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These days it's very common to blog about your food or write online restaurant reviews. This is as true in Spanish-speaking countries as it is in the UK.

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Here are some adjectives that you might use to describe your food:

asqueroso/adisgusting
bueno/agood
cremoso/acreamy
delicioso/adelicious
fresco/afresh
grasiento/agreasy
malo/abad
malsano/aunhealthy
picantespicy
refrescanterefreshing
rico/adelicious
sabroso/atasty
salado/asalty
sano/a saludable healthy
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To add extra emphasis to an adjective, add the ending -ísimo or -ísima after removing the final vowel, eg buenobuenísimo.
Two online restaurant reviews: 4 stars and 2 stars

Here is a restaurant review from an online forum.

**** ¡El sitio acogedor, la atención muy buena y la comida espectacular!

Yo elegí la merluza por recomendación del camarero y estaba muy, muy sabrosa. El postre cremoso fue riquísimo. Calidad y precio muy bueno en mi opinión. Sin duda, volveré.

Question

Which two things does the reviewer say? Write the correct letters.

AThe restaurant was very expensive
BThe reviewer ordered what the waiter suggested
CThe reviewer did not like the waiter's suggestion
DThe reviewer was too full for dessert
EThe reviewer intends to go back to the restaurant

The correct answers are B and E.

Yo elegí la merluza por recomendación del camarero y estaba muy muy sabrosa. El postre cremoso fue riquísimo. Calidad y precio muy bueno en mi opinión. Sin duda volveré.

Translation: I chose the hake based on the waiter's recommendation and it was very, very tasty. The creamy dessert was extremely delicious. Very good quality and price in my opinion. Without doubt, I will return.

Here is another online review.

** Aceptable

Los camareros son educados pero muy lentos y tardaron en traer en las bebidas. En general la comida no estaba mala pero la verdad es que el restaurante se tiene que modernizar. La ubicación del restaurante no es muy buena.

Question

Choose the correct answer for each question.

1. What was wrong with the waiters?

AThey were rude
BThey were slow
CThey brought the wrong drinks

2. What didn't the reviewer like about the restaurant?

AThe location
BThe food
CIt was too modern

1.B

AThey were rude
BThey were slow
CThey brought the wrong drinks

2.A

AThe location
BThe food
CIt was too modern

** Aceptable

Los camareros son educados pero muy lentos y tardaron en traer en las bebidas. En general la comida no estaba mala pero la verdad es que el restaurante se tiene que modernizar. La ubicación del restaurante no es muy buena.

Translation:

** Acceptable

The waiters are polite but very slow and took a long time to bring the drinks. In general, the food wasn't bad, but the truth is the restaurant needs modernising. The location of the restaurant isn't very good.