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Date: Mar 22 2013

Themes: Food

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs


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Two-thirds of the world is covered in water. The ocean seems huge and empty, but actually it’s full of wonderful things to eat! From shellfish to swordfish, there are almost as many kinds of seafood as there are kinds of food.

Seafood is often used to refer to fish that come from rivers and lakes too. Some seafood, like caviar, is very expensive and considered a delicacy. Others, like canned tuna, make great everyday meals.

Many of the healthiest foods in the world come from the sea, but not everyone likes seafood. Some people think there’s just something, well, fishy about eating fish. Find out what Lily and Mason think in this food English lesson.





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Mason:  I’ve been kind of lazy with my cooking lately and I just picked up these frozen salmon burgers at the grocery store.

Lily:  Yum.

Mason:  Pretty good, right?

Lily:  I always think it’s kind of funny when they make different meats into burger form, but salmon is kind of an interesting thing. It’s good to have in a sandwich.

Mason:  Well, first of all, what’s not better in burger form? But yeah, you’re right, seafood is generally not something that is graced with burger format.

Lily:  That’s true, it’s usually chowders or bisques. Crab bisque is really good.

Mason:  Crab bisque is very good, but honestly I’m kind of a purist. I just love sushi. I’ll just eat the fish.

Lily:  Yeah, that makes sense. But don’t you love a good lobster roll?

Mason:  I do love a good lobster roll. I have not seen lobster in burger form, but I would be all over that.

Lily:  Of course, I guess a lobster roll is kind of a lobster in burger form. It’s a sandwich.

Mason:  OK, obviously you and I are down with seafood. Do people give you crap if you crack out a tuna sandwich at work or something?

Lily:  I don’t usually do tuna at work because that’s kind of an etiquette thing. You don’t usually eat tuna in a public place where it can stink up the room, you know?

Mason:  I protest.


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Mason recently bought some frozen salmon burgers at the grocery store. He likes seafood, but he hasn’t seen this particular kind before. Lily likes seafood too. She’s more used to chowders and bisques.

In general, when eating seafood, Mason is more of a purist. His favorite is sushi, which often includes raw fish. However, unlike Lily, Mason won’t eat tuna in public. She thinks it’s bad etiquette because of the smell.

Do you like seafood? Why or why not? What is your favorite kind of seafood?



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 Tuna و shrimp , fish i like most of seafood

09:21 PM Mar 22 2013 |




I like seafood. My favourites are shrimp and fish either cooked in chilly or chinese sauces. Squid is also nice especially calamari.

05:35 PM Mar 22 2013 |

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Saudi Arabia

yes l like seafood especially Tuna and in my country we eat big fishes called Hamour in the Gulf region .This kind of fish is very delicious. also we have many kind of seafood like white shark, shellfish, caviar, Lobster and shrimp ..

04:38 PM Mar 22 2013 |

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yes I like seafood,my favorite black sea’s hamsi

03:20 PM Mar 22 2013 |




Some years ago ,I always ate it ,and for now I almost have no chance to eat it .

03:07 PM Mar 22 2013 |

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I live in a region that is lack of fish,especially seafood.Thus we eat fish not often.

But in summer,when we go to the seaside on holidays,I always eat a lot of seafood or fish cooked in different variants.

01:57 PM Mar 22 2013 |




To my great joy  I have across the street a new  seafood market . i must confess that I must be regarded by the owners as a good and regular client. Usually I buy  salmon, hake fish, empanadas stuffed with tuna or salmon, crabs and clam chowder .I also like sushi  but it is not on the top of my preferences. Sorry Lily, but i don´t have an etiquette problem ,the only smell that I may have is the wine that  I had been gulping down  to accompany  the seafood. :))))

11:55 AM Mar 22 2013 |


United States

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11:25 AM Mar 22 2013 |


United States

I love scallops! Nothing can be more tasty than nicely cooked scallops with cream sauce.


09:58 AM Mar 22 2013 |




My favorite food is seafood. There are several reasons for that. First of all, they are healthy and decreases risk of many dangerous diseases in our body. Second, seafood is one of the delicious food I have ever enjoyed. Some of them like cavier which is a delicacy or shellfish increase our appetite for other food. However, some people give us crap if we eat them in some specific places because its smell is not an etiquette thing in public. On the other hand, eating canned goods aren’t compatible with my taste because they have a lot of additional materials which make them unhealthy and gross.

09:30 AM Mar 22 2013 |



seafood is delicious , I like it….yesssssssssss

salmon is the best . really .

09:04 AM Mar 22 2013 |




I like seafoods. Yesterday I ate scampi, calamari for dinner :) I love every kind of fish especialy tuna and salmon…  Yum! :D 

I like seafoods because they give us vitamin and they are good source of high-value protein :)) 

09:03 AM Mar 22 2013 |



I like seafood . I eat it every week . My favorite is salmon .

06:48 AM Mar 22 2013 |



i like seafood but eat a few every time

05:27 AM Mar 22 2013 |

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