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Going on a Diet

Jennifer meets Richard after a long time. They are discussing their changes in appearance…

Jennifer: Hi Richard… Do you remember me?

Richard: Hi Jennifer, of course I do! We were in the same French class about three years


Jennifer: It’s great to see you again! I barely recognised you because you look so slim!

Richard: Yes, I’ve lost a lot of weight, five stone actually…

Jennifer: Wow! You look great! How did you do it? Did you go on a diet?

Richard: Well, my cholesterol level was incredibly high, and the doctor advised me to go on

a diet immediately because of the risk of developing heart disease. I’ve been going to the

gym and a personal trainer has been helping me to stay on track to meet my weight loss and

fitness goals.

Jennifer: That’s great - you must feel so much better! How can you reduce cholesterol in

your diet?

Richard: I eat plenty of soluble fibres, lots of fruit, vegetables and fish which is high in

omega-3 fatty acids.

Jennifer: And what about the amount of salt? I’ve heard it’s harmful for your heart too!

Richard: Yes, it can raise your blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart disease

and stroke. You should try to limit the amount of salt that you eat too.

Jennifer: It’s a serious problem! Maybe I need to start thinking about changing my own


Richard: I’ve never looked back! Since I started changing my diet and exercising more, I’ve

been feeling so much better. I have more energy and I feel much more motivated than before!

You should try it…

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Going on a Diet


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

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To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

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To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


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To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

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To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


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