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Unit 6: Eating out
 
Read  1: Eating out in Brick Lane in east London
 
brick lane
 
 
There is a large Bangladeshi community in east London and many restaurants with an Indian theme. Read more about the ethnic mix of people in east London and the area around Brick Lane.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
Click on the link below to open the exercise document in a new window. You will need to keep refering to this document to answer the questions below, so it would be useful to print it out.
 
 Read the exercise document
 
Answer the questions
 
1.  Which is the best title for the article?

Banglatown's food
In search of a good curry
Cosmopolitan London

 

2.  According to the article, why did early immigrants come to London?

They wanted to run away from something in their countries
They wanted to set up business here
They heard London was a great city

 

3.  How did the Huguenots make their money?

Bricks
French food
Silk

 

4.  Why did the borough choose red and green to paint the lampposts?

It looked nice
The Bengali people chose it
Red and green are the colours of the Bangladeshi flag

 

5.  Why is the curry on Brick Lane not authentic?

It is Indian not Bangladeshi
The food is made to suit Western tastes
It doesn't taste good with lager

 

6.  Which of the following is NOT good advice for finding an authentic curry?

Look for fewer Westerners
Look for smaller menus
Look for people wearing suits and drinking lager

 

 
Language tips - vocabulary
 
phenomenon - something that occurs or exists
migrant - a person who moves from one place to another
immigrant - a person who comes to live in a country from another country

 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
  Unit 5: Work
 
  Unit 6: Eating out
 
 
 
Listen 1: Going out to a restaurant
 
 
 
Listen 2: Ordering a meal
 
 
 
Read 1: Eating out in Brick Lane in east London
 
 
 
Speak 1: Word stress when talking about food
 
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  Useful links
 
 
BBC guide to food and drink in London