Real Talk #030 – I don’t care for that

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Have you ever been in a situation where you were offered some food that you really hate, but you didn’t know how to politely decline it without offending the person? Well, then, look no further! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne provide you with some useful phrases for refusing that food you hate in the politest way possible. Bon appétit!

Fun facts

Why do so many children hate vegetables? Studies have concluded that children hate vegetables due to three common reasons: biology, bitterness, and food association. Children need a lot of energy in their daily life; therefore, they are much more inclined to eat fatty, sugary foods rather than high-fibre, low-calorie vegetables. Children also hate the slightly bitter taste of most vegetables. Finally, children associate fatty, sugary foods with fun, parties, and celebrations, but they associate vegetables with boring family dinners and chores. All of these facts combine to give children a very bad impression towards leafy greens!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Picky eater
  • I don’t care for [something]
  • Tiptoe around [something]
  • I’m not a fan of [something]
  • I wanna save room for [something]
  • A hawk
  • To have [something] in your back pocket

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