today's grammar tip

  • a little
  • slightly
  • far
  • a lot
  • much
  • easily
  • by far

Crazy for Foodie

by Nicole Khallie

Three new restaurants opened this month, and of course, we went to try them!

The first restaurant we went to, Food Hub, is a good place to just hang out. It is easily the most affordable of the three restaurants. Try their steak and fries or lamb chop for your main course. They serve great desserts too!

Next we visited Rare Basil. It is slightly classier than Food Hub and is great for a girls’ night out. They serve amazing pasta. All pasta dishes come with a side of fish fillet, steak, or chicken.

The third restaurant, Palate Palace, is easily the classiest restaurant we visited. The food here is a little cheaper than at Rare Basil. They serve unique dishes like chicken with white chocolate sauce and chocolate cake with chili.

Have you visited these restaurants? Share your favorite dish in the comments section below!

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS

2

TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS

3

KINDS OF RESTAURANTS

1

GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Do you feel confident about giving food recommendations?
  2. Do you give recommendations even if people don’t ask you?
  3. How do you feel when people don’t agree with your recommendations?
  4. Will you recommend something that you’ve only read about?

2TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS

  1. Do you like trying new restaurants?
  2. Who do you usually go with when you go to new restaurants?
  3. What’s the newest restaurant you’ve tried?
  4. How does that new restaurant compare with your favorite restaurant?

3KINDS OF RESTAURANTS

  1. What was the most upscale restaurant you’ve visited?
  2. What romantic restaurant do you recommend?
  3. What are some pricy restaurants in your area?
  4. Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant?

FEEDBACK

I can read and understand an article about a new restaurant.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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