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Sweets
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Sweets
甜食

Second Conditional

Date: Apr 29 2011

Themes: Food

Grammar: Second Conditional

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Chocolate chip cookies. Candy. Cake and ice cream. If you’re not drooling yet, you must not have a sweet tooth.

The US seems to be a nation of sweet lovers. Americans consume about 142 pounds of sugar per year, compared with just 8.3 pounds of broccoli! It sounds like many of us aren’t listening to our moms’ advice to eat our vegetables.

Ella doesn’t really have a sweet tooth. But Amy craves sugary foods. Hear them talk about their sweet-eating habits.

巧克力曲奇、糖果、蛋糕和冰激凌……如果你还没有馋得流口水,那你肯定不爱吃甜食。
美国似乎是一个喜欢甜食的国度。美国人每年消耗大约 142 磅糖,而西兰花的消耗量仅为 8.3 磅!听起来就像我们很多人不听妈妈的话,不肯吃蔬菜一样。
艾拉不怎么爱吃甜食,但是艾米非常喜欢甜食。听听她们谈论各自的甜食嗜好吧。

Dialog

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Amy

Amy

Ella

Ella

Amy:  Oh man, I should not have had that entire package of cookies. I have such a stomach ache.

Ella:  For me, that’s kind of a weird craving. I’m just not very addicted to sweets. It’s never been a big deal for me.

Amy:  Really? I wish I could say the same. Sugar is definitely the thing I crave more than anything else. Salty foods, you know, I don’t care about. But I just love sweets. I’m addicted to them.

Ella:  What do you think it would take to make you just give them up?

Amy:  I don’t know, I mean, if I…You know, I do other things to kinda keep my weight under control, and like…and be pretty healthy. Like I exercise and I try to eat well in other ways. Definitely if it ended up creating obvious help problems, or if I gained a lot of weight or something, I guess I would definitely try to give it up. But it would be really hard for me.

Ella:  In my field of work we see all kinds of problems linked to sugar.

Amy:  I know, I know it can cause so many problems. And Americans especially eat so much sugar. You know, we just love our pie, and…

Ella:  Pop.

Amy:  Yeah, our pop. I don’t drink pop, so that’s one thing that I have going for me. But like, cookies, chocolate, ice cream. Oh gosh, I love it all.

 

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Discussion

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Amy ate too many cookies, and now she has a stomach ache. Ella says she doesn’t understand why some people crave sweets so much. She doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth.

Amy loves sweets and doesn’t want to give them up, but she tries to be healthy in other ways. She says that if sweets started to cause health problems for her or if she gained a lot of weight, she would have to stop eating them. But it wouldn’t be easy.

Do you love sweets? What foods do you crave?

 

Comments

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bexy

United Kingdom

I like all traditional english sweets http://lovisweets.co.uk 

01:21 PM Apr 20 2016 |

bibihoang

France

Like Ella, sweets are not a big deal for me. I prfer salty foods. I eat pies or other home-made cakes only when they are not two sweetened.

08:05 PM Jan 19 2014 |

parisa_sh

parisa_sh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like sweet but I prefer Dark chocolate and something like that 

04:22 PM Aug 19 2013 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yep y not thats my favorite..i crave chocolate cake….

07:54 PM Aug 09 2013 |

neginrezaei2013

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like cakes i love a sweet tast

03:13 PM Jun 25 2013 |

Shymaa

Shymaa

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i like sweeeets

12:26 PM Jun 03 2011 |

kane charles

China

nice food。。。

12:36 PM Jun 01 2011 |

Anna91

Anna91

Poland

i likie sweets, but i’m not addicted to them. it’s so unhealthy to eat sweets in big amounts, if i crave sth really sweet, i replace bought products to fruits, which are also sweet :) but healthier

11:32 AM May 26 2011 |

fsm1

Netherlands

 I crave sweets but i try to keep myself from doing it everyday

02:43 PM May 04 2011 |

sammi517

sammi517

Hong Kong

i love eating chocolate cookies :P

but we shouldn't eat too many snacks. They're unhealthy for us

12:32 PM May 04 2011 |

lqh青

China

I like sweets

01:49 PM May 03 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I like sweets :P, but don’t crave them… I crave cheese :)))

09:47 PM May 02 2011 |

hirabosh

Iraq

i dont like sweets in summer

09:16 PM May 02 2011 |

Ali Imran

Ali Imran

Pakistan

I like sweets but not that much.

04:27 PM May 02 2011 |

dd egypt

dd egypt

Egypt

i really like eating sweets , but i dont like to make itTongue out

03:18 PM May 02 2011 |

Moly 20

Moly 20

Egypt

i love spicy foods so much

01:19 PM May 02 2011 |

Moly 20

Moly 20

Egypt

iam not addicted to sweets like others

01:13 PM May 02 2011 |

chief_wang

chief_wang

China

I DON’T EAT SWEETS, BUT IF I DO SOMETIMES, I ALWAYS HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH:))

11:13 PM May 01 2011 |

jt1971y

South Korea

Sometimes I like to eat sweets especially after eating spicy foods because I have to be relax in my mouth and tongue.

06:01 PM May 01 2011 |

haiyensony

haiyensony

Viet Nam

I like sweets too. But I'm not a sweet eater. 

02:19 PM May 01 2011 |

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