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Chocolate
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Chocolate
巧克力

English Lesson about Chocolate

Date: May 16 2012

Themes: Food

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

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Cookies, cake, and pie are all tasty desserts. But sometimes, nothing hits the spot like a simple piece of rich, dark chocolate.

Most candy bars are made with milk chocolate, which is sweeter and less bitter than dark chocolate. Some people only like milk chocolate. For others, it has to be dark or it doesn’t count. Find out if Amy and Jason are chocoholics.

饼干、蛋糕和馅饼都是美味的甜点。但有时不是每样东西都能做到正合要求,就像一块味道浓郁的黑巧克力。
大多数糖果都是用牛奶巧克力制成的,与黑巧克力相比,味道更甜,苦味更少。有些人只喜欢吃牛奶巧克力。而其他人则只吃黑巧克力,从来不考虑其他口味。看看艾米和詹森是不是巧克力控。

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  I’m just dying for some chocolate, Jason. You don’t have any, do you?

Jason:  No. Don’t carry chocolate in my pockets or anything.

Amy:  I just like to have a little bit of chocolate every day.

Jason:  Wow, really? So it’s almost like coffee to you or something?

Amy:  It’s similar to coffee. I don’t need it to wake up, but it is kind of a pick me up in the afternoon. Just like a square or two of really dark, creamy, delicious chocolate.

Jason:  What percentage cacao are you going for here?

Amy:  I like to go, you know, 70% or higher.

Jason:  Alright.

Amy:  Yeah. But it also has to be creamy. I don’t like it when it’s so dark that it has that kind of brittle texture.

Jason:  And you want just the chocolate. You don’t want it in a chocolate bar with nuts and raisins and different things?

Amy:  I do not like nuts in chocolate. But sometimes a little something, like lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of chocolate with salt.

Jason:  Oh yeah, that actually is really good.

Amy:  It’s so good, I know.

Jason:  It’s so surprising.

Amy:  I know. But it really brings out that chocolate flavor.

Jason:  Hot chocolate, does that do the trick in the winter?

Amy:  Yeah, but it has to be that really dense, thick, dark hot chocolate.

Jason:  I like a good milk chocolate. You can kind of suck on it and dissolve it in your mouth. It’s nice.

Amy:  Yeah, it’s just kind of a different thing. It doesn’t give me that sort of high that real dark chocolate gives me.

Jason:  Wow. I’m not familiar with the dark chocolate feeling.

Amy:  You don’t get kind of a buzz when you eat a piece of dark chocolate?

Jason:  I’ll have to pay more attention.

 

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Amy wants a piece of chocolate and asks Jason if he has any. Jason is surprised to hear that Amy likes to eat chocolate every day.

Jason asks Amy what kind of chocolate she likes. She prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate. She likes chocolate that is creamy, bitter and sweet. She doesn’t like brittle chocolate or chocolate with nuts. Both Amy and Jason like chocolate with salt, because the salt brings out the chocolate flavor.

In the winter, Amy sometimes like to drink hot chocolate. But it has to be thick and rich. Jason enjoys milk chocolate as well as dark chocolate. Amy says milk chocolate is OK, but it doesn’t give her a buzz like dark chocolate does.

Do you like to eat chocolate? What kind of chocolate is your favorite?

 

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Gobsmacker

Germany

I absolutely love chocolate. I mean: Who doesn’t? :) For me chocolate is the new bread. I like all sorts but my all-time favourite would have to be the apple and toffeee flavoured “Bar Of Plenty” by Cadbury’s. I also like caramel, mousse au chocolat, raisins, fudge…everything really, except dark chocolate. I really loathe it, it just tastes so bitter. Plain milk chocolate tastes nice too but it’s slightly boring. I prefer more exotic interesting flavours.


Oh God, all this talking about chocolate makes my mouth water!!! I’ll go get some :D

06:56 PM May 16 2012 |

aspire1

Germany

Of course I like to eat chocolate.. I actually know only one person in my surroundings that doesn´t! 


My favourite is with dextrose, nuts and honey so it´s a double pick me up. I loathe milk chocolate without anything, it tastes kinda cheap. Contrary to that, dark chocolate has to be sheer in my opinion.

05:19 PM May 16 2012 |

manh4144

Viet Nam

i dont like chocolate but it very delicous,i will think again

04:47 PM May 16 2012 |

Elisbet

Elisbet

Peru

Few years ago I used to eat chocolate every!!!. I think my body needed, it just that the taste of some chocolate in my mouth ohh yeah that really picked me up :). It didn’t matter if the chocolate had nuts, risins or whatever I just enjoyed it and I was happy :) .... But unfortunately it doesn’t match with my fitness so I hade to decrease my intensity of eating it ….

