In your country, is it popular to cook and eat outside during the summer months?
What types of food you like to eat at a barbecue* (BBQ)?
How can you eat healthier at a barbecue?
*Note: You will sometimes see this word spelled barbeque.
1. Hot dogs and hamburgers can be replaced with
a. veggie birds
b. grilled chicken
c. buttered corn
2. The speaker recommends treating alcoholic drinks as
3. If you like sweet foods, the speaker recommends
a. water, melons, and blueberries
b. watermelon, berries and citrus fruits
c. raspberries, cantaloupe and citrus fruits
d. all of the above
4. When you put on your bathing suit, you will be grateful
a. that you ate at a barbecue
b. that you look controlled and at ease
c. that you took control of your food choices
5. The main idea of this article is
a. Barbecues are a healthy way to eat during the summer.
b. What you eat at a barbecue can affect your health and weight.
c. You should only have certain types of drinks at a barbecue.
(Answers at the bottom of the page.)
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“Barbeques are a popular warm weather activity, but the traditional foods can wreak havoc on your waistline. Every once in a while is fine, but most barbeque friendly fare should be avoided. Here are the top barbeque foods you should avoid and what you can replace them with for a healthier meal.”