Unit 13: Food


Phrasal Verbs to Learn
scarf down
/skɑːrf daʊn/
to eat your food very quickly (ăn rất nhanh)
Susan only has 15 minutes to eat lunch so she scarfs it down really fast.
dish up
/dɪʃ ʌp/
to serve a big meal (chuẩn bị một bữa ăn thịnh soạn, nhiều món)
He dished up a great dinner when we got back.
pick at
/pɪk ət/
to eat unwillingly (ăn chậm chạp và uể oải)
I wasn't very hungry so I just picked at my food.
knock back
/nɒk bæk/
to drink or swallow (an alcohol drink) quickly (uống hoặc nuốt đồ uống có cồn rất nhanh)
The pub was closing so we knocked our drinks back and left.
pig out (on)
/pɪg aʊt (ɒn)/
to eat a lot of food at one time (ăn nhiều đồ ăn cùng lúc)
Jamie had been on a diet all week, so during the weekend he pigged out on fast food.
cut down (on)
/kʌt daʊn/
to consume less (ăn ít đi, cắt giảm)
I'm trying to cut down on the amount of coffee I drink during the day.
eat up
/i:t ʌp/
to eat all of something (ăn hết sạch)
That cake looks delicious, I want to eat it up.
Reading & Listening
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Photo of siblings
This photo was taken when we visited our grandparents last weekend. We four siblings sat together at a table. We dished up a great lunch with all kinds of Italian cakes. They were great.


My eldest brother - John is sitting in the middle of the photo. He was the most gluttonous among us and he always scarfed down his food every time grandma brought a dish out.


To his left is Emmy - my older sister. She is a total opposite of John: she just picked at her food because she doesn't like Italian cakes very much. Maybe she was still tired after the 3 hours on the bus to get there.


My younger brother - Tom is sitting next to John on the right. He looks so funny with the empty bottle in his hand. My grandpa was really furious with him when he knocked back all of his wine.


The last one is me. Oh God I look so silly! I was trying my grandma's new vegetarian dish. It was so great and I was pigging out. I was getting fatter and she said I should cut down on the amount of fast food and cakes that I eat!


After 40 minutes, we had eaten up all the food. My grandparents were really glad. They always hope to see us on the weekends and always show us warm hospitality. We all had a great time together.
Short Conversations
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A: How was your dinner with the Smith family last night?

B: It was very kind of them. When we came, they dished up a big meal. We talked a lot during dinner time. The foods were so good. We ate them all up.

A: My daughter has anorexia again. She only picks at her food and always says she's not hungry.

B: My daughter is slightly better. She insists on doing her own cooking and generally eats vegetarian dishes only. But she always scarfs down all her food.

A: Last night, when Alex got to the bar he immediately asked for a big whiskey and knocked it back.

B: Really? The doctor said that he should cut down on alcoholic drinks since he has a stomachache.

A: I don't know what happened to him. But right after the drink, he took out a big donut that he brought along and started to pig out.

Phrasal Verb Quiz
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