1. The speaker doesn’t usually feel
guilty when he’s eating fast food.
2. The speaker eats more fast food now than he did in the past.
3. The speaker’s wife likes fast food more than he does.
4. One thing the speaker likes about fast food is that it’s
5. The speaker prefers homemade pizza to pizza from a food chain
like Pizza Hut or Dominoes Pizza.
6. An Indian curry is his favourite kind of fast food
Overweight = fat
The prefix over usually means too much. The prefix under usually
means not enough.
If you weigh too much you are overweight, so if you don’t weigh
enough you are underweight.
Overweight and underweight are adjectives.
What is the adjective...
1 · For food that is not cooked enough?
2 · And for food that is cooked too much?
Check your answers.
Write a word beginning with under or over
in the spaces below. Some words are in bold to help you. In some cases
it’s necessary to make changes to the word. Follow the examples.
Example: He died from a very large
dosage of an illegal substance. He died from a drug
Example: In my opinion, the government pays nurses, teachers
and social workers far too little. I think they are all terribly
1. People who get too paid too much money, like footballers
and film stars, are
2. If your boss gives you too much work, you are
3. If you see something in a shop that has a much lower price
than it should have, it is
4. If you wear a very formal and expensive suit or dress to
an informal party, you are
5. This flat has been given a much higher value than it
deserves. It has definitely been
by the estate agents.
6. You’ve been for this
camera. It’s an old model. They should never have charged you
so much money.
7. Don’t sleep too late tomorrow. If you
, you’ll be late for the
8. If you your opponent,
this means you have a low estimation of how well they can
9. Pants, bras, panties, tights, socks and other things that you
wear under your clothes are called
10. If a place has so many people and is so crowded that it
is uncomfortable, we say it is
11. The train system that runs below the ground in London is
12. If someone has so much confidence that it becomes a
disadvantage, we can say that they are
3. go on
5. cut down on
6. put on
7. cut out
Check your answers.
Listen and repeat to practise pronunciation.
Now use some of the above phrases to complete the following dialogue.
A: I don’t know what to do. I seem to
weight so easily. I only
have to look at a piece of cake and I’m a kilo heavier.
B: Well, you do eat a lot of sugar and fatty food. Perhaps you
of your diet.
A: Oh, I don’t know. I find it difficult to
a diet. I just can’t
B: You should try to eat less sugar and fast food. Perhaps you could
a gym or a health club.