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Learn English with this candy English lesson

Date: Jul 05 2013

Themes: Food, Health

Grammar: Second Conditional

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Can you walk through a candy store and leave empty-handed? Most of us can’t, as much as we try. We love the sweet taste of candy, but we also know how bad it is for us. Candy gives us energy, but it can also give us cavities. It’s just not fair!

Chocolate can be good for you, they say, but only in moderation. If you have a sweet tooth, you simply must learn to exercise some self-control and not go overboard. For many of us, that’s easy to say but not so easy to do. We crave candy and won’t stop until we have it!

Lily and Greta share the same opinion about sweets and discuss their favorite kinds in this English lesson about candy.

你路过糖果店时会两手空空地离开吗?我们中的大多数人不会如此,即使我们尽力控制也是如此。我们喜爱糖果的甜味,但我们也知道它对我们有多大害处。糖果给予我们能量,但也给予我们蛀牙。这实在不公平!

据说,巧克力对我们有益,但只能适量摄入。如果你喜爱甜食,你必须完全学会自控,不能过量摄入。对于我们中的大多数人而言,说起来容易做起来难。我们渴望糖果,不吃到它决不罢休!

莉莉和格里塔对糖果的看法一致,并在本节与糖果有关的英语课上讨论了各自最爱的糖果种类。

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Greta

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Lily

Lily

Greta:  So, Lily, my husband is out of town tonight, and that means I get to have candy for dinner.

Lily:  That sounds amazing. You have a sweet tooth, don’t you?

Greta:  I have such a sweet tooth and it’s ridiculous. If it were up to me and I didn’t have any kind of concern about health or cavities, I would eat nothing but sugar. I love sugar so much.

Lily:  Do you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate better?

Greta:  I like milk chocolate except when it comes to fudge and cake. Then I like it to be a little darker and a little more bitter.

Lily:  Yeah, like rich and decadent?

Greta:  I can tell from your tone of voice that you also have a sweet tooth.

Lily:  Definitely, definitely. I bake a lot of desserts. I do not count calories at all. It’s probably not the best thing for me, but you’ve got to live a little, right?

Greta:  Exactly! And the occasional cavity? I think it’s well worth the deliciousness of eating chocolate when you need chocolate.

 

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Greta tells Lily that she’s planning to eat candy for dinner! Not only does Lily like Greta’s plan, but she almost sounds jealous. It’s obvious that both women find it hard to exercise some self-control around candy, especially chocolate.

Lily has a sweet tooth, too, and she bakes a lot of desserts as a result. In her opinion, we shouldn’t count calories, just eat what tastes good. A lot of people would agree with her, but everyone knows that we can’t eat candy all day long. Not unless you want a stomachache, that is.

What are your favorite kinds of candy? Is it OK to eat as much as you want? Do you remember a time when you ate so much candy that you felt sick?

 

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mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like uper 75%


 

11:41 AM Aug 22 2013 |

parisa_sh

parisa_sh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

dark chocolateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee . oh god I cann’t stop myself when I see dark chocolateeeeee

04:13 PM Aug 19 2013 |

mohamma

mohamma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yes. cavity. beter we dont use suger.


and use dark chocolate, its good for haert. but … in normal use.:)

06:21 AM Aug 01 2013 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like fruit candy and i think i have a sweet tooth cuz some times i really cant stop eating them. but the thing is that we should be aware of the problems that will appear in our body when we eat too much sugar.if u  have a  monster sweet tooth ;you could be doing damage to your health. cuz too much of sugar in candy


 encourages bacteria to produce acid that eats away at tooth enamel, eventually leading to tooth decay. Every time bacteria comes in contact with sugar or starch in the mouth, acid is produced that attacks the teeth for 20 minutes or more, and etc….

12:53 PM Jul 19 2013 |

wannicho

wannicho

China

i like candies , but not to the point unable to control them when i am around them … there are a lot of kinds i like , if i must choose a favorite , i will choose fudge and chocolate .

12:33 PM Jul 12 2013 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Candy candy candy. Yeah of course I love candy, and especially, dark chocolate.


Fortunately, I have quite strong self-control that helps me to stay away from going overboard, and it’s not only about candy.


I’m a health-preserver.

10:58 PM Jul 07 2013 |

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littleowl_

littleowl_

Brazil

I like candies! They’re very important for our organism, because the sugar provide energy for our body, but is necessary have moderation. For example, I eat some candies once a week or less, because I have some stomach problems.

06:31 PM Jul 07 2013 |

joodiaboot

joodiaboot

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love them….mmm,they are yummy
but it s so good that when u want to eat some thing u do not eat that to much…it s not good for health.
eat all things but a little:)))

11:31 AM Jul 07 2013 |

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zurvani

zurvani

United Arab Emirates

i can’t resist  dark chocolate even if i am doing a diet..

10:06 AM Jul 07 2013 |

kowatch

kowatch

Hungary

Candy is sometimes useful for your brain because its sugar helps cerebration. For example when you study for exam.


Eating fruit is much healthier because it contains vitamins beside of sugar.


I define a limit that how many candy can be eaten one day. And I usually do sports to burn calories.

09:13 AM Jul 07 2013 |

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Elahekh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

some countries like suisse and germany provide healthy candy, with natural sweetener like malt , honey… of course I LOVE THEM.

07:09 AM Jul 07 2013 |

javad_438

javad_438

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There are lots of things that are really harmful but we try them because they are as delicious as they’re harmful. Like Candy, Soda and etc.


In this case I always say don’t care about its harfulness, just enjoy.

05:07 AM Jul 07 2013 |

Lemon99

Lemon99

China

i have to admit i have a sweet tooth, i like all kinds of sweet food, candy is  my favorite, and tasting it is a kind of enjoyment. 

03:40 AM Jul 07 2013 |

TranceSoul

TranceSoul

Poland

Candy isn’t a temptation for me. Maybe You won’t believe me but in the most cases I leave a candy store with nothing sweet in my bag. I like very much a truffle candy but I don’t need it everyday and even once a week.


Of course, it’s not ok to eat it as much as you want-everybody knows it but I also know that it’s so hard to learn self-control. So, I’m happy that I don’t need sweets as much.


I guess I’ve never felt sick about it :P

10:49 PM Jul 06 2013 |

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bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

The best is chocolate and cake.it is not ok to eat as much as i want,because i would feel sick.

07:48 PM Jul 06 2013 |

rose9393

rose9393

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love choclate…i try dont go to the store that dont see them….and if i go there keep my eyes…..lol


just kidding


dont worry..i have self_control

06:42 PM Jul 06 2013 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

I had had a sweet tooth before i joined the university but after that i exercised some self-control to be fit and started counting calories hahaha…Now i dont crave candies at all

02:59 PM Jul 06 2013 |

reemy83

reemy83

Saudi Arabia

because I’m a health nut I should count calories..but some candies are irresistible!. 

02:16 AM Jul 06 2013 |

saeedsirtex

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think i love it….

09:08 PM Jul 05 2013 |

ElenA

ElenA

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love candies ♥♥

09:00 PM Jul 05 2013 |

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