A Bad Cooking Experience

In this clip a young American woman tells us about the time she used the wrong ingredients while cooking.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

Um, I was making sugar cookies once and I accidentally used powdered milk instead of flour.

They looked similar.

As it turned out they were pretty terrible, and they were all gooey and really gross tasting.

They stunk up the whole house.

I solved it by just throwing out the entire batch and starting over.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What was she trying to make (cook)?
  • What ingredients did she mix up?
  • How did they look, taste, and smell?
  • What did she do to solve the problem?

Answers

She was trying to make sugar cookies.

She accidentally used powdered milk instead of flour.

They looked quite gooey and they tasted gross. They made the whole house smelly.

She threw the whole batch in the bin/trash/rubbish, and started again (started to make a new batch).