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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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.

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.
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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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Hi, I have a problem , I would like to solve tasks, but after I click on any of them there is nothing,there is only a white screen.
Earlier every thing was ok, I could practise my English by the tasks.
Could you help me, please?.

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I like cook in my home but I usually cook a weekend. Also I usually eat lunch at restaurant of my job and I don't like to buy something for eat on the way home. I really like to eat potatoes salad. It named "niislel salad" in Mongolia. If you want test it, I teach you how to do it.
Firstly, peel potatoes and cut into very small cubes
Peel one carrot and cut into cubes
Put potatoes and carrots into a big pot of salted water. Bring to the boil
Let potatoes cook for 15 minutes until soft
Drain potatoes
Some sausages and cucumbers cut into small cubes
One onion and cloves of garlic cut into very small pieces
Add sausages, cucumbers, onion and cloves to potato cubes
Also add oil, juice of cucumber and mayonnaise
Finally, Mix all
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Cooking is fine with me. Nothing more. My mom teaches me how to cook delicious Myanmar curries. And I find it quite easy and well boring. But I love to eat at home.We cook potatoes with chicken curry. Mmm...Yummy.Potatoes are matched with spicy chicken curry plus Indian curry powder. Actually I'd like to make Myanmar snacks which are healthy and delicious but unfortunately, mom can't make Myanmar snacks. One day I'll make Myanmar snacks.