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    In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

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    Hi teachers,
    In relation to the drawing above, Are all the given sentences below correct?
    a) There is a steak.
    b) There is a slice of steak.
    c) There is a slice of beef.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by learning54; 24-Mar-2012 at 17:36.

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
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    Hi teachers,
    In relation to the drawing above, Are all the given sentences below correct?
    a) There is a steak.
    b) There is a slice of steak.
    c) There is a slice of beef.

    Thanks in advance.

    I'm vegetarian so I might not be best placed to answer this but my first reaction is that that doesn't look like a cut of beef to me at all. It looks like ham/pork/bacon/gammon.

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm vegetarian so I might not be best placed to answer this but my first reaction is that that doesn't look like a cut of beef to me at all. It looks like ham/pork/bacon/gammon.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. It is good not to eat meat. I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat very little red meat.

    Regards,
    L54

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. It is good not to eat meat. I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat very little red meat.

    Regards,
    L54
    Out of curiosity though, as you're Spanish, do you include ham in the term "red meat"? I only ask because when I lived in Madrid, many people understood that I don't eat meat but were then astounded when I said that included ham. I realise that, particularly in Madrid, jamon is seen as a very individual foodstuff but I was still surprised to learn that people didn't think it was meat.

    I lost track of the number of times I had this conversation:

    - Hi. I'm vegetarian. Do you have something without meat, fish or seafood please?
    - Yes. We have a lovely ham salad on the menu.
    - I said I don't eat meat.
    - It doesn't have meat in it. Just ham.
    - Let me clarify. I don't eat meat, fish, seafood or ham!
    - WHAT?! (Waiter faints on the floor).

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Hi,
    I myself don't consider it red meat, just ham. As you've said a very individual foodstuff. But if you read the end of this article in Spanish, it is considered 'red meat'. Who knows??

    La carne roja aumenta el riesgo de morir por cncer y enfermedad cardiovascular - ABC.es

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    - Hi. I'm vegetarian. Do you have something without meat, fish or seafood please?
    - Yes. We have a lovely ham salad on the menu.
    - I said I don't eat meat.
    - It doesn't have meat in it. Just ham.
    - Let me clarify. I don't eat meat, fish, seafood or ham!
    - WHAT?! (Waiter faints on the floor). Ha, ha, ha, very funny indeed!!!

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    I myself don't consider it red meat, just ham. As you've said a very individual foodstuff. But if you read the end of this article in Spanish, it is considered 'red meat'. Who knows??

    La carne roja aumenta el riesgo de morir por cncer y enfermedad cardiovascular - ABC.es
    That's an interesting article indeed. Also interesting that ham, for the time being, is not considered one of these dangerous red meats. I wonder, though, if it's referred to as a red meat at the end of that article because they are passing on (translating) information which was initially put out by nutritional specialists at Harvard. They would include ham under the term red meat.

    I've learn something new though - I never heard it called "olivo con patas" even when I lived in Madrid. What a great phrase!

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's an interesting article indeed. Also interesting that ham, for the time being, is not considered one of these dangerous red meats. I wonder, though, if it's referred to as a red meat at the end of that article because they are passing on (translating) information which was initially put out by nutritional specialists at Harvard. They would include ham under the term red meat.

    I've learn something new though - I never heard it called "olivo con patas" even when I lived in Madrid. What a great phrase!
    Hi,
    Just for once, I can teach you something, even though isn't mine.

    Regards,
    L54

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

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    Hi,
    Just for once, I can teach you something, even though isn't mine.

    Regards,
    L54
    We can all learn something new every day! In fact, we should.

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    Re: In relation to the given drawing, are the given sentences correct?

    Is your question related to the use of "there" versus "this" (tofu aside)?
    All of the sentences are correct but I'm wondering if the exercise is trying to determine the use of "this" or "there".

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