“can’t stomach something” = to dislike or hate something
“I can’t stomach his cooking. Every time I eat his soup, I get sick.”
“eat like a horse” = to eat a lot
“My brother eats like a horse. He can eat 10 cheeseburgers in 15 minutes.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Woman: Hi Sweetie. Welcome home. We’re ready to eat.
Man: Well, there’s something I . . .
Woman: We have salmon and your favorite salad.
Man: Oh, yeah. That sounds . . . great.
Woman: Um, what’s . . . what’s the deal? I worked really hard. Look, Look. For dessert, I made apple pie.
Man: Well . . . under most circumstances . . .
Woman: Hon. What’s? You . . . I’ve never made a pie before. It took me like three hours.
Man: Well, to be honest . . .
Woman: What’s wrong? [ Man laughing. ] Don’t you like my cooking?
Man: No, no, no.
Woman: I worked really hard!
Man: I know, I know, I know, but to be honest, I just had a hamburger, fries, and a chocolate shake.
Woman: Why? WHY?
Man: I’m sorry. I didn’t know.
Woman: I told you this morning I was making something nice. Didn’t you listen?
Man: I’m sorry, I forgot. I mean . . . Wait . . .
Man: Yeah, wait. Wait, wait. What are you doing? Why are you putting the food in my shoes?
Woman: So you can enjoy it as you walk to work tomorrow.
Man: Oh, no. I’m sorry!
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- salmon (noun): kind of fish
– The chef at this restaurant prepares the best salmon with a special sauce.
- What’s the deal? (expression): What’s the story or situation?
What’s the deal? Do you want to go out to eat or not? We need to decide now.
- circumstances (noun): situations, facts, or conditions
– We don’t have much money, so I don’t want to eat at an expensive restaurant under these circumstances.
- Hon (noun): short for HONEY and said to people you love like a husband or wife
– Hon. Can we go out to dinner for my birthday? I really don’t want to cook.