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  • Conversation: Give My Restaurant a 5-Star Review (Listen + Talk)

    • Unfinished
    • Intermediate
    • Passive voice
    • Passive infinitive
    • Get + past participle
    • Restaurant
    • Reviews

    Passive voice Passive infinitive Get + past participle Restaurant Reviews

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    Listen to the conversation about a failing restaurant. Then, discuss restaurant reviews with the AI tutor. The focus is on passive infinitive (be / get + past participle), and vocabulary on business and restaurant reviews.

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Give My Restaurant a 5-Star Review

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Peter's restaurant is going out of business. It suffered an unfortunate incident. Now, Peter has a new idea to promote his restaurant, but it's a controversial idea. Listen to the conversation with the AI Tutor and discuss about restaurants, reviews, and small business.

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Give My Restaurant a 5-Star Review

(1) Peter: Listen
My restaurant is going out of business! What am I going to do?
(2) Karen: Listen
What!? I thought you were doing so well!
(3) Peter: Listen
I’ve been really [vocab word=unfortunate]unfortunate[/vocab], Karen. Last month, my restaurant got [vocab word=break into]broken into[/vocab]. The back door has to be locked every night, but my manager forgot to do so one day. A bunch of [vocab word=looter]looters[/vocab] broke into my restaurant and stole everything. My [vocab word=insurance]insurance[/vocab] company said it was our fault, so our losses aren’t going to get covered.
(4) Karen: Listen
I’m so sorry to hear that.
(5) Peter: Listen
The back door still needs to be fixed. A lot of equipment still needs to be replaced . And my employees still need to be paid. But, I have so little money left in the bank.
(6) Karen: Listen
So, what are you going to do?
(7) Peter: Listen
I don’t know. I’m out of ideas. Help me, Karen.
(8) Karen: Listen
Maybe, you can contact the local newspaper. Tell them your story. Maybe, your story will get [vocab word=feature]featured[/vocab] on their newspaper or website. Then, you’ll get more visitors to your restaurant.
(9) Peter: Listen
I don’t know, Karen. I want to keep my story private. It’s so embarrassing.
(10) Karen: Listen
Oh, okay. How about contacting a social media [vocab word=influencer]influencer[/vocab] in your area? Your food is so good, so it ought to be praised and talked about [vocab word=extensive]extensively[/vocab]!
(11) Peter: Listen
Thanks for your kind words. I’m not a famous guy, and I’m certainly not a good-looking guy. I’ll probably just get ignored by these famous people.
(12) Karen: Listen
You don’t know until you try it!
(13) Peter: Listen
I have a better idea. Are you familiar with all those food [vocab word=review]review[/vocab] sites?
(14) Karen: Listen
Yes, I know them.
(15) Peter: Listen
I’ll [vocab word=pretend]pretend[/vocab] to be a customer, and I’ll write many good reviews about my restaurant. I’ll give myself 5-star reviews. Then, surely, I’ll have many more customers!
(16) Karen: Listen
I don’t think that’s a good idea, Peter… You might get [vocab word=ban]banned[/vocab] by these sites. You might even get [vocab word=sue]sued[/vocab]!
(17) Peter: Listen
No, no, no. It’s a good idea. No one will know I’m posting those reviews. Just wait and see.
(18) : Listen
(1 month later ...)
(19) Karen: Listen
Hey, Peter. How is it going?
(20) Peter: Listen
I got banned! What am I going to do?
(21) Karen: Listen
What!?
(22) Peter: Listen
I posted way too many [vocab word=fake]fake[/vocab] reviews and I got banned by every food review site!
(23) Karen: Listen
I told you so, Peter! Now, are you going to try my “social media influencer” idea?
(24) Peter: Listen
Well, Karen, one of the influencers owned a food review site, and I got [vocab word=blacklist]blacklisted[/vocab] by her. All these influencers must be connected somehow, because now, every social media influencer is ignoring me!
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Give My Restaurant a 5-Star Review

(1) Peter: Listen
My restaurant is going out of business! What am I going to do?
(2) Karen: Listen
What!? I thought you were doing so well!
(3) Peter: Listen
I’ve been really [vocab word=unfortunate]unfortunate[/vocab], Karen. Last month, my restaurant got [vocab word=break into]broken into[/vocab]. The back door has to be locked every night, but my manager forgot to do so one day. A bunch of [vocab word=looter]looters[/vocab] broke into my restaurant and stole everything. My [vocab word=insurance]insurance[/vocab] company said it was our fault, so our losses aren’t going to get covered.
(4) Karen: Listen
I’m so sorry to hear that.
(5) Peter: Listen
The back door still needs to be fixed. A lot of equipment still needs to be replaced . And my employees still need to be paid. But, I have so little money left in the bank.
(6) Karen: Listen
So, what are you going to do?
(7) Peter: Listen
I don’t know. I’m out of ideas. Help me, Karen.
(8) Karen: Listen
Maybe, you can contact the local newspaper. Tell them your story. Maybe, your story will get [vocab word=feature]featured[/vocab] on their newspaper or website. Then, you’ll get more visitors to your restaurant.
(9) Peter: Listen
I don’t know, Karen. I want to keep my story private. It’s so embarrassing.
(10) Karen: Listen
Oh, okay. How about contacting a social media [vocab word=influencer]influencer[/vocab] in your area? Your food is so good, so it ought to be praised and talked about [vocab word=extensive]extensively[/vocab]!
(11) Peter: Listen
Thanks for your kind words. I’m not a famous guy, and I’m certainly not a good-looking guy. I’ll probably just get ignored by these famous people.
(12) Karen: Listen
You don’t know until you try it!
(13) Peter: Listen
I have a better idea. Are you familiar with all those food [vocab word=review]review[/vocab] sites?
(14) Karen: Listen
Yes, I know them.
(15) Peter: Listen
I’ll [vocab word=pretend]pretend[/vocab] to be a customer, and I’ll write many good reviews about my restaurant. I’ll give myself 5-star reviews. Then, surely, I’ll have many more customers!
(16) Karen: Listen
I don’t think that’s a good idea, Peter… You might get [vocab word=ban]banned[/vocab] by these sites. You might even get [vocab word=sue]sued[/vocab]!
(17) Peter: Listen
No, no, no. It’s a good idea. No one will know I’m posting those reviews. Just wait and see.
(18) : Listen
(1 month later ...)
(19) Karen: Listen
Hey, Peter. How is it going?
(20) Peter: Listen
I got banned! What am I going to do?
(21) Karen: Listen
What!?
(22) Peter: Listen
I posted way too many [vocab word=fake]fake[/vocab] reviews and I got banned by every food review site!
(23) Karen: Listen
I told you so, Peter! Now, are you going to try my “social media influencer” idea?
(24) Peter: Listen
Well, Karen, one of the influencers owned a food review site, and I got [vocab word=blacklist]blacklisted[/vocab] by her. All these influencers must be connected somehow, because now, every social media influencer is ignoring me!
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