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Mike: What'd you want to order?

Megg: I want a double cheese burger, well done with extra french fries, and diet coke.

Mike: You can't eat a double burger as well as extra french fries at once. You'll get sick.

Megg: I know but I like it. What are you gonna eat?

Mike: I'll eat a chicken salad and fruit salad.

Megg: Yucky! I can't stand veggies. You always eat lots of vegetables. How do you like it?

Mike: I like it. But, mostly I got used to eating healthy.

Megg: I wish I could do it, too. I do it, but then again cheat. I had lots of ice cream last night after a healthy salad lunch.

Mike: It's okay if you eat ice-cream. But eat it in moderation and low-fat.

Megg: I can't do it. I've tried several times but failed.

Mike: Megg, you must never give up. If you fail once, then try again and again. If you try all the time, your body will learn to adjust.

Megg: What'd you mean by my body will learn to adjust?

Mike: Your brain will learn not to crave for sugar.

Megg: Well, my body doesn't learn things quickly. I'm always hungry.

Mike: Once you cut down sugar, you will never want to eat all the time. You will eat less carbohydrates.

Megg: What if I don't eat lots of carbohydrates?

Mike: I mean bad carbohydrates like cake, crackers, pretzels, white bread and processed food.

Megg: Okay, I'm listening.

Mike: I'll continue later. Let's order our lunch now. Do me a favor, Megg: Order only one burger and small french fries.

Megg: Alright. I'll give it a try.

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fast food: compound noun. Foods prepared in advance and preserved using chemical in most cases; or foods served over the counter after cooked on premises. "I eat Chinese fast food a lot." "Fast food is not good for you."

What'd: What do

order: verb. To ask for a product or service the way you want (in this conversation). "I ordered three blouses in three different colors." "I order fast food from my home on weekends."

double: Two in quantity, twice in size or volume of the same thing. "My boyfriend ordered me a double size cocktail."

cheese burger: compound noun. A food containing a round grilled beef and cheese inserted into a round-shape bread

low-fat: adjective. Decreased fat in food

well-done meat: verbal adjective: Meat cooked thoroughly, not raw. "I like my chicken well-done."

with: preposition. Together. "I am with my friend now." "I talk with my boss every day."

extra: adjective. In addition. additional. I had an extra pen so I gave it to Sam."

french fries: compound noun. Potato cut in thin stripes and fried; American style deep fried potato chips served with hamburger mostly.

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diet coke: Coke that contains artificial sugar

as well as: adverb. Besides. I study in college as well as work part-time.

at once: adverb. Immediately. I called my secretary and she answered the phone at once.

get sick: verb phrase. To become sick. "You get sick if you work hard without a break."

What are you gonna eat? An informal English for "What are you going to eat?" It means an action will occur in an immediate future. It also expresses impatience and urgency. "Are you going to visit my mother today? You know she is sick." This sentence suggests "I am hoping you will see my mother today without delay."

fruit salad: Different kinds of fruits cut in small pieces and served in a bowl

Yucky: Exclamation to express strong dislike of something, unpleasant; slang English and it is avoidable for formal conversations

can't stand: idiomatic phrase. To have no tolerance toward something. "I can't stand rude people."

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veggies: noun in plural. Vegetables

lots of:adjective. Large in quantity. It is used both for countable and uncountable nouns. "You don't have lots of friends." "I need lots of money."

I'm: I am

healthy: adjective. To be in good health

I wish I could do it: A conditional statement used to express inability to do a certain thing. I wish I could buy a car. But I don't have money."

cheat: To violate a norm, trust; betray. To fail to do what is necessary in this conversation. I cheat on my diet (I eat things I should not eat; I eat too much.)

okay or Ok: adverb. It shows agreement, approval. It is Okay with me to wait for you for dinner tonight."

in moderation: adverb. In small amount, just enough. "I eat sweet in moderation not to get fat."

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several: adjective. Many; used with countable objects. "I have purchased three novels." "I told you several times not to do it."

failed: past and past participle forms of the verb fail. Not to be able to do what is expected of. Be unsuccessful. "I failed on my test." I have failed to write a good essay."

give up: idiomatic verb. To stop doing an action. To lose hope so as not to continue an action. "I tried several times to talk with my boyfriend, but he doesn't want to see me any more. So, I gave up."

What if: idiomatic conditional phrase. It means: What happens? "What if I told you I have been pregnant for three months now?" "What if we skip lunch today? We must finish this work before lunch."

all the time: adverb. Always. "You argue with me all the time."

adjust: verb. To change things to accommodate a situation; to modify. "I need to adjust my weekend schedule for this project."

What'd you mean by? A question to make sure we understand what someone said. What do you mean by this?

brain: The vital organ of living species, the human brain in this conversation

crave for sugar: an idiomatic verb. To feel like eating sweet a lot. "Stop eating sugar, eat green vegetables and fruits. Then you won't crave for sugar."

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You're right: I agree with you.

Besides: Preposition. In addition. Besides eating healthy, I exercise every day to keep in good shape."

cut down on: To decrease the amount of a certain thing or activity. "I have cut down on my schedule to play tennis."

carbohydrates: a food family

crackers, pretzels: American snacks that are considered as "junk food". Junk foods refer to foods that are not good for health.

processed food: Food that is exposed to chemical modification

Do me a favor: An idiomatic expression. It means I really want you to do it." "Please do me a favor: Never call me again!" "Do me a favor. Please do the dishes tonight. I need to finish my report."

give it a try: An informal expression. To try an action which may not return an expected result. "Why not apply for jobs in the ads?" "Okay. I'll give it a try."


You'll: You will. The abbreviation for "you will' in spoken English. The sound 'wi' in 'will' is omitted from pronunciation so "you will" sound like 'yull'.

I'll: I will. I will. The same concept as in you'll explained above. The pronunciation of 'I'll' sounds like 'Il'../pronunciaton-dictionary/pronunciation-ch-f-v-l-r-w-wh.php">video lesson for the pronunciation of letter 'L'

It's: It is. The abbreviation for "it is' in spoken English. The sound 'i' in 'will' is omitted from pronunciation so "it is" sound like 'its'.

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