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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?

French food


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

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
  Useful links
BBC guide to food and drink in London