Eat Your Vegetables ? lesson

The U.S.

federal government,
displaying even
less sense than usual, is
yielding to the
French fry
industry.
Frozen French fries,
fried in oil, and
then packaged—are
being approved as “fresh vegetables” by the US
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The French fry industry has been asking the USDA for years to get this
approval. They say that their product is similar to
cucumbers that have
wax on them.
They argue that they use 100 percent vegetable oil, which is much
healthier for consumers than
plain wax.
Most consumers, of course,
beg to differ. “You must be joking,” says Annie, 50. “How can you think a product that’s
deep-fried in oil is a fresh vegetable?
Even if I cooked broccoli, I could no longer call it fresh broccoli—it’s cooked!
I wish I were a big company, so my congressman would help me.
Unfortunately, I’m only a citizen.”
The USDA
defends its decision, saying that
potatoes undeniably are vegetables. “Although French fries are fried in oil, they are still potatoes. If you let them sit on
your counter for a couple of weeks,” a USDA employee said, “
the fries will rot just like all other fresh vegetables.”
Consumers say the USDA has totally lost touch with the public. “
They’d probably say that eggshells are healthy if a company asked them to,” says one consumer.

Eat Your Vegetables? (past)

The U.S. federal government displayed even less sense than usual and yielded to the French fry industry. Frozen French fries—cut, fried in oil, and then packaged— have been approved as “fresh vegetables” by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The French fry industry has been asking the USDA for years to get this approval. They

said that their product is similar to cucumbers that have wax on them. They argued that they use 100 percent vegetable oil, which is much healthier for consumers than plain wax.
Most consumers, of course, beg to differ. “You must be joking,” said Annie, 50. “How can you think a product that’s deep-fried in oil is a fresh vegetable? Even if I cooked broccoli, I could no longer call it fresh broccoli—it’s cooked! I wish I were a big company, so my congressman would help me. Unfortunately, I’m only a citizen.”
The USDA
defended its decision and said that potatoes undeniably are vegetables. Although
French fries are fried in oil, they are still potatoes. “If you let them sit on your counter for a couple of weeks,” a USDA spokesman said, “the fries will rot just like all other fresh
vegetables”.
Consumers said the USDA totally lost touch with the public. “They’d probably say that eggshells are healthy if a company asked them to,” said one consumer

vocabulary:

yielding to: agreeing
wax: polish
consumers: buyers, the public
beg to differ: disagree
no longer: not, no more
undeniably: without a doubt, no doubts
doubt
lost touch: don’t understand

less sense

displaying
displaying displayed см. Окончание ing в английском и времена глаголов

yielding to
yielded
These initiatives have yielded positive outcome.

They argue
argue argued

undeniably

approval

cucumbers

wax

beg to differ

beg
beg me

citizen

defends
defends own opinions

decision
decision making

deep-fried

 counter

the fries

rot
rot in hell

They argue

lost touchHow did we lose touch?
touch

probably

Consumers

eggshells

Vegetables MS (1 аудио):

who displayed even less sense than usual?
the US federal government, the US federal government displayed even less sense than usual and yielded to do the French fry industry

who did they yield to the US federal government?
yielded to the French fry industry, they gave in to the French fry industry. called into means agreed with or gave into the US federal government

did the U S government yield to the French fry industry or the potato industry?
the US federal government yielded to the French fry industry

the French fry industry frozen, french fries cut, fried in oil and then packaged, have been approved as fresh vegetables by the US Department of Agriculture

were the French fries frozen? yes, the french fries were frozen

were the French fries cut? yes, the french fries were cut.

have they been approved as fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables fresh?
they’ve been approved as fresh vegetables

did the US Department of Agriculture approved frozen blueberries as fresh vegetables? no, not blueberries, frozen french fries

who has been asking the USDA to get approval the French fry industry? the French fry industry has been asking the USDA.

how long has the French fry industry been asking the USDA to get the approval?
4 years, many years for a number of years, maybe two or three or four years to get this approval.

they said- that their product is similar to cucumbers that have wax on them.

what kind of cucumbers?
cucumbers that have wax on them, they have a wax coating or a wax polish.

they argued, that they use 100% vegetable oil, which is much healthier for consumers then plain wax

they use 90% vegetable oil? no, not 90%

what did they argue? what they argued, that 100% vegetable oil is much healthier for consumers then plain wax

is the oil healthier or is the wax healthier? the oil 100 % vegetable, oil is much healthier for consumers

were the french fries cooked in 100% vegetable oil? wel, they were fried in vegetable oil in, fried is a type of cooking

were the french fries packaged, then fried and oil, then cut? no, they weren’t packaged, fried and cut. they were cut, fried then packaged

who begged to differ, did consumers or did the French fry industry beg to differ? consumers, most consumers begged to differ

did the industry or did consumers beg to differ? consumers, citizens people who buy vegetables, beg to differ

beg to differ means disagree

Ann is a consumer and she begs to differ, she said -you must be joking

what’s deep fried in oil? a product, a product that’s deep fried in oil

who said? — how can you think a product that’s deep fried in oil, is a fresh vegetable?

if I cook broccoli, I could no longer call it fresh broccoli can и его форма could см.

I could no longer call it fresh broccoli, it’s cooked

I wish I were a big company so my congressman would help me. unfortunately I’m only a citizen

who was a citizen, was Ann a citizen or was the USDA a citizen?

was Ann unfortunate or was she Ann fortunate? unfortunate, she was unfortunate

the USDA defended its decision and said — that potatoes undeniably are vegetables

was the decision deniable or undeniable? undeniable

what did the USDA defend? the USDA defended its decision

potatoes undeniably are vegetables although french fries are fried and oil — they are still potatoes

USDA spokesman said — the fries will rot just like all other vegetables

what will rot fries or other vegetables?

how about other fresh vegetables? yes, just like all other fresh vegetables

what are french fries still are they still bananas? not bananas are they still potatoes

yes, I’ll know French fries are fried in oil, they are still potatoes

spokesman said — the fries will rotted just like all other fresh vegetables

where would you let them sit, according to the USDA spokesman, on your table or on your counter?

lost touch with the public, consumers or the USDA ? the USDA, the USDA totally lost touch with the public

who said — the USDA totally lost touch consumers?

who did the USDA lose touch? with they, lost touch with a public the USDA

the USDA completely lost touch with the public

who said, they probably say? — said one consumer, one consumer said — they’d probably say, that eggshells are healthy if a company ask them to

who would say the eggshells were healthy? the USDA

okay, that’s it, — for «eat your vegetables», let’s do the final read-through for the past tense…..

Упражнения по закреплению пройденного материала. Переведите на английский следующие слова, выражения:

демонстрирование, отображение

Федеральное правительство

уступая

меньше смысла

промышленность

Картофель фри

упакованные

жареный в масле

утверждается

утверждение

воск

 огурцы

воск для покрытия

против, не согласные

брокколи

прилавок

Они утверждают

отстаивает свое решение

неоспоримо

гниль. гнить

наверное

Потребители

яичная скорлупа

гражданин

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