04:46 PM May 16 2012 |

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tigger_smurf

United States

my favorite is cookies in cream made by hershy’s!!!!Laughing

04:43 PM May 16 2012 |

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Englishty

Englishty

Egypt

This is not a logical question, do you like to eat chocolate? of course i do, guys we’re talking about chocolate, my favorite kind of chocolate is milk chocolate and actually i don’t mind if there’re nuts and raisin in the chocolate. Besides, the chocolate is very important thing especially in valentine’s day so i recommend every single person to have chocolate as much as he can 

04:25 PM May 16 2012 |

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sammysam7

sammysam7

United States

I love macadamia, Oatmeal and chocalate cookies.  But I tried to stay away from them because it’s too much sugar plus I have been working out for weeks. It doesn’t help when one ate a cookie after one ran a mile. 

04:21 PM May 16 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied


Actually this topic is very Amazing I like this article , For Me I prefer Ferrerow and Snikers , I prefer eat any kind of chocolate but without mike , I don’t like any chocolate contains the milk , sometimes when I go to my work Really the coffee with some chocolate before the work Really give you another mood , If you drink coffee before your work you will be very active , everyday I should drink my coffee with my favourite chocolate when .



In my opinion these days become the chocolate express about your social status , If you want to be another person you should buy some chocolate are expensive , there are many people aren’t like any kind of chocolate are cheaper .


I think the women like chocolate more then men , I have been seeing a lots of women over the world prefer chocolate , specially when she has menses.


I’m not familair on eat chocolate everyday this is not useful to myself I eat chocolate once a week , there are lots of people like chocolate some of them are addicted, I disagree with them , you should to be modest in your life .


I prefer any chocolate with nuts , I don’t like hot chocolate or dark chocolate .

04:10 PM May 16 2012 |

ngoclt90

Viet Nam

I also like chocolate as all of people here, because it makes me happier , when i was a child, i have liked cake already, until now , i still like this dessert. Hope that everyone here will have own cake, bye and see your later

03:55 PM May 16 2012 |

Elisbet

Elisbet

Peru

I love chocolate for ever and for always!!!! :)

03:53 PM May 16 2012 |

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sanaa2000

sanaa2000

Egypt

I didnt fall in love with chocolate,I eat it rarely.I didt like to eat dark chocolate,but SmileI eat milky,creamy chocolates with nuts.

03:31 PM May 16 2012 |

zhong yulu

zhong yulu

China

Pity~ Most girls like  chocolate. But i can never get used to the taste of it.

03:14 PM May 16 2012 |

lynn lam

lynn lam

China

Chocolate,my favourite.im just dying for some chocolate!!

01:38 PM May 16 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

NICTE,  it is said that  there is not complete happiness  :))))))

12:59 PM May 16 2012 |

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Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

YUMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!


I love chocolate too, It’s a pity it doesn’t match with my fitness :(

12:57 PM May 16 2012 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

this lesson reminds me of my college days.drinking coffee and eating chocolate at morning was a daily routine for alomst four years.due to huge line-up at collage coffee shop ,we had to stand in line to be served. regarding which types of chocolate i like more; iam not chocoholic .

12:06 PM May 16 2012 |

m.aster

m.aster

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

how delicious and tasty lesson is;), I’m a chocoholic and my favorite is dark.


 

11:17 AM May 16 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

 Anja, you are awesome, how did you know that i buy for the price… hehehehe,,  yes, Milka tastes good , I like it.

11:15 AM May 16 2012 |

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Irene Forever

Ukraine

Julito, you behaves like my Dad. He has the same problem, but he has a sweet tooth, and he  yields to temptation of eating  something sweetish . Poor Daddy.:(

11:11 AM May 16 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Over the years I have developed   type-2 diabetics, I am not supposed to indulge  myself in eating chocolates  but sometimes I can not resist the temptation  .  Dark chocolates definitely  is not my choice, I go for milk chocolates with nuts or mint    and believe me that i have tasted them all,  from Swiss, UK, Brazil ,Argentina , in America I prefer to buy  Godiva chocolates  and eating it  hiding from my family  that would otherwise scold me because they know  that I should  refrain  from  eating  them.   Cry    

11:03 AM May 16 2012 |

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