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Benjamin: Honey, which hand should I use to hold the fork?
Shirley: Left for the fork and right for the knife. Just remember that the stronger one is for knife.
Benjamin: Got it. It's so troublesome to have western food. I've been learning the table manners for hours but still can't really it.
Shirley: Sure. Rather than eating, having western food is more about western culture.
Benjamin: Yeah. Which restaurant are we going to tonight?
Shirley: Cindy has reserved a table for us at a newly opened western restaurant downtown. She said the environment there was really pleasant.
Benjamin: Fine. I believe in Cindy's taste. Oh, what should I wear?
Shirley: You should put on the black suit I bought for you last week. But I'm afraid it may be a bit crumpled. You'd better iron it now.
Benjamin: I don't want to mess it up. Please do it for me. I'm going to the bank to cash some money. How much do we need?
Shirley: There is no need to do that. I think the restaurant accepts credit cards. But it's necessary to make a budget.
Benjamin: Honey, you are a good accountant. So I'd better leave that to you, too.
Shirley: It seems that it's all about me. Then what do you do?
Benjamin: I'll take care of the order.
Shirley: OK then. Well, 50 Yuan for appetizer, 200 Yuan for dinner and 200 Yuan for wine. Anything else?
Benjamin: Don't forget about the dessert.
Shirley: OK, then 50 Yuan for dessert. 500 Yuan all together.
Shirley: Benjamin and I are going to eat western food this evening. So this afternoon we were preparing for it. Benjamin spent a lot of time on learning the table manners. He didn't even know which hand he should use to hold the fork. But he tried really hard so he finally got it right. Cindy had reserved a table for us in a new western restaurant. So I suppose we will have a wonderful dinner.
troublesome adj. 麻烦的
manners n. 礼仪
downtown adv. 在市区
crumple vt. 弄皱
budget n. 预算
appetizer n. 开胃菜
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apple pie 苹果派
cheese cake 芝士蛋糕
French fries 炸薯条
hot dog 热狗
green salad 蔬菜沙拉
onion soup 洋葱汤
Oxtail soup 牛尾汤
家庭总动员 Do it together
Don't forget about the ( ).
[例] 家长读 hot dog 热狗
孩子读 Don't forget about the hot dog. 别忘了热狗。