Loving Sushi

An American man talks about eating sushi, his favorite food.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

My favorite food, um, I like most kinds of seafood, but I'll go with sushi.

As to why, I just love the taste. I think it's just delicious. I know some people get skeeved out by sushi because it's raw fish, but to me, I like the texture, I love the taste.

I love, kind of, more Eastern food in general, I don't think there's any Eastern food I've ever disliked.

But it's always been sushi, that's always been that thing, like, even if I'm not hungry, if I see sushi, I'm like, "Mmm, I'm having some of that!"

Self Study

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Questions

  • What's his favorite food?
  • Why?
  • Do all people like it?
  • Does he prefer food originating from Asia or from Western countries?

Answers

His favourite food is sushi.

He loves the taste of sushi.

No, some people get skeeved out, because they're eating raw fish.

He prefers food that has an Asian origin.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

skeeve out - to make someone feel uncomfortable. For something to be gross or very unpleasant.
Snakes really skeeve me out.
Eating eel made me skeeve out.

texture - the way something feels when you touch or taste it.
Silk has a smooth texture.
This piece of wood has a rough texture.
Those cookies have a crunchy texture.

Eastern - from the countries of the Asian continent.
Buddhism and Confucianism have Eastern roots.