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Date: Aug 24 2018

Themes: Food

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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Tofu. Edamame. Soy milk. What do these foods have in common? They’re all made from the soy plant. And they’re all said to be healthy alternatives to other foods.

In a world where diets try to eliminate certain types of food, soy has gained popularity. Its mild taste and many shapes make it easy for incorporating into daily meals. Most coffee shops offer soy milk as well as regular dairy milk, and tofu is common as a replacement for meat.

Marni and Jessica both like soy, but they’re worried about something. What is it? Use today’s English lesson to learn more about nutrition.


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Marni:  You know, Jessica, I was looking at my box of soy milk, and I realized I don’t actually know which country exports soy. I’m a little ignorant on where all my soy comes from.

Jessica:  Actually, I am, too, now that I think about it, and I’ve been incorporating a lot of soy into my diet because I’m trying to eliminate dairy.

Marni:  Oh.

Jessica:  And I should really look into where it’s from.

Marni:  Yeah. We both should. You’re eating a lot more soy is what I’m hearing from you.

Jessica:  Yeah.

Marni:  And I really love edamame, and I use soy milk occasionally. But I kind of worry sometimes that too much soy can be harmful. What do you think about that?

Jessica:  Well, I think soy is a good alternative to dairy. Dairy can be harsh on the system sometimes, and I find soy to be much more mild.

Marni:  Do you ever worry about the hormones?

Jessica:  Gosh, I’ve never thought about it, Marni. I’m going to have to do some research.

Marni:  I know. We both will. We both like soy, so let’s make an effort to a) find out where it comes from and be more aware, and then b) let’s look into the health factors.

Jessica:  Yeah. Do our research.

Marni:  Sounds good.


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Marni tells Jessica that she doesn’t know where soy comes from. Even though she loves many soy foods, like edamame, she isn’t sure which country exports the plant.

Jessica admits that she doesn’t know, either. Because Jessica is trying not to eat dairy, she eats a lot of soy. However, she realizes she should do more research.

Marni’s worried that too much soy might be a bad thing. She wonders if the hormones can affect her body in a negative way. Since Jessica is also unsure, the two friends decide to do more research about soy.

Do you like soy milk or food made from soy? Do you think it’s good or bad for your health?



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i think we should be care more about whether they are GM soybeans… :))

I love drinking soy milk very much, and the name of that brand is “Vitasoy”,which is made from non-GM soya… :D

02:31 AM Jul 30 2014 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

That’s my fave food !!!

01:27 AM Jul 30 2014 |

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