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English Listening: The Top 7 Places to Eat in New York

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 @ 08:42 AM

English listening new york waiterPractice your English listening while you learn from two New Yorkers about the 7 best places to dine in New York! New York is a city of variety! You can find pretty much any kind of food from anywhere in the world. The only problem is, sometimes that food can be very expensive. So what should you do? Should you just eat fast food and sandwiches to save money? Of course not! Listen to today's recording and get our secrets about some great places to dine and learn about how to take advantage of Restaurant Week this summer! Take notes and start enjoying all of the culinary adventures that are available to you in New York. Please listen carefully to the conversation and then answer the questions to check your understanding.


Restaurant week (July 11-24) happens only a few times a year! It is your chance to eat at famous restaurants for an affordable price! But what about the other weeks of the year? Where should you eat? Listen to the recording below and find out!





Check your English listening with these comprehension questions:


1. What was the conversation about?

a) How expensive the restaurants are in New York

b) How to find great places to eat at a decent price

c) Restaurants that are conveniently located and easy to find


2. How much does it cost to eat at a restaurant during Restaurant Week?

a) It depends on the restaurant and the meal that you choose

b) 24% off for lunch and 35% off for dinner

c) 24.07 for lunch at any participating restaurant


3. What's the most important thing to remember about Restaurant Week?

a) You should make a reservation

b) They offer a fixed price menu

c) Dessert is included


4. What is true about a lot of places in New York?

a) They are overpriced

b) They are open late

c) They only take cash



Answer key:
1) b  2) c  3) a  4) b
View the transcript

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photo in this post is credited to Javier Sanchez

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