Simplified Speech #134 – Buffet restaurants

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Are you the type of person who loves food and wishes your plate would never go empty? Going to a buffet restaurant means you can eat as much as you want. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne give us their opinions on buffets.

The Simplified Speech series helps you to learn English naturally with easy-to-understand conversations on current topics. Make sure you’ve eaten before listening to this episode, as it might make you hungry!

Fun facts

How do buffet restaurants make money if people can eat as much as they want? What you might not know is that these restaurants have strategies to stop customers from eating more expensive foods. For example, they might put cheaper and more filling foods like pasta and potatoes at the front of the buffet line. They also tend to have bigger spoons for these dishes, to encourage you to take more.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To bring out the worst in [someone]
  • To get your money’s worth
  • Eyes bigger than your stomach
  • Go all out
  • At your own peril
  • Trade-off

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: S Migaj (Unsplash.com)

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Atsuko
Atsuko
6 months ago

This episode made me drool. haha. Thank you so much for bringing up such an interesting topic. I really want to know who suggested this topic as well.

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