Topic: Restaurant Reviews
Listen and Practice: Finding great places to eat is often an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends. Listen and answer the questions.Then, review the script to improve your listening and pronunciation skills.

The man's favorite place to eat serves _________ food.

The man says, "My favorite place is a Mexican restaurant downtown, and the decor and atmosphere are very authentic."

What does the man like most about the restaurant's atmosphere?

The man says, "My favorite place is a Mexican restaurant downtown, and the decor and atmosphere are very authentic."

The man feels that the prices are ____________.

The man says, "The prices are very reasonable, and the service is great."

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.

Activities:

  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.