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Soda

Learn English with this soda English lesson

Date: Nov 05 2019

Themes: Food, Health

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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The sun is so hot. You’re more than thirsty. Pop! You open your can of cola from the vending machine. The carbonated drink tickles your nose with bubbles. You tip your head back, fill your mouth with sweet, cold cola, and burp. There’s nothing so refreshing on a hot summer day.

So what if soft drinks are just empty calories? So what if the flavor is artificial and the caffeine is going to keep you awake tonight? Sometimes cooling off is more important than worrying about all that stuff.

Read more to find out why Lily and Marni have to agree to disagree in this lesson about soda.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Lily

Lily

Marni:  There are just no choices in this vending machine except for soda. I hate it!

Lily:  But there are plenty of choices! There’s a cola, a diet cola, a lemon-lime kind of a thing. They’re all delicious. What’s wrong?

Marni:  They all fall into the category of soft drinks. Soda, pop… whatever you want to call it, it’s all terrible!

Lily:  But all of the bubbles and the caffeine! It’s delicious and refreshing and it makes you burp. It’s great! Come on.

Marni:  All it is is artificial flavors. There’s no health benefit for it. It’s just empty calories. It’s just terrible for you!

Lily:  I know it’s not exactly good for you. Actually, there are some sodas that are good for you.

Marni:  Oh, come on. There are not any sodas that are good for you. You might find them refreshing. You may think that it’s fun to get all of those carbonated bubbles and burp and have a good time. But it’s terrible for you, OK? This is just garbage. We need water. We need juices.

Lily:  I think we can just agree to disagree on this one. I will go over in the corner and burp quietly to myself.

 

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Discussion

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Marni is frustrated with her choices at the vending machine. It’s all soda, and she thinks soda is completely unhealthy. If it’s full of empty calories, Marni doesn’t want to drink it. She prefers water or juice over something artificial that’s full of caffeine.

Lily, on the other hand, is delighted by her choices. She loves how carbonated drinks make her burp, and she’s not worried about how soft drinks are made. She’s definitely into caffeine, too. Everything she could ever want in a drink is for sale in this vending machine.

What’s your opinion about soda? Is it OK to drink as much as you want?

 

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flutur

flutur

United States

drinking pops is unhealthy. It destroys your stomach. 

01:08 AM Oct 13 2013 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

I dont usually have soft drinks because my knees hurt afte having 2 cans of pepsi a week. I think soft drinks are not healthy, they just taste so good.I did some google research and found that one study shows that having one can of diet soda a day can increase your risk of obesity 41%. Another study shows a can of diet soda a day 67% increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For woman, one can of soda a day 30% increase risk of having premature baby.To be honest, thses were shocking to me. I never would have thought that soft drinks could affect our boady and health that way. The great thing is that there is a good alternative to soft drinks. You can have soda water with any fruit flavour squeeze in it. :)  



12:32 AM Oct 13 2013 |

Flipo

Flipo

Morocco

Soda is a nice drink, but so unhealthy ! I drink it sometimes, and sometimes only, when I really feel thirsty after a copious meal. Otherwise, I just prefer water to any other drink.

05:08 PM Oct 12 2013 |

mayiwo

mayiwo

China

sometimes  it  benefits  us  when  we are  thirsty especial  summer  comes.we  got  much energe  .however we  should drink less as  possible  as  we  can.once  there  are  plentiful  water we should not  drink  soda.

12:40 PM Oct 12 2013 |

dreadslayer

Turkey

In my opinion , soda is relieving after full of stomach to reduce your overeaten in ur meal. except for this case i never drink soda. it’s not refreshing me at all.i agree with marni cold water or juices pretty better if it’s remained in vending machine :)

11:27 AM Oct 12 2013 |

Vattey

Cambodia

I Don’t drink it too much, becasue it’s make my stomuch so hurt!

11:15 AM Oct 12 2013 |

mtgk70

mtgk70

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WATER IS BEST DRINK. OUR BODY IS  FROM  70%  WATER. IT  HAVEN’T BURP.

04:45 AM Oct 12 2013 |

KelvinPhillbert

China

most of the time when i came to the vendor for drink, i chose juice. but actually when i saw soda, the thought came to me that what should i drink better.

04:04 AM Oct 12 2013 |

DanielBorges

Portugal

I think not! But also, i believe that our diet can be made of everything. The most important, is to be moderate (“european though”). 
I see many Asians here, and i’m curious about what they think about my opinion?


Regards

10:42 PM Oct 11 2013 |

katyushka

katyushka

Ukraine

Early I loved drink soda. Not often, but sometimes I might do that. I love drink juices also. And I know that juices are more usefull for our health

07:51 PM Oct 11 2013 |

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mitya09

Russian Federation

Soda is requiring payment for carbonated, sweet, tinted liquid with caffeine. I have ability to invest my money to more interesting things very often. Thera are steaks, cheese, milk, eggs, salad with gherkins and tomatoes, chiken, fish and other other things.


I can wash down all of that with simple water. It’s good to drink so much, as you want. You will not have intrusive idea about it every minute.

07:17 PM Oct 11 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

We have in the web  enough  information about  the harmful effects  in our health  related to the consumptions  of soft drinks. My opinions is that they are not intended to assuage our thirst, on the contrary. i prefer  lemonade , home made juices,free from artificial flavors and sugar.

05:32 PM Oct 11 2013 |

MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Well, it might be harmful, but I should say it feels awsome to have such drinks in hot weather!! 


I  sometines dont pay attention to the empty calories that I get


02:43 PM Oct 11 2013 |

ivonnemartin

Cuba

I don´t like soda, I prefer a juice

02:25 PM Oct 11 2013 |

ivonnemartin

Cuba

I don´t like soda, I prefer a juice

02:25 PM Oct 11 2013 |

Rashida567

Rashida567

United Arab Emirates

am like Marni I hate it

01:26 PM Oct 11 2013 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I do like soft drinks, cos they give kind of a charm… After drinking, they give a sort of burp.


But the most drinkable soft drink in my country is just CoCa-Cola. It’s coooool !!!

11:17 AM Oct 11 2013 |

sherryleio

sherryleio

China

I seldom have soft drinks, I prefer water or juice or milk just like Marini does. Drinks like Cola is not good for us, it is full of purely empty calories.


I read news that one young guy drank too much Cola, and at last his stomach is full of holes…blooding…it’s like corrossion cauesd by Cola.  Sooooooooooo TERRIBLE

09:45 AM Oct 11 2013 |

roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i dont like any carbonated or sweet drinks because they are not good for our health (specially teath ) ! and also i hate burping :’( pleaze dont do it in a party when others are there


i prefer youghert instead of colas 


my brother drinks cola too much also he knows its really bad for his health !


06:19 AM Oct 11 2013 |

Odyssee

Odyssee

China

i dont like any carbonated or sweet drinks . one reason is that it’s not good to healty . the other is once i drink, i will burp . i dont like this feeling that release gas from stomach throught mouth . also i dont like some guy burp in front of me . to be honest , it’s a little ….i think i’d better keep slient . cos most of people like this . hahaha

02:20 AM Oct 11 2013 |

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