Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

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hi, I was studying English in my youth but I let them go for a long period of time. You see I'm a sixty years old widow now, with two adult children, who has their own life. I always wanted to travel but I had no time. Now I have all the time to do what always wanted to. That is the reason why I registered in your site. The episode 6, is the first I read and I found it very interesting and helpful. Thanks in advanced for any help you could give me. I look forward to it and for your reply too. As for the potatoes I like them fried and I cook them often enough despite their bad effect on my health.
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The potatoes I like best are fried potatoes (chips).

I like cooking at home because it is safer. I can do my favourite dishes. Sometimes, when I feel tired I usually go to the restaurant to eat because it isn't more convenient.

Good afternoon!
I like to cook at home and I do this alot, sometimes my wife doesn't have space in the kitchen because usually when I'm free I prepare something to eat.
We try to avoid as much as is possible takeaways and frozen food, but you know you can't be all the time predictable and you should to have some frozen food for this kind of days.
So,about potatoes they're not my favorite type of vegetable, but when I'm cooking potatoes I prefer baked potatoes, you know that kind of potatoes that you have to wrap in aluminium foil then you put them on the barbecue,they're delicious.

Hi everyone!
I live with my parents so I don't have opportunity to cook frequently. I affraid of cooking sometimes because of my dad- He is a great cook. But if I cook, I very like preparing something light, fresh and healty for example pancakes with strawberry or salad or soup. I am going to move from house my parents, so I will have more chance to cook.

Hello,
I cook at home of course because of my son, who should eat healthy food and avoid fast food as much as possible, but really I don't find myself a cooking fan though, and about potato, I do like it cooked with fish, it's an Egyptian recipe, and I don't know really if people ftom diffrrent countries know this recipe, and of course chipes and fries are very delicious as well.

Hi.
I really love cooking to be honest although I am not working as a chef. Since I was away from my home for living in dormitory of university, it might be difficult to cook because space is very small. Almost time in room just serves for sleeping. I suppose to get outside of campus when I save up enough money to purchase one large kitchen room. I don't actually like to eat in the canteen, the foods are not delicious and feeling of being unhappy when eating at this place.
Thanks !

I don't like cooking but it's not because I can't. I've alway a lot to do more interesting so I've often bought frozen meals .

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