Actual Transcription:

I sometimes go out to eat at a restaurant if I don’t have time to cook or I just want to relax. My favorite place is a Mexican restaurant downtown, and the decor and atmosphere are very authentic. You usually don’t have to make a reservation unless you are planning to go during a busy time. The prices are very reasonable, and the service is great. Best of all, the portions are large, and the food is superb. I always make sure to leave a generous tip.

Reduced Speech:

I sometimes go out  eat at ə restaurant if I don‘t have time  cook ər I just want  relax. My favorite place is ə Mexican restaurant downtown, ən’ thə decor ən’ atmosphere are very authentic. You usually don‘t have  make ə reservation unless you‘re planning  go during ə busy time. Thə prices are very reasonable, ən’ thə service is great. Best of all, thə portions are large, ən’ thə food is superb. I always make sure  leave ə generous tip.


  1. Discussion: Describe your favorite restaurant ən’ explain why  enjoy eating there.
  2. The Internet: Search fər reviews əf restaurants in your area. Report your findings in your class ər with ə friend. Then, visit thə restaurant ən’ compare your experience tə thə reviews  read.