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Date: Feb 06 2013

Themes: Food

Grammar: Modal Verbs


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Red, green, golden. Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Fuji. Whatever your favorite kind, there’s nothing like a crisp, fresh apple, especially when apples are in season. In most of the United States, autumn is the best time for apples, but they’re available in most grocery stores year-round, too.

For people who love apples, a trip to an apple orchard is a real treat. At orchards you can try many varieties of apples, and sometimes even pick your own. Find out what Marni and Mason think about apples in this food English lesson.




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Marni:  Mason, one of my absolute favorite things about fall is apples.

Mason:  Is that a fall thing?

Marni:  Well, it’s when they’re in season around here.

Mason:  I’m so bad at keeping track of when fruit is in season, or when we just get it from, you know, Brazil.

Marni:  Right. The taste of a fresh apple, and there are so many different varieties…

Mason:  I never understood that, like what the difference is between all the different types of apples. Are they genetically engineered? Are they different locations?

Marni:  I think it’s different locations, different soil, different temperatures.

Mason:  What’s your favorite kind?

Marni:  I have several favorite kinds. But what I’m going to tell you is you should go to an apple tasting. They’ll have like 30 different varieties, and they’ll cut them up, and then you can really kind of savor and really experience the different tastes that are out there.

Mason:  I never knew that was a thing.

Marni:  There is. There’s a thing. You go to these orchards and there’s an abundance of apples, so you can pick them yourselves, and that makes them more cost-effective. There’s often tastings associated with that, so you can get the subtle nuances of the different apples.

Mason:  Well, you picked the right profession then, I guess, being a teacher. I’m sure the kids adorn your desk with delicious apples.

Marni:  They do. And to answer your question, my favorite apple is the Pink Lady.


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Marni is excited to tell Mason about one of her favorite aspects of fall: apples. Mason doesn’t know very much about apples at all. He doesn’t know when they’re in season, or what the difference is between different types of apples.

Marni’s surprised that Mason knows so little about apples. She thinks that a great way for him to learn more about them would be to go to an apple tasting at an orchard. He could try the different varieties of apples that the orchard grows, and even pick some apples himself.

Mason jokes that Marni picked a great profession for an apple-lover. Marni is a teacher, and, traditionally, students brought apples to their teachers as a gift.

Do you love apples? What are your favorite varieties? What kinds of fruits are native to where you live?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ect que lo mieu rouge ee le jaune ???? yellow or red, do you love more red or yellow apples….. i think it is something important to ask…

05:06 AM Apr 17 2014 |



Russian Federation

I am an apple lover,  even more,  it is my favourite sort of fruit.  Of  course,  I would like to go to an orchard to an apple tasting, and to try all varieties of apples,  which are in season there.  But my favourite apple sort is Antonowka, which is native to  Russia.  Its taste is a bit sour ,   but if to store apples for some time, they became more sweet and also they have a wonderfull fragrance. There is no even need to tell about their great healthiness.

It was interesting to get to know about a tradition of gifting apples to teachers,  in Russia students   usualy bring flowers  as a gift.

09:25 PM Feb 21 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

they say:an apple a .day doctor is awayi liken golen apple witch is sour & sweet

09:13 AM Mar 24 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

they say:an apple a .day doctor is awayi liken golen apple witch is sour & sweet

09:13 AM Mar 24 2013 |




i gusse yes i like apples not much know about the varieties but its good for health.

08:31 AM Mar 15 2013 |




emm actually, i don’t like to eat apples. but i like apple juice! lol

08:52 AM Feb 12 2013 |



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12:20 PM Feb 11 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

According to an Iranian tale:” a pregnant lady should eat at least one fresh apple every morning to have a beautiful child”, and someone tells :”if a woman who wants to be pregnant, eats apple every day ,her baby will become son!!” it is such a strong belief for many people.
An apple is helpful to reduce Cholesterols and prevent from heart attack, It is also useful for digestive system in body and  recommended  to eat it after meals.
Some of apples are breeding in Damavand, Damavand is a town near Tehran and it is so famous for the highest inactive volcanic in Alborz mountain.
Damavand has very nice climate that is appropriate to grow apples. There is a wide range of apples that can be differentiated on the basis of some characteristics. These can be appearance, taste, smell and etc. such as: Jona Gold, Gala, Fuji, Brae burn, Granny Smith, Wealthy, Honey crisp, Paula red, Red and Golden delicious and…
Every year Iran export more than 30% of Damavand apple crops to other countries.
I like Gala very much, as well as Honey crisp and Granny Smith, Gala is my favorite, it smells very nice (imagine it like Rose flower)
Let’s  taste it! 

09:39 AM Feb 09 2013 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

We  agree with the proverb  which says  one apple today keep doctor a way .

My favourite fruit is apples I like it very much specially when we made the drink form apples

12:39 AM Feb 08 2013 |


yuminagaSuper Member!


I love apples and i eat it almost one each day.

12:12 AM Feb 07 2013 |

La Princesse de la vie


I adore apples and I like them in all their kinds I have tasted, and if there’re more types, I’m sure I’m gonna like them too :)..

Here, most known fruits are apples, oranges, pears, bananas, mangoes, plums, watermelons, grapes, figs, strawberries, pineapples and mandarins.. Those are what I remember now :D 

10:55 PM Feb 06 2013 |




I was big fan of apples, but now i switched to orange, I dont know why, but really apple especially RED APPLE has a lot of advantages like anticaciogenic chemicals which decrease the probabiltiy of cancer in human.

10:32 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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i <3 green apples :D

09:35 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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wow i love it,and appeles are very healthy;)

09:30 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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Pink Lady is absolute delicious. I’am a big fan of apples, always have some at home.

09:18 PM Feb 06 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i’m creazy about apples i really love all fruits but appel is different it has different test:)i love it and i love the colores of apples too;)yellow,green and specially red;)

09:16 PM Feb 06 2013 |




While I am eating an apple every day, my helth is kept very much.

Same foos are Satoimo(aroid),Takenoko(bamboo sprout) and

sweet potato.   best wishes.

09:10 PM Feb 06 2013 |




I like apple

My favorite apple is funji, very good

06:30 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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Ya Nina


I liked apples very much. Especially, take into consideration, that my native town was named The apples’ city. Earlier our town had a lot of the apple orchads where the different variety were grown. Unfortunately, with time, the name of our town was changed and the apple orchards began to dissapear. The new houses of the rich persons grew on their place.
In the our town the many different fruits and vegetables are grown. For example, next fruits: raspberries, currant, strawberries, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, apricots etc. Because of our acutely continental climat we can grow fruits only one time in the year – in summer. Our winter is very cold:)

05:52 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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I like red-delicious apples. It’s mouthwatering.

05:25 PM Feb 06 2013 |

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