Italian Food

An American woman explains why she loves eating Italian food.

Self Study


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


I would have to say my favorite food is probably Italian food.

I like all sorts of Italian food. I like to go out to eat Italian food, and I like to cook it at home, and to have (an) Italian family meal because it's everything, from meat, to cheese, to pasta, to bread. Carbs galore! And I love to feel full after I eat.

And a lot of the ingredients in Italian food is garlic. Which is probably my favorite ingredient ever. It makes everything taste absolutely delicious.

So, I love Italian food, I love to feel full, and I love the flavor.

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.


  • What type of food does she really like?
  • How does she like to eat it?
  • What sorts of foods or ingredients are used to make Italian food?
  • What feeling does she love to experience?
  • What specific ingredient of Italian cooking is she fond of? Why?


She really likes Italian food.

She likes to eat it at a restaurant, she likes to cook it at home, she likes to have it as a family meal.

Meat, cheese, pasta and bread are all used to make Italian food.

She loves to feel full. Many Italian foods contain many carbohydrates.

She really likes garlic, because it makes everything taste delicious.