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Robot chef

Transcript:

It might look like a normal Chinese eatery, but wait until you meet the staff.

Here's the chef making a stir-fry, and his friend who serves the dishes.

They're a hit with customers here in Harbin in China, and much cheaper to run.

Some think this hi-tech dining experience could become commonplace in the future.

Vocabulary:

eatery a restaurant

stir-fry meal made by frying small pieces of meat and vegetables

a hit something that is very popular or succssful

hi-tech (also spelled: high-tech) using the most advanced machines and methods

commonplace happening very often, so not considered to be special

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

eatery / stir-fry / a hit / hi-tech / commonplace

1. Conversely, tobacco advertising, which was once _________, has now disappeared from public view following a government ban.

2. But, how does a rich country remain integral to a cost-competitive global production chain? The answer is by producing at the high end: half of its exports are _________ goods.

3. The top US diplomat made a surprise call at the 12-seater _________ after talks with President Park Geun-hye in South Korea's capital. Since then, the restaurant has been crowded with customers, the owner says.

4. A landmark attraction in a Teesside seaside town has proved a "real _________ with the public", the council has said.

5. By signing up to Change4Life online, families will receive a compilation of healthy recipes including turkey _________ and vegetarian chilli, with ideas for daily menus.

Answers:

1. Conversely, tobacco advertising, which was once commonplace, has now disappeared from public view following a government ban.

Source: Ghost signs: Echos of Leeds' history hiding in plain view

2. But, how does a rich country remain integral to a cost-competitive global production chain? The answer is by producing at the high end: half of its exports are high-tech goods.

Source: How does a country become rich?

3. The top US diplomat made a surprise call at the 12-seater eatery after talks with President Park Geun-hye in South Korea's capital. Since then, the restaurant has been crowded with customers, the owner says.

Source: South Korea: Locals rush to try Kerry's Seoul snack shop

4. A landmark attraction in a Teesside seaside town has proved a "real hit with the public", the council has said.

Source: Redcar Beacon: Vertical pier 'a hit with the public'

5. By signing up to Change4Life online, families will receive a compilation of healthy recipes including turkey stir-fry and vegetarian chilli, with ideas for daily menus.

Source: Government adverts back healthy eating