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China abre restaurante com chef e garçons robôs

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.

Transcrição em português

Isso pode parecer um restaurante chinês comum, mas espere até você conhecer os funcionários.

Aqui está o chef fazendo um refogado chinês, e seus colegas, que servem os pratos.

Eles são um sucesso entre os fregueses aqui em Harbin na China, e seu custo é bem menor.

Muitos acham que esse tipo de jantar hi-tech pode se tornar rotineiro no futuro.

Vocabulary

eatery

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

Source: Ghost signs: Echos of Leeds' history hiding in plain view http://bbc.in/1fSySM3

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? http://bbc.in/1lBJHa9

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 http://bbc.in/1pomaen

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' http://bbc.in/1ic6gzO

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 http://bbc.in/1ic6W8u