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Robot chef

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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.

eatery

a restaurant

stir-fry

meal made by frying small pieces of food - usually meat and vegetables

a hit

something that is very popular or successful

hi-tech (also spelt: 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.

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How did you do?

1

commonplace

2

hi-tech

3

eatery

4

hit

5

stir-fry

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